Pro-Ject Audio X8 Evolution Turntable
X8 Evolution - High End Mass Loaded Turntable with True Balanced Connection
The Pro-Ject X8 Evolution takes a number of design cues from Pro-Ject's high end Xtension9 and Xtension10 models and presents them at a more affordable price point.
Utilising Pro-Ject's 'True Balanced Connection' the X8 is an outstanding entry into Pro-Ject's comprehensive line of turntables.
The X8 - Pro-Ject's Best High End Designs Within Reach
The X8 is Pro-Ject's most affordable mass-loaded turntable yet. Positioned neatly between the X2 and Xtension 9, the X8 adopts and breaks down its bigger siblings' features to make mass-loaded high-end design principles more accessible than ever before.
True Balanced Connection
Pro-Ject are launching a whole line of new “True Balanced Connection” components that feature a balanced connection for your phono setup. The X8 is the first turntable to feature this new phono technology.
Balanced audio connections are terrific for minimising noise from external interferences, and moving coil cartridges are themselves naturally balanced signal transducers, so introducing a balanced connector on Pro-Ject's higher end turntables makes sense. The vivid stereo imaging and inky black silences you can expect from 'True Balanced' are a true step forward for anyone who loves great sound.
Hefty 5.1kg platter
The X8 offers a heavy, TPE damped mass-loaded platter precision lathed from a single aluminium block. The Xtension 9 and 10 didn't offer the ability to experiment with different mats because of the risk of over-damping when used with those models' vinyl-topped platter. The X8 allows you to experiment with a broad range of materials to tailor the sound to your taste.
|Speed:||33, 45 (electronic speed change)|
|Drive principle:||belt drive|
|Included phono cable:||Connect it E 5P -> RCA, 1.23m|
|Aluminium feet:||Height adjustable & TPE damped|
|Platter:||massive 5,1 kg lathed aluminium & TPE damped|
|Platter bearing:||inverted with ceramic ball tips and magnetic support|
|Wow & flutter:||33: ±0,11%; 45: ± 0,10%|
|Speed drift:||33: ±0,11%; 45: ± 0,09%|
|Signal to noise:||73dB|
|Tonearm:||9“ one-piece carbon-fibre tonearm|
|Effective arm length / mass:||9“ (230 mm) / 8,5 g|
|Included accessories:||15V DC / 0,8A power supply, dust cover, 7“ single adapter, felt mat, phono cable|
|Power consumption:||5W / 0,3 W standby mode|
|Dimensions lid closed:||465 x 150 x 350 mm (W x H x D)|
|Dimensions lid opened:||465 x 415 x 420 mm (W x H x D)|