The X8 is Pro-Ject Audio's most affordable mass-loaded turntable yet. Positioned neatly between the X2 and Xtension 9, the X8 adopts and breaks down its bigger siblings' features to make mass-loaded high-end design principles as accessible as never before.
Note: All of our turntables come set-up by us and ready to use. We take care of all the technical stuff so you're free to sit back and enjoy your music.
Pro-Ject is launching a whole line of new 'True Balanced Connection' components that feature a balanced connection for your phono setup. The X8 is the first turntable to feature this new phono technology.
Turntables look back on a long history. Over time, many things have changed, not only from technical possibilities, but also from the environment. Wireless networks are omni present and countless electronic devices make your home 'smarter'. This means there are now a lot of additional electromagnetic fields which could interfere with your turntable‘s signal. This was simply not the case 30 years ago. To ensure the best connection to your phono preamplifier we designed our 'True Balanced Connection'.
Ortofon Quintet Blue
Ready for True Balanced Connection. The X8 comes factory set with or without an Ortofon Quintet Blue. This cartridge will perfectly set you up for the True Balanced experience!
Mass loaded platter
5.1kg heavy. TPE damped, mass-loaded platter precision lathed from a single aluminium block and finely balanced.
Stainless Steel Spindle. The inverted platter bearing is supported by a neodymium magnet that decreases the load on the ceramic tipped bearing.
Damped & height adjustable. The three height adjustable damped aluminium feet guarantee the perfect stand & massively reduce risk of acoustical feedback.
The X8 is ready for the new True Balanced Connection. Single-ended RCA connections, quite literally, only use half of your cartridge's output. With one of the new True Balanced phono cables wired to a Phono Box S3 B, Phono Box DS3 B, Phono Box RS or RS2 you'll be able to hear your MC cartridge in its entirety!
We carefully set up every turntable and cartridge we sell. So if you're new to turntables or have decades of experience, you know you'll be getting the most enjoyment from your system. You can be safe in the knowledge that you can take your turntable home, plug it straight in and start enjoying good music without any worry of something being setup incorrectly.
Speed: 33, 45 (electronic speed change)
Drive principle: belt drive
Included phono cable: Connect it E 5P -> RCA, 1.23m
Aluminium feet: Height adjustable & TPE damped
Platter: massive 5,1 kg lathed aluminium & TPE damped
Platter bearing: inverted with ceramic ball tips and magnetic support
Wow & flutter: 33: ±0,11%; 45: ± 0,10%
Speed drift: 33: ±0,11%; 45: ± 0,09%
Signal to noise: 73dB
Tonearm: 9“ one-piece carbon-fibre tonearm
Effective arm length / mass: 9“ (230 mm) / 8,5 g
Overhang: 18mm Included accessories: 15V DC / 0,8A power supply, dust cover, 7“ single adapter, felt mat, phono cable
Power consumption: 5W / 0,3 W standby mode
Dimensions lid closed: 465 x 150 x 350 mm (W x H x D)
Dimensions lid opened: 465 x 415 x 420 mm (W x H x D)