Project CLASSIC Turntable

Project CLASSIC (Walnut)

Turntable

In stock
£899
A classic design
Based on classic 'frame' designs from turntable pioneers like Thorens, Ariston and Linn, but with modern Pro-Ject input, the Classic is far more sophisticated than first appearances suggest.

Isolated twin-plinth for superb vibration resistance
With two plinths as standard, the motor sits in a separate one to the tonearm and bearing. This isolates the sensitive tonearm and bearing mounts from potential vibration issues caused by the motor. The two plinths are further isolated by the use of TPE (Thermo-Plastic Elastomers) between them.

Platter damping
Damping also extends to the brand new platter design. Using an aluminium alloy has long been the traditional choice but, once again, Pro-Ject has improved on this by using modern technology. Lining the inside of platter with TPE damps it and kills the 'bell effect' that can cause unwanted resonance from the metal platter. The result is that even the most subtle musical detail can clearly be heard.

Radical new tonearm design
Developing their famous carbon fibre tonearms to the next level, the Classic's tonearm tube uses a sandwich of carbon fibre and aluminium. The carbon fibre provides its usual rigidity and low mass while the aluminium delivers better overall damping. The nickel-plated counterweight is also TPE-damped, for ultra-low resonance. It may be brand new in design, but this tonearm is all set to become its very own classic.

Ortofon 2M Silver cartridge fitted
Matching the hi-spec arm is an equally impressive cartridge. With a value of around £100, this cartridge is a considerable step-up over typical budget designs. The advantages of such a high quality cartridge include a wider frequency response for deeper bass and more detailed treble, plus less wear on your records.

Natural sound
Taken as a whole, this immaculately designed turntable sounds superb. The design provides a powerful and dynamic sound that's typical of this type of design. Thanks to the attention paid to damping, it also has a very 'clean' and precise balance that's a world away from similar looking, 'woolly-sounding' decks from the past.

Easy to set-up
A great advantage of using TPE damping rather than springs between the two plinths is that you don't need specialist skills and tools to set it up. With fixed rate damping on the plinth, you're simply left to make the usual tonearm adjustments - just as you would with Pro-Ject's more basic decks.

Classic style
A substantial wooden casing, metal topped plinth and deep, aluminium platter give the Classic the style of a far more expensive turntable. A choice of three matte finishes makes it easy to get a Classic that complements your room decor.

A classic by name and nature, this Pro-Ject turntable is one to cherish.

6 Year Guarantee included

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What you get

Full parts and labour cover
If your unit goes wrong we'll fix it . No quibbles and no fuss . (Excludes projector bulbs)

Like for like machine replacement if unit is unrepairable
If, for any reason, we are unable to repair your unit, we'll replace it . Naturally, models do change, so while we can't guarantee that it will be the same model, we do guarantee that it will have equivalent specifications

Lowest price guaranteed!

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
T&Cs apply

Free UK delivery

Next day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Find out more
A classic design
Based on classic 'frame' designs from turntable pioneers like Thorens, Ariston and Linn, but with modern Pro-Ject input, the Classic is far more sophisticated than first appearances suggest.

Isolated twin-plinth for superb vibration resistance
With two plinths as standard, the motor sits in a separate one to the tonearm and bearing. This isolates the sensitive tonearm and bearing mounts from potential vibration issues caused by the motor. The two plinths are further isolated by the use of TPE (Thermo-Plastic Elastomers) between them.

Platter damping
Damping also extends to the brand new platter design. Using an aluminium alloy has long been the traditional choice but, once again, Pro-Ject has improved on this by using modern technology. Lining the inside of platter with TPE damps it and kills the 'bell effect' that can cause unwanted resonance from the metal platter. The result is that even the most subtle musical detail can clearly be heard.

Radical new tonearm design
Developing their famous carbon fibre tonearms to the next level, the Classic's tonearm tube uses a sandwich of carbon fibre and aluminium. The carbon fibre provides its usual rigidity and low mass while the aluminium delivers better overall damping. The nickel-plated counterweight is also TPE-damped, for ultra-low resonance. It may be brand new in design, but this tonearm is all set to become its very own classic.

