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Pro-Ject Xtension 8 Evolution Turntable Super Pack/Quintet Blue Cartridge in High Gloss Black

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The Xtension 8 Evolution Turntable is a mass-loaded high-end turntable with features more commonly found at premium price points. From its over-sized, heavyweight wooden plinth, through to the precision-lathed, TPE-damped aluminium main platter, and on to the 9” Evolution tonearm... Read More

The Xtension 8 Evolution Turntable is a mass-loaded high-end turntable with features more commonly found at premium price points. From its over-sized, heavyweight wooden plinth, through to the precision-lathed, TPE-damped aluminium main platter, and on to the 9” Evolution tonearm finished with a Quintet Blue, it is a complete turntable solution for high-end audio systems in one box.

Key Features:

  • Heavy MDF chassis
  • Precision balanced damped 5,1 kg aluminium platter
  • Inverted bearing with ceramic tip, magnetic support
  • Electronic speed control 33/45 rpm
  • Pre-fitted Ortofon Quintet Blue
  • Inverted cardanic tonearm bearings; four stainless steel tips mounted in ABEC 7 quality ball bearings
  • Height-adjustable metal feet with TPE damping
  • Premium 5P semi-symmetrical RCA phono cable
  • True Balanced 5P XLR cable available separately
  • Dust cover included
  • Handmade in Europe

The Xtension 8 draws inspiration from other high-end turntables in the Pro-Ject range. The thick, heavy MDF chassis is expertly shaped and finished to provide both a stylish aesthetic and a sturdy platform from which the key performance parts of the turntable can do their work.

The main platter is precision-cut from a single piece of aluminium and lined with a ring of rubber TPE damping to produce a heavy non-resonant base that contributes to highly accurate speed stability with very little fluctuation. The platter is mounted on an inverted ceramic-tipped main bearing, bolstered with magnetic support, for fluid rotation without resistance.

The platter is driven by a perimeter drive belt, connected to a low-noise AC motor. The motor is controlled by an AC generator with adjustable speed control for convenient switching between 33 and 45 RPM as well as a clean, low-noise power signal.

The Xtension 8 is pre-installed with Pro-Ject’s popular 9CC Evolution carbon fibre tonearm. The 9CC EVO can been found on many popular high-end turntables, and features a one-piece, tapered carbon fibre tonearm tube, mounted in a heavy-weight bearing block with high-quality ABEC 7 ball bearings. The tonearm is also VTA and azimuth adjustable for perfect cartridge mounting.

The Xtension 8 is also supplied with the award-winning Ortofon Quintet Blue moving coil cartridge, as standard. The Quintet Blue is recognized for its detailed musical performance, and perfectly complements the X8’s own high-end ability.

This is a Special Order item.


Specifications:

  • Speed: 33 / 45 rpm (electronic speed change)
  • Included Phono Cable: Connect it E 5P -> RCA, 1.23m
  • Aluminium Feet: Height adjustable & TPE damped
  • Platter: massive 5,1 kg lathed aluminium
  • Platter Bearing: inverted ceramic ball, magnetic support
  • Speed Drift: 33: ±0,11%; 45: ± 0,09%
  • Wow & Flutter: 33: ±0,11%; 45: ± 0,10%
  • Rumble: 73dB
  • Tonearm: 9“one-piece carbon-fibre tonearm
  • Effective Arm Length / mass: 9“(230 mm) / 8,5 g
  • Overhang: 18 mm
  • Incl. Accessories: Dust cover, 7“single adapter, felt mat
  • Power supply: 15V / 0,8A DC
  • 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)
  • Weight: 15 kg./33 lbs.
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