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    HiFi World reviews Pro-Ject Audio Systems RPM 3 Carbon turntable



    Hi-Fi World, August 2015
    Rating: 5/5 Globes
    OUTSTANDING - amongst the best
    VALUE - Keenly priced


    “Assembly was a breeze”
    (‘Jazz from Hell’ by Frank Zappa) “With a complicated piece such as this, you need a deck that can handle the complexities and diversity with dexterity and steady timing simultaneously. Without this the information is misconstrued and interpreted as a mush of noises. Played right, this composition is a masterpiece – and to my surprise the Pro-Ject handled it very well indeed.”
    (‘Hey uh-what you say come on’ by Roy Ayres) “Both instruments had their own space and again the deck’s speed stability really embraced the album…”
    “…the Pro-Ject RPM 3 Carbon exhibited impressive control. I would imagine there are not many decks able to compete at this level and price point.”
    (‘Face Value’ by Phil Colins) “all percussion instruments portrayed by the RPM 2 played with a more-than-acceptable amount of realism, due to the strength, stiffness and damping of its carbon fibre tone arm.”
    (‘Babylon By Bus’ by Bob Marley & The Wailers) “Bob Marley’s voice delivered total emotion and bass from the Pro-Ject was gracefully heavy, conveying the ambience of the concert plus the warts and all live recording.”
    “It’s simply a great turntable…”
    “…build quality was excellent – as expected from Pro-Ject.”
    “Anyone looking for an inexpensive but good-all-round turntable with plenty of latitude for upgrade cartridge-wise should put it right at the top of their list.”
    “This turntable gave a sonically even-handed representation of any genre of music.”
    “…the RPM 3 Carbon offers great value and is something of a bargain. I loved it!”
    “FOR: Price, Good bass, Realism”



    Pro-Ject Audio Systems RPM 3 Carbon turntable in Red High Gloss finish




    Pro-Ject Audio Systems RPM 3 Carbon turntable - EISA Award for Best Turntable 2015-2016

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2Tj77R3Khk
    YouTube video -Pro-Ject Audio Systems RPM 3 Carbon turntable - EISA Award for Best Turntable 2015-2016

    "Benefiting from trickle-down technology developed for its costlier RPM-series turntables, this new deck features a host of engineering innovations to boost its sound. The V-shaped chassis and dynamically-balanced platter are both fashioned from MDF, the latter with a mat made from recycled LP vinyl, while the outboard 15V AC motor is driven by a compact synthesised power supply. The new 10in S-shaped tonearm is a key feature, comprising a damped alloy tube surrounded by a resin and carbon-fibre mix. This, in turn, carries a a custom silver-wired version of Ortofon's classic 2M moving-magnet cartridge, the final ingredient in what is a deeply impressive deck offering a remarkably stable and foot-tapping sound."

    http://www.henleydesigns.co.uk/asset...on_Reprint.pdf
    HiFi News reviews Pro-Ject Audio Systems RPM 3 Carbon turntable

    (Artist: Ron Sexsmith / Track: My, myself and wine / Album: Forever Endeavour) - “I’m greeted with music that’s a well balanced blend of mature detail and plain fun.”
    “Sexsmith’s vocals are nicely opened up to reveal their intentionally relaxed tones, while each shake of the tambourines is presented with a natural ring and decay.”
    “What also hit me early on about the Pro-Ject’s performance were the impressively low levels of background noise. Cueing up a 1984 pressing of Foreigner’s Agent Provocateur that’s seen plenty of action, I’m expecting to hear two decades’ worth of use within each ‘silent’ groove separating the tracks. But with the Pro-Ject and partnering Ortofon calling the shots I’m hard pressed to tell this vintage edition from a new LP straight out of its shrink-wrap.”
    “What also comes across is a real sense of cohesion, suggesting arm and cartridge pulling together, working in harmony.”
    “…you get a very even delivery of the music, making it all more involving to listen to – and harder to analyse – as you’re drawn in, enjoying the music.”
    (on the 2M cartridges) “Compared to the cheaper Red variant, the Silver sounds much more detailed in its bass delivery and with some added weight.”
    “Pro-Ject’s RPM 3 Carbon conveys enough body and presence to ensure bass instruments sound convincing and lifelike.”
    “…delivering a performance that lives and breathes in a surprisingly persuasive manner!”
    “what really marks it out from the crowd is its sheer ‘completeness’, delivering a sound that hugely exceeds the sum of its modest parts.”


    http://hifipig.com/pro-ject-rpm3-carbon/
    HiFi Pig reviews Pro-Ject Audio Systems RPM 3 Carbon turntable

    "Sound-wise the RPM3 ticks all the right boxes for me. Bass is solid and well controlled and with good midrange detail and a clear treble."



    Pro-Ject Audio Systems RPM 3 Carbon turntable in Black High Gloss finish


    Pro-Ject Audio Systems RPM 3 Carbon turntable in White High Gloss finish

    The latest edition to the RPM range of turntables follows on from where the hugely popular Genie 3 left off. The RPM 3 Carbon boasts a number of improvements from its sibling, the new RPM 1 Carbon.

    The new RPM 3 Carbon design has been upgraded to significantly reduce resonance across the turntable. While maintaining the instantly recognisable shape, this turntable boasts improvements in the tonearm, bearing, and motor.

    The brand new tonearm is a carbon fibre/aluminium resin construct, made using special heat and pressure treatments. The result of this new design is a tonearm that is more solid and anti-resonant than ever before at this price, while maintaining a light weight. The arm is finished off with a pre-fitted Ortofon 2M Silver cartridge and a new magnetic anti-skate mechanism. The improved counterweight also utilises TPE damping in the form of an anti-resonant ring around the fixing point.

    The new vinyl topped sandwich platter creates the perfect surface for your vinyl to play on with no need for a mat.

    The completely decoupled motor is based upon the same design as the Xpression Carbon, powered by an AC generator that's connected to the new DC power supply. The inverted main bearing now utilises a ceramic ball, offering a more fluid and consistent platter rotation than ever before.

    Available in Red, White or Black High Gloss finishes, the RPM 3 Carbon is a turntable package that offers truly phenomenal value for money.

    Key Features:

    • Precision belt drive using synchronous motor
    • Ultra-precision DC-driven AC generator motor power
    • Inverted platter bearing with ceramic ball
    • Vinyl topped sandwich platter
    • 10” S-shaped tonearm made from carbon, aluminium, resin utilising special heat and pressure treatments
    • Magnetic anti-skating
    • Counterweight with TPE damping
    • Pre-fitted Ortofon 2M Silver cartridge
    • 3 high-gloss colours (black, red, white)
    • Lid available as optional extra

    Technical Data:

    • Replacement Stylus: Ortofon 2M Silver Stylus
    • Pre-Fitted Cartridge: Ortofon 2M Silver
    • Nominal Speeds: 33/45 RPM (Manual)
    • Dust Cover: No (Optional Extra)
    • Motor Completely Decoupled: Yes
    • RCA Phono Sockets: Yes
    • S-Shaped Tonearm: Yes
    • Effective Tonearm Length: 10" (254mm)
    • Effective Tonearm Mass: 15g
    • Overhang: 16mm
    • Tracking Force: 0 - 25mN
    • Speed Drift: ± 0.14%
    • Wow & Flutter: ± 0.19%
    • Signal to Noise: -71dB
    • Platter Weight / Diameter: 1.6kg / 300mm
    • Output Voltage: 15V / 800mA DC
    • Power Consumption: 5W Max. / <0.5W Standby
    • Dimensions (W x H x D): 447 x 118 x 373mm
    • Weight: 5.5kg

    Pro-Ject Audio Systems RPM 3 Carbon turntable RRP £599


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    Soundstage Hi-Fi - The Best of High End Munich 2016 Pro-Ject Audio Systems new The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable

    http://www.soundstagehifi.com/index....-high-end-2016

    "I bet that, at this price, Pro-Ject will sell bazillions of Classics. Got a grand to spend on a turntable? The retro-styled, well-built Classic could be what you’re looking for."


