Pro-Ject have crafted the X1 from medium density fibreboard (MDF) rather than standard particle boards. The acoustic qualities of MDF result in a better sounding and feeling turntable. The chassis is toppedwith 8 layers of painting and a hand-polished finish, designed to look good and stay looking good, especially when compared to commonly used foil painting techniques.
Sophisticated Motor Technology
The chassis of the X1 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 and to eliminate sonic transference, the motor is decoupled from the main plinth using a newly designed motor suspension system.
8.6" Carbon/Aluminium Tonearm
The X1 easily outpaces its predecessors thanks to the super-stiff, perfectly tempered Carbon/Aluminium sandwich construction tonearm. This new 8.6” tonearm is incredibly light and stiff, with improved resistance to external interference. The X1 tonearm offers azimuth and VTA adjustment, meaning you have a high level of flexibility and customisability with your cartridge choice. This tonearm is constructed as one piece, with a resonance-eliminating headshell, and fitted with a TPE-damped counterweight. The one-piece design and TPE damping greatly reduce cartridge-tonearm resonances.
Reliable Platter Assembly
In the X1, the motor drives a heavy, non-resonant acrylic 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.
- 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