Pro-Ject Xtension 10 Turntable
In 2011, the Xtension 12 was introduced as Pro-Ject Audio System's first "money-no-object" turntable, having been designed to celebrate the company's 20th anniversary. The Xtension 10 takes all of that 20+ years of experience, and reduces the Xtension 12 into a more accessible form at an even more appealing price.
The Xtension 10's structure uses a combination of the popular 'mass-loaded' and 'floating turntable' design principles. Most high-end designs tend to employ one of these principles, but the Xtension 10 uses both. It does this by placing the thick MDF chassis, which is filled with metal sand (making it very high-mass and anti-resonant), onto four powerful magnetic feet, effectively "floating" the heavy turntable above the stand on which it sits.
The platter used on the Xtension 10 is similar to that found on the RPM 10 Carbon, and is directly taken from the larger Xtension 12. The precision-balanced platter is made from a purpose-chosen metal alloy, which has then been damped on the inside with Sorbothane®. The top of the platter is finished with recycled vinyl records, which acts as the perfect playback platform for your records - without the need for an extra mat. The result is a resonance-free, heavy platter that runs ultra-silently on an inverted ceramic ball-bearing thanks to some added magnetic suspension.
Operation of the Xtension 10 is made effortlessly simple by the integrated speed control. Providing a clean, regulated power signal to the high-grade motor, the built-in speed control allows for easy switching between 33, 45 and 78RPM speeds. The useful step-function, also allows you to fine-tune the speed incrementally for absolutely perfect playback.
The Xtension 10 is sold with Pro-Ject's popular 10CC Evolution tonearm pre-installed. Constructed from carbon-fibre, the armtube is efficiently designed to lead parasitic vibrations away from the cartridge and into the heavy anti-resonant assembly, which guarantees precise cartridge tracking. For added isolation from the chassis, the 10CC Evolution tonearm is also mounted onto a sheet of Sorbothane®.
With its true high-end specifications, the Xtension 10 is capable of delivering a toe-tapping musical performance that belies the price. To help complete the package, the turntable is also supplied with a removable dust cover, and a heavy-weight record puck.
- Heavy high-end turntable with built-in speed control
- Mass-loaded, magnetic-floating chassis
- Heavy MDF chassis filled with metal sand has high mass and low-level resonance
- Precision-balanced sandwich platter with vinyl top
- Inverted ceramic ball bearing with magnetic support
- Record puck supplied
- Electronic speed control for 33, 45 and 78 rpm, with micro-adjustments
- 10CC Evolution tonearm pre-installed
- Inverted tonearm bearings (ABEC 7 quality)
- Dust cover supplied
This turntable does not come with a cartridge savings can be made when purchasing the following Ortofon cartridges at the same time.
- Cadenza Red £550 RRP £875 save £325
- Cadenza Black £1100 RRP £1825 save £725
|Speeds:||33 / 45 / 78 RPM (Electronic) Micro-Adjustments Possible|
|Turntable Feet:||Sorbothane-Damped Aluminium. Magnetically Supported|
|T/T Main Bearing Damping:||Heavy-Weight Metal Block|
|Wow & Flutter:||±0.01%|
|Signal to Noise:||-73dB|
|Platter:||300mm Sandwich-Type (5.7kg)|
|Record Puck Weight:||0.8kg|
|Effective Arm Length:||254mm|
|Effective Tonearm Mass:||8.5g|
|Tracking Force Range:||10 - 30mN|
|Cartridge Weight Range:||4 - 14g (4 Different Counterweights)|
|Tonearm Cable Included:||Pro-Ject Connect-IT 5P C 1.23m|
|External Power Supply:||15V / 1.6A DC|
|Power Consumption:||4W (Max.)/ <1w standby="" td="">|
|Included Accessories:||Dust Cover, Record Puck|
|Dimensions:||480 x 235 x 400, 480 x 495 x 535 (Lid Open)|