    Pro-Ject Audio Systems new The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable in Eucalyptus finish

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftmDGTE0s54
    YouTube video of Pro-Ject Audio Systems new The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable




    Pro-Ject Audio Systems new The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable in Walnut finish


    Pro-Ject Audio Systems new The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable in Rosenut finish

    To celebrate their 25 year anniversary, Pro-Ject Audio Systyems are combining traditional design with modern technology in a brand new turntable model. The aptly named 'Classic' is a sleek, compact and elegant turntable based around the "frame" design popularised by the likes of Thorens and Linn in the 1950's and 60's, but implemented with the innovative technologies Pro-Ject have become known for.

    The two-plinth design allows the motor to sit in a separate plinth to the bearing and tonearm, reducing the unwanted transference of electrical and mechanical noise. The two medium-density fibre plinth sections are isolated from each-other with the use of specially selected Thermo-Plastic Elastomers (TPE). The use of TPE, rather than the spring-loaded method of historical designs, makes The Classic effortlessly simple to set up while retaining anti-resonance properties.


    Pro-Ject Audio Systems The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable

    The idea of anti-resonant structures also carries through to The Classic's platter. The general layout was inspired by the iconic Debut platter assembly, but the main platter has been significantly upgraded to a special aluminium alloy version which is internally lined with TPE damping. The sub-platter and bearing are also similar to the Debut design, but the tolerances are far tighter for The Classic, resulting in a higher-quality performance.


    Pro-Ject Audio Systems The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable

    The Classic also boasts a radical new tonearm design, inspired by the production processes developed for the award-winning RPM 3 Carbon turntable. The tonearm tube is made from a sandwich composite of carbon and aluminium. The carbon fibre gives the arm rigidity, speed and reduced mass, while the aluminium delivers better overall damping. The tube is then supported by a new bearing assembly with ultra-low friction and wider movement for improved tracking. The nickel-plated counterweight not only looks fantastic, it's also TPE-damped to ensure the arm remains acoustically neutral. The Classic tonearm can also be VTA and azimuth adjusted to suit almost any modern pick-up cartridge.

    The Classic is supplied as standard with the Ortofon 2M Silver cartridge, which has been developed exclusively for Pro-Ject Audio Systems. This popular moving-magnet design allows The Classic to perform to a high standard right out of the box, and also offers upgrade options as your musical journey continues. The Classic is also supplied with a fitted dust cover, a junction box for easy cable upgrades and the Connect-IT E RCA cables. The three finishes (Eucalyptus (Black), Rosenut and Walnut) also mean The Classic can fit into any decor.

    Pro-Ject Audio Systems The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable Key Features:

    • Belt drive anniversary turntable with multi-plinth design
    • MDF plinths (top plinth has metal layer 'sandwich' finish) separated by TPE suspension
    • Height adjustable decoupling feet
    • Precision balanced, TPE-damped aluminium-platter
    • 9” carbon fibre/aluminium tonearm with MM & MC compatibility
    • New tonearm bearing design with Japanese ball bearing (base of tonearm) and vertical cable outlet for unhindered arm movement
    • Ultra low friction Zircon pin-point cardan tonearm bearings (top & side)
    • Fully adjustable azimuth and VTA
    • TPE-damped counterweight
    • Supplied with Ortofon 2M Silver phono cartridge
    • Classic wooden chassis in three matte finishes (Walnut, Rosenut, Eucalyptus)

    Pro-Ject Audio Systems The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable Technical Data:

    • Replacement Stylus: Ortofon 2M Silver Stylus
    • Fitted Cartridge:Ortofon 2M Silver
    • Nominal Speeds: 33/45
    • Speed & Variance: 33: 0.10% 45: 0.11%
    • Wow & Flutter: 33: 0.03% 45: 0.05%
    • Signal-to-Nosie: -71dB
    • Platter: 300mm
    • Main Bearing: Stainless Steel
    • Effective Arm Length: 230mm
    • Overhang: 18mm
    • Effective Tonearm Mass: 13.5g
    • Tracking Force Range: 10 - 30mN
    • Dust Cover: Yes
    • Power Supply: 15V / 1.6A DC
    • Power Consumption: 5.0W / <0.5W Standby
    • Dimensions (WxHxD): 460 x 131 x 351mm (Lid Closed)
    • Weight: 10.2kg

    Pro-Ject Audio Systems The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable RRP £799


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    Musicraft is pleased to announce that we'll soon be receiving Pro-Ject Audio Systems new The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable

    http://www.soundstagehifi.com/index....-high-end-2016
    Soundstage Hi-Fi - The Best of High End Munich 2016 Pro-Ject Audio Systems new The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable

    "I bet that, at this price, Pro-Ject will sell bazillions of Classics. Got a grand to spend on a turntable? The retro-styled, well-built Classic could be what you’re looking for."


    Pro-Ject Audio Systems new The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable in Eucalyptus finish

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftmDGTE0s54
    YouTube video of Pro-Ject Audio Systems new The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable




    Pro-Ject Audio Systems new The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable in Walnut finish


    Pro-Ject Audio Systems new The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable in Rosenut finish

    To celebrate their 25 year anniversary, Pro-Ject Audio Systyems are combining traditional design with modern technology in a brand new turntable model. The aptly named 'Classic' is a sleek, compact and elegant turntable based around the "frame" design popularised by the likes of Thorens and Linn in the 1950's and 60's, but implemented with the innovative technologies Pro-Ject have become known for.

    The two-plinth design allows the motor to sit in a separate plinth to the bearing and tonearm, reducing the unwanted transference of electrical and mechanical noise. The two medium-density fibre plinth sections are isolated from each-other with the use of specially selected Thermo-Plastic Elastomers (TPE). The use of TPE, rather than the spring-loaded method of historical designs, makes The Classic effortlessly simple to set up while retaining anti-resonance properties.


    Pro-Ject Audio Systems The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable

    The idea of anti-resonant structures also carries through to The Classic's platter. The general layout was inspired by the iconic Debut platter assembly, but the main platter has been significantly upgraded to a special aluminium alloy version which is internally lined with TPE damping. The sub-platter and bearing are also similar to the Debut design, but the tolerances are far tighter for The Classic, resulting in a higher-quality performance.


    Pro-Ject Audio Systems The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable

    The Classic also boasts a radical new tonearm design, inspired by the production processes developed for the award-winning RPM 3 Carbon turntable. The tonearm tube is made from a sandwich composite of carbon and aluminium. The carbon fibre gives the arm rigidity, speed and reduced mass, while the aluminium delivers better overall damping. The tube is then supported by a new bearing assembly with ultra-low friction and wider movement for improved tracking. The nickel-plated counterweight not only looks fantastic, it's also TPE-damped to ensure the arm remains acoustically neutral. The Classic tonearm can also be VTA and azimuth adjusted to suit almost any modern pick-up cartridge.

