Best buy turntable with maximum simplicity & outstanding sound quality!
Pro-Ject has decided to go after the cheap plastic turntable market with an high quality alternative that comes complete with an Ortofon cartridge. The new Elemental table is a real "plug'n'play" all the way. No adjustment of counterweight and antiskating is needed, because both are pre-adjusted. This new straight ultra low mass tonearm is optimised for Ortofon OM cartridge series. All the buyer needs to do is remove it from the box, remove bearing guard, locate the belt around the platter, remove stylus guard and plug it in. The only plastic here is the stylus guard! The hidden secret to the new table's sonic success is a central gravity mass point, made from artifcial stone and placed directly underneath the platter bearing. It is capable to fully absorb unwanted rumble and motor vibration. This turntable appears to be pure simplicity itself, while maintaining high quality audio standards.
Vinyl – Records – Black disk – Phono – Turntable – TT – LP - EP
People thought these are long dead and world is moving towards digital - and they were wrong !
Vinyl and record sale was declining from 80’s to dawn of 20th century, but vinyl was down but not out. There were audiophiles who used to swear by the sonic superiority of vinyl. CD is digital which approximates the sound in 0 & 1’s . Many listeners find digital sound is lifeless and crave for the analogue sound made by records. Some listeners crave for the physical experience of playing the record, handling the big cover, appreciating artwork, keeping the needle on platter – even the experience of setting the turntable and cleaning the records!
More and more listeners started realising this and the resurgence of vinyl and turntables became a big phenomenon in the 21st century.
Where there is vinyl, you need turntables to play the vinyl. Pro-Ject
has emerged as one of the strongest brand of modern hi-quality
turntables. Pro-Ject Audio Systems was founded by Heinz Lichtenegger 1990 in Vienna, with the idea that analogue playback is the most cost effective way to listen to music of audiophile quality. Inspired by the concept of supporting analogue in the face of the digital onslaught, Pro-Ject Audio Systems became one of the most powerful driving forces in reinventing analogue turntables for the hi-fi market. Today Pro-Ject audio Systems is the world leader in the manufacture of quality hi-fi turntables, as turntables are once again accepted as a must-have for every concerned music lover. ProJect Audio Systems’ products are exported to almost 80 countries worldwide and is the recipient of nearly every award in the audio industry.
Cartridge – Ortofon OM 5E
Cartridge limits the performance of turntable and a lot of budget turntables save cost by using cheap cartridges. Not with Pro-Ject – it is pre- fitted with premium Ortofon OM5E cartridge – itself costing around 7000 Rs in international markets! Ortofon is a Danish origin manufacturer of electronic audio equipment. It is world's largest producer of magnetic cartridges selling almost half a million cartridges annually.
The OM 5E is a magnetic cartridge (MM) with an elliptical shaped stylus that provides balanced and distortion-free playback for general purpose applications. If your tonearm has a standard head shell or a cartridge mount, then step up to optimal sound reproduction with OM’s. A glance at anyone of these cartridges will reveal Ortofon's answer to perfect tonearm matching. Ingeniously tucked into the top of the mounting bracket is a tiny, removable weight-plate. The weight plate can be removed to reduce the weight. With Pro-Ject turntables Ortofon cartridges are pre-fitted with best configuration and balancing!
Technical specifications Pro-Ject Elemental
Nominal speeds - 33/45 RPM
Speed variance - 33: 0,80% 45: 0,70%
Wow and flutter 33: 0,29% 45: 0,27%
Signal to noise 65dB
Effective tonearm mass 8g
Effective tonearm length 8.6" (218,5mm)
Power consumption 4,0W
Outboard power supply 15V/500mA DC, suitable for your country's mains supply
Dimensions (W x H x D) 430 x 90 x 300mm (WxHxD)
Dimensions packaging (W x H x D) 530 x 370 x 155mm
Weight incl. packaging 4,5kg
Technical specifications MM-Cartridge Ortofon OM 5E
Frequency range 20-25.000Hz
Channel separation 22dB/1kHz
Output voltage 4mV
Recommended load impedance 47kohms/amplifier connection – MM-input
Compliance/stylus type 20µm/mN – elliptical
Recommended tracking force 17,5mN