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Pro-Ject

The Signature Range

Pro-Ject's Signature turntable has now been joined by the more affordable Signature 10. Available with or without a Ortofon Cadenza Black MC Cartridge.

The pinnacle of Pro-Ject's turntable range is the mighty Signature Model. This turntable was designed to celebrate Pro-Ject's 20th Anniversary in 2011. The Signature Turntable represents Pro-Ject's commitment to turntable and Tone Arm design, this model is quite simply a "tour de force"


Signature 10

Without Cartridge from £4499.00

Finishes: Black, Mahogany or Olive

Other finishes to order

Add a Pro-Ject Pic-IT DS2 MC for only an extra £499

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The Signature 10 is a true high-end turntable designed by Pro-Ject Audio Systems. The cousin of Pro-Jects flagship Signature turntable, the Signature 10 uses a mass loaded magnetic floating subchassis, perfect for reducing resonance and noise.

Magnetic feet decoupled from the chassis surface, Sorbothane 'pillows' and a floating-magnetic platter essentially guarantee a silent-running turntable. The Signature 10 spins via a heavy belt drive designed to keep exceptional timing and quality.

An inbuilt speed control allows for simple speed changes between 33 1/3 RPM and 45RPM at a push of a button.The single-pivot 10” precision tonearm is a unique and genuine design by Pro-Ject. With its wide range of adjustment possibilities and the choice of adequate counterweights, nearly all cartridges can be mounted.

Key Features:

Mass loaded belt drive subchassis design
Magnetically decoupled main platter
Resonance optimised alloy with built-in TPE damping
Inverted main bearing with ceramic ball
Chassis with magnetic decoupling
Electronic speed control
10” Single-pivot precision tonearm
High gloss metal surface

Technical Data:

Speed: 33, 45 RPM (Electronic Speed Change)
Motor Control System: Precision Generator
Platter: 10.40kg TPE Damped
Main Bearing: Ceramic (Ball/Plate), Magnetically Decoupled
Tonearm: 10" Single Pivot
Effective Arm Length/Overhang: 254.8mm/16mm
Effective Arm Mass: 15.5g
RCA Connectors: Gold-Plated
Power Supply: 16V DC 1600mA
Standby: <1 Watt
Dimensions: 475 x 350 x 188mm
Weight: 22.5kg (Net)

Signature 12 from £7999.00 without cartridge

Finishes: Black, Mahogany or Olive

+ other finishes to order.

THIS TURNTABLE IS A SPECIAL ORDER ITEM

Lead time is currently 8 to 12 weeks

Add a Pro-Ject Pik-IT DS2 MC for only an extra £425.00





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The Pro-Ject Signature is a no-compromise high-end turntable designed to celebrate Pro-Ject Audio Systems 20th Anniversary in 2011. A highly-sophisticated concept combines the mass-loaded principle with a subchassis design.

Magnetic feet decoupled from the chassis surface, Sorbothane 'pillows' and a floating-magnetic platter essentially guarantee a silent-running turntable. The stylish 'fly-wheel' Belt Drive System ensures vibration-free running of the massive platter.

The new single-pivot tonearm is a unique and genuine design by Pro-Ject. With its wide range of adjustment possibilities and the choice of adequate counterweights, nearly all cartridges can be mounted.

The Signature is an audiophile marvel that represents Pro-Ject's superiority in precision-engineering, and their deep love for music!

Key Features:

Mass-loaded subchassis design
Magnetically decoupled main platter
Resonance-optimised alloy
Inverted main bearing with ceramic ball
Flywheel belt drive
Motor control system with LCD display
Single-pivot tonearm
High gloss metal surface
Piano-lacquer chassis with magnetic decoupling
Please note: this model is not supplied with a cartridge. If you're looking for a recommendation, please give us a call to discuss your options.

Technical Data:

Speed: 33, 45 RPM (Electronic Speed Change)
Actuation Principle: Flywheel Belt Drive
Motor Control System: Precision Generator with LCD Display
Platter: 10.55Kg Magnetically Decoupled
Main Bearing: Ceramic (Ball / Plate)
Tonearm: 12", Single-Pivot Aluminum Construction
Effective Arm Length: 304.8mm
Effective Arm Mass: 19.5g
Cartridge Mass:

Various Counterweights Included...
For Weights 4 - 10g
RCA Connectors: Gold-Plated
Power Supply: Outboard PSU Included
Dimensions: 570 x 470 x 250mm (W x H x D)
Weight: 34.3kg
Xtension

With 12cc Tone Arm £4000
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With Ortofon RS309SD Tone Arm £4500
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It is apparent throughout contemporary culture that modern and classical designs are working, more than ever before, in harmony. Countless varying product categories, such as cars, watches and furniture, are all embracing the ever-popular retro trend. The reasoning behind this love of 'retro' is it's inherent mix of classical beauty, combined with absolute mechanical precision, high-quality components, and superior performance.

Pro-Ject products gave analog a new life in the nineties; their products have successfully shown that you can listen to music in a better way than with any contemporary digital medium, and it doesn't have to cost the earth.

However, by creating the Xtension, Pro-Ject aimed to bring back a classical analog concept from the eighties, and combine it with their advanced contemporary technologies. After eighteen years of turntable manufacturing for analog lovers on a budget, the Xtension represents Pro-Ject's first deck not subscribed to budgetary limitations; and boy does it deliver.