    The Classic is supplied as standard with the Ortofon 2M Silver cartridge, which has been developed exclusively for Pro-Ject Audio Systems. This popular moving-magnet design allows The Classic to perform to a high standard right out of the box, and also offers upgrade options as your musical journey continues. The Classic is also supplied with a fitted dust cover, a junction box for easy cable upgrades and the Connect-IT E RCA cables. The three finishes (Eucalyptus (Black), Rosenut and Walnut) also mean The Classic can fit into any decor.

    Pro-Ject Audio Systems The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable Key Features:

    • Belt drive anniversary turntable with multi-plinth design
    • MDF plinths (top plinth has metal layer 'sandwich' finish) separated by TPE suspension
    • Height adjustable decoupling feet
    • Precision balanced, TPE-damped aluminium-platter
    • 9” carbon fibre/aluminium tonearm with MM & MC compatibility
    • New tonearm bearing design with Japanese ball bearing (base of tonearm) and vertical cable outlet for unhindered arm movement
    • Ultra low friction Zircon pin-point cardan tonearm bearings (top & side)
    • Fully adjustable azimuth and VTA
    • TPE-damped counterweight
    • Supplied with Ortofon 2M Silver phono cartridge
    • Classic wooden chassis in three matte finishes (Walnut, Rosenut, Eucalyptus)

    Pro-Ject Audio Systems The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable Technical Data:

    • Replacement Stylus: Ortofon 2M Silver Stylus
    • Fitted Cartridge:Ortofon 2M Silver
    • Nominal Speeds: 33/45
    • Speed & Variance: 33: 0.10% 45: 0.11%
    • Wow & Flutter: 33: 0.03% 45: 0.05%
    • Signal-to-Nosie: -71dB
    • Platter: 300mm
    • Main Bearing: Stainless Steel
    • Effective Arm Length: 230mm
    • Overhang: 18mm
    • Effective Tonearm Mass: 13.5g
    • Tracking Force Range: 10 - 30mN
    • Dust Cover: Yes
    • Power Supply: 15V / 1.6A DC
    • Power Consumption: 5.0W / <0.5W Standby
    • Dimensions (WxHxD): 460 x 131 x 351mm (Lid Closed)
    • Weight: 10.2kg

    Pro-Ject Audio Systems The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable RRP £799


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    Rick @ Musicraft
    Musicraft is Derby's foremost dealer for the finest, specialist Hi-Fi, Home Cinema & Multimedia components/systems. So, if you would like to know more about how our products can enrich your life, then please visit us or contact Rick.

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    EISA Awards - Pro-Ject Audio Systems The Classic 25th Anniversary is European Turntable of the year 2016-2017

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xd6YeXYBaMg
    YouTube Video - EISA Awards - Pro-Ject Audio Systems The Classic 25th Anniversary is the European Turntable of the year 2016-2017


    Pro-Ject Audio Systems new The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable in Eucalyptus finish



    http://www.soundstagehifi.com/index....-high-end-2016
    Soundstage Hi-Fi - The Best of High End Munich 2016 Pro-Ject Audio Systems new The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable

    "I bet that, at this price, Pro-Ject will sell bazillions of Classics. Got a grand to spend on a turntable? The retro-styled, well-built Classic could be what you’re looking for."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftmDGTE0s54
    YouTube video of Pro-Ject Audio Systems new The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable


    Pro-Ject Audio Systems new The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable in Walnut finish


    Pro-Ject Audio Systems new The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable in Rosenut finish

    To celebrate their 25 year anniversary, Pro-Ject Audio Systyems are combining traditional design with modern technology in a brand new turntable model. The aptly named 'Classic' is a sleek, compact and elegant turntable based around the "frame" design popularised by the likes of Thorens and Linn in the 1950's and 60's, but implemented with the innovative technologies Pro-Ject have become known for.

    The two-plinth design allows the motor to sit in a separate plinth to the bearing and tonearm, reducing the unwanted transference of electrical and mechanical noise. The two medium-density fibre plinth sections are isolated from each-other with the use of specially selected Thermo-Plastic Elastomers (TPE). The use of TPE, rather than the spring-loaded method of historical designs, makes The Classic effortlessly simple to set up while retaining anti-resonance properties.


    Pro-Ject Audio Systems The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable

    The idea of anti-resonant structures also carries through to The Classic's platter. The general layout was inspired by the iconic Debut platter assembly, but the main platter has been significantly upgraded to a special aluminium alloy version which is internally lined with TPE damping. The sub-platter and bearing are also similar to the Debut design, but the tolerances are far tighter for The Classic, resulting in a higher-quality performance.


    Pro-Ject Audio Systems The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable

    The Classic also boasts a radical new tonearm design, inspired by the production processes developed for the award-winning RPM 3 Carbon turntable. The tonearm tube is made from a sandwich composite of carbon and aluminium. The carbon fibre gives the arm rigidity, speed and reduced mass, while the aluminium delivers better overall damping. The tube is then supported by a new bearing assembly with ultra-low friction and wider movement for improved tracking. The nickel-plated counterweight not only looks fantastic, it's also TPE-damped to ensure the arm remains acoustically neutral. The Classic tonearm can also be VTA and azimuth adjusted to suit almost any modern pick-up cartridge.

    The Classic is supplied as standard with the Ortofon 2M Silver cartridge, which has been developed exclusively for Pro-Ject Audio Systems. This popular moving-magnet design allows The Classic to perform to a high standard right out of the box, and also offers upgrade options as your musical journey continues. The Classic is also supplied with a fitted dust cover, a junction box for easy cable upgrades and the Connect-IT E RCA cables. The three finishes (Eucalyptus (Black), Rosenut and Walnut) also mean The Classic can fit into any decor.

    Pro-Ject Audio Systems The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable Key Features:

    • Belt drive anniversary turntable with multi-plinth design
    • MDF plinths (top plinth has metal layer 'sandwich' finish) separated by TPE suspension
    • Height adjustable decoupling feet
    • Precision balanced, TPE-damped aluminium-platter
    • 9” carbon fibre/aluminium tonearm with MM & MC compatibility
    • New tonearm bearing design with Japanese ball bearing (base of tonearm) and vertical cable outlet for unhindered arm movement
    • Ultra low friction Zircon pin-point cardan tonearm bearings (top & side)
    • Fully adjustable azimuth and VTA
    • TPE-damped counterweight
    • Supplied with Ortofon 2M Silver phono cartridge
    • Classic wooden chassis in three matte finishes (Walnut, Rosenut, Eucalyptus)

    Pro-Ject Audio Systems The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable Technical Data:

    • Replacement Stylus: Ortofon 2M Silver Stylus
    • Fitted Cartridge:Ortofon 2M Silver
    • Nominal Speeds: 33/45
    • Speed & Variance: 33: 0.10% 45: 0.11%
    • Wow & Flutter: 33: 0.03% 45: 0.05%
    • Signal-to-Nosie: -71dB
    • Platter: 300mm
    • Main Bearing: Stainless Steel
    • Effective Arm Length: 230mm
    • Overhang: 18mm
    • Effective Tonearm Mass: 13.5g
    • Tracking Force Range: 10 - 30mN
    • Dust Cover: Yes
    • Power Supply: 15V / 1.6A DC
    • Power Consumption: 5.0W / <0.5W Standby
    • Dimensions (WxHxD): 460 x 131 x 351mm (Lid Closed)
    • Weight: 10.2kg

    Pro-Ject Audio Systems The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable RRP £799


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    Thanks

    Rick @ Musicraft
    Musicraft is Derby's foremost dealer for the finest, specialist Hi-Fi, Home Cinema & Multimedia components/systems. So, if you would like to know more about how our products can enrich your life, then please visit us or contact Rick.

