Project 1 XPRESSION CARBON UKX Turntable

Project 1 XPRESSION CARBON UKX (Black)

Turntable

In 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.

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.

Fine tune the sound
The high gloss main platter can be topped by either a cork or a felt mat (both supplied). Each gives subtly different sounds and, with them being so easy to swap over, you can change them to suit different types of music.

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.

Highly developed yet as tuneful as ever, the 1 Xpression Carbon is a deserved classic.

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.

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.

Fine tune the sound
The high gloss main platter can be topped by either a cork or a felt mat (both supplied). Each gives subtly different sounds and, with them being so easy to swap over, you can change them to suit different types of music.

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.

Highly developed yet as tuneful as ever, the 1 Xpression Carbon is a deserved classic.
Auto/Manual manual
Belt Drive/Direct Drive belt_drive
Carbon Fibre Tonearm Yes
Cartridge Included? Yes - MM
Dimensions WxDxH 415 x 335 x 130
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 Black
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Is it worth the extra cash Bought this after the usual reviews, expected it to be a sizeable upgrade in sound to the model below it that I have owned for two years, was it worth the extra cash, simply no, can't be any more honest than that really,
Date published: 2018-05-30
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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