PRO-JECT 1Xpression Carbon Inc. Ortofon 2M Red
The latest version of our classic turntable reaches new performance levels
Following on from a prestigious series, the 1Xpression Carbon is the 6th generation of the classic Pro-Ject 1, presented for the first time way back in 1991. The current version of our iconic turntable includes a totally new carbon tone-arm with spin-off EVO technology. The innovative new gimbal design features a resonance damping counterweight for the best performance with any cartridge.
The belt drive uses a low noise, decoupled AC motor with a precision frequency DC-driven AC generator for exact speed stability. We used a complex main platter construction similar to our high-end Xtension models that just can't found elsewhere in this price range. Thermo plastic elastomers (TPE) are used in a sandwich construction with steel alloy for optimised resonance behaviour. The platter bearing axle is made from low tolerance chrome plated stainless steel running on a Teflon bottom in a bronze bearing housing. The main plinth is made from low resonance MDF, which is decoupled from structure-born noise by special absorber feet using TPE technology.
But enough about the sterling build quality. The sum of all these premium components is a sound quality that will make you forget everything else... And just listen.
- Belt drive system with synchronous motor
- Main platter bearing made from stainless steel runs in bronze bushing with Teflon bottom
- Heavy steel sandwich platter with TPE technology for superior resonance damping
- 8.6” carbon tonearm with Evo Kardan rings
- Resonance damping counterweight design
- Gold-plated RCA interconnect cable
- Special turntable feet for effective decoupling - massively reduced risk of acoustical feedback
|Speed||33, 45 (manual speed change)|
|Speed variance||33: 0.2% 45: 0.18%|
|Wow & flutter||33: 0.14% 45: 0.13%|
|Main bearing||stainless steel|
|Tonearm||8.6” carbon Evo|
|Effective arm length||218.5 mm|
|Effective tonearm mass||8.0g|
|Tracking force range||0 - 30mn (2M 18mn recommended)|
|Included accessories||15 volts DC /0.8A power supply, dust cover|
|Power consumption||4.0 watts max /< 1 watt standby|
|Dimensions||415 x 130 x 335mm (WxHxD)|
|Weight||5.5 kg net / 8.0 kg gross weight|