Pro-Ject T1: A New Generation of Turntable
The T1 from Pro-Ject Audio Systems is the first T-Line turntable, a line carefully developed designed to deliver true high-fidelity sound on a more limited budget. The T1 features premium materials, stylish aesthetics, and a rich, lively sound.
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 from ambient vibrations around your hi-fi system.
Pushing Audiophile Design to a new Affordable Level
In the T1, 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 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 is supplied with a factory installed Ortofon OM 5E Moving Magnet cartridge, which features an elliptical diamond stylus tip; this is a true hi-fi playback system with no corners cut. The T1 is then finished with super shielded, semi-symmetrical, low-capacitance phono cable, purpose-designed by Pro-Ject – not a basic off-the shelf RCA cable. There is also a dust cover for extra protection and a felt mat to protect your records.
The T1 is a new affordable marvel. Made 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 (manual 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)
Included Cartridge: Ortofon OM5e (pre mounted)
Included accessories: dustcover, felt mat, pre-attached 1.23M phono interconnect
Built-in Power Supply:US: 120V 60Hz
Power consumption: 3 Watt max
Dimensions: 415x100x335 mm (WxHxD)
Weight: 3.8 kg net