Ortofon 2M Red
Ortofon 2M Red Cartridge is a high performance entry priced cartridge
The 2M Red and 2M Blue are designed for precise and accurate retrieval of the information in the record groove. Indeed, it is Ortofon’s lasting philosophy to only ever play the recorded sound, without colouration.
To obtain a flat frequency response, as with a Moving Coil cartridge, Ortofon are using split pole pins in the 2M design, to reduce the eddy current. The split pole pins are an Ortofon invention which was originally presented in the 500 and Super OM series, to great effect.
The 2M Red and 2M Blue both use the same engine with split pole pins. With this improved engine Ortofon have been able to increase the output to an impressive 5.5 mV.
Project Tube Box S2 Phono Pre Amplifier
Tube Box S2 is our very first product to feature a fully discreet circuit design without using any operational amplifiers (OpAmps). It also is the first product to come with replaceable tubes for tube rolling and sound-shaping. This gives the customer many options to pick from and alter the sound signature to his preference. Tube Box S2 will give a full and relaxed laid back sound with lush mids, just like you would expect it from a much bigger high end tube phono pre-amplifier. It offers support for both MM and MC cartridges and comes with many gain settings to be switched on the front panel. Five variable input impedance settings are available to adjust to any MM cartridge, the 47k ohm input impedance setting is fixed and suited for high output MC cartridges. The aluminium/metal casing is adapted to our DS2 line in looks and protects against vibrations and electromagnetic interference for superior sound.
A true high end solution in a much smaller package!
Pro-ject Phono Box E
Today, many amplifiers do not have a specific phono cartridge input. Phono Box E is an ideal phono preamplifier for these hifi systems. Phono Box E accepts MM cartridges and offers an audiophile music experience at an entry level price. Advanced circuitry and SMD construction keep noise and distortion at a surprisingly low level. A built-in internal shielding and an outboard DC power supply leave no risk for external interference. Because of its small casing, Phono Box E can be placed near the turntable. Input and output sockets are gold-plated for preservation of quality. Phono Box E can be connected easily to a line-input (AUX etc) of your amplifier.
Project X1 Gloss Black Turntable
Real high-end features – True audiophile sound
The X1 is based on the same concept as the P1, but improved in every aspect thanks to modern materials and new production methods. Inside it houses a sophisticated DC/AC generator board which, combined with the convenient speed control board, delivers clean and stable power to the quiet-running motor. For even further improved performance, the motor is decoupled from the main plinth using a new motor suspension system. In the X1, the motor drives a new, heavy, non-resonant Acryl platter via a sub-platter drive system and a premium grade main bearing for liquid smooth rotation.
The X1 is also better than its predecessors, thanks to the super-stiff, perfectly tempered Carbon/Alu sandwich construction tonearm. This new 8.6” tonearm design is incredibly light and stiff, with improved resistance to external interference. Finished as a one-piece, with no resonance-inducing headshell, the X1 can also be set for azimuth and VTA adjustment. The tonearm is then supplied with a TPE-damped counterweight, further reducing cartridge-tonearm resonances.
Supplied either with or without a brand new Pro-Ject Pick it S2 MM cartridge, manufactured by the cartridge experts at Ortofon but voiced by the design team at Pro-Ject, it can be ready to play within a few minutes of unboxing. Also supplied in the box is our Connect-IT E RCA cables, a semi-balanced, low-capacitance cable with superior shielding that’s optimized for turntable use. Lastly, height-adjustable feet in their Alu/ TPE sandwich construction are a very exclusive but necessary feature to level up the turntable and effectively isolate it from the surface it is place on. The X1‘s 8 layers of painting and the hand-polished finish guarantee its luxury appearance.
In the box:
- X1 with or without Pick it S2 MM cartridge
- Connect it E RCA Cable
- Dust cover
- Adapter for 7“ singles
- Round drive belt for 78 r.p.m.
- Power supply, allen key
Ortofon 2M Blue Moving Magnet MM Phono Cartridge
The Ortofon 2M Blue is an evolution and an update of Ortofon’s best-selling OM Series of Moving Magnet cartridges. The 2M body, generator and stylus profile have all been greatly improved and this great budget cartridge integrates 21st century technology in an affordable package.
Pro-ject Essential II Red
ESSENTIAL II TURNTABLE WITH ORTOFON OM 5E CARTRIDGE CLASS–LEADING SOUND QUALITY IN AN INNOVATIVE TURNTABLE MADE FOR VINYL STARTERS, THE PRO–JECT ESSENTIAL II FEATURES AN ULTRA–QUIET SYNCHRONOUS MOTOR WITH A SILICONE BELT THAT DRIVES A LOW–RESONANCE PLATTER MADE FROM MDF. A DC POWERED MOTOR CONTROL MINIMIZES UNWANTED VIBRATION AND THE MAIN PLATTER BEARING CONSISTS OF A STAINLESS–STEEL SPINDLE AND A BRONZE BUSHING WITH A TEFLON BOTTOM. THE MAIN CHASSIS IS MADE OF LIGHTWEIGHT AND STURDY PARTICLE BOARD AND FEATURES A STRAIGHT 8.6″ ALUMINUM TONE ARM MADE FROM A SINGLE PIECE OF ALUMINUM WITH SAPPHIRE BEARINGS, DELIVERING A SUPERIOR PLUG & PLAY SOLUTION OVER PREVIOUS MODELS.
