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Pro-Ject X1 Product Information
Our next generation of
the legendary X-Line.
Real High-End Features - True Audiophile Sound - Affordable Price
n/c MSRP 699 € (incl. VAT)
Pick it S2MM MSRP 799 € (incl. VAT)
� Speed control with electronic speed switch for ultimate speed
� Carefully isolated motor for less vibration and noise
� Sub-platter with extremely low 0.001mm bearing tolerances
� Stainless steel platter-bearing with soft brass bushing and
teflon mirrors for lowest rumble and noise, and a stable,
accurate speed transmission
� Resonance free, 1.5 kg heavy acryl platter
• 8,6” carbon/alu sandwich tonearm with best internal damping
and TPE damped counterweight
• Kardan ultra-low friction 4 pin point precision tonearm bearing
� Ortofon Pick it S2 MM cartridge newly developed with Ortofon
for highly dynamic and full sound
� Massive and heavy, precision CNC‘d MDF chassis
� Luxury 8 layers of painting and hand-polished finish or real-wood, satin-waxed veneer
• Super shielded, semi-symmetrical, low-capacitance phono
cables - purpose designed by Pro-Ject
• Height adjustable, aluminium feet for massively reduced risk
of acoustical feedback
Walnut finish:
High-Gloss Black and White:
Speed: 33, 45,78 (electronic speed change)
Principle: belt drive
Speed variance: 33: 0.30% 45: 0.25%
Wow & flutter: 33: 0.15% 45: 0.13%
Platter: 20mm thick, 1.5 kg heavy acryl
Main bearing: stainless steel/brass
Tonearm: 8,6” carbon/aluminium sandwich
Effective arm length: 218,5 mm
Overhang: 18 mm
Effective tonearm mass: 10,0g
Tracking force range: 0 - 30mN (S2MM 18mN recommended)
Included accessories: 15volts DC /0,8A power supply,
Dust cover, Connect it E Phono cable, feltmat
Power consumption: 5,0 watts max /< 0.3 watt standby
Dimensions: 415 x 125 x 335 mm (WxHxD)
Weight: 7 kg net / 9.5 kg gross weight
• Handmade in Europe
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Pro-Ject‘s classic turntable design
reimagined and lifted to new price/
performance heights!
Better Motor Isolation:
New motor suspension for better decoupling of the
motor vibrations to tonearm and chassis
In 1991 Pro-Ject started a revolution in HiFi with the introduction of the Pro-Ject 1 turntable. A new high-end,
low budget turntable at a time when CD was king. Against
all odds, we were creating interest in analogue audio at a
time when others were turning their backs, and the success was only down to three critical philosophies:
- Simple yet technically correct design
- High-quality valuable materials
- Fully handcrafted, expert engineers, made in the EU
There are no fancy, unneccassary features; it was a
strictly manual turntable design and all of these decisions resulted in unbelievable sound at a fantastic price.
The X1 is based on the same concept as the P1, but improved in every aspect thanks to modern materials and
new production methods.
Better Tonearm:
Superstiff, perfectly damped Carbon/Alu sandwich
Better Chassis:
Heavier, denser, less resonating new MDF material
Better Platter:
Non resonating, heavier Acryl platter
Better Counterweight:
New Anti-resonant counterweight with TPE damper to
reduce cartridge-tonearm resonance
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Better Motor Speed Control and Electronic Speed
A sophisticated DC/AC generator board generates clean
and stable power to drive the motor
Better Feet:
Height adjustable, isolating Alu/TPE sandwich feet
Better Cartridge:
Premium Ortofon made, Pro-Ject sound tuned
MM cartridge
Better audiophile features:
Aluminium Tonearm Base with Azimuth and
VTA adjustment
Azimuth adjustment
VTA adjustment screws
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Stiff one-piece tonearm without a vibration causing detachable headshell
Better Cable:
All our turntables come with a high-quality phono RCA
cable. Our Connect it E is a semi-balanced, low-capacitance cable, with superior shielding. Compared to other
digital and analog music sources, the signal coming from
a turntable cartridge is very fragile in nature and cheap
RCA cables often do not provide the ideal conditions for
getting a phono signal to an amplifier. The Connect it E is
purpose-designed for this exact application.
The design is carefully tuned to offer the most critical
features for the best price and everything is put together
with Pro-Ject‘s decade long experience in making the
best-performing turntables without blowing the budget:
MDF is 2-3 times more expensive than standard particle
boards, not to mention a plastic chassis, but sounds and
feels way better.
The X1‘s luxury 8 layers of painting and the hand-polished finish are 3-4 times more expensive than simple foils.
Inside, it houses a sophisticated DC/AC generator board
which, combined with the convenient speed control
board, delivers clean and stable power to the quiet-running motor.
This adds additional cost, but performs many times
better than a simple, direct powered AC motor.
For even further improved performance, the motor is decoupled from the main plinth using a new motor suspension system.
In the X1, the motor drives a new, heavy, non-resonant
Acryl platter via a sub-platter drive system and a premium grade main bearing for liquid smooth rotation. This
is the perfect platform on which to place your precious
vinyl records, guaranteeing absolute reliability in its performance and sonic character.
The X1 is also better than its predecessors thanks to
the super-stiff, perfectly tempered Carbon/Alu sandwich
construction tonearm. This new 8.6” tonearm design is
incredibly light and stiff, with improved resistance to external interference. Finished as a one-piece, with no resonance-inducing headshell, the X1 can also be set for
azimuth and VTA adjustment, offering the flexibility that
so many people are asking for, especially in this and even
lower price ranges.
The tonearm is then supplied with a TPE-damped counterweight, further reducing cartridge-tonearm resonances.
The X1 is packaged to suit anyone who cares about how
their vinyl sounds. Supplied either with or without a brand
new Pro-Ject Pick-IT S2 MM cartridge, manufactured by
the cartridge experts at Ortofon but voiced by the design team at Pro-Ject, it can be ready to play within a few
minutes of unboxing. Also supplied in the box is our Connect-IT E RCA cables, a semi-balanced, low-capacitance
cable with superior shielding that’s optimized for turntable use.
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Lastly, height-adjustable feet in their Alu/TPE sandwich
construction are a very exclusive but necessary feature to level the turntable and effectively isolate it from
the surface it is place on.
The X1 has all the high-end features of modern turntable designs to maximise the music and listening
experience. All these features can in fact be done at
a reasonable cost. Due to our extensive experience
and meticulous manufacturing processes, we put resources, time and effort into giving music lovers the
best sound for their money, rather than cutting corners
to save on costs. It is a statement and a counterpoint
against other upcoming turntable designs, which go
the way of offering more features but less performance.
A lot of convenience features can become unnecessary
incredibly fast, if you don‘t make the 20 minutes of listening to a side of vinyl count. Using an automated start feature is over in a second or less, but listening takes place
over many, many more seconds. Pro-Ject thinks performance and high-quality listening are the keys to making
customers happy, this has been true since 1991.
The X1 is available in 3 finishes; a premium walnut wood
veneer and a luxurious black or white eight-layer gloss
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