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Project Classic Turntable

£899.00

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Lovely record player that marries modern technology to classic design that harks back to the LINN, The Thorens and the Ariston classics!

Comes complete with cartridge fitted.

To celebrate their 25 year anniversary, Pro-Ject Audio 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.

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.



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. 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.
 

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)

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 


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