PRO-JECT T1 RELEASE DATE AND PRICE
We announced the upcoming Pro-Ject T1 back in April and now the Austrian manufacturers of premium hi-fi turntables and electronics has confirmed the imminent availability of the T1 series of turntables.
The T1 will be the first turntable in a new budget-orientated T-Line range, which boasts premium materials, stylish aesthetics, easy set-up and use, and a rich, lively sound all at an accessible price.
T1 takes the company's engineering experience and expertise, alongside extensive market feedback, to produce a piece of hi-fi that can be accommodated into almost any environment thanks to its multiple finish options and three output versions. Furthermore, Pro-Ject has ensured that it is also as easy to use as it is to live with.
The T1 is based around a CNC-machined plinth that's carefully manufactured to ensure there are no hollow spaces inside, avoiding unwanted vibrations within the finished product. The Austrian company is also keen to point out that you won't find any plastic parts here either.
Mounted inside the plinth is a precision belt drive system, attached to a newly designed sub-platter, which itself is engineered to the most exacting tolerances for stable mounting into the stainless-steel axle/brass-bushing main bearing. It is worth noting that this is the same bearing as seen on the multi-award winning Essential III turntable. The sub-platter drives the new heavy, zero-resonance glass platter with absolute stability, ensuring an ideal playback surface for your vinyl.
The tonearm on the T1 is a new 8.6-inch model featuring a larger one-piece aluminium tube and an improved gimble bearing assembly with low-friction components for total accuracy in use. The tonearm comes with an Ortofon OM 5E cartridge with an elliptical diamond stylus already mounted. Furthermore, the tonearm is also pre-set for downforce and anti-skate settings, so there's no need for any complicated set-up; you can get playing straight out of the box!
Finish Options and Output Versions
The standard T1 (£239.00) is finished with properly shielded, semi-symmetrical, low-capacitance phono cables, designed by Pro-Ject, fixed to the turntable underneath the tonearm. It has a standard phono output, for connecting to a phono stage.
The T1 Phono SB (£289.00) features a built-in speed control for automatic switching between 33 and 45 RPM, and a switchable Moving Magnet phono stage, so you can connect directly to a LINE level input or still make use of an external phono stage.
The T1 BT (£289.00) features a switchable Moving Magnet phono stage with Bluetooth transmission so you can output at Line level, Phono or wirelessly via Bluetooth.
All T1 versions are available in three high-quality finish options; Gloss Black, Matte Walnut or Matte White, and are supplied with all the necessary set-up accessories, a felt platter mat and a detachable dust cover in the box.
Price and availability
The Pro-Ject T1, T1 Phono SB and T1 BT will be available across the UK from July 2019.
SRP T1: £239.00 / T1 Phono SB: £289.00 / T1 BT: £289.00
For more information go to Pro-Ject.
- Speeds: 33 & 45 RPM (manual speed change, except T1 Phono SB)
- Drive Principle: Belt Drive
- Speed Drift: 33 = 0.70% / 45 = 0.60%
- Wow & Flutter: 33 = 0.25% / 45 = 0.23%
- Platter: Heavy 8mm Blasted Glass Platter
- Main Bearing: Stainless Steel Axle / Brass Bush
- Signal-to-Noise: 65dB
- Tonearm: 8.6” Aluminium
- Effective Arm Length: 218.5mm
- Overhang: 18.0mm
- Effective Tonearm Mass: 8.0g Counterweight for Cartridge Mass: 5 – 10g
- Tracking Force Range: 0 – 50mN (pre-set to 17.5mN for OM 5E)
- Output: Phono level only, captive RCA leads (T1)
- Switchable phono/line level, RCA leads (T1 Phono SB) Switchable phono/line level or BT, RCA leads (T1 BT)
- Included Accessories: Dust Cover, Felt Mat,
- RCA Cables (T1 Phono SB and T1 BT only)
- Power Supply: Captive mains lead for UK use (T1)
- Detachable power supply (T1 Phono SB and T1 BT)
- Power Consumption: 3W max.
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 415 x 100 x 335mm
- Weight: 3.8 kg (net.)
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