Pro-Ject Xtension 9 Evolution

$4,100.00

Superlative vinyl performance from a compact, luxurious turntable.

We consider our Xtension 9 Evolution quite an achievement. We’ve managed to incorporate all our turntable design experience from more than 20 years in to a high end, slim-line size to fit standard audio racks. The Xtension 9 chassis is made from MDF filled with metal granulate for high mass that virtually nulls resonance. Magnetic feet, which decouple the main plinth from its base, are combined with a weighty 16kg total turntable mass. The result is a unique combination of ‘mass loaded’ and ‘floating turntable’ design principles.

Instead of pure metal for the main platter, we’ve found a perfect alloy which we’ve damped with thermo plastic elastomers (TPE). Additionally we’ve glued recycled Vinyl records to the top (which act as a perfect mat) and baked this ‘sandwich’ before precision balancing it. The final product subsequently benefits from a wonderfully resonance-free, heavy platter, that runs ultra-silently on an inverted ceramic ball bearing with magnetic suspension. Our Xtension 9 Evolution includes a top-class 9cc Evolution tonearm and comes complete with a dust cover.

 

 



Description

Xtension 9 Evolution

Xtension 9 Evolution incorporates all our turntable design experience from more than 20 years in a slim-line size to fit standard audio racks. Xtension 9 chassis is made from MDF filled with metal granulate, that gives high mass and is non-resonant. Magnetic feet, which decouple the main plinth from its base, are combined with a weighty 16kg total turntable mass. The result is a unique combination of ‘mass loaded’ and ‘floating turntable’ design principles. Instead of pure metal for the main platter, we’ve found a perfect alloy which we damped on with thermo plastic elastomers (TPE). Additionally we’ve glued recycled Vinyl records to the top (which act as a perfect mat) and bake this ‘sandwich’ before precision balancing it. The final product subsequently benefits from a wonderfully resonance-free, heavy platter, that runs ultra-silently on an inverted ceramic ball bearing with magnetic suspension. Pro-Ject Xtension 9 Evolution includes a top-class high end tonearm „9cc Evolution“ and comes complete with a beautiful dust cover.

3 different high gloss lacquer finish options are available: mahogany, piano, olive, red and white.

Features

 

  • Electronic speed control with 33/45 rpm speed change, which acts as “Speed Box” with ultimate speed stability  
  • Precision balanced sandwich-platter with vinyl mat  
  • Record clamp tightens record to platter  
  • MDF chassis  
  • Audiophile grade 9” EVO carbon tonearm  
  • Inverted tonearm bearings (ABEC 7 quality)  
  • 2M Silver cartridge with silver voice coils is pre-mounted  
  • Available in 3 matt finishes: eucalyptus, palisander, walnut  
  • Available in 3 high glossy finishes: olive, mahogany, black  

XLR Option

Pro-Ject Audio Systems offers their high end turntables with premium 5pin>RCA unbalanced arm cable or – by request – with premium balanced 5pin>XLR connection to Pro-Ject Phono Box RS preamplifier. Phono Box RS offers balanced phono inputs, what guarantees superior results in high end vinyl reproduction with a balanced signal source.

NOTE: The signal source and the receiving device have to be equipped with balanced connections. Transmission of audio signals in a balanced mode reduce the influence of interference due to external stray electric fields significantly.

Specifications

Speed33, 45 (electronic speed change)
Drive principlebelt drive
Platter300mm MDF
Mains bearingstainless steel
Wow & flutter+/- 0,08%
Speed drift+/- 0,5%
Signal to noise– 70dB
Tonearm9” Carbon EVO
Effective arm length230 mm
Effective arm mass8,5 g
Overhang18 mm
Tracking force10 – 30mN
Included accessories15 volts DC / 800 mA power supply, dust cover
Power connection110/120 or 230/240 Volt – 50 or 60 Hz
Power consumption4 watt max / < 0,5 watt standby
Dimensions460 x 160 x 360 mm (WxHxD) lid closed
Weight7,7 kg net

To view another fine turtable in the ProJect stable try ProJect Classic

To view an independant review in the Xtension 9 please go to HiFi News

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If you have any questions about this product, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us via:
  • Our address: 1/81 Guthrie St Osborne Park Western Australia 6017
  • Our phone: 08 9445 2783
  • Our email: pierre [@] revolutionturntable.com.au OR jim [@] revolutionturntable.com.au
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