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    Musicraft is pleased to announce that we've received Pro-Ject Audio Systems new and award winning The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable


    Pro-Ject Audio Systems new The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable in Eucalyptus finish

    EISA Awards - Pro-Ject Audio Systems The Classic 25th Anniversary is European Turntable of the year 2016-2017

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xd6YeXYBaMg
    YouTube Video - EISA Awards - Pro-Ject Audio Systems The Classic 25th Anniversary is the European Turntable of the year 2016-2017



    http://www.soundstagehifi.com/index....-high-end-2016
    Soundstage Hi-Fi - The Best of High End Munich 2016 Pro-Ject Audio Systems new The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable

    "I bet that, at this price, Pro-Ject will sell bazillions of Classics. Got a grand to spend on a turntable? The retro-styled, well-built Classic could be what you’re looking for."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftmDGTE0s54
    YouTube video of Pro-Ject Audio Systems new The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable


    Pro-Ject Audio Systems new The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable in Walnut finish


    Pro-Ject Audio Systems new The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable in Rosenut finish

    To celebrate their 25 year anniversary, Pro-Ject Audio Systyems are combining traditional design with modern technology in a brand new turntable model. The aptly named 'Classic' is a sleek, compact and elegant turntable based around the "frame" design popularised by the likes of Thorens and Linn in the 1950's and 60's, but implemented with the innovative technologies Pro-Ject have become known for.

    The two-plinth design allows the motor to sit in a separate plinth to the bearing and tonearm, reducing the unwanted transference of electrical and mechanical noise. The two medium-density fibre plinth sections are isolated from each-other with the use of specially selected Thermo-Plastic Elastomers (TPE). The use of TPE, rather than the spring-loaded method of historical designs, makes The Classic effortlessly simple to set up while retaining anti-resonance properties.


    Pro-Ject Audio Systems The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable

    The idea of anti-resonant structures also carries through to The Classic's platter. The general layout was inspired by the iconic Debut platter assembly, but the main platter has been significantly upgraded to a special aluminium alloy version which is internally lined with TPE damping. The sub-platter and bearing are also similar to the Debut design, but the tolerances are far tighter for The Classic, resulting in a higher-quality performance.


    Pro-Ject Audio Systems The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable

    The Classic also boasts a radical new tonearm design, inspired by the production processes developed for the award-winning RPM 3 Carbon turntable. The tonearm tube is made from a sandwich composite of carbon and aluminium. The carbon fibre gives the arm rigidity, speed and reduced mass, while the aluminium delivers better overall damping. The tube is then supported by a new bearing assembly with ultra-low friction and wider movement for improved tracking. The nickel-plated counterweight not only looks fantastic, it's also TPE-damped to ensure the arm remains acoustically neutral. The Classic tonearm can also be VTA and azimuth adjusted to suit almost any modern pick-up cartridge.

    The Classic is supplied as standard with the Ortofon 2M Silver cartridge, which has been developed exclusively for Pro-Ject Audio Systems. This popular moving-magnet design allows The Classic to perform to a high standard right out of the box, and also offers upgrade options as your musical journey continues. The Classic is also supplied with a fitted dust cover, a junction box for easy cable upgrades and the Connect-IT E RCA cables. The three finishes (Eucalyptus (Black), Rosenut and Walnut) also mean The Classic can fit into any decor.

    Pro-Ject Audio Systems The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable Key Features:

    • Belt drive anniversary turntable with multi-plinth design
    • MDF plinths (top plinth has metal layer 'sandwich' finish) separated by TPE suspension
    • Height adjustable decoupling feet
    • Precision balanced, TPE-damped aluminium-platter
    • 9” carbon fibre/aluminium tonearm with MM & MC compatibility
    • New tonearm bearing design with Japanese ball bearing (base of tonearm) and vertical cable outlet for unhindered arm movement
    • Ultra low friction Zircon pin-point cardan tonearm bearings (top & side)
    • Fully adjustable azimuth and VTA
    • TPE-damped counterweight
    • Supplied with Ortofon 2M Silver phono cartridge
    • Classic wooden chassis in three matte finishes (Walnut, Rosenut, Eucalyptus)

    Pro-Ject Audio Systems The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable Technical Data:

    • Replacement Stylus: Ortofon 2M Silver Stylus
    • Fitted Cartridge:Ortofon 2M Silver
    • Nominal Speeds: 33/45
    • Speed & Variance: 33: 0.10% 45: 0.11%
    • Wow & Flutter: 33: 0.03% 45: 0.05%
    • Signal-to-Nosie: -71dB
    • Platter: 300mm
    • Main Bearing: Stainless Steel
    • Effective Arm Length: 230mm
    • Overhang: 18mm
    • Effective Tonearm Mass: 13.5g
    • Tracking Force Range: 10 - 30mN
    • Dust Cover: Yes
    • Power Supply: 15V / 1.6A DC
    • Power Consumption: 5.0W / <0.5W Standby
    • Dimensions (WxHxD): 460 x 131 x 351mm (Lid Closed)
    • Weight: 10.2kg

    Pro-Ject Audio Systems The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable RRP £799


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    Hi-Fi News (August 2016) reviews Pro-Ject Audio Systems new and award winning The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable



    Comments of Note:
    “The Classic served up a wealth of information and ordered it beautifully…”
    “Vocalists were rendered with plenty of scale and located neatly to the fore of the action behind them.”
    “The bass that was present, however, was beyond reproach in terms of detail, texture and pin-sharp timing.”
    “rhythms were tracked with rail-like security ensuring the deck brought all kinds of songs to life with ease.”
    “The Reggae-esque bassline underpinning The Wave Pictures’ ‘Red Cloud Road (Part A)’ from their EP Helen skipped along with an infectious gaiety but also with an impeccable level of detail around each note. This wasn’t just a bass guitar off in the background somewhere being idly strummed: it was right at the heart of the action and being played with conviction.”
    “At the top end, The Classic package also turned in a highly capable performance.”
    “By designing something positively affordable for its quarter-century, Pro-Ject has come up with a turntable that can hold its head high for the celebration.”
    “The Classic is simply and neatly styled and turns in an excellent performance. There is plenty of scope to upgrade it further and I can see it winning many friends. Equally, I can’t wait to see what the company has up its sleeve in five years time for its 30th!”



    Pro-Ject Audio Systems new The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable in Eucalyptus finish



    EISA Awards - Pro-Ject Audio Systems The Classic 25th Anniversary is European Turntable of the year 2016-2017



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xd6YeXYBaMg
    YouTube Video - EISA Awards - Pro-Ject Audio Systems The Classic 25th Anniversary is the European Turntable of the year 2016-2017

    http://www.soundstagehifi.com/index....-high-end-2016
    Soundstage Hi-Fi - The Best of High End Munich 2016 Pro-Ject Audio Systems new The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable

    "I bet that, at this price, Pro-Ject will sell bazillions of Classics. Got a grand to spend on a turntable? The retro-styled, well-built Classic could be what you’re looking for."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftmDGTE0s54
    YouTube video of Pro-Ject Audio Systems new The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable


    Pro-Ject Audio Systems new The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable in Walnut finish


    Pro-Ject Audio Systems new The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable in Rosenut finish

    To celebrate their 25 year anniversary, Pro-Ject Audio Systyems are combining traditional design with modern technology in a brand new turntable model. The aptly named 'Classic' is a sleek, compact and elegant turntable based around the "frame" design popularised by the likes of Thorens and Linn in the 1950's and 60's, but implemented with the innovative technologies Pro-Ject have become known for.

