We are proud to present a new turntable concept based on Heinz Lichtenegger’s 40 years of experience in turntable sales and construction.
The first turntables sold by Pro-Ject Audio founder Heinz in the 1970s all had a similar design. Famous brands all used the compact and elegant “frame design” established by manufacturers in the 50s and 60s.
In this modern version of the classic model, there are a number of important improvements.
Better insulation is achieved by using TPE (Thermo Plastic Elastomers). By isolating the platter and tonearm from the motor resonances, Pro-Ject has designed a much better sub-chassis construction than before.
The plate is a special aluminium alloy and also includes TPE for better cushioning.
Sub-plates and bearings are constructed of hardened steel, bronze bushing and Teflon. The result is a very smooth and “low noise” rotation of the bearing.
The main difference in the bearing, compared to the cheaper models, is the tolerance. It is 10 times smaller and therefore more accurate (0.005%).
The Classic Tonearm is a radical new design, the result of more than 25 years of experience.
The tonearm tube is a sandwich construction between carbon and aluminium. While the pin-point Zircon bearing provides ultra low friction, a new exclusive Japanese ball bearing provides a much better movement and flow for the arm.
The counterweight is also damped with TPE and reduces the amplification of tonearm resonances in the pickup by 50%.
Unlike many other manufacturers, Pro-Ject also offers on this model, adjustment of both azimuth and VTA.
The factory-installed pickup is the exclusive Ortofon Quintet Red pickup
Finish: Walnut, Rosewood and Eucalyptus. Including dust lid.