Xtension 9 Evolution

High-end turntable with 9" evo tonearm

Superlative vinyl performance from a compact luxurious turntable/arm configuration!

Xtension 9 Evolution incorporates all our turntable design experience from more than 20 years in a slim-line size to fit standard audio racks. Xtension 9 chassis is made from MDF filled with metal granulate, that gives high mass and is non-resonant. Magnetic feet, which decouple the main plinth from its base, are combined with a weighty 16 kg total turntable mass. With these two magnets located in the feet, the turntable is practically floating. The result is a unique combination of ‘mass loaded’ and ‘floating turntable’ design principles. Instead of pure metal for the main platter, we’ve found a perfect alloy which we damped on with thermo plastic elastomers (TPE). Additionally we’ve placed recycled Vinyl records on top (which act as a perfect mat) and bake this ‘sandwich’ before precision balancing it. The final product subsequently benefits from a wonderfully resonance-free, heavy platter, that runs ultra-silently on an inverted ceramic ball bearing with magnetic suspension. The Xtension 9 Evolution includes a top-class high-end tonearm 9” Evolution.

The turntable comes either with or without a Quintet Black cartridge, manufactured by the cartridge experts at Ortofon. Pro-Ject Audio Systems offers their high-end turntables with premium 5pin > RCA unbalanced arm cable or – by request – with premium balanced 5pin > XLR connection to Pro-Ject Phono Box RS preamplifier. Phono Box RS offers balanced phono inputs, what guarantees superior results in high-end vinyl reproduction with a balanced signal source.

NOTE: The signal source and the receiving device have to be equipped with balanced connections. Transmission of audio signals in a balanced mode reduce the influence of interference due to external stray electric fields significantly.

In the box:

  • Xtension 9 Evolution optionally as SuperPack with Ortofon Quintet Black
  • Connect it 5P-E RCA Cable (Upgrade option: 5P-XLR)
  • Dust cover
  • Adapter for 7“ singles
  • Record puck
  • Counterweights for 5-14g cartridges
  • Power supply, allen key, spirit level, gloves
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Features

  • Heavy 16 kg belt drive turntable
  • Mass loaded magnetic floating subchassis
  • Precision balanced sandwich-platter
  • Inverted ceramic ball bearing with magnetic support
  • Heavy weight record clamp
  • MDF chassis filled with metal granulate with low levels of resonance and high mass
  • Electronic speed control 33/45 rpm
  • Tonearm 9cc Evolution made from carbon fibre
  • Inverted tonearm bearings (ABEC 7 quality)
  • Dust cover included