Pro-Ject Audio Xtension 9 Evolution

Heinz Lichtenegger, CEO / President of Pro-Ject Audio Systems just send today the great and interesting info about all new stand out Pro-Ject Audio Xtension 9 Evolution turntable.

Pro-Ject Audio Systems established its turntable credentials in 1991 with the P1. A turntable which of- fered a simple 'all for a good sound' design and fantastic performance at a very low price. Driven by this philosophy, Pro-Ject Audio Systems produced a number of great record decks with astonishing price/ quality ratios and was one of the driving factors in bringing analogue media back as a major listening source for the music connoisseur in the 21st century.

Xtension 9 Evolution

Today Pro-Ject Audio Systems is the world leader in analogue products and is pleased to announce something really special:

Xtension 9 Evolution incorporates all our turn- table design and high-end know-how from more than 20 years experience in a slim-line unit, that fits standard audio rack dimensions
and is still affordable!

Xtension 9 Evolution is a high-class audiophile turntable that offers superlative vinyl performance from a compact luxurious turntable/tone arm configuration!

Xtension 9 Evolution chassis is made from high-class ultra dense MDF, that gives high mass and is non-resonant. Unique magnetic feet decouple the main plinth from its base (see graphics).
These feet effectively isolates the weighty 16kg total turntable mass from outer vibration and adds up to a combination of 'mass loaded' principle and 'floating turntable' design.

Instead of a pure metal main platter, we found a perfect aluminium alloy which is damped with thermo plastic elastomers (TPE). Additionally we glued recycled Vinyl records to the top (which act as a perfect mat) and bake this 'sandwich' before precision balancing it.

The final product subsequently benefits from a wonderful resonance-free, heavy platter, that runs ultra-silent on an inverted ceramic bearing (ball & plate) with magnetic suspension.

This virtually reduces the platter-mass, so the platter `floats ́ on the bearing with lowest rumble possible.

Xtension 9 Evolution features a quartz-generated high precision electronic speed regulation (Speed Box) with microprocessor control. An absolutely clean AC power is generated, which is led directly into built-in synchronous motor. Decoupling from mains interference, quartz regulation and dedicated filter circuit gives a far better speed stability for smooth and undisturbed motor operation.

This results in significant sound improvement through superior motor running smoothness and adds con- venience, because speed change between 33 & 45 can be done electronically.
Built-in Speed Box

Tonearm 9cc Evolution offers a conical carbon-fibre armtube that avoids standing wave reflections. Inverted bearing design with four hardened ABEC7 spec ballraces allows friction-free arm movement.

A solid armbase permits accurate height adjustment of armtube and VTA (vertical tracing angle). Azimuth (horizontal tracking) can be adjusted precisely, by rotating armtube and single-point fixing.

The tonearm is designed to lead all parasitic vibration away from the cartridge. Via rigid one-piece carbon armtube and ultra-massive cardan rings, vibration is transfered into the heavy-weight anti vibrational tone arm base. All these features guarantee precise tracking of the needle in the groove. For universal use with nearly all quality cartridges, 4 different counterweights are included as an accessory to meet all diffe- rent cartridge masses from 5 to 14 grams.

A highly flexible top-grade copper internal wiring gives ultimate results and is combined with a 5-pole premium connector cable with RCA or XLR plugs, to fit unbalanced or balanced phono preamplifiers. An unbalanced arm cable is delivered as standard, balanced XLR by request.

This dedicated phono cable is made in Europe in cooperation with Van den Hul and uses twin-core (balanced) geometry with very low capacitance (75pF/m), dense silver coated high purity OFC + Linear Structured Carbon® saturated layers and is PVC-free. RCA and XLR plugs offer silver plated contacts for best connectivity.

Tonearm cable

Xtension 9 Evolution comes with pre-mounted top-class highend tonearm 9cc Evolution, 4 different counterweights suitable for a wide range of cartridges, premium tonearm cable (unbalanced RCA or ba- lanced XLR), heavy-weight record clamp and acrylic dustcover.
5 different high gloss lacquer finish options are available: Mahogany, Olive, Piano Black, Red, White.

Xtension 9 Evolution (all finish-options without cartridge) € 1.990,00 retail price including VAT

Also available:

Xtension 9 Evolution Superpack (same as above plus Ortofon MC Quintet Black cartridge) € 2.490,00

This Superpack includes Xtension 9 Evolution turntable with pre-mounted high quality moving coil cartridge MC Quintet Black from Ortofon to give a perfect symbiosis in sound!
Usually turntable manufacturers add low level cartridges to their products. Combining a high end turntable with a low level cartridge declines the access to the full potential of the player and to the real sound of vinyl.

Not so Pro-Ject Audio Systems:

Our Superpack includes a superlative high-end cartridge from Ortofon, the best from the fresh released Quintet series: MC Quintet Black (retail price € 850, cartridge only) offers ultimate transducer technology, non-resonant cartridge body made from ABS/Alu, nude Shibata stylus and superior voice coils made from Aucurum wire, which delivers ultimate resolution and detail.

Pro-Ject Audio Systems‘ concept of Xtension 9 Evolution Superpack makes it possible to get superior performance at a sensationally low price!