Pro-Ject The Classic


Categories: , Brand:


The Classic combines timeless aesthetics with innovative high-end technology

Using a compact, simple, and elegant form factor, The Classic is an homage to the traditional wooden-frame design established by the famous turntable manufacturers of the 50’s and 60’s.  With the combination of an improved belt-drive design and a low-noise AC synchronous motor, the high precision DC-driven frequency generator provides ultimate speed stability at both 33 and 45 rpm. A technologically advanced metal and MDF sub-chassis is suspended by TPE balls to effectively decouple the completely redesigned 9” carbon fiber and aluminum composite tonearm and TPE-dampened aluminum platter from ambient vibration.

• Height adjustable decoupling feet
• Precision balanced, TPE*-dampened aluminum platter w/ felt mat
• Metal/MDF sandwich chassis floating on TPE* suspension
• 9” carbon fiber/aluminum tonearm with MM & MC capability
• Precision Japanese ball bearing at base of tonearm
• Integrated central vertical cable outlet for unhindered arm movement
• Ultra low-friction Zircon pinpoint cardan tonearm bearings
• Azimuth and VTA both fully adjustable
• TPE-dampened counterweight with chrome finish
• Factory installed and adjusted Ortofon 2M Silver phono cartridge
• Classic wooden chassis available in 3 matte finishes: Walnut, Eucalyptus, and Rosenut (Rosenut finish is discontinued and available at a special price for a limited time)



33 & 45 rpm (manual speed change)

Drive Principle:
belt drive

300mm aluminum, TPE-dampened

Mains Bearing:
mirror-polished stainless steel

Wow & Flutter:
33: ± .11 % 45: ± .10 %

Speed Variance:
33: ± .15 %  45: ± .12 %

Signal to Noise Ratio:
70 dB

9” carbon/aluminum composite tonearm

Effective Arm Length:
230 mm

Effective Arm Mass:
13.5 g

18 mm

Tracking Force Range:
1.0 – 3.0 g (10 – 30 mN)

Included Accessories:
15 V(DC) / 1.6A power supply, dust cover

Power Connection:
110-120 V(AC) @ 60 Hz

Power Consumption:
5 watts (max)  •  < 0.5 watt (standby)

Dimensions (WxHxD):
18.1” x 5.2” x 13.8” (460 x 131 x 351 mm) (lid closed)

22.5 lbs. (10.2 kg) net