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Pro-Ject X1 B Turntable (Pick It PRO Balanced Pre-Fitted)

Pro-Ject X1 B Turntable (Pick It PRO Balanced Pre-Fitted)

Regular price $1,619.00
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Key Features:

  • Speed control with electronic speed switch, delivering the ultimate speed stability
  • Resonance free, 1.5 kg heavy acrylic platter
  • 8.6” carbon/alu sandwich tonearm with internal damping and TPE damped counterweight
  • Carefully isolated motor for less vibration and noise

The Chassis

Starting with the chassis, Pro-Ject have crafted the X1 from MDF, rather than standard particle boards resulting in a better sounding and feeling turntable. This chassis is then finished with 8 layers of painting and a hand-polished finish, designed to look good and remain looking good, especially when compared to the commonly used foil painting techniques.

The Motor

The chassis houses a sophisticated DC/AC generator board which, combined with the convenient speed control board, delivers clean and stable power to the quiet-running motor. For improved performance the motor is decoupled from the main plinth using a new motor suspension system.

The Sub-platter

In the X1, the motor drives a new, heavy, non-resonant Acryl platter via a sub-platter drive system and a premium grade main bearing for liquid smooth rotation. This is the perfect platform on which to place your precious vinyl records, guaranteeing absolute reliability in its performance and sonic character.

The Tonearm

The X1 is also better than its predecessors thanks to the super-stiff, perfectly tempered Carbon/Alu sandwich construction tonearm. This new 8.6” tonearm design is incredibly light and stiff, with improved resistance to external interference. Finished as one-piece, with a non-resonance-inducing headshell, the X1 tonearm can also be set for azimuth and VTA adjustment, offering the flexibility that so many people are asking for. The tonearm is then supplied with a TPE-damped counterweight, further reducing cartridge-tonearm resonances.

Industry Reviews

Hi-Fi News David Price
"The X1 gives its rivals a seriously hard time and for the true turntable enthusiast there's plenty of tweaking potential on offer too. More than just a worthy successor to the original, it's an accomplished design in its own right."

7Review Binh Phan Duc
"The X1 makes music in a happy, engaging and big-hearted way. It's an excellent low-cost turntable package with an upbeat sound. 9/10"

Analog Planet Michael Fremer
"Pro-Ject’s success means it can offer record enthusiasts more for less. The X1 is proof."


Hi-Fi Choice Magazine Overall rating - 5 stars
"An impressive turntable package for the price."

EISA awards 2019-2020 Best Buy Turntable

Stereonet Applause Award
"Pro-Ject’s new X1 is something of a star. This price point is where this company really excels, and the deck’s combination of sound quality, flexibility and ease of set-up and use is hard to beat."


Material Acrylic


Length 8.60 inches
Material Carbon fibre/aluminium sandwich
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