    The two-plinth design allows the motor to sit in a separate plinth to the bearing and tonearm, reducing the unwanted transference of electrical and mechanical noise. The two medium-density fibre plinth sections are isolated from each-other with the use of specially selected Thermo-Plastic Elastomers (TPE). The use of TPE, rather than the spring-loaded method of historical designs, makes The Classic effortlessly simple to set up while retaining anti-resonance properties.


    Pro-Ject Audio Systems The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable

    The idea of anti-resonant structures also carries through to The Classic's platter. The general layout was inspired by the iconic Debut platter assembly, but the main platter has been significantly upgraded to a special aluminium alloy version which is internally lined with TPE damping. The sub-platter and bearing are also similar to the Debut design, but the tolerances are far tighter for The Classic, resulting in a higher-quality performance.


    Pro-Ject Audio Systems The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable

    The Classic also boasts a radical new tonearm design, inspired by the production processes developed for the award-winning RPM 3 Carbon turntable. The tonearm tube is made from a sandwich composite of carbon and aluminium. The carbon fibre gives the arm rigidity, speed and reduced mass, while the aluminium delivers better overall damping. The tube is then supported by a new bearing assembly with ultra-low friction and wider movement for improved tracking. The nickel-plated counterweight not only looks fantastic, it's also TPE-damped to ensure the arm remains acoustically neutral. The Classic tonearm can also be VTA and azimuth adjusted to suit almost any modern pick-up cartridge.

    The Classic is supplied as standard with the Ortofon 2M Silver cartridge, which has been developed exclusively for Pro-Ject Audio Systems. This popular moving-magnet design allows The Classic to perform to a high standard right out of the box, and also offers upgrade options as your musical journey continues. The Classic is also supplied with a fitted dust cover, a junction box for easy cable upgrades and the Connect-IT E RCA cables. The three finishes (Eucalyptus (Black), Rosenut and Walnut) also mean The Classic can fit into any decor.

    Pro-Ject Audio Systems The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable Key Features:

    • Belt drive anniversary turntable with multi-plinth design
    • MDF plinths (top plinth has metal layer 'sandwich' finish) separated by TPE suspension
    • Height adjustable decoupling feet
    • Precision balanced, TPE-damped aluminium-platter
    • 9” carbon fibre/aluminium tonearm with MM & MC compatibility
    • New tonearm bearing design with Japanese ball bearing (base of tonearm) and vertical cable outlet for unhindered arm movement
    • Ultra low friction Zircon pin-point cardan tonearm bearings (top & side)
    • Fully adjustable azimuth and VTA
    • TPE-damped counterweight
    • Supplied with Ortofon 2M Silver phono cartridge
    • Classic wooden chassis in three matte finishes (Walnut, Rosenut, Eucalyptus)

    Pro-Ject Audio Systems The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable Technical Data:

    • Replacement Stylus: Ortofon 2M Silver Stylus
    • Fitted Cartridge:Ortofon 2M Silver
    • Nominal Speeds: 33/45
    • Speed & Variance: 33: 0.10% 45: 0.11%
    • Wow & Flutter: 33: 0.03% 45: 0.05%
    • Signal-to-Nosie: -71dB
    • Platter: 300mm
    • Main Bearing: Stainless Steel
    • Effective Arm Length: 230mm
    • Overhang: 18mm
    • Effective Tonearm Mass: 13.5g
    • Tracking Force Range: 10 - 30mN
    • Dust Cover: Yes
    • Power Supply: 15V / 1.6A DC
    • Power Consumption: 5.0W / <0.5W Standby
    • Dimensions (WxHxD): 460 x 131 x 351mm (Lid Closed)
    • Weight: 10.2kg

    Pro-Ject Audio Systems The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable RRP £799


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    Hi-Fi Choice (November 2016) reviews Pro-Ject Audio Systems new and award winning The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable

    Comments of Note:
    “I lower the stylus onto a recording of Tchaikovsky’s Cossack Dance from Mazeppa played by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. This lively performance is both joyful and sprightly and the sound is delightfully realistic in my listening room, highlighting just how good a test this Telarc LP is for a full orchestra.”
    Playing: Herb Alpert And The Tijuana Brass playing Our Day Will Come - “The trumpet consistently provides a real test for any cartridge and I’m pleased to note that it sounds well balanced and clear here. But what strikes me most is the timing and tempo, which are absolutely spot on. All of the musicians involved in this album are known for being at the top of their game and the Pro-Ject certainly does their performance proud.”
    Playing: Barbra Streisand - I Don’t Break Easily - “The clarity of her voice is very good indeed…”
    “The Classic is certainly a sophisticated turntable and its timeless elegance is brought right up to date by the carbon fibre construction of the tonearm. This arm matches well with the supplied Ortofon 2M Silver cartridge and sound-wise it turns in a great performance that’s particularly at home with vocals and jazz. All in all, The Classic is a perfect way to mark a 25th anniversary.”



    Pro-Ject Audio Systems new The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable in Eucalyptus finish




    Hi-Fi News (August 2016) reviews Pro-Ject Audio Systems new and award winning The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable

    Comments of Note:
    “The Classic served up a wealth of information and ordered it beautifully…”
    “Vocalists were rendered with plenty of scale and located neatly to the fore of the action behind them.”
    “The bass that was present, however, was beyond reproach in terms of detail, texture and pin-sharp timing.”
    “rhythms were tracked with rail-like security ensuring the deck brought all kinds of songs to life with ease.”
    “The Reggae-esque bassline underpinning The Wave Pictures’ ‘Red Cloud Road (Part A)’ from their EP Helen skipped along with an infectious gaiety but also with an impeccable level of detail around each note. This wasn’t just a bass guitar off in the background somewhere being idly strummed: it was right at the heart of the action and being played with conviction.”
    “At the top end, The Classic package also turned in a highly capable performance.”
    “By designing something positively affordable for its quarter-century, Pro-Ject has come up with a turntable that can hold its head high for the celebration.”
    “The Classic is simply and neatly styled and turns in an excellent performance. There is plenty of scope to upgrade it further and I can see it winning many friends. Equally, I can’t wait to see what the company has up its sleeve in five years time for its 30th!”


    EISA Awards - Pro-Ject Audio Systems The Classic 25th Anniversary is European Turntable of the year 2016-2017



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xd6YeXYBaMg
    YouTube Video - EISA Awards - Pro-Ject Audio Systems The Classic 25th Anniversary is the European Turntable of the year 2016-2017

    http://www.soundstagehifi.com/index....-high-end-2016
    Soundstage Hi-Fi - The Best of High End Munich 2016 Pro-Ject Audio Systems new The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable

    "I bet that, at this price, Pro-Ject will sell bazillions of Classics. Got a grand to spend on a turntable? The retro-styled, well-built Classic could be what you’re looking for."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftmDGTE0s54
    YouTube video of Pro-Ject Audio Systems new The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable


    Pro-Ject Audio Systems new The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable in Walnut finish


    Pro-Ject Audio Systems new The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable in Rosenut finish

    To celebrate their 25 year anniversary, Pro-Ject Audio Systyems are combining traditional design with modern technology in a brand new turntable model. The aptly named 'Classic' is a sleek, compact and elegant turntable based around the "frame" design popularised by the likes of Thorens and Linn in the 1950's and 60's, but implemented with the innovative technologies Pro-Ject have become known for.

