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Manual vinyl turntable
Ortofon OM5e cartridge
Made in Europe
Manufacturer : PRO-JECT
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With this Pro-Ject T1 turntable, the Austrian manufacturer wanted to democratize its turntable range, while offering manufacture and restitution quality of reference at this price.
Of course, it requires a turntable that is entirely made in Europe and that fights against "Made in China" competitors! And that is laudable, but not necessarily easy...
The whole rests on a lacquered or veneered MDF plinth, following the finish. It is rigid and not very sensitive to resonance.
There is no plastic that spoils the party, unlike some of its competitors.
Damping stands limit the vibration of the base in the turntable.
We have in hands the wood finish of this Pro-Ject T1. And we must admit that this “small” turntable is pretty! The wood finish is worthy of models that double its price.
For economic reasons, Pro-Ject opted for a 8mm thick glass platter for this T1.
In terms of resonance the glass is not the best option. However, it has various advantages: easy to produce and perfectly plan, its mass gives it excellent inertia and the finish is very design! At an affordable price...
However, Pro-Ject reports that a silica treatment has limited the resonances of the platter. And above all, the sub-platter is insensitive to resonances.
The bearing and spindle are made of stainless steel and brass. They are made with a tolerance of 0.001 mm!
The tonearm chosen by the manufacturer is the tonearm of the Essential II turntable, but here in a slightly simplified version.
This 8.6” length tonearm is made of aluminium and manufactured in one piece. It is equipped with low-friction bearings.
Phono cables designed by Pro-Ject are captive but of an excellent quality. They receive very effective shielding and offer low resistance and capacity.
The Pro-Ject T1 is of course delivered with a translucent cover and a platter mat made of felt.
It is easy to set up, just connect it into a phono input and press the power button.
For our part, of course we check the settings of the phono cartridge and the tonearm, which are often quite approximated, before shipping it to you.
The restitution is surprising for a vinyl record player of this range and simplicity. It is not just beautiful to look at, it is also very efficient!
The bass is surprising by its density and presence. Of course, it does not damage the well-made mid-range and treble!
The sound scene is not the largest on the market but it is realistic and precise.
We also appreciate the fluidity of the message and the excellent general balance.
You have understood it, this Pro-Ject T1 turntable at this price is a true bargain! Above all, it makes bulwark for soulless entry-level products without musicality that disappoint listeners.
Recommended to demanding music lovers with a small budget!
EISA Award - Best Value Turntable - 2020/2021Franck
Speeds: 33 rpm and 45 rpm (manual speed change)
Driving principle: belt
Speed variation at 33rpm: 0.7 %
Speed variation at 45 rpm: 0.6 %
Wow & Flutter: 0.24 %
Platter: 8 mm glass
Bearing: 0.001 mm stainless steel/brass
Signal-to-noise ratio: 65dB
Tonearm: 8.6” made of aluminium
Effective tonearm length: 218.5 mm
Cantilever: 22 mm
Effective tonearm mass: 8 g
Cartridge compatibility: 5 to 10g mass
Tracking force range: from 0 - 50 mN
Platter mat: felt
Dimensions: 415 x 100 x 335 mm
Weight: 3.8 kg
EISABest Value Turntable - 2020/2021
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