Pro-Ject - Xtension 10 Turntable
Pro-Ject Xtension 10 Turntable
Winner of the 2014 Golden Ear Award from The Absolute Sound Magazine
The Pro-Ject Xtension 10 shares much with its larger brother, the Xtension 12. Designed to be a smaller and more compact turntable, the Xtension 10 is fitted with Pro-Ject's Evolution 10" tonearm, the Xtension 10 delivers nearly all of the 12's performance in a more compact and affordable package.
"This combination pays off with great sound as well as a deep emotional impact, meaning that it retrieves deep layers of information from an LP's grooves while bringing an intellectual and emotional connection to the music that is rare in my experience."
– Wayne Garcia, The Absolute Sound, 2014 Golden Ear Award
Representing Pro-Ject's latest technological efforts to address mass-decoupling and resonance reduction, the Xtension 10 incorporates over 20 years of experience in turntable design and manufacture. Beginning with the mass-loaded magnetically floated sub-chassis and the precision balanced sandwich alloy platter (recycled vinyl/alloy), the foundation of this system weighs in at a super-heavy 48lbs. Additionally, magnetic decoupling feet thwart airborne and mechanical vibration from disturbing playback. This mass and isolation creates an environment of extremely low resonance allowing music to emerge from an ultra-silent black background. An AC motor with a two-step pulley drive with Electronic Speed Control maintains perfect pitch and rhythm resulting in inaudible wow, flutter and noise.
Further reducing noise and vibration is the isolated Sorbothane mounting board for the 10" carbon-fiber tonearm. The conical arm and unified headshell are fabricated from a single piece of carbon fiber to avoid problems associated with standing wave reflections. Single screw fixing of the armtube allows for easy rotation for adjustment of needle azimuth. Additionally the arm is fully adjustable for VTA. A high-performance 4Ft Straight DIN to RCA phono interconnect cable is included.
"I spent a few months listening (to) and enjoying (the Xtension 10), especially to its black backgrounds, firm, well defined bass foundation and its expressive rhythmic drive. It's a big 'table with a big sound." – Michael Fremer, analog planet.com"
Speed: 33 / 45 / 78 rpm (Speed Box DS Built-in)
Drive Principle: Belt Drive
Motor Control: Precision generator with LCD Display
Speed Variance: ±0.08%
Wow & Flutter: ±0.01%
Mains Bearing: Ceramic (Ball/Plate)
Platter: 300mm, 12.6lbs., 5.7kg
Tonearm: 10" EVO Carbon Fiber
Effective Tonearm Length: 10"
Effective Tonearm Mass: 8.5g
Tracking Force: 10-30mN
Power Supply: 16V/1,000mA AC
Power Consumption: 15 W (max)
Dimensions (WHD): 19 x 9.3 x 15.8 in.
Finish: High-gloss Black Lacquer, Mahogany or Olive Wood
Record Puck: Included
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