Pro-Ject Perspective Final Edition, A Transparent Homage to The 90s
Pro-Ject's latest turntable is also the last in line as it reflects on the past with the Perspective Final Edition.
The Perspective Final Edition from Project Audio Systems is handmade in Europe, limited to 400 pieces and is the first deck to receive its maker's Final Edition treatment.
Featuring a transparent acrylic plinth, the new model pays homage to Pro-Ject's past, bringing back a seminal design whilst applying the latest build techniques and upgrading parts to deliver 2023 performance with classic looks.
The original transparent Pro-Ject 6.9 Perspective, launched in the 1990s, marked Pro-Ject's move into high-end turntables, building on the Pro-Ject 1 and 2's commercial success, taking the maker into an elevated price category and moving its design to an isolated methodology. The result saw the 6.9 Perspective featuring a tonearm and platter on a sub-chassis spring isolated from the main chassis. This detached technique separates vibration from the deck's pickup process. This is the blueprint for the 2023 Pro-Ject Perspective Final Edition.
The new Final Edition version features a decoupled sub-chassis and three adjustable springs that prevent vibrations from reaching the needle and negatively impacting overall audio performance. Furthermore, it all rests on a trio of height-adjustable aluminium spikes designed to reduce the contact area and minimise vibration.
The 300mm precision aluminium platter with TPE damping sits on a high-precision stainless steel axle in bronze bushing and is driven by a belt turned by a two-speed electronic speed-controlled motor. Speed drift is listed as 33: +/-0,25%; 45: +/-0,23%.
The Perspective Final Edition sports gold-plated RCA connectors and a nine-inch one-piece carbon fibre tonearm (230mm effective length) with a fully adjustable azimuth and verticle tracking angle. It comes pre-fitted with an Ortofon 2M Bronze cartridge worth £365 RRP.
The Perspective Final Edition package includes the dust cover, and buyers of the limited-edition Perspective Final Edition receive a personalised certificate of ownership. They can also contact Pro-Ject directly to request a personalised, serial-numbered plaque for their deck.
The Pro-Ject Audio Systems Perspective Final Edition is limited to 400 pieces and launches in November 2023, priced at £1,299/ €1,399.
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