Pro-Ject

Pro-Ject X2 - record player incl. tonearm + Ortofon MM cartridge Pick it 2M Silver (matt white / incl. phono cable - Connect it E / incl. dust cover)

Article number: 11008450
RRP: 1,299.00 2 1,149.00

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Highlights

    qualitative record player with exclusive look through classy surface in matt white
    electronic speed control with 33/45 rpm speed change, which acts as “Speed Box” with ultimate speed stability
    electronically regulated precision motor with improved damping construction for the least amount of vibration and noise
    sub-platter with extremely low 0.001 mm bearing tolerances
    stainless steel platter-bearing with soft bronze bushing and teflon mirrors for lowest rumble and noise, and a stable, accurate speed transmission
    9" one-piece tonearm tube with best internal damping by the ultra rigid carbon/alu sandwich construction
    TPE damped counterweight reduces arm-cartridge resonances by 50 %
    azimuth und VTA adjustement
    incl. pre-mounted Ortofon - Pick it 2M Silver = super fast and super precise MM cartridge with silver coils
    Pick it 2M Silver - newly developed in cooperation with Ortofon - delivers highly dynamic and full sound
    resonance free, 2 kg heavy acryl platter
    heavy, 50 mm thick, highest quality CNC‘d MDF chassis
    luxury 8 layers of painting and hand-polished finish
    incl. super shielded, semi-symmetrical, low-capacitance phono cable - specially developed by Pro-Ject
    height adjustable, vibration absorbing and aluminum machined record player feet for massively reduced risk of acoustical feedback
    handmade in Europe
    incl. acrylic dust cover
    this record player is also available available in other different colour finishes
    we are specialized dealer for Pro-Ject products - your authorized dealer in Leipzig


Product Description

Uncompromised High-End Design - Incredible and Unparalleled Value!

PLuxurious turntable configuration:

In 1991 Pro-Ject started a revolution in hi-fi with the introduction of the Pro-Ject 1 turntable. A new high-end, low budget turntable at the time when CD was king. Against all odds, Pro-Ject was creating interest in analogue audio at a time when others were turning their backs, and the success was down to three critical philosophies:

– Simple yet technically correct design;

– High-quality valuable materials;

– Fully handcrafted in the EU by expert engineers.

This turntable design, with the underlying core philosophy by Pro-Ject and dedication to quality music performance, has all the high-end aspects built in that really take vinyl listening to the ultimate heights. But as is the way in hi-fi many people still wanted more. They were willing to invest more, because this is how much they fell in love with their newfound passion. It is hard to improve on such a well performing turntable, but there are ways to do it. It was not time to reinvent the wheel, because the core engineering on the P1, or now the X1, already was and still is perfect. Instead Pro-Ject improved on the technologies that had previously been established:

– The raw materials used in production are of a much higher quality but also more difficult to source.

– The selected components are bigger, heavier, more massive and robust for improved performance and greater build quality.

Not many companies are willing to go this extra mile, because it is a hard step to take and – as always – needs to be carefully balanced with cost vs. reward. Making the wrong decisions can lead to diminishing returns fast.

Pro-Ject wants the X2 to lift the incredibly high standards, as set by its smaller brother the X1, to new limits. The X2 is made for those who take great joy in the fine details, the build-quality, the high-grade materials and even more audio performance.

  • More mass in the chassis, platter and tonearm: structurally, the X2 is supported by its large, heavy, dense and stiff MDF structure, reducing unwanted resonances to almost imperceptible levels. By adding this extra mass, the X2 is even quieter, allowing the vinyl reproduction to become more detailed and precise. Inside, it houses a sophisticated DC/AC generator board which, combined with the convenient speed control board, delivers clean and stable power to the silent motor system. The tonearm is longer – 9“ in length – and the tube has a wider diameter and the carbon/ aluminium sandwich construction results in better internal damping. This also means, the entire tonearm bearing is upgraded to compensate for the extra mass; altogether tracking will be more precise, stable and accurate. The increased mass makes the tonearm an excellent fit for low compliance MC cartridges. The one-piece design avoids vibrations caused by detachable headshells. The TPE damped counterweight reduces arm-cartridge resonances by as much as 50%.
  • Precision tuned motor isolation: a good motor by itself, is already very quiet. To get the best performance out of it, we have improved the motor suspension. This will allow the motor to run stable and free from outside influences. Remaining vibrations are damped and eliminated, so they are not transmitted onto the chassis, platter and cartridge. The X2‘s motor chassis is carefully balanced and suspended on a precision tuned TPE belt; this way the motor chassis is effectively decoupled from the main plinth for optimal performance. It is free floating, horizontally completely level and able to operate at the highest performance levels.
  • High-end Cartridge: the X2 is packaged to suit anyone who cares about how their vinyl sounds. Supplied either with or without an Pick it 2M Silver cartridge, average retail at 199,- €.
  • Better Audiophile Features: full aluminum tonearm base instead of a cheap plastic flange for better and stiffer fixing to the chassis with Azimuth and VTA adjustment.
  • Better Feet: height adjustable, isolating Alu/ TPE sandwich feet.
  • Better Cable: all our turntables come with a high-quality phono RCAcable. 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.

