Pro-Ject T-1 SB
Pro-Ject T1 Phono SB: A New Generation of Turntable
The T1 from Pro-Ject Audio Systems was designed to deliver true high-fidelity sound on a budget. Offering premium materials, stylish aesthetics and a rich, lively sound, the T1 Phono SB was designed to ensure that there is no compromise in the sound performance while still achieving an affordable price.
Compared to the base T1-model, the T1 Phono SB version adds a built-in, Pro-Ject designed, high-quality MM phono preamplifier stage and electronic speed selection between 33 and 45 RPM.
The stylish, CNC-machined plinth, available in High Gloss Black, Satin White or Satin Walnut finishes, features no plastic parts and is carefully manufactured to eliminate any hollow spaces inside, completely eliminating unwanted vibrations within the chassis.
Carrying this philosophy through the design, and the glass platter is also a heavy, zero-resonance design – which avoids the sonic limitations of plastic or lightweight steel designs. Finally, the purpose-chosen turntable feet also do a good job of isolating the T1 Phono SB from ambient vibrations around your hi-fi system.
Pushing Audiophile Design to a new Affordable Level
For the drive system, the T1 Phono SB features our proven system of an electronically regulated, precision-speed AC motor. instead of the un-regulated DC motors with wide speed fluctuations used by most competitively priced products. Better speed stability results in more accurate sound with excellent pitch accuracy.
The T1 Phono SB also comes with electronic speed switching between 33 and 45 RPM.
These features combine to create a low-noise, stable drive system for the turntable.
the motor drives a belt-system, attached to a newly designed sub-platter, which is mounted into an ultra-precise 0.001mm tolerance main bearing with a hardened steel axle and brass bushing – just like our coveted Essential III turntables.
The combination of this main bearing with the chosen motor system, ensures that the T1 provides a smooth, anti-resonant rotational platform for the tonearm and cartridge to travel across.
The tonearm on the T1 line is a new model, based on previous Pro-Ject designs. With its straight, 8.6” effective length and stiff aluminum construction, this one-piece tonearm also features low-friction bearings for absolute accuracy in use. Besides the clean and stylish looks, the integrated headshell won‘t cause any additional vibrations, and is a huge improvement over the detachable, screwed-on or glued-on headshells found in most similarly priced models.
The T1 Phono SB is supplied with a factory installed Ortofon OM5e Moving Magnet cartridge, which features an elliptical diamond stylus tip; this is a true hi-fi playback system with no corners cut.
The T1 Phono SB is then finished with super shielded, semi-balanced, low-capacitance phono cables, purpose-designed by Pro-Ject – not off-the shelf RCA cables. A hinged, Acrylic dust cover is included for extra protection as well as a felt mat to protect your records.
The T1 Phono SB is a new affordable marvel. Manufactured in Europe by a turntable factory with decades of experience, it is a true hi-fi turntable that looks and sounds sublime.
Speed: 33, 45 (electronic speed change)
Principle: Belt drive
Speed variance: 33: 0.7% 45: 0.6%
Wow & Flutter: 33: 0.25% 45: 0.23%
Platter: Heavy 8mm, blasted-glass platter with felt mat
Main bearing: Stainless steel/brass
Signal to noise: 65dB
Tonearm: 8.6” aluminium
Effective arm length: 218.5 mm
Overhang: 22.0 mm
Effective tonearm mass: 8.0 g
Counterweight for mass: 5 – 10g (pre-mounted)
Tracking force range: 0 – 50mN (17.5 mN pre-adjusted)
Outputs: RCA Phono/Line (switchable)
Included accessories: dustcover, feltmat, DC power supply, high-quality phono/line RCA cable
Power Supply: 110 – 240V/50, 60Hz; 15 V DC 800mA
Power consumption: 4.5 Watt max
Dimensions: 415x100x335 mm (WxHxD)
Weight: 3.8 kg net