Ortofon 2M Silver cartridge fitted
Matching the hi-spec arm is an equally impressive cartridge. With a value of around £100, this cartridge is a considerable step-up over typical budget designs. The advantages of such a high quality cartridge include a wider frequency response for deeper bass and more detailed treble, plus less wear on your records.

Natural sound
Taken as a whole, this immaculately designed turntable sounds superb. The design provides a powerful and dynamic sound that's typical of this type of design. Thanks to the attention paid to damping, it also has a very 'clean' and precise balance that's a world away from similar looking, 'woolly-sounding' decks from the past.

Easy to set-up
A great advantage of using TPE damping rather than springs between the two plinths is that you don't need specialist skills and tools to set it up. With fixed rate damping on the plinth, you're simply left to make the usual tonearm adjustments - just as you would with Pro-Ject's more basic decks.

Classic style
A substantial wooden casing, metal topped plinth and deep, aluminium platter give the Classic the style of a far more expensive turntable. A choice of three matte finishes makes it easy to get a Classic that complements your room decor.

A classic by name and nature, this Pro-Ject turntable is one to cherish.
Auto/Manual manual
Belt Drive/Direct Drive belt_drive
Carbon Fibre Tonearm Yes
Cartridge Included? Ortofon 2M Silver -MM
Dimensions WxDxH 460 x 351 x 131
Dimensions WxHxD (mm) 460 x 131 x 351
Phono Input No
Power Consumption- Normal Use 5
Replacement Stylus Code 2M Silver
Speeds 33 / 45
Unit Dimensions (WxDxH) 460 x 351 x 131
USB Output No
Weight (KG) 10
Brand Project
Colour Walnut
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic Looks and amazing sound I was at a crossroads with my HI-FI system whereby I was listening to a lot of streamed music through a Cambridge CXN also bought from Richer Sounds Edinburgh a couple of years ago. I also have a CD player and have a massive selection of discs. I contacted Garry from Richer sounds a few weeks ago and told him that I wanted to upgrade the front end and I was unsure which way to go. I told Garry that I still had in the region of 100 LP records I had stored away just incase I bought another turntable. Garry advised that I consider a turntable and pointed me int he direction of The Project Classic, I then read numerous reviews and decided that this was the one for me . I went over to Edinburgh had a a listen and subsequently ordered the Project Classic in Eucalyptus with and Arcam rphono stage. I set it all up yesterday (09/05/18) and here I am again today missing the lovely weather listening to my old LPs. Fantastic value for money , this turntable really does the business, great separation, soundstage first class vocals are brilliant. I cant recommend this set highly enough,Project Classic with the Arcam rphono, at todays prices this is a first class front end for any HI FI system. Thanks again to Garry at Richer Sounds Edinburgh for taking the time to discuss my best options and making sure I was happy with the transaction fro beginning to end. Thanks Murry
Date published: 2018-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Project classic provides awesome quality sound I purchased this turntable at the end of December. I was upgrading my Linn Axis and the difference in quality is immense. The turntable was very easy to set up and has delivered superb detail and balance to enhance my listening experience. In summary WOW! and a big thanks to the knowledgeable Norwich staff.
Date published: 2018-01-19
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6 Year Guarantee included

Our VIP club is completely FREE for ALL customers and comprises a fantastic set of privileges. Sign up instantly in-store or online

What you get

Full parts and labour cover
If your unit goes wrong we'll fix it . No quibbles and no fuss . (Excludes projector bulbs)

Like for like machine replacement if unit is unrepairable
If, for any reason, we are unable to repair your unit, we'll replace it . Naturally, models do change, so while we can't guarantee that it will be the same model, we do guarantee that it will have equivalent specifications

Lowest price guaranteed!

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
T&Cs apply

Free UK delivery

Next day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Find out more