As well as being one of our favourite brands, Austrian company Pro-Ject is the world’s leading manufacturer on the analogue market. The company was founded by Heinz Lichtenegger in 1990. It has been an analogue specialist since its inception, starting out by producing some of the widest ranges of turntables, belts, cleaning products, phono preamps, headphone amplifiers, phono cables, adjustment tools, and dust covers for record players. Today, Pro-Ject has broadened its scope to include the digital world, and now offers products such as audio servers, DACs and CD players.
As Pro-Ject is one of maPlatine.com’s flagship brands, we thought we would share with you our team’s favourite products. For audiophiles, Pro-Ject needs no introduction, but for novices it is an excellent choice.
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The Hum Block It plug by Pro-Ject allows you to connect any component of your Hi-Fi system to the earth wire and therefore improve its sound quality.
This Pro-Ject plug is a recent addition to our site but has already received many orders and made many customers happy.
For more information on the Pro-Ject Hum Block It, you can read the product data sheet here.
The Connect It RCA CC phono cable by Pro-Ject is a great way to enhance your Hi-Fi system, and offers unrivalled value for money.
When you replace your original phono cables with the Pro-Ject Connect It RCA CC, a huge improvement in sound is immediately perceptible. This is our most recommended phono cable for customers looking to upgrade their sound system.
‘If anyone is undecided about buying this cable...don’t be - it couldn’t be more different to the original cables. There’s an easy way to prove it: if you put your ear up to your speaker tweeter while your turntable is playing and turn the volume up loud, there’s no noise at all! Naturally, this has an effect on the transparency of the audio transmission, increasing fluidity and the level of detail. As for maPlatine.com, what can I say? Flawless service. ’
A cut above the integrated phono stages and entry-level phono preamps, the Pro-Ject Phono Box DS is an absolute must-have product from the Austrian brand in its range. It can be paired with MM and MC cartridges ranging from €50 to €450. It comes in either silver or black, and is one of our favourite Pro-Ject products to recommend to our customers.
You can find out more in the Phono Box DS preamp product data sheet.
‘The sound and production quality of this preamp is really impressive. I like the setup options on the front of the box which allow you to adjust the settings just as you like them. while the cartridge is playing as well as when it’s not. I’m impressed that I can now get so much musicality out of my little Ortofon MC Vivo! Thank you for the top quality advice and service. ’
The most recent addition to the Austrian brand’s Essential range is the Pro-Ject Essential II Digital manual turntable. And it has certainly retained all of the musical and technical capabilities of the Essential II and Essential II USB. The main advantage of this product is the digital optical output, which allows you to connect it to equipment that does not have analogue inputs. It’s a perfect mix of analogue and digital at a highly affordable price. You can find more information in the product data sheet here.
The manual RPM 3 Carbon turntable by Pro-Ject is one of our favourite top picks. It was created to incorporate all of the elements of the RPM turntable series, which began with the legendary RPM 1 Carbon turntable and culminated in the RPM 10.1 Evolution turntable. This is a high quality intermediate option, and is the only record player in its range with a 10-inch S-shaped tonearm and an Ortofon 2M Silver cartridge. We love this turntable and its unbeatable value for money.
Taking the manual Debut Carbon turntable as its springboard, the Debut Carbon Esprit by Pro-Ject is one of the most popular record players in its range. There’s no need to sing its praises at length here, but it has been given several upgrades that distinguish it from its twin sister. You can read about these in more detail on the product data sheet here.
Our customers have been extremely satisfied with this Pro-Ject turntable. It’s one of our ‘best buys’, and we recommend it without hesitation.
‘I ordered it on Thursday afternoon and it arrived on Saturday before 1pm, perfectly packaged. The turntable was already all set up. Not only does the Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Esprit look great with its gloss finish, the sound is truly magical - no upgrades necessary for this turntable! ’
The manual Pro-Ject 1Xpression Carbon Classic turntable is the fourth model in the Xpression product line, which has been evolving since the early 2000s. It has now become one of the Austrian brand’s best-selling products. It has made huge strides over the years to become what is today the most fully developed model in its range. This current model of the 1Xpression Carbon Classic by Pro-Ject is truly remarkable, with attractive finishes: two gloss finishes (black or white) and two wooden models (olive or mahogany).
You can read about this Pro-Ject turntable in more detail on the product data sheet here.
‘The first record I spun was an old Level 42. Instant blast off! The sound quality of the synthesisers in analogue was incredibly authentic, and the dynamism of Mark King's slap bass was exhilarating. This very reasonably priced turntable captures the music beautifully. And thank you to maPlatine.com for your exceptional service! ’
The Pro-Ject 2Xperience SB DC manual turntable is the follow-up to the Pro-Ject 2Xperience Classic. And this new addition has incorporated some clear improvements. With its striking design, Pro-Ject has given us the option of four different finishes: glossy black, olive, walnut and rosewood. The 2Xperience SB DC turntable also leaves you plenty of room for home improvements should you want to upgrade the MM or MC cartridge.
You can find more information about this Pro-Ject turntable on the product data sheethere.
The X-Tension 9CC Evolution manual turntable by Pro-Ject is the most affordable model in Pro-Ject’s high-end range. This record player has been a huge success for Pro-Ject, winning the EISA Award for Best Product 2014-2015. It combines excellent production quality with a user-friendly design, and is available in 5 different finishes: Glossy black, glossy red, piano black, mahogany and olive.
We don’t have a bad word to say about this turntable - its a real triumph of high-end production from the Austrian Pro-Ject. You can find more information about this turntable on its product data sheet here.
We also offer this X-Tension 9CC record player as part a package with an Ortofon 2M Black MM cartridge, Quintet Blue MC cartridge, or Quintet Black MC cartridge.
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