The Xpression Carbon advances on from its forbears with some brand new features that have never been seen on any other Pro-Ject turntables before. From the stunning finish to the audiophile technical specification, every element of this turntable has been meticulously designed to offer the best performance for the money – just like the original Pro-Ject 1.
The Xpression Carbon advances on other turntables thanks to its one-piece carbon fibre tonearm, which is mounted in a brand new heavy-weight assembly, inspired by the superior Evolution tonearms. This over-sized support effectively isolates the tonearm from the plinth, and takes any minor resonances in the tonearm and dissipates them immediately – allowing only the original music signal to be sent to your amplifier. Mounted on the tonearm is the new Ortofon 2M Silver, a special version of Ortofon’s world famous 2M Red cartridge, finished with silver spools for optimal signal generation.
The Xpression Carbon benefits from a new AC motor design with DC power supply. It achieves this unique combination by incorporating an AC generator on the underside of the turntable – so the DC power supply signal is changed to a clean AC supply, which allows the 9V motor to perform at its optimal level. The motor is isolated from the main plinth – to avoid resonance transference – by two rubber gromits designed and manufactured by Ortofon’s expert rubber division. The motor applies rotating force to a sub-platter, which drives the acrylic platter. The acrylic platter creates an alternative aesthetic and sound. The use of acrylic reduces tinny frequencies and helps accentuate the mid-range better.
The Xpression Carbon is supplied with both a felt and a cork mat, to tailor the sound perfectly for your ears, and your environment.
- Manual turntable
- New DC power-supply
- Low-noise synchronous AC motor
- Motor isolation blobs designed by Ortofon
- Acrylic platter
- Carbon fibre tonearm
- Evolution-inspired tonearm support
- Pre-fitted with an Ortofon 2M Silver
- Gold-plated RCA phono sockets
- Lid included
|Fitted Cartridge:||Ortofon 2M Silver|
|Nominal Speeds:||33 / 45 / 78 RPM (78 Optional)|
|Speed & Variance:||33: 0.2% 45: 0.18%|
|Wow & Flutter:||33: 0.14% 45: 0.13%|
|Main Bearing:||Stainless Steel|
|Effective Arm Length:||218.5mm|
|Effective Tonearm Mass:||8.0g|
|Tracking Force Range:||0 – 30mn|
|RCA Phono Sockets:||Yes|
|Tonearm:||9″ Carbon Fibre Evolution|
|Power Supply:||15V DC|
|Dimensions (WxHxD):||415 x 130 x 335mm|
*In order to spin at 78 RPM, this turntable requires either a Pro-Ject Speed Box as a separate accessory, or the 78 RPM Pulley Kit.