The Absolute Sound Editors' Choice Award-Winning Turntable Features 10-Inch Tonearm, 48-Pound Foundation, and Electronic Speed Control: Pro-Ject Xtension 10 Plays Vinyl with Stunning Panache
The Absolute Sound nailed the Pro-Ject Xtension 10 Evolution turntable in one sentence when the magazine stated it plays “with great sound as well as a deep emotional impact.” We could go on about particulars, such as this Golden Ear Award-winning ‘table’s 10-inch carbon-fi ber tonearm, 40-pound-plus mass-loaded magnetic floating subchassis and heavy-duty platter combo, and electronic speed control. But the best justification is hearing it for yourself with the security of our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
Beginning with the mass-loaded magnetically floated sub-chassis and the precision balanced sandwich alloy platter, the foundation weighs in at a super-heavy 48 pounds. Additionally, magnetic decoupling feet thwart airborne and mechanical vibration from disturbing playback. This mass and isolation creates an environment of extremely low resonance, allowing music to emerge from an ultra-silent black background. An AC motor with a two-step pulley drive with electronic speed control maintains perfect pitch and rhythm resulting in inaudible wow, flutter and noise. Further reducing noise and vibration is an isolated sorbothane mounting board for the 10" carbon-fiber tonearm. The conical arm and unified headshell are fabricated from a single piece of carbon fiber to avoid problems associated with standing wave reflections. Single screw fixing of the armtube allows for easy rotation for adjustment of needle azimuth. Additionally, the arm is fully adjustable for VTA. A high-performance 4Ft Straight DIN to RCA phono interconnect cable is also included.
The Xtension 10 is available as either a standalone turntable, or a SuperPack. SuperPack turntables ship with the high-output Sumiko Blackbird phono cartridge. To get an optional low-output Blackbird, please call us for details.
"This combination pays off with great sound as well as a deep emotional impact, meaning that it retrieves deep layers of information from an LP's grooves while bringing an intellectual and emotional connection to the music that is rare in my experience."
– Wayne Garcia, The Absolute Sound
, Editors' Choice Award