A meeting of principles
Before the Xtension the acclaimed 6 Perspex had already proven the fantastic result of using magnets to isolate the subchassis. So, consequently, for the Xtension this technology has been re-developed to utilise new magnetic feet, which almost completely decouple the main plinth. Combine this with the weighty 25kg total mass of the turntable, and the listener benefits from minimal base resonance. This is a unique combination of 'mass loaded' and 'floating turntable' design principals.

Heavy metal
In keeping with these principles, the platter is metal due to its higher mass than acrylic. However, the old standard adoption of pure metal has been abandoned because of its highly-resonant tendencies. Instead, they found a perfect alloy which has then been dampened on the inner side with Sorbothane®. Taking this base, Pro-Ject then glued recycled Vinyl records to the top (which act as a perfect mat) and bake this 'sandwich' before precision balancing it. The final product subsequently benefits from a wonderfully resonance-free, heavy platter.

Thinking of the arm
Another consideration was the amount of energy the tonearm base would have to take from arm and cartridge movement. These energies have to be controlled, as do those from the motor and the bearing (they have to be kept away from the tonearm to avoid interference). Consequently, the tonearm base on the Xtension also benefits from 'high-mass' technologies, and is isolated from the main board by a sheet of Sorbothane®. Importantly though, this board is still able to incorporate the adoption of different tonearms.

Attention to detail
As was originally premised with this turntable, to be in keeping with its 'classic' ethos, the Xtension comes with a beautiful dustcover with adjustable hinges, as well as several finish options in a high-gloss lacquer. Ultimately, the Xtension truly delivers a timelessly classic, exclusive analogue experience.

Pricing:

Mounted tonearm Pro-Ject 12cc Evolution (£4,000)
Mounted tonearm Ortofon RS-309D (£4,500)
Without tonearm (£TBA)
Please note, this turntable is available on special order only. Each Xtension record player is individually made by hand.

Key Features:

Aluminium platter with perimeter belt drive and brass record puck
Magnet supported, inverted main bearing with ceramic thrust-pad
Central metal block optimises centre of gravity
Build in Pro-Ject Speed Box SE
Magnet supported feet
Electronic speed change for 33 / 45 RPM
Mechanic speed change for 78 RPM
Dust cover included
Please note: this model is not supplied with a cartridge. If you're looking for a recommendation, please give us a call to discuss your options.

Technical Data:

Nominal Speeds: 33 / 45 / 78 RPM
Electronic Speed Change: 33 / 45 RPM
Mechanical Speed Change: 78 RPM
Built-In Pro-Ject Speed Box SE: Yes
Dust Cover: Yes
Record Weight: Yes
Sorbothane-Damped Feet: Yes, Magnetically Supported
Central Metal Block: Yes
Speed Variance: ± 0.09%
Wow & Flutter: ± 0.01%
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: -73dB
Platter Weight / Diameter: 5.7Kg / 300mm
Power Supply Type: Outboard PSU for UK Mains
Output Voltage: 16V / 1,000mA AC
Power Consumption: 2W
Dimensions (W x H x D):

550 x 550 x 560mm (Lid Open)
550 x 250 x 450mm (Lid Closed)
Weight: 20kg

Xperience Super Pack £1100

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The highly acclaimed Pro-Ject Xperience turntable in the stylish acrylic finish, supplied with a Pro-Ject 9CC Evolution Carbon Fibre tonearm and Ortofon Rondo Red high-quality MC Phono Cartridge. A fantastic and highly-praised combination, suitable for a wide variety of listening styles.

Key Features:

Turntable package offering the finest performance possible out-of-the-box with the Xperience record player
Pleasing acrylic design with audiophile technologies employed throughout
Rigid, one-piece carbon fibre tonearm
Factory-fitted Ortofon Rondo Red MC cartridge
Please Note: The image shown pictures a 2m Bronze mounted on the Evolution tonearm. This package includes the superior Ortofon Rondo Red Moving Coil cartridge.

Technical Data:

Nominal Speeds: 33 / 45 RPM
Dust Cover: Yes, Supplied
Record Clamp: Yes, Supplied
Aluminium Cones: Yes, Sorbothane-Damped
RCA Phono Sockets: Yes, Gold-Plated
Speed Variance: ± 0.5%
Wow & Flutter: ± 0.08%
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: -70dB
Platter Weight / Diameter: 2Kg / 300mm
Tonearm: Pro-Ject 9CC Evolution
Effective Arm Length: 9" (230mm)
Effective Mass: 8.5g
Overhang: 18mm
Headshell: 0.5" (12,7mm) Standard
Supplied Counterweight:

For Cartridge Weights...
6 - 10g
Pre-Fitted Cartridge: Ortofon Rondo Red
Output Voltage: 500 µV
Stylus Type:

Nude Elliptical Diamond
Cylindrical Aluminium Cantilever
Tracking Weight: 2.3g / 23mN (Recommended)
More Cartridge Info: Click Here
Power Supply Type:

Outboard PSU
220 - 240V, 50Hz Input
Output Voltage: 16V / 500mA AC
Power Consumption: 2W
Dimensions:

460 x 390 x 460mm (Lid Open)
460 x 133 z 360mm (Lid Closed)
Weight: 7.7Kg

Please note: The Xperience comes with a fitted 9CC Evolution tone arm which is NOT pictured.