ProJect Xtension 9 Evolution Turntable (Gloss Black)
Superlative Vinyl Performance From A Stylish And Luxurious Turntable/arm Configuration!
Heavy Duty Precision And Balanced Platter. Mass Loaded Sub-Chassis And Tuned Feet Included.
Note: Supplied Standard Without A Cartridge Which Allows You To Customise to Your System
Sitting near the pointy end of the Pro-Ject range the Xtension is a work of art. Heavy, stable, and aesthetically pleasing, this turntable delivers a musical performance that is really quite extraordinary.
Xtension 9 Evolution incorporates all of Pro-Jects's design experience accumulated over more than 20 years enabling this high end machine to fit into slim-line size and standard audio racks. The Xtension 9 chassis is made from MDF filled with metal granulate, that gives high mass and is non-resonant. Magnetic feet, which decouple the main plinth from its base, are combined with a weighty 16kg total turntable mass. The result is a unique combination of 'mass loaded' and 'floating turntable' design principles. Instead of pure metal for the main platter, Pro-Ject found a perfect alloy which we damped on with thermo plastc elastomers (TPE). Additionally they have glued recycled Vinyl records to the top (which act as a perfect mat) and baked this 'sandwich' before precision balancing it. The final product subsequently benefits from a wonderfully resonance-free, heavy platter, that runs ultra-silently on an inverted ceramic ball bearing with magnetic suspension.
Pro-Ject Audio Systems has received for the FOURTH TIME one of the most important award in consumer electronics worldwide, the EISA AWARD.The Xtension 9 Evo represented a new class of mid-priced audiophile turntable. It combines traditional state-of-theart technologies with first-class materials and modern design at an affordable price.
EISA European Imaging and Sound Association is the unique association of 50 special interest magazines from 20 European countries. It was founded in 1982 and is internationally known for the European EISA Awards. In June each year, the editors-in-chief from all EISA member magazines meet to decide which products analysed in their publications during the past year deserve the coveted EISA Award. The six categories under consideration are: Audio, Home Theater, InCar Electronics, Photography, Video, Mobile Devices and ‘green electronics’.
What's Included: The Pro-Ject Xtension 9 Evolution includes a top-class highend tonearm "9cc Evolution" and comes complete with a beautiful dustcover. It DOES NOT include a cartridge. Why? At this level there are many cartridges to choose from - Moving Magnet or Moving Coil - and the choice can make a massive difference to your listening pleasure. You need to choose a cartridge that complements the rest of your system and we can help in that department.
Pro-Ject Audio Systems was founded by Heinz Lichtenegger in 1990 in Vienna, with the idea that analogue playback is the most cost-effective way to listen to music of audiophile quality. Inspired by the concept of supporting analogue in the face of the digital onslaught, Pro-Ject Audio Systems became one of the most powerful driving forces in reinventing analogue turntables for the hi-fi market. Today, Pro-Ject Audio Systems is the world leader in the manufacture of quality hi-fi turntables, as turntables are once again accepted as a must-have for every concerned music lover. Pro-Ject products are exported to almost 80 countries worldwide and is the recipient of nearly every award in the audio industry. Pro-Ject produces more than 15 different models to satisfy any taste, wish or requirement of the dicerning listener.
Main Features & Specifications
- Design: High-End Belt Drive Turntable
- Speeds: 33 / 45 rpm (electronic speed change)
- Speed Variance: Max ±0.09%
- Wow and Flutter: Max.±0.01%
- Rumble: -71dB - inaudible!
- Acrylic Dust Cover: Included
- Feet: Aluminium feet magnetic supported & TPE damped
- Effective tonearm mass 8.5g
- Tonearm Tracking Force Range: 0.75g to 3.0g.
- Cartridge Weight Range: 4 - 14g (4 different counterweights included)
- External Power Supply: 220 - 240V/50Hz / 15V/1600mA DC
- Power Consumption: 4Watts (max.) / < 1 watt standby
- Finish Options: Mahogany, Olive, HG Black, HG Red, HG White
- Dimensions (WxHxD): 465 x 185 x 350 mm lid closed
- Platter Weight: 5.4 kg
- Platter Puck Weight: 800 grams
- Nett Weight: 16kg
- Warranty: 2 Years