    The two-plinth design allows the motor to sit in a separate plinth to the bearing and tonearm, reducing the unwanted transference of electrical and mechanical noise. The two medium-density fibre plinth sections are isolated from each-other with the use of specially selected Thermo-Plastic Elastomers (TPE). The use of TPE, rather than the spring-loaded method of historical designs, makes The Classic effortlessly simple to set up while retaining anti-resonance properties.


    Pro-Ject Audio Systems The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable

    The idea of anti-resonant structures also carries through to The Classic's platter. The general layout was inspired by the iconic Debut platter assembly, but the main platter has been significantly upgraded to a special aluminium alloy version which is internally lined with TPE damping. The sub-platter and bearing are also similar to the Debut design, but the tolerances are far tighter for The Classic, resulting in a higher-quality performance.


    Pro-Ject Audio Systems The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable

    The Classic also boasts a radical new tonearm design, inspired by the production processes developed for the award-winning RPM 3 Carbon turntable. The tonearm tube is made from a sandwich composite of carbon and aluminium. The carbon fibre gives the arm rigidity, speed and reduced mass, while the aluminium delivers better overall damping. The tube is then supported by a new bearing assembly with ultra-low friction and wider movement for improved tracking. The nickel-plated counterweight not only looks fantastic, it's also TPE-damped to ensure the arm remains acoustically neutral. The Classic tonearm can also be VTA and azimuth adjusted to suit almost any modern pick-up cartridge.

    The Classic is supplied as standard with the Ortofon 2M Silver cartridge, which has been developed exclusively for Pro-Ject Audio Systems. This popular moving-magnet design allows The Classic to perform to a high standard right out of the box, and also offers upgrade options as your musical journey continues. The Classic is also supplied with a fitted dust cover, a junction box for easy cable upgrades and the Connect-IT E RCA cables. The three finishes (Eucalyptus (Black), Rosenut and Walnut) also mean The Classic can fit into any decor.

    Pro-Ject Audio Systems The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable Key Features:

    • Belt drive anniversary turntable with multi-plinth design
    • MDF plinths (top plinth has metal layer 'sandwich' finish) separated by TPE suspension
    • Height adjustable decoupling feet
    • Precision balanced, TPE-damped aluminium-platter
    • 9” carbon fibre/aluminium tonearm with MM & MC compatibility
    • New tonearm bearing design with Japanese ball bearing (base of tonearm) and vertical cable outlet for unhindered arm movement
    • Ultra low friction Zircon pin-point cardan tonearm bearings (top & side)
    • Fully adjustable azimuth and VTA
    • TPE-damped counterweight
    • Supplied with Ortofon 2M Silver phono cartridge
    • Classic wooden chassis in three matte finishes (Walnut, Rosenut, Eucalyptus)

    Pro-Ject Audio Systems The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable Technical Data:

    • Replacement Stylus: Ortofon 2M Silver Stylus
    • Fitted Cartridge:Ortofon 2M Silver
    • Nominal Speeds: 33/45
    • Speed & Variance: 33: 0.10% 45: 0.11%
    • Wow & Flutter: 33: 0.03% 45: 0.05%
    • Signal-to-Nosie: -71dB
    • Platter: 300mm
    • Main Bearing: Stainless Steel
    • Effective Arm Length: 230mm
    • Overhang: 18mm
    • Effective Tonearm Mass: 13.5g
    • Tracking Force Range: 10 - 30mN
    • Dust Cover: Yes
    • Power Supply: 15V / 1.6A DC
    • Power Consumption: 5.0W / <0.5W Standby
    • Dimensions (WxHxD): 460 x 131 x 351mm (Lid Closed)
    • Weight: 10.2kg

    Pro-Ject Audio Systems The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable RRP £799


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    Pro-Ject Audio Systems Phono Box DS ultra-low-noise phono preamplifier


    Pro-Ject Audio Systems Phono Box DS ultra-low-noise phono preamplifier in Silver finish

    The Phono Box DS is an all-new, ultra-low-noise phono preamplifier that benefits from the same outstanding circuit technology from Dr Sykora found in the Phono Box DS+.




    Pro-Ject Audio Systems Phono Box DS ultra-low-noise phono preamplifier rear panel


    Pro-Ject Audio Systems Phono Box DS ultra-low-noise phono preamplifier in Black finish

    The Phono Box DS is essentially a stream-lined version of its more advanced sibling, the DS+. Compared to the DS+, it does not have the screen or the same gold-contact relay-switching; but it does benefit from a more attractive price and an equal focus on user-friendliness. For the first time, nearly all setup options can be made via a simple button/led indicator on the front panel, avoiding the need for fiddly mini dip-switches or jumpers.

    This new member of the iconic Phono Box range offers exceptional performance and maximum flexibility for almost any MM or MC Cartridge available, making the DS an instant market leader considering its attractive price and stylish design. A subsonic filter, that prevents your amplifier and speakers from suffering with ultra-low rumble below 20Hz, is positioned on the rear panel. While carefully selected amplifier modules and audiophile-grade capacitors guarantee a breath-taking sound experience.

    Pro-Ject Audio Systems Phono Box DS Key Features -
    • Audiophile-Grade Components and Performance
    • SMD Circuitry
    • Ultra Low Noise & Low Level Distortion
    • Linear RIAA Equalization
    • Switchable Subsonic Filter
    • Switchable Input Impedance / Capacitance / Gain

    Pro-Ject Audio Systems Phono Box DS Technical Data -
    • Input Capacitance Settings: 47pF, 147pF, 267pF, & 367pF (Only Relevant For MM @ 47kΩ)
    • Input Impedance Settings: 10Ω, 100Ω, & 1KΩ
    • Gain (MM & MC): 40, 50 and 60dB
    • Noise Floor: 80dB (A Weighted) At 40dB Input Gain
    • THD: <0.02%
    • RIAA-Equalisation Curve Accuracy: 20Hz - 20kHz / Max 0.3dB
    • Subsonic Filter: At 20Hz With 12dB/Octave
    • Input: 1 Pair RCA / Phono Sockets
    • Line-Level Output: 1 Pair RCA / Phono Sockets
    • Power Consumption: 100mA DC, <1W In Standby
    • Power Supply: 18V/500mA DC; 220 - 240V, 50Hz
    • Dimensions (W x H x D): 103 x 72 x 144mm, 103 x 72 x 156mm (Incl. Sockets)
    • Weight: 1100g (Without PSU)

    Pro-Ject Audio Systems Phono Box DS RRP £175


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    Pro-Ject Audio Systems will be exhibiting at the 2017 CES Show, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Venetian Tower - Suite 29-127 and Suite 29-129 (January 5th - 8th)

    Pro-Ject Audio Systems new and award winning The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable (European Turntable of the year 2016-2017) will at the show.


