Pro-Ject 1-Xpression Carbon Classic vinyl turntable

Manual vinyl turntable

Ortofon 2M Silver cartridge

Carbon tonearm

Solid aluminium platter


The bonus: All of our vinyl turntables are set up and tested before delivery!

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The Pro-Ject X-pression vinyl turntable is an important part of the brand’s history. It is a direct follow-on from the models 1 and 1.2, now sold under the name ‘1 Anniversary’. It has undergone several upgrades over the years and as a result has taken several forms: The Xpression, the 1Xpression II and the 1Xpression III. Pro-Ject has now released the 4th variant of its top buy, which goes under the name 1-Xpression Carbon Classic !

Pro-Ject 1 Xpression Carbon Classic : Tonearm and phono cartridge

As the name suggests, it features a new 'full carbon' tonearm. The old one also used a carbon tube, which housed an aluminium headshell.

The new tonearm also features a new bearing that is very similar to that of the Pro-Ject 9CC Evo tonearm.

The counterweight also uses Evo tonearm technology, as it is fitted with internal TPE damping.

The 1Xpression Carbon Classic is fitted with the brand new and exclusive Ortofon 2M Silver cartridge. This cartridge was specially made for Pro-Ject by the Danish manufacturer.

Pro-Ject 1 Xpression Carbon Classic Tonearm and cartridge

Although it shares a stylus with the Ortofon 2M Red cartridge, the ‘engine’ uses coils with a silver conductor. This design ensures playback with incredible detail and better transparency.

You can also upgrade it at a later date by adding a 2M Blue Stylus.

Pro-Ject 1 Xpression Carbon Classic : Chassis and platter

The MDF plinth is available in either glossy black or white, or panelled (olive or mahogany). In our opinion, the latter provide the best results in terms of density and rigidity, as well as in terms of sound quality, although this is not hugely noticeable.

Pro-Ject 1 Xpression Carbon Classic Chassis

It also has a new 15 V DC synchronous motor. This is decoupled from the plinth by two TPE vibration isolation bushings.

Its belt drive system also powers a sub-platter which has a stainless steel bearing in a bronze bearing housing. Perfectly crafted with low tolerances.

Pro-Ject 1 Xpression Carbon Classic Platter

With this ‘Classic’ model, Pro-ject is offering a streamlined version of its best-selling product. This beautiful platter is a single solid polished aluminium piece, with a TPE ring for superior damping. It has been made using the same manufacturing process and tolerances as the XTension.

It requires using a felt platter mat (supplied). But we think that replacing this with a leather or cork mat could produce better results.

The vinyl turntable sits on three aluminium cones damped with a ring of medium density rubber.

Pro-Ject 1 Xpression Carbon Classic Feet

Pro-Ject 1 Xpression Carbon Classic : Accessories

This Pro-Ject 1 Xpression Carbon Classic turntable comes with good quality phono cables. These cables are not captive and can be replaced by higher quality models such as the Pro-Ject Connect IT CC cables.

This turntable is delivered with a transparent acrylic cover to protect it from dust (and pets!) but it is worth remembering that, like all high quality vinyl turntables, your music will sound best if the dust cover is left off or open.

Pro-Ject 1 Xpression Carbon Classic : Listening and test review

This Pro-Ject 1Xpression vinyl turntable is very simple to operate and - the icing on the cake - ships it to you fully tested and set up!

Within minutes we were impressed by the sound quality: the definition is remarkable and present across the entire spectrum.

The frequency response is wide and very balanced, giving each register a fair treatment.

The dynamic range is spot on, and the reproduction is very physical. Its remarkable energy means there’s never a dull moment! But it still manages to remain very neutral and therefore very versatile.

It’s just as comfortable with opera and string quartets as it is with heavy metal!

The timbre quality is excellent - it’s easy to pick out the different instruments, and playback is very precise without a hint of harshness.


This new version of the 1Xpression Carbon Classic is an indisputable success. It has many excellent features (heavy platter, carbon fibre tonearm, 2M Silver cartridge, etc.) that make it a serious competitor for other turntables in its price range, such as certain British rivals...


Highly recommended.




Speeds: 33⅓, 45 RPM (manual change)

Drive principle: Belt

Platter: 300mm polished and damped aluminium

Platter mat: Black felt

Bearing: Brass

Spindle: Stainless steel

Tonearm: 8.6-inch ‘Full carbon’

Tonearm bearing: Evo principle

Cartridge: Ortofon 2M SILVER

Counterweight: With TPE damping

Outputs: RCA + ground

Feet: Height-adjustable damped aluminium cones

Power supply: DC 15V/0.8A

Dust cover: YES

Cable: Phono Rca 1m

Consumption: 4.5 watts

Dimensions: 415x118x320mm

Weight: 6. kg

Customer reviews
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Customer reviews


Platine Pro-ject X1

Tout d'abord un immense merci à l'équipe et à Franck en particulier pour ses judicieux conseils. Commandée le lundi, livrée le mercredi dans un emballage extrêmement sécurisé, bravo l'efficacité. Quant à la platine elle-même, rien que du bonheur. Ca fait plaisir d'avoir encore de nos jours affaire à de vrais professionnels.
Christian C.


Bonne platine

Platine reçu comme prévu. . Le son est excellent. Je ne mets que 4 étoiles au vu des trois semblant de pieds qui sont indignes à ce prix car Irreglables. Je remercie toute l'équipe de la rapidité et de la qualité du service.


hoooo !!!!!!!!!!

commandée le dimanche soir et livrée le mardi: bravo plus rapide que l'éclair et super emballage.
je pars plus tôt du boulot (je suis comme un gamin a noël ...).
vite vite !!! super merci elle est préréglée, je consigne les enfants dans leur chambre et je cale un disque d'Oscar Peterson....
et là le bonheur un son terrible, tan pis pour les voisins je fais cracher mon ampli Marantz et mes Focal.
bravo à ma


Plus que satisfait !

Depuis l'accueil téléphonique jusqu'au premier vinyl posé sur le plateau, tout a été parfait. L'accueil téléphonique de est plus que cordial et Olivier - comme ses collègues - n'est guère avare de conseils experts. Ils répondent, avec amabilité et compétence, à toutes vos questions. Et vous recevez votre platine dans un emballage 5 étoiles, testée et pré-réglée. Vraiment sérieux !
Cette Pro-ject Expression Classic est tout à fait ce que j'attendais : elle est manuelle (je ne voulais aucun automatisme générateur de pannes et, parfois, de bruits parasites) et offre une restitution rare (j'écoute beaucoup de musique acoustique). Et son design est vraiment réussi. Bref, je ne regrette absolument pas mon achat.

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Pro-Ject 1-Xpression Carbon Classic vinyl turntable

Pro-Ject 1-Xpression Carbon Classic vinyl turntable

Manual vinyl turntable

Ortofon 2M Silver cartridge

Carbon tonearm

Solid aluminium platter


The bonus: All of our vinyl turntables are set up and tested before delivery!

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