PROJECT 1Xpression Carbon Classic Gloss Black Turntable
PROJECT 1Xpression Carbon Classic Gloss Black Turntable

Regular Price: $1,399.00

Special Price $1,195.00

Warranty Period: 1 year Sold as: 1

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Classic turntable with superior tone-arm & advanced magnetic cartridge reaches magical performance levels!  

1Xpression Carbon Classic is the 6th generation of the hi-fi classic Pro-Ject 1, which was presented for the first time in 1991. No other entry-level turntable concept is more audiophile and the current version includes a totally new carbon tone-arm with spin-off „EVO“-technology. It`s new innovative gimbal design features a resonance damping counterweight, that allows best performance for any cartridge. The approved belt drive design offers low noise AC motor with effective motor decoupling, ultra precision frequency DC-driven AC generator (like Speed Box) for ultimate speed stability.

The complex main platter construction cannot be found elsewhere in this price range and is similar to the Xtension models. Advanced thermo plastic elastomers (TPE) are used in a sandwich construction with aluminium alloy for optimised resonance behaviour. Platter bearing axle is made from low tolerance chrome plated stainless steel running on Teflon bottom in a bronze bearing housing. Turntable main plinth is from low resonance MDF, which effectivly is decoupled from structure-born noise by special absorber feet, that use TPE technology. As a special feature, this package comes with the outstanding 2M Silver cartridge, which features silver spools for ultimate fidelity.  

Beside it`s class-leading sound quality, this turntable convinces with classic elegance and four first-class finish options. 




• Belt drive system with synchronous motor  

• Main platter bearing made from stainless steel runs in bronze bushing with Teflon bottom  

• Heavy aluminium sandwich platter with TPE technology for superior resonance damping & felt mat  

• 8,6” carbon tonearm with Evo Kardan rings  

• Resonance damping counterweight design  

• Advanced 2M Silver cartridge with silver spools  

• Gold-plated RCA interconnect cable  

• Special turntable feet for effective decoupling for massively reduced risk of acoustical feedback  

• 4 colour options: highgloss piano, highgloss white, olive, mahogany 


• Dust cover included 




speed 33, 45 (manual speed change)
principle belt drive
Speed variance 33: 0,2% 45: 0,18%
Wow & flutter 33: 0,14% 45: 0,13%
platter 300mm
main bearing stainless steel
tonearm 8,6” carbon Evo
effective arm length 218,5 mm
overhang 22,0 mm
effective tonearmmass 8,0g
tracking force range 0 - 30mn (2M 18mn recommended)
included accessories 15 volts DC /0,8A power supply, dust cover
Power consumption 4,0 watts max /< 1 watt standby
dimensions 415 x 130 x 335mm (WxHxD)
weight 5,5 kg net / 8,0 kg gross weight

Product Faqs

  • Vinyl vs Digital

    One of the most commonly asked question is what is better? Vinyl or Digital music.

    Short answer is both have their pros and cons.

    I will go through the differences are we see them and try to list the pros and cons as comprehensively as we can.



    - Delivers analog sound.  This is what is refered to as a 'warm' sound.   Analog sound is what we hear with our ears.  The vibration of the styli (needle) in the groove of the record creates sine waves that is then reproduced by the amplifier and speakers.  There is no digital conversion that is an estimate of the music.
    - Can last a lifetime.
    - Cartidges and styli can usually be upgraded.
    - Delivers a wider frequency range including ultrasonic frequencies (above 20 kHz) that have been shown to help the body release endorphines that brings on that 'feel-good' feeling.
    - Potentially more accurate sound.
    - Can come with booklets with band photos and lyrics.


    - Can be easily damaged.
    - Large music collections can take up alot of space.
    - Not 'toddler friendly' (though they DO make good frisbees)
    - Needs more maintenance.
    - Not a portable media.



    - Large collections in very small space.
    - Can be used in multiple devices. (computers, phones, MP3 players, CDs, USB sticks, etc)
    - Much less suseptible to physical damage than vinyl.
    - Can be organised much more efficiently. (search entire music libraries with a simple click)
    - Digital devices can be improved by external Digital to Analog Convertors. (DACs)
    - Can be digitally remastered after recording.  (Usually done is a studio)
    - Easy to make copies of files.


    - Can lose entire collections if hard discs fail.
    - Doesn't have the 'warmth' that vinyl has.
    - Is not an exact copy of the music.  Digital music is an estimate that is accomplished with 'sample rates' (the higher the sample rate the closer to the original)
    - A lot of digital music is compressed. (lower sound quality)
    - Potential compatability issues with different file types on different hardware.

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