- Pro-Ject Audio Systems now equips the Pro-Ject X1 B turntable ex works with the new Pro-Ject Pick it Pro Balanced MM cartridge.
Last summer, Pro-Ject Audio Systems introduced the Pro-Ject X1 B Turntable, a turntable that fully complied with the so-called Pro-Ject Audio Systems Plan B and could therefore be assigned to the Pro-Ject True Balanced Connection Series. The aim of this initiative is to make balanced signal transmission the industry standard for record playback, which is why the Pro-Ject X1 B Turntable is a record player with a mini XLR connection at the rear as well as an RCA connection.
The only downer so far was that the Pro-Ject X1 B turntable was supplied with a cartridge system, the Pro-Ject Pick it 2 MM cartridge, which was not designed for balanced signal transmission, so customers had to upgrade in this respect. This is now a thing of the past, as the Pro-Ject X1 B turntable is now available with the new Pro-Ject Pick it Pro Balanced MM cartridge ex works.
Pro-Ject Pick it Pro Balanced MM Cartridge – True Balanced compatible MM cartridge system
Until now, anyone who wanted to rely on balanced signal transmission and all its advantages with the Pro-Ject X1 B turntable, for example, had to rely on an MC cartridge system, as only this technology was previously designed for this, whereas MM cartridge systems were not.
Pro-Ject Audio Systems now refers to the new Pro-Ject Pick it Pro Balanced MM Cartridge as a cartridge system designed for balanced signal transmission. According to Pro-Ject Audio Systems, it is the first of its kind on the market.
The new Pro-Ject Pick it Pro Balanced MM cartridge is designed in such a way that there is no longer a difference between the left and right channels, as was previously the case with MM cartridge systems. Pro-Ject Audio Systems has developed the new Pro-Ject Pick it Pro Balanced MM cartridge together with the Danish expert Ortofon A/S.
Pro-Ject Phono Box S3 B and Pro-Ject Phono Box DS3 B as ideal playing partners
Of course, what is still needed to really be able to utilise all the advantages of balanced signal transmission when playing records is an appropriate phono preamplifier, and Pro-Ject Audio Systems can of course offer the right solutions in this respect in the Pro-Ject Box Design Series.
The Pro-Ject Phono Box S3 B is available for beginners, while the Pro-Ject Phono Box DS3 B is also available for particularly demanding vinyl enthusiasts.
Pro-Ject Audio Systems is offering existing customers the opportunity to upgrade their Pro-Ject X1 B turntable free of charge by exchanging the Pro-Ject S2 MM cartridge installed on their turntable at the factory for a new Pro-Ject Pick it Pro Balanced MM cartridge via their trusted specialist dealer.
Prices and availability
The Pro-Ject X1 B turntable with Pro-Ject Pick it Pro Balanced MM cartridge is now available from specialist retailers in walnut, high-gloss black and high-gloss white. The recommended retail price of the Pro-Ject X1 B turntable is € 999,-.
Getting to the point
The Pro-Ject X1 B turntable is now also able to fully utilise the advantages of balanced signal transmission, as this turntable from Pro-Ject Audio Systems is now equipped with the new Pro-Ject Pick it Pro Balanced MM cartridge. It is pleasing to note that Pro-Ject Audio Systems has not increased the recommended retail price. What’s more, existing customers can even upgrade to the new Pro-Ject Pick it Pro Balanced MM Cartridge cartridge through their specialist retailer, in the form of a free upgrade.
|PRODUCT||PRO-JECT X1 B TURNTABLE|
|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|
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