Project Debut III S Turntable
The best-buy turntable classic with one piece S shape aluminium tonearm and special cartridge!
This special edition of the Debut III comes with some outstanding features, such as the very special Pick it 25A cartridge, which has been developed with our long time partner Ortofon. It is based on their OM series but uses highly conductive silver spools for a superior sound experience. The one piece S-shape aluminium tonearm offers a very harmonic and warm, audiophile sound. The newly developed aluminium/ TPE feet ensure that the turntable is perfectly decoupled from all unwanted vibrations. Supplied with Debut III S audiophile is our best-buy phono cable Connect it E, which has been voted amongst the best budget phono cables around. Debut III S audiophile will be available in two high gloss options, black or white.
The Debut III S audiophile is the first and only turntable that features our new logo on its base as well as on the supplied acrylic dust cover.
Project Debut Carbon DC Turntable
The original Pro-Ject Debut was released in the late 1990’s during a time when CD was king, and the vinyl format was presumed to be all but gone. But nearly two decades (and a few incarnations) later the model still stands, and it deserves a key accreditation in the ongoing success of a rejuvenated vinyl and budget turntable market. The Debut symbolises all that is good about vinyl; it is beautiful to behold and fantastic to listen to, with the right mixture of user-friendliness and opportunity to tweak and upgrade.
Introduced at the beginning of 2012, the Debut Carbon expanded on the Debut III in a variety of ways, but most notably with its one-piece 8.6″ carbon fibre tonearm. Using a carbon fibre tonearm at this price is almost unheard of, and allows the newest Debut to outperform all of its competitiors. The stiff yet lightweight tonearm provides the perfect properties for the pre-installed Ortofon 2M Red cartridge to sing at its fullest potential.
In addition to the improved tonearm, the full-size 12″ main platter offers better performance than any other previous Debut model. The platter is driven by a high-quality motor that is now mounted onto a new Thermo-Plastic Elastomer (TPE) “blob” set. This rubber composition dramatically reduces resonance transference from the motor, further improving the turntable’s sound quality.
Since 2014, the Debut Carbon has been upgraded to the Debut Carbon DC. The DC model benefits from a new, upgraded power supply that powers an ultra-precise, DC-driven AC motor generator for superlative speed stability. This added tweak further elevates the Debut Carbon to comfortably the best Debut model ever.
The Debut Carbon DC is an affordable hi-fi turntable that is even comfortable in far more expensive hi-fi systems. This, combined with the wide variety of finish options, means more people than ever are experiencing Pro-Ject’s most famous turntable.
Ortofon MC Quintet Red Moving Coil Phono Cartridge
The Quintet Red features an Elliptical diamond which is cut and polished to Ortofon’s high standards. This entry-level MC cartridge has very high performance standard and is a perfect all-rounder for the newcomers to the world of Moving Coil cartridges. MC Quintet Red delivers open, dynamic sound with a slight touch of warmth.
The MC Quintet Series is congruent with Ortofon’s unrelenting commitment to providing the most precise and accurate reproduction possible without colouration.
Ortofon 2M Bronze Moving Magnet MM Phono Cartridge
The 2M Bronze features a nude Fine-Line stylus, polished to the highest standards. The slimmer profile of this stylus will track even the highest frequency modulations, making this cartridge better suited for extremely demanding material. Distortion and record wear are substantially reduced.
Project Debut Espirit Turntable
The Debut Carbon Esprit SB (DC) brings all the benefits of the Debut Carbon (DC) but adds an electronic speed change and an acrylic platter. It is the perfect turntable to listen to LPs and singles, but also 78 rpm shellac records.
The most obvious improvement is the inclusion of a Carbon tube for the tonearm, which increases stiffness and decreases unwanted resonance. Together with other improvements like an increase in platter size and weight to realize even smoother rotation, the overall sound quality is greatly improved. The approved belt drive design offers a low noise AC motor with effective motor decoupling (utilising TPE-damping) and ultra precision frequency DC-driven AC generator (like the Speed Box) for ultimate speed stability without unwanted vibration. The acrylic platter gives the sound a natural liveliness, free from discoloration and resonance. There is no longer a need for a felt mat between the record and the platter. The included Phono RCA cable, Connect it E, is a high-quality semi-balanced interconnect cable with gold-plated RCA connectors that guarantees the perfect connection.