The latest version of our classic turntable reaches new performance levels
Following on from a prestigious series, the 1Xpression Carbon Classic is the 6th generation of the classic Pro-Ject 1, presented for the first time way back in 1991. The current version of our iconic turntable includes a totally new carbon tone-arm with spin-off EVO technology. The innovative new gimbal design features a resonance damping counterweight for the best performance with any cartridge.
The belt drive uses a low noise, decoupled AC motor with a precision frequency DC-driven AC generator for exact speed stability. We used a complex main platter construction similar to our high-end Xtension models that just can’t found elsewhere in this price range. Thermo plastic elastomers (TPE) are used in a sandwich construction with aluminium for optimised resonance behaviour. The platter bearing axle is made from low tolerance chrome plated stainless steel running on a Teflon bottom in a bronze bearing housing. The main plinth is made from low resonance MDF, which is decoupled from structure-born noise by special absorber feet using TPE technology.
But enough about the sterling build quality. The sum of all these premium components is a sound quality that will make you forget everything else… And just listen.
Belt drive system with synchronous motor
Main platter bearing made from stainless steel runs in bronze bushing with Teflon bottom
Heavy aluminium sandwich platter with TPE technology for superior resonance damping
8.6” carbon tonearm with Evo Kardan rings
Resonance damping counterweight design
Gold-plated RCA interconnect cable
Special turntable feet for effective decoupling – significantly reduced risk of acoustic feedback