This 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.

Further Highlights:

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 X2'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 costs, 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 X2, 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 X2 is also better than its predecessors thanks to the super-stiff, perfectly tempered Carbon/Alu sandwich construction tonearm. This 9“ tonearm design is incredibly light and stiff, with improved resistance to external interference. Finished as a one-piece, with no resonance-inducing headshell, the X2 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 X2 is packaged to suit anyone who cares about how their vinyl sounds. Supplied with a premium Pick it 2M Silver cartridge, manufactured by the cartridge experts at Ortofon exclusively for Pro-Ject turntables, it can be ready to play within a few minutes of unboxing.

Also supplied in the box is the Connect it E RCA cable by Pro-Ject, a semi-balanced, low-capacitance cable with superior shielding that’s optimized for turntable use.

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 placed on.

The X2 has all the high-end features of modern turntable designs to maximise the music and listening experience. It is a statement and a counterpoint against other upcoming turntable designs, which go the way of offering more features but less performance.

The X2 is carefully tuned to offer only audio-focused features for the best possible price, and due to our decades-long experience in analogue technologies, it‘s hand-assembled by a European-based factory you can trust. Every effort has been made throughout to not cut corners on cost or sonic ability and the end result is a highly engaging, musical turntable. The X2 proves that, since 1991, our same core philosophies are those that guarantee to make music lovers happy with every new vinyl record they take for a spin.

An acrylic dust cover is included in the scope of delivery.

Attention: the X2 - record player is available in these four finishes: a premium walnut wood veneer, a luxurious black 8-layer high gloss paint, or black or white eight-layer hand-polished satin paint.



Discover your own personal sound experience

In our living room studio "Klangvilla" in Leipzig we feature more Pro-Ject products which are at all times ready for presentation. You will have the option to be explained and demonstrated also other high-quality high-end devices by our sales manager who will be available for you. We can also recommend the appropriate wiring and other high quality hi-fi accessories. Please just simply arrange a date for demonstration or consulting service with our home hi-fi sales manager.



Technical Data

Specifications - Pro-Ject - X2 - record player
Hersteller / Manufacturer: Pro-Ject
Produktname / Product name: X2
Produkttyp / Product type: Plattenspieler / record player
Geschwindigkeiten / Speed: 33 / 45 / 78 (elektronischer Geschwindigkeitswechsel / electronic speed change)
Antriebsprinzip / Drive principle: Riemenantrieb / belt drive
Geschwindigkeitsabweichung / Speed variance: 33: +/-0,25 %; 45: +/-0,20 %
Gleichlaufschwankung / Wow & flutter: 33: +/-0,12 %; 45: +/-0,10 %
Plattenteller/ Platter: 30 mm dick & schwerer Acrylplattenteller (2 kg) / 30 mm thick & heavy acrylic platt (2 kg)
Plattentellerlager / Mains bearing: Edelstahl (Achse) & Messing (Buchse) / stainless steel axle & brass bushing
Signal-Rauschabstand / Signal to Noise: 70 dB
Tonarm / Tonearm: 9" Kohlefaser/carbon, Aluminium/aluminum Sandwich
Effektive Tonarmlänge / Effective arm length: 230 mm
Effektive Tonarmmasse / Effective arm mass: 13,5 g
Überhang / Overhang: 18,0 mm
Auflagekraftbereich / Tracking force range: 0 - 30 mN (18 mN empfohlen/recommended für/for Pick it 2M Silver)
Leistungsaufnahme / Power consumption: 4,5 Watt (max.) / < 0,3 Watt Standby
Maße (B x H x T) Dimensions (W x H x D) 460 mm x 150 mm x 340 mm
Farbe / Colour: Matt weiß / matt white
Gewicht (Plattenspieler) / Weight (record player): 10,0 kg (netto)
Gewicht inkl. Verpackung / Weight incl. packaging: 12,0 kg (brutto)
 
 


Scope of Delivery

  • 1 x Pro-Ject - X2 - record player in matt white incl. tonearm + Ortofon MM cartridge Pick it 2M Silver
  • 1 x power supply (15 volts DC /0,8 A)
  • 1 x dust cover
  • 1 x phono cable - Connect it E
  • 1 x feltmat
  • 1 x manual


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