CES 2018 Innovation Honoree


Jan 8, 2018

Las Vegas, NV, January 7, 2017 – Pro-Ject Audio Systems today announced that it has been named a CES 2018 Innovation Awards Honoree for VT-E BT turntable.  Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting-edge consumer electronics products across 28 product categories.             

VT-E BT - the world’s first wireless vertical turntable, with its innovative design and super easy setup, is a unique offering from Pro-Ject for vinyl enthusiasts who want a stylish turntable that takes up minimal space.
The prestigious CES Innovation Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, the owner, and producer of CES 2018, the global gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.            

Pro-Ject VT-E BT turntable will be displayed at CES 2018, which runs January 9-12, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES 2018 Innovation Honoree products are featured on CES.tech/Innovation, which lists product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, description, photo, and URL.

Entries are evaluated on their engineering, aesthetic and design qualities, intended function and user value, unique features present and how the design and innovation of the product directly compare to other products in the marketplace. Products chosen as CES Innovation Honorees reflect innovative design and engineering in some of the most cutting-edge tech products and services coming to market. 

About Pro-Ject Audio Systems:

Pro-Ject Audio Systems was founded by one of Austria’s leading high-end audio distributors, Heinz Lichtenegger, in early 1991. A genuine music lover and a dyed-in-the-wool audiophile, Heinz challenged the common “cost-no-object” approach to analog audio equipment by manufacturing turntables, tonearms, and accessories at a reasonable price without compromising build quality or sonic performance.  With his passion for high-end audio fueling a desire to take a familiar industry in a new direction, Heinz proceeded to use Pro-Ject Audio Systems as a locomotive to bring high-end gear to the masses.

Since then, Pro-Ject has been steadily gaining steam to assert itself as one of the most respected names in affordable, audiophile-grade analog gear. In 2007, Pro-Ject Audio officially launched Box Designs, a subdivision of the company dedicated to redefining the concept of audio electronics once again. Focusing on a small form factor that could easily integrate into any lifestyle, Heinz was able to pack the same sophisticated circuitry found in traditional high-end audio components into a box a fraction of the size.  By adhering to that philosophy while still only using quality electronic components that deliver sound that far exceeds their stature, the engineers at Pro-Ject redefined what is possible in high-end audio and proven that great things do come in small packages.

For more information, visit Pro-Ject USA website: www.pro-jectusa.com

For more details of VT-E BT turntable, visit: http://www.pro-jectusa.com/en-us/homepage/pro-ject-audio-systems/turntable/vertical-turntable-line/vt-e-bt

About Sumiko:


For nearly 30 years, Sumiko Audio has brought the finest high-end audio products to North America from around the globe. From its humble beginnings as a phono cartridge importer, Sumiko Audio has carefully selected its partners from big players in the audio industry to assemble a complete answer to every audiophile’s most burning question: what should I buy?

The result is a family of analog and digital audio components that allows you to easily and confidently build your dream audiophile system from the ground up, no matter how big or small your dreams may be. From power amplifiers, speakers, and turntables to streaming devices, DAC’s, and headphone amps, Sumiko Audio simply has the best to offer in high-end audio.Sumiko’s relationship with Pro-Ject Audio started in 1993 when HienzLeichtenegger, CEO of Pro-Ject Audio Systems, recognized that SUMIKO would be instrumental in establishing his European-proven brand here in the US. This relationship has propelled Pro-Ject to become one of the most venerated brands in affordable high-end audio today.  

Fore more information, visit Sumiko website: www.sumikoaudio.net