Pro-Ject - Xtension Turntable w/ 12ccEvo Tonearm

 (Black Finish)



Pro-Ject

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Equipment

Product No.:
T XTENSION 12 BL
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Turntables



$4,499.00

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It is apparent throughout contemporary culture that modern and classical designs are working, more than ever before, in harmony. Countless varying product categories, such as cars, watches and furniture, are all embracing the ever-popular retro trend.

The reasoning behind this love of 'retro' is it's inherent mix of classical beauty, combined with absolute mechanical precision, high-quality components, and superior performance.

Pro-ject products gave analog a new life in the nineties; our products have successfully shown that you can listen to music in a better way than with any contemporary digital medium, and it doesn't have to cost the earth.

However, now with the Xtension, we at Pro-Ject aim to bring back a classical analog concept from the eighties, and combine it with our advanced contemporary technologies. After eighteen years of turntable manufacturing for analog lovers on a budget, we're delighted to announce our first deck not subscribed to budgetary limitations; and boy does it deliver.

Already, the critically acclaimed 6 Perspex has proved the fantastic result of using magnets to isolate the subchassis. So consequently, for the Xtension this technology has been re-developed to utilize new magnetic feet, which almost completely decouple the main plinth. Combine this with the weighty 25kg total mass of the turntable, and the listener benefits from minimal base resonance. This is a unique combination of 'mass loaded' and 'floating turntable' design principals.

In keeping with these principles, the platter is metal due to its higher mass than acrylic. However, the old standard adoption of pure metal has been abandoned because of its highly-resonant tendencies. Instead, we've found a perfect alloy which we dampened on the inner side with Sorbothane®. Taking this base, we've glued recycled Vinyl records to the top (which act as a perfect mat) and bake this 'sandwich' before precision balancing it. The final product subsequently benefits from a wonderfully resonance-free, heavy platter.

Another consideration was the amount of energy the tonearm base would have to take from arm and cartridge movement. These energies have to be controlled, as do those from the motor and the bearing (they have to be kept away from the tonearm to avoid interference). Consequently, the tonearm base on the Xtension also benefits from 'high-mass' technologies, and is isolated from the main board by a sheet of Sorbothane. Importantly though, this board is still able to incorporate the adoption of different tonearms.

As we originally premised with this turntable, to be in keeping with its 'classic' ethos, the Xtension comes with a beautiful dustcover with adjustable hinges, as well as several finish options in a high-gloss lacquer. Ultimately, the Xtension truly delivers a timelessly classic, exclusive analog experience.

Includes:

  • High quality 5-pin DIN/JIN ~ RCA phono cables ($200 value)
  • Accurate Quartz Control Speed Controller ($700 value)
  • Custom fitted dust cover ($450 value)
  • Evolution 12" full carbon-fiber tonearm (includes 4 counterweights for fitment with virtually all phono cartridges) ($1300 value)
  • Mass loaded design incorporating magnetic footers to eliminate the need for additional vibration shelving ($350 value)
  • Critically damped platter featuring proprietary record mat and clamping weight system ($200 value)
  • Bubble level incorporated into arm board for critical leveling ($60 value)

Call one of our analog experts today to learn more about this exciting new rig. 1-888-926-2564.



Nominal speeds 33 / 45 / 78 r.p.m.
Electronic speed change 33 / 45 r.p.m.
Mechanic speed change 78 r.p.m.
Build in Pro-Ject Speed Box SE Yes
Dust Cover Yes
Record weight Yes
Magnet supported, Sorbothane-damped feet    Yes
Central metal block Yes
Speed variance ±0,09%
Wow and flutter ±0,01%
Signal to noise -73dB
Platter weight/diameter 5,7kg/300mm
Power supply type

Mains-fed outboard power supply

220 - 240V, 50 cycles or 100 - 110V, 60 cycles

Output voltage 16V/1.000mA AC
Power consumption 2W
Dimensions (lid open) 550 x 550 x 560mm
Dimensions (lid closed) 550 x 250 x 450mm
Weight 20Kg


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