The Pro-Ject X2 B - one of the first of its kind. Turntables look back on a long history. As technology continues to progress, many things have changed, not only from the technical possibilities, 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. Pro-Ject claim the best connection to your phono preamplifier is their new "True Balanced Connection" product range.
Why True Balanced?
Balanced audio connections are usually known from the professional sector like recording studios or live concerts. It is very important to have a stable & interference free connection, as these signals, especially microphone signals, will be highly amplif ied.
The same applies to the connection from your turntable to the phono preamplifier. The big advantage of a balanced connection is its ability to remove picked up noise and interferences.
Balanced connections use 3 wires for one channel: ground, a hot and a cold wire. The cold wire carries the inverted (reversed in polarity) hot signal. At the receiving end, the cold signal is flipped and added together. The trick happens here: If the cable picks up any noise, the noise is added to both signals. So, a positive interference is a positive tick on the hot and on the cold signal.
If you now flip one of them, the interference is also inverted, so you get the same interference once in a positive and once in a negative direction. If you now add these two signals, the noise will cancel out.
The Pro-Ject X2 B is Pro-Ject's first turntable with a fully balanced mini XLR output which offers you a symmetrical connection to their new Phono Box S3 B or Phono Box DS3 B.
To use a True balanced connection, your turntable needs to be equipped with an MC cartridge, so the X2 B comes with a premium Ortofon Quintet Red MC cartridge pre-installed.
Mini XLR & RCA Output
The X2 B comes with Pro-Ject's high-quality Connect it E cable. It is a semi-balanced, low-capacitance cable, with superior shielding. In order to be able to use the advantages of the balanced signal transmission, you need one of the new balanced phono cables.
Pro-Ject offer a wide range of balanced phono cables with different connectors to fit all their phono preamps. If you want to use your X2 B with a Phono Box S3 B you need a Connect it Phono Mini XLR / Mini XLR.
What's in the Box:
- X2-B with Ortofon Quintet Red Cartridge
- 15volts DC /0.8A Power Supply
- Dust Cover
- Connect it E Phono cable
- Speed: 33, 45, 78 (electronic speed change)
- Principle: Belt Drive
- Speed Variance: 33: 0.25% 45: 0.20%
- Wow & Flutter: 33: 0.12% 45: 0.10%
- Signal to Noise: 70 dB
- Platter: 30mm thick, 2 kg heavy acryl
- Main Bearing: Stainless Steel/Brass
- Tonearm: 9” Carbon/Aluminium Sandwich
- Effective Arm Length: 230 mm
- Overhang: 18 mm
- Effective Tonearm Mass: 13.5g
- Tracking Force Range: 0 - 30mN
- Power Consumption: 4.5 Watts Max / 0.3 Watt Standby
- Dimensions: 460 x 150 x 340 mm (WxHxD)
- Weight: 10 kg