Pro-Ject USA’s 1Xpression III Comfort is a real hi-fi classic. Since the Pro-Ject 1 was presented for the first time in 1991, no entry-level turntable concept has been built for true audiophiles.
It includes a stiff and light-weight tone-arm with carbon tube & aluminium headshell. The approved belt drive design offers low noise AC motor with effective motor decoupling, a built-in precision frequency generator „Speed Box“ for ultimate speed stability and convenient speed change.
The main platter is made from solid non-resonant acrylic, running in low tolerance chrome-plated stainless-steel axle in bronze bearing housing. Turntable main plinth is made from low resonance MDF, which effectively is decoupled from structure-borne noise by special cones, that use TPE technology.
This turntable offers best-in-class sound quality with an elegant dark grey piano finish and an automatic motor stop with a tonearm that lifts up at the end of a record. When playing 78rpm records, a simple exchange of stylus to 2M78 (not included) and a drive belt turnover to a larger diameter of pulley is all that’s needed.
Belt drive system with synchronous motor
Electronic speed change 33, 45, 78 (+ belt turnover)
Opto-electronic limit stop of motor and arm lift
Heavy non-resonant acrylic platter
Low tolerance main bearing housing and steel axle
8.6” tonearm with conical carbon arm tube & aluminium headshell
Special rubber-filled cone feet
Nominal speeds: 33/45 r.p.m., 78 r.p.m. optional
Speed variance 33: 0,35%, 45: 0,30%
Wow and flutter 33: 0,17%, 45: 0,15%
Signal to noise: 68dB
Effective tonearm mass: 13g
Effective tonearm length: 8,6 ” (218,5mm)
Power consumption: 4,5W
Outboard power supply: 15V / 0 – 0.8mA DC (set at 0.5mA), universal power supply