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Pro-Ject


THE Pro-Ject Classic

To celebrate their 25 year anniversary back in 2016, Pro-Ject Audio Systems decided to combine traditional design with modern technology in a brand new turntable model. Aptly-named 'The Classic', it's a sleek, compact and elegant turntable based around the "frame" design first popularised by the likes of Thorens and Linn in the 1950's and 60's, but implemented with the innovative technologies Pro-Ject have become known for. The Classic has now reached a point in it's development that Pro-Ject have decided to update this model with the introduction of the improved Classic Evo Turntable.

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The Classic Evo

Price: £1499.00

With Ortofon Quintet Red MC Cartridge

The Classic Evo utilises a simple and elegant “frame” design, which bears a notable resemblance to some of the most famous turntables of the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s. But the design is more than just aesthetically pleasing, it also combines proven hi-fi technologies with the ‘simple to set-up and own’ principles associated with Pro-Ject turntables, so you can just focus on enjoying your music.

The improved two-plinth design utilises Thermo Plastic Elastomers (TPE) to isolate the metal-finished inner-chassis, rather than the traditional method of a spring-loaded sub-chassis, but this construction effectively decouples the motor from the main bearing and the tonearm, reducing unwanted interference between the components.

The idea of reduced resonance transference in The Classic Evo carries through to the platter configuration. The heavy main platter is machined from a special aluminium alloy, which is lined with TPE damping, while the new sub-platter is diamond-cut from the same metal for absolute accuracy and reliability in production. This new system adds greater mass over previous The Classic designs, and works to far finer tolerances. When mounted in the steel/bronze main bearing with Teflon lining, the end result is an ultra-silent, stable playback platform with minimal bearing noise.

For the highest performance in use, the platter system is belt-driven by a premium AC drive motor, which is powered by a DC/AC generator board for minimal noise and interference from unclean power supplies. For added convenience, there is also a simple speed control switch on the top surface of the inner plinth, allowing for quick and easy switching between 33 and 45 RPM playback speed.

The Classic Evo retains the specially designed tonearm from the original The Classic model. The one-piece conical tonearm tube is made from aluminium, wrapped in carbon fibre – creating a tube that’s both light and very stiff, with excellent resistance to unwanted vibrations and interference. This tube is controlled by a special bearing assembly, taken directly from Pro-Ject’s superior Evolution Tonearm range, for absolute freedom in its movement across the horizontal and vertical plains. The striking nickel-finished counterweight is also TPE-damped, reducing the amplitude of the tonearm’s resonant-frequency by 50%. Finally, the tonearm also benefits from the usual azimuth and VTA-adjustments associated with all high-end Pro-Ject tonearms.

The Classic Evo is supplied as standard with the popular Ortofon Quintet Red Moving Coil (MC) cartridge. The Quintet Red is a solid, all-round performer, and allows The Classic Evo to perform to a high standard straight out of the box.

The Classic Evo includes a set of four height-adjustable dampened feet, a part of Connect-IT E phono RCA cables (specially developed for use with turntable systems) and a removable dust cover. It’s available in Eucalyptus or Walnut veneer finish. It is supplied as standard with all necessary set-up tools, a fitted dust cover and Pro-Ject’s specially-developed Connect-IT E turntable cables.

The Classic Evo retains all the strong points of the original design, and improves in certain areas to create a better experience than ever before. The sound is exciting and engaging, the design is breath-taking, the technology is first-class, and the product is accessible to any type of music lover.

Key Features:

Premium “frame” design turntable with improved construction
Clever technologies allow for simplicity in set-up and use
Silent belt-drive system rotates the heavy main platter
New diamond-cut precision sub-platter for reduced resonances
Electronic speed control to switch between 33 and 45 RPM
9" The Classic tonearm with carbon fibre/aluminium construction and Evolution bearings
Ortofon Quintet Red cartridge pre-installed
Fully adjustable for azimuth and VTA
Supplied with nickel-plated TPE-damped counterweight
Height adjustable decoupling feet
Available in two wooden finishes, Eucalyptus or Walnut
Dust cover included
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The 175 Vienna Philharmonic Anniversary Edition £6500

This is a Special Order Item

For the past 175 years, the Vienna Philharmonic has been inseparably linked with European musical traditions, from the classical to the contemporary. Their performances have gone down in musical history, several masterpieces have been written and they are considered one of the finest orchestras in the world. So to mark this occasion, Pro-Ject Audio Systems have designed the Vienna Philharmonic Record player, based on the multi award winning model 'The Classic' and fashioned from materials found in musical instruments. The wooden chassis and the finish correspond to a violin, the metal chassis is based on brass instruments, the finger lift comes from a clarinet flap and even the on switch/speed changer comes from a flute button.

The 175 Vienna Philharmonic is supplied with a special edition Ortofon cartridge, based on their top-of-the-line Cadenza series. The housing of the cartridge is made from a very high damping alloy, carefully polished to match the surface of the turntable. The outcome is an extremely harmonious sound, reflecting the goal of this collaboration: to approximate as closely as possible the sound of the world-famous Vienna Philharmonic.

The design team improved every technical detail, and produced the new model according to Pro-Ject’s highest standard of built quality, with the tightest tolerances. Every Vienna Philharmonic Record Player is produced exclusively by hand and will ship in premium boxes made from wood. The accessories are also delivered in an exclusive wooden box.

Key Features:

Based on the multi award winning model 'The Classic'
9“ Aluminium S-Shape tonearm with a brass headshell
Supplied with a special edition Ortofon Cadenza Cartridge
Fashioned from materials found in musical instruments
Shipped in premium wooden boxes.


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Technical Data
Fitted Cartridge: 
Special Edition Ortofon Cadenza Cartridge
Nominal Speeds:
33/45 RPM
Speed & Variance:

33: 0.13%
45: 0.10%
Wow & Flutter:

33: 0.10%
45: 0.09%
Signall-to-Noise:
-72dB
Platter:
300mm Aluminium
Drive Principle:
Belt drive
Main Bearing:
Stainless Steel
Effective Arm Length:
9" Aluminium S-Shape, Brass Headshell
Included Accessories:
Record Clamp
Leather Pad
Dust Cover
High End Phone Cable
Precision Scale
Power Supply: 
110/120 or 230/240 Volt at 50 or 60Hz
Power Consumption:
5.0W / <0.5W Standby
Dimensions:
462 x 131 x 351mm
Weight:
13kg (net)