ProJect X2 Turntable
$2,399.00 – $3,249.00 inc. GST
- 33, 45 & 78 Speed Changer
- Acrylic Platter
- 9″ Carbon/Alu Tonearm with adjustable VTA
- Hinged Dust Cover
- Sub Platter Motor
- Designed and assembled in Europe
The heavyweight, an uncompromised high-end turntable.
- Speed control with electronic speed switch, delivering the ultimate speed stability between 33/45 & 78 RPMs
- Resonance free, 2 kg heavyweight acrylic platter
- VTE and Azimuth adjustable, 9” one-piece tonearm tube with fantastic internal damping by the ultra rigid carbon/aluminium sandwich construction
- Fully suspended motor on a free-floating TPE belt with no points of contact to the chassis body
- Sub-platter with extremely low 0.001mm bearing tolerance
Every aspect of the X2 is crafted to a premium standard, to ensure a sublime experience for all senses. The dense MDF plinth gives the X2 a solid feel that reflects its quality construction, while also providing another line of resistance against unwanted vibrations that can spoil your music. The gorgeous Piano Black finish is painted in eight careful layers and hand-polished for a lustrous feel that you’d expect to find on a far more expensive product. The Walnut finish has a more natural feel, bringing an understated elegance to spaces with warmer décor.
The motor of the X2 has superb vibration expulsion. The motor suspends on a free-floating TPE belt with no points of contact to the chassis body, eliminating unwanted vibrations from the motor through to the turntable.
Sporting a 9” carbon fibre and aluminium sandwich construction tonearm, the X2 tonearm is perfect for the vinyl enthusiast looking to elevate in clarity and cartridge. It is suited to heavier cartridges with refined stylus profiles that require very precise alignment. VTA and Azimuth adjustments are also on-board, giving you the perfect upgrade path for future enhancements to your X2’s playback.
Carbon fibre is popular in high-performance cars and bikes, prized for its incredible strength while adding very little weight. That same strength-to-weight ratio makes carbon fibre an ideal material for a tonearm, making it stiff (so the tonearm doesn’t flex or bend, which causes distortions) while keeping it light enough to respond smoothly to the movement in the record grooves. The result is a detailed, clear sound that brings your records to life like no other. Carbon fibre also shields the sensitive tonearm wires from interference, keeping even more distortion from creeping into your music. The addition of aluminum to the construction of this tonearm ensures rigidity and longevity of your tonearm for years to come.
Push Button Speed Control
The X2 will play any record you have. Switch easily between 33⅓ and 45 RPM records with the X2’s push-button speed control, and even play 78 RPM records with a suitable cartridge and change of belt (included in the box).
Heavy Acrylic Platter
The 30mm, 2kg platter of the X2 makes for a highly stable and consistent playing ground for the 9″ tonearm, allowing it to transpose the information in the grooves with minimal feedback or interference. More than just an eye-catching aesthetic feature, the translucent acrylic platter is a perfect companion to vinyl, making sure nothing extra is added to the sound so you can enjoy your records exactly as they were intended. The X2’s 2kg acrylic platter helps ensure smooth, accurate speed as well as further resisting unwanted vibrations.
Home Theatre Review Andrew Robinson
“Sitting on my credenza, the X2 is an absolute stunner, and a turntable I loved seeing & hearing in my system day in and day out. At this price, you really can’t help but ask, “do you need more?” For that matter, what would “more” even look or sound like, especially if neutrality is the aim of any component?”
Hi-fi News David Price
“There’s a lot that’s right about the sound of the Pro-Ject X2 – especially if you’re comparing it to its more affordable sibling. But it’s also a strong performer relative to what else is on the market at the price.” “It sounds open and detailed, has a wide soundstage and is on the neutral side.”
Speed: 33, 45, 78 (electronic speed change)
Principle: Belt drive
Platter: 30mm thick acryl, 2 kg heavy acryl
Main bearing: Stainless steel
Speed variance 33: +/-0,25%; 45: +/-0,20%
Wow & flutter 33: +/-0,12%; 45: +/-0,10%
Signal to Noise: 70 dB
Tonearm: 9” carbon/aluminium sandwich tonearm
Effective arm length: 9“/230 mm
Effective tonearm mass: 13.5 g
Overhang: 18.0 mm
Tracking force range: 0 – 30mN (18mN
Power consumption: 4.5 W max / 0.3 W standby
Dimensions: (WxHxD) 460 x 150 x 340 mm lid closed
Weight: 10 kg net
Included accessories: 15V DC / 800 mA power supply, dust cover, Connect it E Phono RCA cable, felt mat