Project 1 Expression Carbon Turntable
The Pro-Ject 1 was the original turntable designed by Heinz Lichtenegger, founder of Pro-Ject Audio, back in the early 1990s. Since then, the 1 has been made in many forms, most notably of which was the popular Xpression series. Now, in 2013, the latest incarnation has been released - the 1 Xpression Carbon.
The Xpression Carbon advances on from its forbears with some brand new features that have never been seen on any other Pro-Ject turntables before. From the stunning finish to the audiophile technical specification, every element of this turntable has been meticulously designed to offer the best performance for the money - just like the original Pro-Ject 1.
The Xpression Carbon advances on other turntables thanks to its one-piece carbon fibre tonearm, which is mounted in a brand new heavy-weight assembly, inspired by the superior Evolution tonearms. This over-sized support effectively isolates the tonearm from the plinth, and takes any minor resonances in the tonearm and dissipates them immediately - allowing only the original music signal to be sent to your amplifier. Mounted on the tonearm is the new Ortofon 2M Silver, a special version of Ortofons world famous 2M Red cartridge, finished with silver spools for optimal signal generation.
The Xpression Carbon benefits from a new AC motor design with DC power supply. The motor is isolated from the main plinth - to avoid resonance transference - by two rubber gromits designed and manufactured by Ortofons expert rubber division. The motor applies rotating force to a sub-platter, which drives the high-gloss main platter. The Xpression Carbon is supplied with both a felt and a cork mat, to tailor the sound perfectly for your ears, and your environment.
The Xpression Carbon is available in three stunning high-gloss finishes; Black, Bordeaux and Midnight Blue.
- Manual turntable
- New DC power-supply
- Low-noise synchronous AC motor
- Motor isolation blobs designed by Ortofon
- High-gloss platter
- Carbon fibre tonearm
- Evolution-inspired tonearm support
- Available in three high-gloss finishes
- Pre-fitted with an Ortofon 2M Silver
- Gold-plated RCA phono sockets
|Fitted Cartridge:||Ortofon 2M Silver|
|Nominal Speeds:||33 / 45 / 78 RPM (78 Optional)|
|Speed & Variance:||33: 0.2% 45: 0.18%|
|Wow & Flutter:||33: 0.14% 45: 0.13%|
|Main Bearing:||Stainless Steel|
|Effective Arm Length:||218.5mm|
|Effective Tonearm Mass:||8.0g|
|Tracking Force Range:||0 - 30mn|
|RCA Phono Sockets:||Yes|
|Tonearm:||9" Carbon Fibre Evolution|
|Power Supply:||15V AC|
|Dimensions (WxHxD):||415 x 130 x 335mm|