Project 1 XPRESSION CARBON UKX (Blue)

Turntable

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£599

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"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.

A continuous development of the original

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 tone-arm 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 such a hit.

Isolated motor unit
The 1 Xpression Carbon uses a combination of a new AC motor with a DC power supply. The DC supply is changed to AC via an AC generator underneath the turntable, giving a clean and stable power supply for superb speed consistency. As with the original 1, the motor is isolated from the plinth via two, Ortofon-designed, rubber grommets, so resonance doesn't transfer from the motor to the chassis.

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

Carbon fibre tone-arm
The tone-arm is on the 1 Xpression is impressively engineered. The oversized outer ring is open to avoid resonance, yet rigid to provide a stable platform for the arm. A carbon-fibre tone-arm tube, being stiffer than steel, is especially rigid and has reduced resonance, all of which helps convey the music more accurately. Overall, music sounds tighter, punchier and more detailed.

Factory-fitted Ortofon 2M Silver cartridge
The final flourish to this 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 Midnight Blue finish, the 1 Xpression Carbon UKX both looks and sounds unique.

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Our experienced advisors are able to visit you at your home or place of work today, to help select the right equipment at the best prices

"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.

A continuous development of the original

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 tone-arm 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 such a hit.

Isolated motor unit
The 1 Xpression Carbon uses a combination of a new AC motor with a DC power supply. The DC supply is changed to AC via an AC generator underneath the turntable, giving a clean and stable power supply for superb speed consistency. As with the original 1, the motor is isolated from the plinth via two, Ortofon-designed, rubber grommets, so resonance doesn't transfer from the motor to the chassis.

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

Carbon fibre tone-arm
The tone-arm is on the 1 Xpression is impressively engineered. The oversized outer ring is open to avoid resonance, yet rigid to provide a stable platform for the arm. A carbon-fibre tone-arm tube, being stiffer than steel, is especially rigid and has reduced resonance, all of which helps convey the music more accurately. Overall, music sounds tighter, punchier and more detailed.

Factory-fitted Ortofon 2M Silver cartridge
The final flourish to this 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 Midnight Blue finish, the 1 Xpression Carbon UKX both looks and sounds unique.
More Information
Dimensions WxDxH 415 x 335 x 130
Power Consumption- Normal Use 4
Weight (KG) 5.5 KG
Brand Project
Colour Blue
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Certainly looks the part and a huge climb up from my 80's system! Was dispatched incredibly quickly by Richer Sounds with a competitor stating they were out of stock! Kept in touch throughout the delivering process. Very impressive.Delighted with the turntable and is as good as stated by What Hi-Fi and Sound and Vision Magazine. Worth every penny
Date published: 2015-08-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great deck but poorly set up by factory Make no mistake these are great decks but can be let down by poor quality control at the factory. I originally bought a Debut Carbon which had awful mains hum due to poor arm earthing. Also the azimuth was poorly adjusted by the factory so I had to redo that myself. I couldn't live with the hum so exchanged it for the Xpression 1 Carbon. No hum but this time the arm height was badly set so again I ended up setting it up myself. Also the stylus guard was missing so I have had to write to Henley Designs to request one. So a recommendation from me with a warning that you should be prepared to tweak it yourself to get the best out of it as the factory setup is poor. Once it's right the sound quality is stunning for the price.
Date published: 2015-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound I was assisted by Ian with my purchase who was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. I am very pleased with this deck and it was delivered as promised only a couple of days after I ordered it. I would recommend the deck for performance and value and would also recommend Richer Sounds as it is a much better experience shopping with them rather than someone like Amazon which is so impersonal.
Date published: 2015-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from you must hear this turntable I bought this turntable recently to add to my hi fi system which is an Arcam A19 amp, Arcam CD17 and Monitor Audio BX5. This is an amazing turntable that must be heard.I just love the detail and clarity that I am getting. I have listened to the entire Little Feat album "Sailin' Shoes on vinyl and truly I am more than happy with the result. This is a great music maker, I have made a good choice buying this and I know I will relish the listening sessions in the coming years from this fantastic turntable.
Date published: 2015-01-14
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Free UK delivery

Next day delivery and timed options available for online purchases of selected products. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later 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

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

Lowest price guaranteed! 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 / trace in discounts.
T&Cs apply

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

We'll happily come to you!

Our experienced advisors are able to visit you at your home or place of work today, to help select the right equipment at the best prices

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