New Pro-ject Classic Turntable

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by keith65, May 14, 2016.

  1. keith65

    keith65 Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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  2. McGruder

    McGruder Well-Known Member

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    Linn "inspired"?!? I'll say...
     
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  3. thommo

    thommo Forum Resident

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    Which means it's actually Ariston inspired...
     
  4. frimleygreener

    frimleygreener Forum Resident

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    Just three springs short of a picnic? What it means is Acoustic Research inspired:)
     
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  5. Ghostworld

    Ghostworld Forum Resident

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    I'll reserve judgment until I see the suspension!
     
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  6. Isaac K.

    Isaac K. Forum Resident

    Has anybody had the opportunity to check one of these units out up close yet?
     
  7. dividebytube

    dividebytube Forum Resident

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    I saw this in the most recent Audio Advisor catalog. To my eyes it looks pretty classy though I would like to see it in person. I can imagine buying this for my next stereo upgrade.
     
  8. Peter Baird

    Peter Baird Active Member

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    I LOVE the look but really want to read reviews.
     
  9. Isaac K.

    Isaac K. Forum Resident

    I know, right? Where the heck are they?
     
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    Davey very clever with maracas

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  11. HappyCycler

    HappyCycler Well-Known Member

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    I am really interested in getting one of those as an upgrade to my Debut Carbon. Great reviews, but has anyone actually bought one yet? And more importantly, can vouch for its quality. I have little doubt that it will be anything other than great, but I just want to make sure.
     
  12. Still

    Still Member

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    AudioLlama did a simple review. Looks like a solid design to me, though it looks a bit like it cannibalized some others. I plan to buy one.

     
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  13. Helom

    Helom Forum Resident

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    While I appreciate the aesthetics of this new model, I would never recommend it to a friend. I believe there's many better alternatives in that price range.

    For a couple hundred more, you could likely get a real classic: a fully restored Thorens from Vinyl Nirvana. You'd end up with a turntable that's superior in many ways. I'm not normally a Rega fan, but I believe the new Planar 3 is likely better as well.

    If the best sound per dollar is your goal, I'd look at other options.
     
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  14. Threshold

    Threshold Well-Known Member

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    From a cosmetic perspective, very simple and elegant. I'm sure it's a fine TT as Project has a fine reputation for building quality TT's. If I was looking for a TT in that price range I would give it a look. However I own a Linn and am quite happy w/the real thing.
     
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  15. patient_ot

    patient_ot Forum Resident

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    They could've at least included electronic speed control on that thing. Also don't like that none of these unboxing videos actually show what is under the hood. If this model has the same motor isolation issues as the cheaper Pro-Jects, not a good value at all.
     
  16. Helom

    Helom Forum Resident

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    I agree. I'd like to see it's main bearing and spindle. I highly doubt it's as as robust as a 10mm Thorens bearing.
     
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  17. Fishoutofwater

    Fishoutofwater Forum Resident

    good looking; how does it SOUND? I would love to hear from a forum member as to the "sound of this piece of kit".
     
  18. StuJM84

    StuJM84 Active Member

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    Kent, UK
    I was wondering about this turntable just the other day as there's just no in depth reviews on it. I recently bought a new turntable and this was one id almost considered when making the shortlist but never really gave it much thought due to the lack of info on it.
     
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  19. keith65

    keith65 Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    I heard it in a shop few weeks back, didnt impress me much, but really great looking.
     
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  20. HappyCycler

    HappyCycler Well-Known Member

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    United Kingdom
    I think with a 2M Blue this could be a real winner..
     
  21. skimminstones

    skimminstones Well-Known Member

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    Bexley, UK
    Love the look of this but then ive always loved the look of vintage turntables. Its one reason i got rid of my project debut a few years ago and bought a Thorens TD160
     
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  22. btf1980

    btf1980 Forum Resident

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    A new model was shown at CES. It will have speed control.
     
  23. patient_ot

    patient_ot Forum Resident

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    For an extra $300-400, right?
     
  24. btf1980

    btf1980 Forum Resident

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    Yup. Extra $400, but I think it's a very good deal since it comes with not just the speed control, but the blue point no. 2 cartridge, a clamp and leather mat.
     
  25. patient_ot

    patient_ot Forum Resident

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    I think the cart alone retails for that? Still not sure I'd buy one.
     

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