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Pro-Ject The Classic Product Information
Subchassis turntable with 9“ carbon/alu sandwich tonearm
MSRP n/c 950 € (incl. VAT)
MSRP 2M silver 999 € (incl. VAT)
real wood color options:
• Belt drive with electronic speed control 33/45 rpm
Speed: 33, 45 (manual speed change)
• Precision balanced TPE*-damped aluminium-platter/ felt mat
Platter: 300mm aluminium
• Height adjustable decoupling feet
• Metal/MDF sandwich chassis floating on TPE* suspension
• 9” carbon/aluminium tonearm with MM & MC capability
• Japanese ball bearing (base of tonearm)
• Integrated central vertical cable outlet for unhindered
arm movement
• Ultra low friction zircon pin-point cardan bearings (top & side)
• Azimuth and VTA fully adjustable
• TPE damped counterweight
• Optionally available with 2M Silver phono cartridge
• Classic wooden chassis in 3 matt finishes (walnut,
rosenut, eucalyptus)
*)TPE = Thermo Plastic Elastomers
Drive principle: belt drive
Mains bearing: stainless steel
Wow & flutter: 33: ±0,11 % 45: ±0,10 %
Speed variance: 33: ±0,15 % 45: ±0,12 %
Signal to noise: 70dB
Tonearm: 9” carbon/aluminium sandwich tonearm
Effective arm length: 230 mm
Effective arm mass: 13,5 g
Overhang: 18 mm
Tracking force: 10 - 30mN
Included accessories: 15 volts DC / 0,8A power supply, dust
Power connection: 110/120 or 230/240 Volt - 50 or 60 Hz
Power consumption: 5 watt max / < 0,5 watt standby
Dimensions: 462 x 131 x 351 mm (WxHxD) lid closed,
462 x 423 x 390 mm (WxHxD) lid opened
Weight: 10,2 kg net
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The Classic offers classic look and
innovative high-end technology
This turntable makes use of traditional frame design which
was established by the famous turntable manufacturers
of the 50’s and 60’s. It uses a compact simple and elegant
form factor. The Classic incorporates a combination of
approved belt drive design using a low noise AC motor
with an ultra precision frequency DC-driven AC generator
for ultimate speed stability. Advanced technology is used
for decoupling and the completely new designed tonearm.
Chassis & subchassis
Like our famous Debut we wanted to create an easy to
use “plug & play” product, but with better sound due to
better isolation.
Thanks to the modern damping materials TPE* we are
able to design a very effective, subchassis construction.
Isolating the platter and tonearm from the resonances of
the motor and main plinth is the target.
internal chassis with 6pcs of TPE dampinmg balls and mounted motor
floating sandwich chassis with platter
azimuth adjusting screw
wooden frame
Platter& sub-platter
The heavy aluminium main platter construction
utilises advanced thermo plastic elastomers (TPE*) for
optimising resonance behaviour.
A drawback for most of the old designs was the
platter. Casted platters all have been heavy (which is
good for speed constancy and low wow and flutter) but
suffered very much from ringing effects which again caused
colouration of the sound. The platter of The Classic
is precisely machined out of a special aluminium alloy
again damped with TPE*, which offers special damping
abilities. The subplatter / main bearing construction
we use is similar system as on the Debut. It is made of
hardened steel/ Bronze bushing/ Teflon bearing
mirror, which re-sults in very smooth low noise running
smoothness of the bearing.
drive belt
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The main difference to the Debut bearing are the
tolerances which are by factor 10 lower and therefore
more precise (0,005%). Especially the subplatter is a very
platter bearing - hardened, polished platter
spindle in brass bearing with teflon plate
screw-able damped feet with felt
New carbon/aluminium tonearm
The radical new designed Classic tonearm is the
result of 25 years of experience in mechanical
construction. The tonearm tube is made out of a sandwich of
carbon and aluminium: carbon for stiffness and speed,
alu for better damping. The cardan bearing assembly with
pin-point zircon bearing provides ultra low friction. A new
expensive Japanese base-ball-bearing allows a
better lead of the tonearm wire and increases the free
movement of the arm.
The counterweight incorporates a TPE* damper which
allows us to reduce the amplitude of the tonearm
sophisticated part which is accurately machined and
guarantees a very good isolation between bearing noise
and the platter itself.
platter with TPE damping
carbon/ aluminium tonearm tube
new floating chassis construction with TPE
balls (6pcs) between main chassis and sandwich (aluminium/MDF) top plate
cartridge resonance frequency by 50%. As typical
for Pro-Ject and absolutely not standard at that price
range we offer also azimuth and VTA adjustment to use a
variety of cartridges. Different counterweight for
cartridges up to 25 grams are available as an option.
We supply as standard the Ortofon 2M Silver moving
magnet cartridge. This Ortofon cartridge is exclusively
designed for Pro-Ject Audio Systems. We improved the
sound and dynamics of the recognised 2M series, by implement-ing pure silver coils instead of standard copper.
However, as the tonearm offers excellent damping and
flexibility as well, its effective mass can be called middle
heavy, so it is also a very good partner for MC cartridges.
dust cover included
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zircon bearing system (top and
side cardan bearings)
sandwich construction of the tonearm tube -
combination of aluminium tube and carbon fibre
new construciton with Japanese ball bearing and tonearm wires leading directly in the middle ot the tonearm (instead old construction
with groove for cables on the side)
new damped counterweight with
Ortofon damping pad, nickel finish
The feet
As we did not want to risk that the customer always needs
perfect audiophile turntable supports, we decided to use
damping feet which are a very good compromise to suit
most of customer environments. For sure these feet are
height adjustable.
floating part of the chassis
with tonearm flange
Audio connection and dust cover
A high-quality Connect it E connection cable and an
acrylic dust cover are included.
internal chassis
phono output socket with
earth connection
damped ajustable feet
wooden frame
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