    Pro-Ject Audio Systems new The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable in Eucalyptus finish



    Hi-Fi Choice (November 2016) reviews Pro-Ject Audio Systems new and award winning The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable

    Comments of Note:
    “I lower the stylus onto a recording of Tchaikovsky’s Cossack Dance from Mazeppa played by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. This lively performance is both joyful and sprightly and the sound is delightfully realistic in my listening room, highlighting just how good a test this Telarc LP is for a full orchestra.”
    Playing: Herb Alpert And The Tijuana Brass playing Our Day Will Come - “The trumpet consistently provides a real test for any cartridge and I’m pleased to note that it sounds well balanced and clear here. But what strikes me most is the timing and tempo, which are absolutely spot on. All of the musicians involved in this album are known for being at the top of their game and the Pro-Ject certainly does their performance proud.”
    Playing: Barbra Streisand - I Don’t Break Easily - “The clarity of her voice is very good indeed…”
    “The Classic is certainly a sophisticated turntable and its timeless elegance is brought right up to date by the carbon fibre construction of the tonearm. This arm matches well with the supplied Ortofon 2M Silver cartridge and sound-wise it turns in a great performance that’s particularly at home with vocals and jazz. All in all, The Classic is a perfect way to mark a 25th anniversary.”



    Hi-Fi News (August 2016) reviews Pro-Ject Audio Systems new and award winning The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable

    Comments of Note:
    “The Classic served up a wealth of information and ordered it beautifully…”
    “Vocalists were rendered with plenty of scale and located neatly to the fore of the action behind them.”
    “The bass that was present, however, was beyond reproach in terms of detail, texture and pin-sharp timing.”
    “rhythms were tracked with rail-like security ensuring the deck brought all kinds of songs to life with ease.”
    “The Reggae-esque bassline underpinning The Wave Pictures’ ‘Red Cloud Road (Part A)’ from their EP Helen skipped along with an infectious gaiety but also with an impeccable level of detail around each note. This wasn’t just a bass guitar off in the background somewhere being idly strummed: it was right at the heart of the action and being played with conviction.”
    “At the top end, The Classic package also turned in a highly capable performance.”
    “By designing something positively affordable for its quarter-century, Pro-Ject has come up with a turntable that can hold its head high for the celebration.”
    “The Classic is simply and neatly styled and turns in an excellent performance. There is plenty of scope to upgrade it further and I can see it winning many friends. Equally, I can’t wait to see what the company has up its sleeve in five years time for its 30th!”


    EISA Awards - Pro-Ject Audio Systems The Classic 25th Anniversary is European Turntable of the year 2016-2017



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xd6YeXYBaMg
    YouTube Video - EISA Awards - Pro-Ject Audio Systems The Classic 25th Anniversary is the European Turntable of the year 2016-2017

    http://www.soundstagehifi.com/index....-high-end-2016
    Soundstage Hi-Fi - The Best of High End Munich 2016 Pro-Ject Audio Systems new The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable

    "I bet that, at this price, Pro-Ject will sell bazillions of Classics. Got a grand to spend on a turntable? The retro-styled, well-built Classic could be what you’re looking for."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftmDGTE0s54
    YouTube video of Pro-Ject Audio Systems new The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable


    Pro-Ject Audio Systems new The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable in Walnut finish


    Pro-Ject Audio Systems new The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable in Rosenut finish

    To celebrate their 25 year anniversary, Pro-Ject Audio Systyems are combining traditional design with modern technology in a brand new turntable model. The aptly named 'Classic' is a sleek, compact and elegant turntable based around the "frame" design popularised by the likes of Thorens and Linn in the 1950's and 60's, but implemented with the innovative technologies Pro-Ject have become known for.

    The two-plinth design allows the motor to sit in a separate plinth to the bearing and tonearm, reducing the unwanted transference of electrical and mechanical noise. The two medium-density fibre plinth sections are isolated from each-other with the use of specially selected Thermo-Plastic Elastomers (TPE). The use of TPE, rather than the spring-loaded method of historical designs, makes The Classic effortlessly simple to set up while retaining anti-resonance properties.


    Pro-Ject Audio Systems The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable

    The idea of anti-resonant structures also carries through to The Classic's platter. The general layout was inspired by the iconic Debut platter assembly, but the main platter has been significantly upgraded to a special aluminium alloy version which is internally lined with TPE damping. The sub-platter and bearing are also similar to the Debut design, but the tolerances are far tighter for The Classic, resulting in a higher-quality performance.


    Pro-Ject Audio Systems The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable

    The Classic also boasts a radical new tonearm design, inspired by the production processes developed for the award-winning RPM 3 Carbon turntable. The tonearm tube is made from a sandwich composite of carbon and aluminium. The carbon fibre gives the arm rigidity, speed and reduced mass, while the aluminium delivers better overall damping. The tube is then supported by a new bearing assembly with ultra-low friction and wider movement for improved tracking. The nickel-plated counterweight not only looks fantastic, it's also TPE-damped to ensure the arm remains acoustically neutral. The Classic tonearm can also be VTA and azimuth adjusted to suit almost any modern pick-up cartridge.

    The Classic is supplied as standard with the Ortofon 2M Silver cartridge, which has been developed exclusively for Pro-Ject Audio Systems. This popular moving-magnet design allows The Classic to perform to a high standard right out of the box, and also offers upgrade options as your musical journey continues. The Classic is also supplied with a fitted dust cover, a junction box for easy cable upgrades and the Connect-IT E RCA cables. The three finishes (Eucalyptus (Black), Rosenut and Walnut) also mean The Classic can fit into any decor.

    Pro-Ject Audio Systems The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable Key Features:

    • Belt drive anniversary turntable with multi-plinth design
    • MDF plinths (top plinth has metal layer 'sandwich' finish) separated by TPE suspension
    • Height adjustable decoupling feet
    • Precision balanced, TPE-damped aluminium-platter
    • 9” carbon fibre/aluminium tonearm with MM & MC compatibility
    • New tonearm bearing design with Japanese ball bearing (base of tonearm) and vertical cable outlet for unhindered arm movement
    • Ultra low friction Zircon pin-point cardan tonearm bearings (top & side)
    • Fully adjustable azimuth and VTA
    • TPE-damped counterweight
    • Supplied with Ortofon 2M Silver phono cartridge
    • Classic wooden chassis in three matte finishes (Walnut, Rosenut, Eucalyptus)

    Pro-Ject Audio Systems The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable Technical Data:

    • Replacement Stylus: Ortofon 2M Silver Stylus
    • Fitted Cartridge:Ortofon 2M Silver
    • Nominal Speeds: 33/45
    • Speed & Variance: 33: 0.10% 45: 0.11%
    • Wow & Flutter: 33: 0.03% 45: 0.05%
    • Signal-to-Nosie: -71dB
    • Platter: 300mm
    • Main Bearing: Stainless Steel
    • Effective Arm Length: 230mm
    • Overhang: 18mm
    • Effective Tonearm Mass: 13.5g
    • Tracking Force Range: 10 - 30mN
    • Dust Cover: Yes
    • Power Supply: 15V / 1.6A DC
    • Power Consumption: 5.0W / <0.5W Standby
    • Dimensions (WxHxD): 460 x 131 x 351mm (Lid Closed)
    • Weight: 10.2kg

    Pro-Ject Audio Systems The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable RRP £799


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    Pro-Ject Audio Systems will be exhibiting at Sound & Vision The Bristol Show (24th to 26th February) 2017 in Room 416 on the 4th Floor, in Room 418 on the 4th Floor and in Room 420 on the 4th Floor. The new Essential III and Essential III A turntables
    will be shown for the first time in the UK, redefining the standard of affordable audio. New Product Launches: Essential III, Essential III A


    Pro-Ject Audio Systems award winning The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable (European Turntable of the year 2016-2017) will also be at the show.


