Xtension 12

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Pro-Ject's Xtension 12 incorporates over 20 years of experience in turntable design and manufacture. The Xtension 12 represents their latest technological efforts to address mass-decoupling and resonance reduction. Beginning with the mass-loaded magnetically floated sub-chassis and the precision balanced sandwich alloy platter (recycled vinyl/alloy), the foundation of this system weighs in at a super-heavy 55lbs. Additionally, Pro-Ject employs magnetic decoupling feet to thwart airborne or mechanical vibration from disturbing playback. This mass and isolation creates an environment of extremely low resonance allowing music to emerge from an ultra-silent black background. An AC motor with a two-step pulley drive with Electronic Speed Control maintains perfect pitch and rhythm resulting in inaudible wow, flutter and noise. There's even a built-in spirit level to assist setting the height-adjustable magnetic footers.

Further reducing noise and vibration is the isolated Sorbothane mounting board for the 12" carbon-fiber tonearm. The conical arm and unified headshell are fabricated from a single piece of carbon fiber to avoid problems associated with standing wave reflections. Single screw fixing of the armtube allows for easy rotation for adjustment of needle azimuth. Additionally the arm is fully adjustable for VTA. A high-performance 123cm phono interconnect cable is included.

SuperPack includes Sumiko Blackbird Cartridge at a significantly reduced price

Manual turntable
with built in Pro-Ject Speed Box SE

• Super-heavy 25 kg mass load magnetic fl oating belt drive design
• Sorbothane® damped ultra precise balanced Sandwich platter out of special alloy combined with Vinyl
• Brass record puck
• Ultra low noise motor highest selection
• Magnet supported, inverted main bearing Type Block 1 with ceramic thrust-pad
• Integrated Speed Box SE for super silent motordrive and electronically switchable speed
• Metal-granulate filled plinth for universal damping
• Mass loaded interchangeable armboard
• Height adjustable magnet supported feets for perfect isolation
• Gold-plated RCA phono sockets

Tonearm 12cc Evolution
• 12" precision tone-arm with carbon-fibre armtube / headshell
• Generation 2 carbon technology
• Conical armtube avoids standing wave reflections
• Highest selection of components
• Antiresonace heavy mass cardan bearing block
• Inverted bearing design with four hardened ABEC7 spec ballraces
• Solid armbase permits accurate height adjustment of armtube and VTA (vertical tracing angle)
• Single-screw fixing of armtube allows rotation for easy adjustment of needle azimuth despite fixed headshell
• Highly flexible top-grade copper internal wiring
• Silicon damped tone-armlift
• Resonance optimized Sorbothane® enhanced counterweight construction
• Improved antiskating and tone-arm lift mechanics

• Dust cover included