Pro-Ject Releases T1 Phono SB Turntable
The T1 will be the first turntable in a new budget-orientated T-Line range, which boasts premium materials, stylish aesthetics, easy set-up and use, and a rich, lively sound all at an accessible price.
T1 takes the company's engineering experience and expertise, alongside extensive market feedback, to produce a piece of hi-fi that can be accommodated into almost any environment thanks to its multiple finish options and three output versions. Furthermore, Pro-Ject has ensured that it is also as easy to use as it is to live with.
The T1 is based around a CNC-machined plinth that's carefully manufactured to ensure there are no hollow spaces inside, avoiding unwanted vibrations within the finished product. The Austrian company is also keen to point out that you won't find any plastic parts here either.
Mounted inside the plinth is a precision belt drive system, attached to a newly designed sub-platter, which itself is engineered to the most exacting tolerances for stable mounting into the stainless-steel axle/brass-bushing main bearing. It is worth noting that this is the same bearing as seen on the multi-award winning Essential III turntable. The sub-platter drives the new heavy, zero-resonance glass platter with absolute stability, ensuring an ideal playback surface for your vinyl.
The tonearm on the T1 is a new 8.6-inch model featuring a larger one-piece aluminium tube and an improved gimble bearing assembly with low-friction components for total accuracy in use. The tonearm comes with an Ortofon OM 5E cartridge with an elliptical diamond stylus already mounted. Furthermore, the tonearm is also pre-set for downforce and anti-skate settings, so there's no need for any complicated set-up; you can get playing straight out of the box!
The T1 Phono SB is finished with properly shielded, semi-symmetrical, low-capacitance phono cables, designed by Pro-Ject, fixed to the turntable underneath the tonearm and features a built-in speed control for automatic switching between 33 and 45 RPM. It comes complete with a built-in switchable Moving Magnet phono stage, so you can connect directly to a LINE level input or still make use of an external phono stage.
Pre-fitted with an Ortofon OM5e cartridge & finished in a lovely Piano Black, it comes supplied with all the necessary set-up accessories, a felt platter mat and a detachable dust cover in the box.
Available now, the Pro-Ject T1 Phono SB sells for AUD $549 RRP / NZD $629 RRP.
For more information go to Pro-Ject.
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