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.
- 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
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.
|Speed||33, 45 (electronic speed change)|
|Drive principle||belt drive|
|Mains bearing||stainless steel|
|Wow & flutter||+/- 0,08%|
|Speed drift||+/- 0,5%|
|Signal to noise||– 70dB|
|Tonearm||9” Carbon EVO|
|Effective arm length||230 mm|
|Effective arm mass||8,5 g|
|Tracking force||10 – 30mN|
|Included accessories||15 volts DC / 800 mA power supply, dust cover|
|Power connection||110/120 or 230/240 Volt – 50 or 60 Hz|
|Power consumption||4 watt max / < 0,5 watt standby|
|Dimensions||460 x 160 x 360 mm (WxHxD) lid closed|
|Weight||7,7 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