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Pro-Ject Audio brings back the joys of vinyl with new turntable

Pro-Ject Audio Systems has introduced a new product designed to entice more music lovers to the joys of vinyl playback.

The Austrian analogue hi-fi specialist has launched the E1 – a true plug-and-play turntable with a host of premium features that combines great sound with a truly striking visual appeal, available in three different variants – the standard E1, the E1 Phono and the E1 BT.

The standard E1 is finished with turntable-ready phono cables fixed to the turntable underneath the tonearm. It has a standard phono-level output, for connecting to a phono stage.

The E1 Phono features a built-in switchable Moving Magnet phono stage, so you can connect directly to a LINE level input or still make use of an external phono stage.

The E1 BT features a switchable Moving Magnet phono stage with Bluetooth version 5.0 wireless transmission so you can output at Line level, Phono or wirelessly via Bluetooth.

The E1 is based around a stylish main plinth, directly inspired by other Pro-Ject designs. It is a CNC-machined composite fibre platform, which contains no hollow spaces, and boasts excellent anti-resonance properties.

Mounted inside the plinth is a precision belt drive system with a damped DC motor, attached to a sub-platter. The sub-platter drives the new ABS Polymer main platter, which is strengthened with purpose-designed ridges in order to create an ideal, anti-resonant platform for your vinyl. Automatic speed change is conveniently handled by the 3 position power switch on the side of the plinth.

The tonearm on the E1 is a new 8.6-inch model featuring a one-piece aluminium tube, a two-point bearing assembly and a new fixed headshell. The result is a true hi-fi quality tonearm with low moving mass and good electrical isolation; perfect for accurate musical playback. The tonearm is then finished with an Ortofon OM 5E cartridge with elliptical diamond stylus for great sound. The tonearm is also factory-set for downforce and anti-skate settings.

The E1 is a product made for music lovers, by music lovers. In an age where the market is awash with turntables, Pro-Ject Audio Systems are seeking to remain true to their audiophile roots, while listening to what customers want.

Still made in Europe, and featuring only the best materials available for the price, E1 comes ready to go with cables, pre-installed anti-resonance feet, a removable dust cover and all the accessories you need to set-up.

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