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Pro-Ject VTA it – Tonearm spacer disc

The new Pro-Ject VTA it is a so-called tonearm spacer disc, which is now available from Pro-Ject Audio Systems. This is used to adjust the vertical tracking angle.

Pro-Ject VTA it, with which Pro-Ject Audio Systems is now expanding its Systems is now expanding its already extensive range of accessories for record players. This new solution is a so-called tonearm spacer.

Pro-Ject VTA it for adjusting the vertical track angle

The task of the new spacer disc is to allow an adjustment of the vertical track angle, namely for different turntables from Pro-Ject Audio Systems.

The company lists here the models Pro-Ject Debut of the first, second and third generation, as well as the solutions Pro-Ject Debut Carbon, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon EVO, and last but not least the solutions of the model series Pro-Ject Essential of the first, second and third generation, but only of the standard configuration.

For use with various turntables and mats

But why might you need this spacer disc? Well, the answer is very simple. A record player offers many possibilities to optimise the sound of the turntable, one of which is to upgrade it with a different platter. Especially turntables in the entry-level segment can benefit enormously from this, and the costs are also within manageable limits.

It is even cheaper to use different mats on the turntable, which can also significantly influence the sound character and increase the quality. Solutions made of felt, leather or cork are available, all of which can be found in a wide variety of designs, for example, at Pro-Ject Audio Systems in their range of accessories.

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However, a higher platter or a thicker mat mean that the tonearm also needs to be adjusted for optimum results, and this is precisely what the new Pro-Ject VTA it is designed for.

Pro-Ject VTA it is fitted under the tonearm

So you have to loosen the tonearm and lift it at least enough to insert the additional spacer underneath.

Consequently, Pro-Ject Audio Systems calls this a tuning measure that can be done in about 30 minutes by experts, but requires a certain amount of experience. Therefore, the company recommends that the installation be carried out by an experienced specialist dealer. If the installation is not carried out properly by an authorised specialist dealer, the warranty will understandably be invalidated. Nevertheless, detailed instructions can be found on the manufacturer’s website.

The new Pro-Ject VTA it is available immediately from specialist dealers. The recommended retail price is stated at € 19.90.

Getting to the point

Those who want to upgrade their turntable from Pro-Ject Audio Systems, such as a Pro-Ject Debut or Pro-Ject Essential of various generations, such as with a higher-quality turntable or additional mats for the turntable, may have to adjust the vertical track angle. The new Pro-Ject VTA it tonearm spacer, available for a couple of euros, is designed for this purpose. Do not skimp on the installation, however, and leave this to an expert in a specialist shop.

Manufacturer:Pro-Ject Audio Systems
Distribution Austria:Audio Tuning Vertriebs GmbH
Distribution Germany:Audio Trade Hi-Fi Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH
Distribution Switzerland:Marlex GmbH – Audiophile Produkte
Price:€ 19,90
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Michael Holzinger

Michael Holzinger, founder and editor-in-chief of HiFi BLOG and, has been working for years as a journalist in the fields of IT, photography, telecommunications and consumer electronics.

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