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EISA award winning recordplayer with factory-mounted Sumiko Rainier Cartridge

$899 in Piano Black, Satin Walnut, or Satin White including factory-mounted Sumiko Rainier Cartridge

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Pro-Ject‘s classic turntable design reimagined and lifted to new performance heights!  
In 1991 Pro-Ject started a revolution in HiFi with the introduction of the Pro-Ject 1 a high-end, low budget turntable at a time when CD was king. Against all odds, we were creating interest in analogue audio at a time when others were turning their backs, and our success boiled down to three critical philosophies: 

- Simple yet technically correct design 
- High-quality valuable materials 
- Fully handcrafted, expert engineers, made in the EU  

There were no fancy, unnecessary features; it was a strictly manual turntable design and all of the design decisions resulted in unbelievable sound at a fantastic price.
The X1 is based on the same concept as the P1, but improved in every aspect thanks to modern materials and sophisticated new production methods.
While the basic design philosophy remains unchanged, there are myriad improvements in virtually every element of the new X1.  
Eight layers of paint and a hand-polished finish provide an exquisite look and feel, that will last for generations.
Inside, a sophisticated DC/AC generator board which, combined with the convenient speed control board, delivers clean and stable power to the quiet running motor. The motor is decoupled from the plinth via a new motor suspension system that isolates and quells vibrations.

In the X1, the motor drives a heavy, 1.5 kg non-resonant acrylic 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 X1 incorporates a newly developed Carbon Fiber/ Aluminum composite construction tonearm. This 8.6” tonearm design is incredibly light and stiff, with remarkable resistance to external interference. With an integrated headshell and one piece tonearm wiring, the X1 also provides azimuth and VTA adjustment, offering the flexibility for optimization with a huge range of cartridges.
The factory installs and aligns the amazing new Sumiko Rainier cartridge simplifying setup, and providing superb tracking ability as well as a very musical and engaging presentation. The Rainier offers not only a replaceable stylus, but can also be easily upgraded in the future with the Sumiko Olympia or Moonstone stylus, without the need to realign the cartridge.
The tonearm utilizes TPE damped counterweight, minimizing resonances. 
The X1 is also supplied with our Connect it cables, a semi- balanced, low-capacitance cable with superior shielding optimized for turntable use. 



Upgraded Acrylic Platter Included:A heavy 1.5 kg acrylic platter provides rotational mass with vanishingly low resonance, and eliminates the need for a dust and grime collecting record mat (a felt mat is supplied but is not needed nor recommended)  
Better Motor Isolation:
New motor suspension for better decoupling of the motor vibrations to tonearm and chassis  
New Tonearm:
Super stiff, perfectly damped Carbon/Aluminum composite construction. This rigid, low mass one-piece tonearm with integrated headshell reduces vibrations and allows a continuous wire run from the cartridge to the output.  This new tonearm design also featured an Aluminum Tonearm Base with Azimuth and VTA adjustments 
Motor Speed Control and Electronic Speed Change:
A sophisticated DC/AC generator board generates clean and stable power to drive the precision AC motor while providing quick, convenient switching between 33 1/3 and 45 rpm (78 rpm is also available with a quick belt change) 
Upgraded Cartridge:The X1 comes with the award- winning Sumiko Rainier moving magnet cartridge pre-installed The Rainier features an easily user replaceable/upgradeable stylus  
New High-performance leveling feet:Isolation from external vibrations is achieved with newly developed Aluminum/Thermo Plastic Elastomer composite feet which are height/level adjustable  
Cable optimized for Phono signals: All Pro-Ject turntables come with a high-quality phono RCA cable. Compared to other digital and analog music sources, the signal coming from a turntable cartridge is very fragile in nature and inexpensive coaxial-type RCA cables often do not provide the ideal conditions for getting a phono signal to an amplifier. The included 1.23 meter Connect it E is a semi-balanced, low capacitance cable with superior shielding designed specifically for use with phono signals.  
New Counterweight:
New Anti-resonant counterweight with TPE damping to reduce cartridge/tonearm resonance 

Speed: 33, 45,78 (electronic speed change) 
Principle: belt drive
Speed variance: 33: 0.30% 45: 0.25%
Wow & flutter: 33: 0.15% 45: 0.13% 
Platter: 20mm thick, 1.5 kg heavy acrylic 
Main bearing: stainless steel/brass 
Tonearm: 8,6” carbon/aluminum sandwich 
Effective arm length: 218,5 mm 
Overhang: 18 mm 
Effective tonearm mass: 10,0g
Tracking force range: 0 - 30mN
Included accessories: 15volts DC /0.8A power supply, Dust cover, Connect it E Phono cable, felt mat, Sumiko Rainier 
Power consumption: 5,0 watts max /< 0.3 watt standby 
Dimensions: 415 x 125 x 335 mm (WxHxD)
Weight: 7 kg net / 9.5 kg gross weight