    Pro-Ject Audio Systems new The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable in Eucalyptus finish



    Hi-Fi Choice (November 2016) reviews Pro-Ject Audio Systems new and award winning The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable

    Comments of Note:
    “I lower the stylus onto a recording of Tchaikovsky’s Cossack Dance from Mazeppa played by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. This lively performance is both joyful and sprightly and the sound is delightfully realistic in my listening room, highlighting just how good a test this Telarc LP is for a full orchestra.”
    Playing: Herb Alpert And The Tijuana Brass playing Our Day Will Come - “The trumpet consistently provides a real test for any cartridge and I’m pleased to note that it sounds well balanced and clear here. But what strikes me most is the timing and tempo, which are absolutely spot on. All of the musicians involved in this album are known for being at the top of their game and the Pro-Ject certainly does their performance proud.”
    Playing: Barbra Streisand - I Don’t Break Easily - “The clarity of her voice is very good indeed…”
    “The Classic is certainly a sophisticated turntable and its timeless elegance is brought right up to date by the carbon fibre construction of the tonearm. This arm matches well with the supplied Ortofon 2M Silver cartridge and sound-wise it turns in a great performance that’s particularly at home with vocals and jazz. All in all, The Classic is a perfect way to mark a 25th anniversary.”



    Hi-Fi News (August 2016) reviews Pro-Ject Audio Systems new and award winning The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable

    Comments of Note:
    “The Classic served up a wealth of information and ordered it beautifully…”
    “Vocalists were rendered with plenty of scale and located neatly to the fore of the action behind them.”
    “The bass that was present, however, was beyond reproach in terms of detail, texture and pin-sharp timing.”
    “rhythms were tracked with rail-like security ensuring the deck brought all kinds of songs to life with ease.”
    “The Reggae-esque bassline underpinning The Wave Pictures’ ‘Red Cloud Road (Part A)’ from their EP Helen skipped along with an infectious gaiety but also with an impeccable level of detail around each note. This wasn’t just a bass guitar off in the background somewhere being idly strummed: it was right at the heart of the action and being played with conviction.”
    “At the top end, The Classic package also turned in a highly capable performance.”
    “By designing something positively affordable for its quarter-century, Pro-Ject has come up with a turntable that can hold its head high for the celebration.”
    “The Classic is simply and neatly styled and turns in an excellent performance. There is plenty of scope to upgrade it further and I can see it winning many friends. Equally, I can’t wait to see what the company has up its sleeve in five years time for its 30th!”


    EISA Awards - Pro-Ject Audio Systems The Classic 25th Anniversary is European Turntable of the year 2016-2017



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xd6YeXYBaMg
    YouTube Video - EISA Awards - Pro-Ject Audio Systems The Classic 25th Anniversary is the European Turntable of the year 2016-2017

    http://www.soundstagehifi.com/index....-high-end-2016
    Soundstage Hi-Fi - The Best of High End Munich 2016 Pro-Ject Audio Systems new The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable

    "I bet that, at this price, Pro-Ject will sell bazillions of Classics. Got a grand to spend on a turntable? The retro-styled, well-built Classic could be what you’re looking for."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftmDGTE0s54
    YouTube video of Pro-Ject Audio Systems new The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable


    Pro-Ject Audio Systems new The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable in Walnut finish


    Pro-Ject Audio Systems new The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable in Rosenut finish

    To celebrate their 25 year anniversary, Pro-Ject Audio Systyems are combining traditional design with modern technology in a brand new turntable model. The aptly named 'Classic' is a sleek, compact and elegant turntable based around the "frame" design popularised by the likes of Thorens and Linn in the 1950's and 60's, but implemented with the innovative technologies Pro-Ject have become known for.

    The two-plinth design allows the motor to sit in a separate plinth to the bearing and tonearm, reducing the unwanted transference of electrical and mechanical noise. The two medium-density fibre plinth sections are isolated from each-other with the use of specially selected Thermo-Plastic Elastomers (TPE). The use of TPE, rather than the spring-loaded method of historical designs, makes The Classic effortlessly simple to set up while retaining anti-resonance properties.


    Pro-Ject Audio Systems The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable

    The idea of anti-resonant structures also carries through to The Classic's platter. The general layout was inspired by the iconic Debut platter assembly, but the main platter has been significantly upgraded to a special aluminium alloy version which is internally lined with TPE damping. The sub-platter and bearing are also similar to the Debut design, but the tolerances are far tighter for The Classic, resulting in a higher-quality performance.


    Pro-Ject Audio Systems The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable

    The Classic also boasts a radical new tonearm design, inspired by the production processes developed for the award-winning RPM 3 Carbon turntable. The tonearm tube is made from a sandwich composite of carbon and aluminium. The carbon fibre gives the arm rigidity, speed and reduced mass, while the aluminium delivers better overall damping. The tube is then supported by a new bearing assembly with ultra-low friction and wider movement for improved tracking. The nickel-plated counterweight not only looks fantastic, it's also TPE-damped to ensure the arm remains acoustically neutral. The Classic tonearm can also be VTA and azimuth adjusted to suit almost any modern pick-up cartridge.

    The Classic is supplied as standard with the Ortofon 2M Silver cartridge, which has been developed exclusively for Pro-Ject Audio Systems. This popular moving-magnet design allows The Classic to perform to a high standard right out of the box, and also offers upgrade options as your musical journey continues. The Classic is also supplied with a fitted dust cover, a junction box for easy cable upgrades and the Connect-IT E RCA cables. The three finishes (Eucalyptus (Black), Rosenut and Walnut) also mean The Classic can fit into any decor.

    Pro-Ject Audio Systems The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable Key Features:

    • Belt drive anniversary turntable with multi-plinth design
    • MDF plinths (top plinth has metal layer 'sandwich' finish) separated by TPE suspension
    • Height adjustable decoupling feet
    • Precision balanced, TPE-damped aluminium-platter
    • 9” carbon fibre/aluminium tonearm with MM & MC compatibility
    • New tonearm bearing design with Japanese ball bearing (base of tonearm) and vertical cable outlet for unhindered arm movement
    • Ultra low friction Zircon pin-point cardan tonearm bearings (top & side)
    • Fully adjustable azimuth and VTA
    • TPE-damped counterweight
    • Supplied with Ortofon 2M Silver phono cartridge
    • Classic wooden chassis in three matte finishes (Walnut, Rosenut, Eucalyptus)

    Pro-Ject Audio Systems The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable Technical Data:

    • Replacement Stylus: Ortofon 2M Silver Stylus
    • Fitted Cartridge:Ortofon 2M Silver
    • Nominal Speeds: 33/45
    • Speed & Variance: 33: 0.10% 45: 0.11%
    • Wow & Flutter: 33: 0.03% 45: 0.05%
    • Signal-to-Nosie: -71dB
    • Platter: 300mm
    • Main Bearing: Stainless Steel
    • Effective Arm Length: 230mm
    • Overhang: 18mm
    • Effective Tonearm Mass: 13.5g
    • Tracking Force Range: 10 - 30mN
    • Dust Cover: Yes
    • Power Supply: 15V / 1.6A DC
    • Power Consumption: 5.0W / <0.5W Standby
    • Dimensions (WxHxD): 460 x 131 x 351mm (Lid Closed)
    • Weight: 10.2kg

    Pro-Ject Audio Systems The Classic 25th Anniversary turntable RRP £899


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