T1 Budget Turntable From Pro-Ject
21st June 2019
The T1 is the first turntable in a new budget-orientated T-Line range, featuring a CNC-machined plinth and “no plastic parts”
Oh and, “…no hollow spaces inside the T1, avoiding unwanted vibrations,” added the company.
Mounted inside the plinth is a belt drive system, attached to a newly designed sub-platter, mounting into the stainless-steel axle/brass-bushing main bearing. The sub-platter drives the new heavy, “zero-resonance” glass platter.
The tonearm on the T1 is a new 8.6” model featuring a larger one-piece aluminium tube and an, “improved gimble bearing assembly with low-friction components for total accuracy in use,” said the company.
The deck arrives mounted with an Ortofon OM 5E cartridge with elliptical stylus.
FINISH OPTIONS AND DIFFERENT VERSIONS
The standard T1 (£239) is finished with shielded, semi-symmetrical, low-capacitance phono cables, designed by Pro-Ject, fixed to the turntable underneath the tonearm. It has a standard phono output to connect to a phono stage.
The T1 Phono SB (£289) features a built-in speed control for automatic switching between 33 and 45 RPM and a switchable Moving Magnet phono stage, so you can connect directly to a Line level input or still make use of an external phono stage.
The T1 BT (£289) features a switchable Moving Magnet phono stage with Bluetooth transmission so you can output at Line level, Phono or wirelessly via Bluetooth.
All T1 versions are available in Gloss Black, Matte Walnut or Matte White and are supplied with all the necessary set-up accessories, a felt platter mat and a detachable dust cover in the box. Out in July 2019, it spans 415 x 100 x 335mm and weighs 3.8kg.
To learn more, click henleyaudio.co.uk