Pro-Ject 1Xpression Carbon Classic in Olive
The Xpression Carbon ClassicThe Xpression Carbon Classic turntable is the 6th generation of the hi-fi classic Pro-Ject 1, which was presented for the first time in 1991. No other entry-level turntable concept is more audiophile and the current version includes a totally new carbon tone-arm with spin-off "EVO" technology. The innovative gimbal design features a resonance damping counterweight for enhanced performance with any cartridge. The approved belt drive design offers low noise AC motor with effective motor decoupling, ultra precision frequency DC-driven AC generator for ultimate speed stability.
The Xpression Carbon Classic's complex main platter construction cannot be found elsewhere in this price range. Advanced thermo plastic elastomers (TPE) are used in a sandwich construction with aluminum alloy for optimized resonance behavior. The platter bearing axle is made from low tolerance chrome plated stainless steel running on a Teflon bottom in a bronze bearing housing. The plinth is made from low resonance MDF, which is effectively decoupled from structure-born noise by special absorber feet that use TPE technology. As a special feature, this package comes with the outstanding 2M Silver cartridge, which features silver spools for ultimate fidelity. Beside its class-leading sound quality, this turntable convinces with classic elegance and four first-class finish options.
Ratings & Reviews
by Eric S
I've been enjoying this table for well over a month now and it has performed flawlessly. I had mine outfitted with the Ortofon Bronze stylus and truthfully I can't say for sure how much different it is from the stock silver stylus but all I can say is with premium vinyl the sound is astounding. set up on this table was a breeze and the preinstalled cartridge required no tweaking on my part. this is a very simple and elegant design and the olive wood finish looks spectacular. although I am quite pleased with the purchase, I really wish I was able to demo several tables before making a decision. luckily with the Needle Doctor 30 day guarantee you can send it back but if the rest of your gear is on par with this table it's unlikely you wouldn't be satisfied. buy from the Needle Doctor, these guys are the best