Project X1 Turntable Quintet Bronze (Walnut) / Project Tube Box S2 Ultra Chrome Bundle Deal

Project X1 Turntable Quintet Bronze (Walnut) / Project Tube Box S2 Ultra Chrome Bundle Deal

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  • Free Delivery - within NZ orders over $100

SPECIAL PREMIUM TURNTABLE PLUS LIMITED EDITION TUBE BOX BUNDLE

PRO-JECT X1 KEY FEATURES:

  • Speed control with electronic speed switch, delivering the ultimate speed stability
  • Resonance free, 1.5 kg heavy acrylic platter
  • 8.6” carbon/alu sandwich tonearm with internal damping and TPE damped counterweight
  • Carefully isolated motor for less vibration and noise

THE CHASSIS

Starting with the chassis, Pro-Ject have crafted the X1 from MDF, rather than standard particle boards resulting in a better sounding and feeling turntable. This chassis is then finished with 8 layers of painting and a hand-polished finish, designed to look good and remain looking good, especially when compared to the commonly used foil painting techniques.

THE MOTOR

The chassis houses a sophisticated DC/AC generator board which, combined with the convenient speed control board, delivers clean and stable power to the quiet-running motor. For improved performance the motor is decoupled from the main plinth using a new motor suspension system.

THE SUB-PLATTER

In the X1, the motor drives a new, heavy, non-resonant Acryl 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 TONEARM

The X1 is also better than its predecessors thanks to the super-stiff, perfectly tempered Carbon/Alu sandwich construction tonearm. This new 8.6” tonearm design is incredibly light and stiff, with improved resistance to external interference. Finished as one-piece, with a non-resonance-inducing headshell, the X1 tonearm can also be set for azimuth and VTA adjustment, offering the flexibility that so many people are asking for. The tonearm is then supplied with a TPE-damped counterweight, further reducing cartridge-tonearm resonances.


INDUSTRY REVIEWS

Hi-Fi News David Price
"The X1 gives its rivals a seriously hard time and for the true turntable enthusiast there's plenty of tweaking potential on offer too. More than just a worthy successor to the original, it's an accomplished design in its own right."

7Review Binh Phan Duc
"The X1 makes music in a happy, engaging and big-hearted way. It's an excellent low-cost turntable package with an upbeat sound. 9/10"

Analog Planet Michael Fremer
"Pro-Ject’s success means it can offer record enthusiasts more for less. The X1 is proof."


AWARDS

Hi-Fi Choice Magazine Overall rating - 5 stars
"An impressive turntable package for the price."

EISA awards 2019-2020 Best Buy Turntable

Stereonet Applause Award

"Pro-Ject’s new X1 is something of a star. This price point is where this company really excels, and the deck’s combination of sound quality, flexibility and ease of set-up and use is hard to beat."

THE QUINTET BRONZE MOVES INTO THE HIGHER LEAGUE OF THE QUINTETS.

The slim profile of its Nude Fine Line diamond stylus will track even the highest frequency information, making it a must for discerning listeners.

Additionally its larger footprint ensures reduced distortion and record wear.

The sound will be very evenhanded with respect to all aspects. Classical music will be reproduced with power and open space around each of the instruments.

SPECS

Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec. - 0.3 mV
Channel balance at 1 kHz - < 1.2 dB
Channel separation at 1 kHz - > 23 dB
Channel separation at 15 kHz - > 15 dB
Frequency response 20-20.000 Hz - +/-1.5 dB
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force *) - 80 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral - 15 µm/mN
Stylus type - Nude Fine Line
Stylus tip radius - r/R 8/40 µm
Tracking force range - 2.1-2.5 g (21-25 mN)
Tracking force, recommended - 2.3 g (23 mN)
Tracking angle - 20°
Internal impedance, DC resistance - 5 Ohm
Recommended load impedance - > 20 Ohm
Cartridge body material - ABS/Aluminium
Coil wire material - Pure 4-nines copper
Cartridge colour - Bronze
Cartridge weight - 9 gram
*) Typical value

EXCLUSIVE – WITH ONLY 100 UNITS PRODUCED – AND WITH HIGH PERFORMANCE, TUBE BOX S2 ULTRA CHROME IS THE NEW PRE-PHONO FROM PRO-JECT DESIGNED FOR THOSE WHO WANT THE BEST FOR THEIR RECORDS, IN EVERY RESPECT.

Tube Box Information:

INNOVATIVE MINIATURE SIZED PHONO PREAMPLIFIER WITH TUBE OUTPUT AND HIGH END SOUND!

Tube Box S2 is our very first product to feature a fully discreet circuit design without using any operational amplifiers (OpAmps). It also is the first product to come with replaceable tubes for tube rolling and sound-shaping. This gives the customer many options to pick from and alter the sound signature to his preference. Tube Box S2 will give a full and relaxed laid back sound with lush mids, just like you would expect it from a much bigger high end tube phono pre-amplifier.

It offers support for both MM and MC cartridges and comes with many gain settings to be switched on the front panel. Five variable input impedance settings are available to adjust to any MM cartridge, the 47k ohms input impedance setting is fixed and suited for high output MC cartridges. The aluminium/metal casing is adapted to our DS2 line in looks and protects against vibrations and electromagnetic interferences for superior sound.

A true high end solution in a much smaller package!

FEATURES:
  • SUITABLE FOR MM AND MC CARTRIDGES
  • PRECISE RIAA EQUALISATION IN TWO PARTS, PASSIVE/ACTIVE
  • FULLY DISCREET CIRCUIT DESIGN WITHOUT OPAMPS
  • 2X ECC83 VINTAGE HANDSELECTED ULTRA LINEAR TUBES (REPLACEABLE)
  • FRONT-SIDED SUBSONIC FILTER BUTTON
  • FRONT-SIDED GAIN CONTROL
  • ULTRA LOW NOISE CIRCUITRY WITH FET INPUT STAGE
  • DUAL MONO CIRCUITRY FOR OPTIMIZED CHANNEL SEPARATION
  • POLYSTYRENE CAPACITORS USED WHERE POSSIBLE
  • GOLD-PLATED RCA IN AND OUTPUTS
  • EXTERNAL POWER ADAPTOR AND MULTIPLE INTERNAL POWER SUPPLIES
  • WELL-FILTRATED HIGH-VOLTAGE ANODE POWER SUPPLY
  • SANDWICH ALU/METAL CASING PROTECTS FROM VIBRATIONS AND ELEC-TROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE
  • FINISHES: CHROME

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    • In Stock at Real Groovy - In Stock. Usually ships next business day
    • Free Delivery - within NZ orders over $100