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 with or without Ortofon Quintet Black cartridge
- 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
- 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
|Speed||33, 45 (electronic speed change)|
|Platter||300 mm aluminium (TPE damped)|
|Main bearing||Inverted stainless steel with ceramic ball with antimagnetic support|
|Wow & flutter||± 0.10% (max)|
|Speed variance||± 0.09% (max)|
|Signal to Noise||73 dB|
|Tonearm||9” cc EVO, Carbon|
|Effective arm length||230 mm|
|Effective tonearmmass||8.5 g|
|Tracking force range||0 - 25 mN|
|Included accessory||Power supply, dust cover|
|Power consumption||4 Watts max / < 1 Watt standby|
|Dimensions||465 x 185 x 350 mm (WxHxD)|
|Weight||18.0 kg net|
stereoplay reviews the Xtension 9 Evolution Superpack
The squadron named Xtension 9 Evolution SuperPack is a great combo - smart and powerful.
It all starts with the needle: The MC Quintett black is a fantastically sovereign pick-up. Then the fine tonearm made of carbon and the unwavering platter. Sonically we are in the top class. A big recommendation from us.
audiodrom.net reviews the Xtension 9 Evolution Superpack
I hope it is clear by now that I really loved listening to the Pro-Ject's Xtension 9 SP turntable.