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Pro-Ject (Project) The Classic

  code:PROJCLASSIC
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To celebrate their 25 year anniversary, Pro-Ject Audio are combining traditional design with modern technology in a brand new turntable model. The aptly named 'Classic' is a sleek, compact and elegant turntable based around the "frame" design popularised by the likes of Thorens and Linn in the 1950's and 60's, but implemented with the innovative technologies Pro-Ject have become known for.

The two-plinth design allows the motor to sit in a separate plinth to the bearing and tonearm, reducing the unwanted transference of electrical and mechanical noise. The two medium-density fibre plinth sections are isolated from each-other with the use of specially selected Thermo-Plastic Elastomers (TPE). The use of TPE, rather than the spring-loaded method of historical designs, makes The Classic effortlessly simple to set up while retaining anti-resonance properties.

The idea of anti-resonant structures also carries through to The Classic's platter. The general layout was inspired by the iconic Debut platter assembly, but the main platter has been significantly upgraded to a special aluminium alloy version which is internally lined with TPE damping. The sub-platter and bearing are also similar to the Debut design, but the tolerances are far tighter for The Classic, resulting in a higher-quality performance.

The Classic also boasts a radical new tonearm design, inspired by the production processes developed for the award-winning RPM 3 Carbon turntable. The tonearm tube is made from a sandwich composite of carbon and aluminium. The carbon fibre gives the arm rigidity, speed and reduced mass, while the aluminium delivers better overall damping. The tube is then supported by a new bearing assembly with ultra-low friction and wider movement for improved tracking. The nickel-plated counterweight not only looks fantastic, it's also TPE-damped to ensure the arm remains acoustically neutral. The Classic tonearm can also be VTA and azimuth adjusted to suit almost any modern pick-up cartridge.

The Classic is supplied as standard with the Ortofon 2M Silver cartridge, which has been developed exclusively for Pro-Ject Audio. This popular moving-magnet design allows The Classic to perform to a high standard right out of the box, and also offers upgrade options as your musical journey continues. The Classic is also supplied with a fitted dust cover, a junction box for easy cable upgrades and the Connect-IT E RCA cables. The three finishes (eucalyptus (black), rosenut and walnut) also mean The Classic can fit into any decor.

Also available the 'SuperPack'. This is the Classic turntable with built-in electronic speed control, plus Quintet Red cartridge, Clamp-IT record clamp and Leather-IT leather turntable mat.
 
Key Features:

  • Belt drive anniversary turntable with multi-plinth design
  • MDF plinths (top plinth has metal layer 'sandwich' finish) separated by TPE suspension
  • Height adjustable decoupling feet
  • Precision balanced, TPE-damped aluminium-platter
  • 9" carbon fibre/aluminium tonearm with MM & MC compatibility
  • New tonearm bearing design with Japanese ball bearing (base of tonearm) and vertical cable outlet for unhindered arm movement
  • Ultra low friction Zircon pin-point cardan tonearm bearings (top & side)
  • Fully adjustable azimuth and VTA
  • TPE-damped counterweight
  • Supplied with Ortofon 2M Silver phono cartridge
  • Classic wooden chassis in three matte finishes (walnut, rosenut, eucalyptus)

Technical Specifications:

  • Replacement Stylus: Ortofon 2M Silver Stylus
  • Fitted Cartridge: Ortofon 2M Silver
  • Nominal Speeds: 33/45
  • Speed & Variance: 33: 0.15% 45: 0.12%
  • Wow & Flutter: 33: 0.11% 45: 0.10%
  • Signal-to-Nosie: -71dB
  • Platter: 300mm
  • Main Bearing: Stainless Steel
  • Effective Arm Length: 230mm
  • Overhang: 18mm
  • Effective Tonearm Mass: 13.5g
  • Tracking Force Range: 10 - 30mN
  • Dust Cover: Yes
  • Power Supply: 15V / 1.6A DC
  • Power Consumption: 5.0W  / <0.5W Standby
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 460 x 131 x 351mm (Lid Closed)
  • Weight: 10.2kg

We endeavour to despatch same day (for orders placed up to 2pm) on available stock items to the vast majority of UK mainland addresses. Please remember to check with us first for a physical stock check if next day delivery is important to you.

UK ORDERS:  We despatch the bulk of our UK mainland items on a 24 hour service – Free of Charge.  Free delivery also applies to the Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, the Scilly Isles, the Scottish highlands and Islands, the Channel Islands and Northern Ireland but may take a day or so longer. Smaller items are delivered using Royal Mail recorded delivery or special delivery. Larger items are delivered using a courier service such as Interlink Express, DPD, UPS or DHL. 

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: We offer competitive rates which can be confirmed by email. Please just ask – we will need a full delivery address and telephone number. Smaller items are delivered using Royal Mail Small Packets Airmail with International Tracked and/or Signed depending on value of item and availability of the service. Larger International shipments are sent by insured and tracked services using DPD, DHL or UPS. If there are any delays due to specific customs regulations, etc, you will be contacted by Turntableworld or by the courier with a request for any further information required. Customs duties do not apply for shipments into any EU country (for a full list please refer to the EU Country List). Customs duties can apply for countries outside of the EU. Customers in these countries are responsible for all taxes and duties incurred when the items enter their country.

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