Project 1 XPRESSION CARBON UKX Turntable

Project 1 XPRESSION CARBON UKX (Bordeaux)

Turntable

Out of stock
£599
"Clearly one of the class leaders. Nothing else at this price digs up as much detail or delivers it with such precision." 'What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision magazine.' 5-star review. Tested at £575.

The original - continuously developed

Back in the early 1990s, the first turntable produced by Pro-Ject was the Pro-Ject 1. Since then it has undergone continuous improvements to motor, chassis, platter and tonearm to get to today's incarnation; the 1 Xpression Carbon UKX. The deck may be greatly enhanced in every area but it still holds true to the essentials that made the original 1 such a hit.

Isolated motor unit
The motor configuration for the 1 Xpression Carbon uses the unique combination of a new AC motor with DC power supply. The DC supply is changed to AC via an AC generator underneath the turntable. This seemingly elaborate power supply actually gives a very clean and stable power supply for accurate speed consistency. As with the original 1, the motor is isolated from the plinth via two, Ortofon designed, rubber grommets. This avoids resonance transferring from the motor to chassis.

Acrylic platter for precise sound
Swapping the platter of the standard model for a hugely improved acrylic one makes a big difference. The resulting improvement in sound quality is marked with improved timing, cohesion of sound and superior detail. This comes about through the material of the platter closely matching that of a vinyl record.

Evolution inspired carbon-fibre tonearm
Inspired by the Evolution version of the famous 9cc carbon-fibre tonearm, this tonearm is impressively engineered. Highlights include an oversized outer ring and one-piece carbon-fibre arm. The oversized outer ring is open to avoid resonance yet also very rigid to provide the most stable platform for the arm to work from. As ever, a carbon-fibre tonearm tube provides significant benefits to the sound quality. Being stiffer than steel, the tonearm is more rigid than usual. This helps convey the music more accurately as there's also reduced arm resonance. In short, the music sounds tighter, punchier and more detailed than before.

Factory fitted Ortofon 2M Silver cartridge
The final flourish to this irresistible turntable is the inclusion of an Ortofon 2M Silver cartridge. Based on the 2M Red but with silver spools for optimum signal generation, it's a fantastic bonus to have this bundled in with the turntable. With its tipped elliptical shaped stylus, it provides a balanced and distortion-free sound that's also kind to your records in terms of its low wear rate.

Available in special Bordeaux red finish, the 1 Xpression Carbon UKX both looks and sounds unique.

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

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
"Clearly one of the class leaders. Nothing else at this price digs up as much detail or delivers it with such precision." 'What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision magazine.' 5-star review. Tested at £575.

The original - continuously developed

Back in the early 1990s, the first turntable produced by Pro-Ject was the Pro-Ject 1. Since then it has undergone continuous improvements to motor, chassis, platter and tonearm to get to today's incarnation; the 1 Xpression Carbon UKX. The deck may be greatly enhanced in every area but it still holds true to the essentials that made the original 1 such a hit.

Isolated motor unit
The motor configuration for the 1 Xpression Carbon uses the unique combination of a new AC motor with DC power supply. The DC supply is changed to AC via an AC generator underneath the turntable. This seemingly elaborate power supply actually gives a very clean and stable power supply for accurate speed consistency. As with the original 1, the motor is isolated from the plinth via two, Ortofon designed, rubber grommets. This avoids resonance transferring from the motor to chassis.

Acrylic platter for precise sound
Swapping the platter of the standard model for a hugely improved acrylic one makes a big difference. The resulting improvement in sound quality is marked with improved timing, cohesion of sound and superior detail. This comes about through the material of the platter closely matching that of a vinyl record.

Evolution inspired carbon-fibre tonearm
Inspired by the Evolution version of the famous 9cc carbon-fibre tonearm, this tonearm is impressively engineered. Highlights include an oversized outer ring and one-piece carbon-fibre arm. The oversized outer ring is open to avoid resonance yet also very rigid to provide the most stable platform for the arm to work from. As ever, a carbon-fibre tonearm tube provides significant benefits to the sound quality. Being stiffer than steel, the tonearm is more rigid than usual. This helps convey the music more accurately as there's also reduced arm resonance. In short, the music sounds tighter, punchier and more detailed than before.

Factory fitted Ortofon 2M Silver cartridge
The final flourish to this irresistible turntable is the inclusion of an Ortofon 2M Silver cartridge. Based on the 2M Red but with silver spools for optimum signal generation, it's a fantastic bonus to have this bundled in with the turntable. With its tipped elliptical shaped stylus, it provides a balanced and distortion-free sound that's also kind to your records in terms of its low wear rate.

Available in special Bordeaux red finish, the 1 Xpression Carbon UKX both looks and sounds unique.
Auto/Manual manual
Belt Drive/Direct Drive belt_drive
Carbon Fibre Tonearm Yes
Cartridge Included? Yes - MM
Dimensions WxDxH 415 x 335 x 130
Dimensions WxHxD (mm) 130 x 415 x 335
Phono Input No
Power Consumption- Normal Use 4
Replacement Stylus Code Silver 2M
Speeds 33 / 45
Unit Dimensions (WxDxH) 415 x 335 x 130
USB Output No
Weight (KG) 6
Brand Project
Colour Bordeaux
Rated 5 out of 5 by from biggest leap forward at the price I purchased this from the online section of RS and it arrived in good order,physically it is well made and solid feeling and beatiful to look at,it was easy to set up(mostly ready 2 go,just counterweight and anti skating)i matched it with PROJECT audio's tubebox s2 phono stage and the combination of the damped motor mounts,acrylic platter,carbon fibre tonearm and ortofon m2 silver cartridge make for a sound quality that makes the price seem trivial to me,on a new or properly cleaned"classic"piece of vinyl the sound is rich and punchy with good levels of bass,as with the rest of the spectrum,the soundstage is wide and spacious,have been playing 180gm copys of Vangelis's OST to Bladerunner and Joni Mitchel's"Hejira",and its been faultless on both,from the sweeping bluesy-synth soundscapes to Mitchel's classic liberally sprinkled Jaco Pastorius's low frequency witchcraft,it didnt put a foot wrong with either,i dont know how much of an effect the phono stage had on it because i didnt try my old CA one with it,i will say the volume at the amp is up noticeably so i dont have to whack the volume up when im listenig to it (quite the reverse)the acrylic platter also lends itself to creative lighting solutions so not only does it sound sublime but looks kickass too(well i think so anyway) Just buy it,you know it makes sense;)
Date published: 2018-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing quality for the price! After about 2 weeks with this new turntable (coming from an Audio Technica LP120), I really enjoy the solid build, very constant speed (to my ears at least, classical music sounds amazing), and great looking!
Date published: 2018-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from this product is well worth the money Stylish, great sound as long as you hae high quality amp, cable and speakers. Compliments arcam and dali. Not as easy to set up as the instructions aren't great but once there it is great.
Date published: 2017-06-17
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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

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