Pro-ject The Classic Evo Turntable (Quintet Red)

$2,250.00

Sub-chassis turntable with 9“ carbon/alu sandwich tonearm

The Classic meets the 175 VPO to melt design-ideas

The new Classic Evo is based on the successful EISA Award winner Pro-Ject The Classic. The main improvement is the sub-platter, where we used the experience we gained from designing the 175 – Vienna Philharmonic Recordplayer to add key changes to the Classic Evo. The main bearing construction we use is a similar system as the one on the Vienna Philharmonic Recordplayer. For improved comfort, an electronic speed change was built in, which lets you switch from 33 to 45 rpm (and vice versa) with the push of a button.

Compared to the old Classic, we improved the subchassis; we tried to make it heavier and stiffer to reduce resonances. Isolating the platter and tonearm from the resonances of the motor and main plinth is the target. The heavy aluminium main platter construction utilises advanced thermo plastic elastomers (TPE) for optimising resonance behaviour.

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Features

  • Belt drive with manual speed control 33/45 rpm
  • Height adjustable decoupling feet
  • Precision balanced TPE-damped aluminium-platter / felt mat
  • Metal/MDF sandwich chassis floating on TPE suspension
  • 9” carbon/aluminium tonearm with MM & MC capability
  • Japanese ball bearing (base of tonearm)
  • Integrated central vertical cable outlet for unhindered arm movement
  • Ultra low friction Zircon pin-point cardan bearings (top & side)
  • Azimuth and VTA fully adjustable
  • TPE damped counterweight
  • Optionally available with 2M Silver phono cartridge
  • Classic wooden chassis in 3 matt finishes (walnut, rosenut, eucalyptus)
  • Dustcover included

Specifications

Speed 33, 45 (manual speed change)
Drive principle belt drive
Platter 300 mm aluminium
Mains bearing stainless steel
Wow & flutter 33: ±0.11 % 45: ±0.10 %
Speed variance 33: ±0.15 % 45: ±0.12 %
Signal to noise 70dB
Tonearm 9” carbon/aluminium sandwich tonearm
Effective arm length 230 mm
Effective arm mass 13.5 g
Overhang 18 mm
Tracking force 10 – 30 mN
Included accessories 15 volts DC / 0.8 A power supply, dust cover
Power connection 110/120 or 230/240 Volt – 50 or 60 Hz
Power consumption 5 watt max / < 0.5 watt standby
Dimensions 462 x 131 x 351 mm (WxHxD) lid closed
Weight 10.2 kg net