Pro-Ject - Xtension 12 Evolution - Turntable

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Already, the critically acclaimed 6perspeX has proved the fantastic result of using magnets to isolate the subchassis. So consequently, for the Xtension this technology has been re-developed to utilise new magnetic feet, which almost completely decouple the main plinth. Combine this with the weighty 25kg total mass of the turntable, and the listener benefi ts from minimal base resonance. This is a unique combination of 'mass loaded' and 'floating turntable' design principals. In keeping with these principles, the platter is metal due to its higher mass than acrylic. However, the old standard adoption of pure metal has been abandoned because of its highly-resonant tendencies. Instead, we've found a perfect alloy which we dampened on the inner side with Sorbothane®. Taking this base, we've glued recycled Vinyl records to the top (which act as a perfect mat) and bake this 'sandwich' before precision balancing it. The final product subsequently benefits from a wonderfully resonance-free, heavy platter. Another consideration was the amount of energy the tonearm base would have to take from arm and cartridge movement. These energies have to be controlled, as do those from the motor and the bearing (they have to be kept away from the tonearm to avoid interference). Consequently, the tonearm base on the Xtension also benefits from 'high-mass' technologies, and is isolated from the main board by a sheet of Sorbothane®. Importantly though, this board is still able to incorporate the adoption of different tonearms. As we originally premised with this turntable, to be in keeping with its 'classic' ethos, the Xtension comes with a beautiful dustcover with adjustable hinges, as well as several finish options in a high-gloss lacquer. Ultimately, the Xtension truly delivers a timelessly classic, exclusive analogue experience. Xtension is available in high gloss lacquer finishes: mahogany, piano and olive. Manual turntable with build in Pro-Ject Speed Box SE Turntable • Super-heavy 25 kg mass load magnetic fl oating belt drive design • Sorbothane® damped ultra precise balanced Sandwich platter out of special alloy combined with Vinyl • Brass record puck • Ultra low noise motor highest selection • Magnet supported, inverted main bearing Type Block 1 with ceramic thrust-pad • Integrated Speed Box SE for super silent motordrive and electronically switchable speed • Metal-granulate filled plinth for universal damping • Mass loaded interchangeable armboard • Height adjustable magnet supported feets for perfect isolation • Gold-plated RCA phono sockets Tonearm 12cc Evolution • 12" precision tone-arm with carbon-fibre armtube / headshell • Generation 2 carbon technology • Conical armtube avoids standing wave reflections • Highest selection of components • Antiresonace heavy mass cardan bearing block • Inverted bearing design with four hardened ABEC7 spec ballraces • Solid armbase permits accurate height adjustment of armtube and VTA (vertical tracing angle) • Single-screw fixing of armtube allows rotation for easy adjustment of needle azimuth despite fixed headshell • Highly flexible top-grade copper internal wiring • Silicon damped tone-armlift • Resonance optimised Sorbothane® enhanced counterweight construction • Improved antiskating and tone-arm lift mechanics
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Nominal speeds 33 / 45 / 78 r.p.m.Electronic speed change 33 / 45 r.p.m.Mechanic speed change 78 r.p.m.Build in Pro-Ject Speed Box SE yesDust cover yesRecord weight yesSupplied Pro-Ject phono cable Connect it 5P-CMagnet supported, Sorbothane-damped feet yesCentral metal block yesSpeed variance ±0,09%Wow and flutter ±0,01%Signal to noise -73dBPlatter weight/diameter 5,7kg/300mmPower supply type Mains-fed outboard power supply220 - 240V, 50 cycles or 100 - 110V, 60 cyclesOutput voltage 16V/1.000mA ACPower consumption 2WDimensions (lid open) 550 x 550 x 560mmDimensions (lid closed) 550 x 250 x 450mmWeight 20kgDimensions (W x H x D)
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