Pro-Ject Audio Systems is rounding off 2019 with a string of announcements in conjunction with its UK distributor, Henley Audio, including new premium finish options, a new cartridge pairing program, and a free power supply upgrade as standard.
First unveiled at Munich High-End 2019, Pro-Ject Audio Systems high-end turntables are now available in a luxurious new finish. The walnut burl veneer is available in a deep ‘high-gloss’ finish, or in a lighter ‘satin’ finish – the burl effect gives a visual appeal similar to marble.
The following models are available to special order in a walnut burl finish:
Xtension 9 SuperPack (£2,850.00 SRP – non-burl finishes are £2,500.00)
Xtension 10 (£3,350.00 SRP – non-burl finishes are £3,000.00)
Xtension 12 (£4,000.00 SRP – non-burl finishes are £3,600.00)
Signature 10 (£4,650.00 SRP – non-burl finishes are £4,250.00)
Signature 12 (£8,650.00 SRP – non-burl finishes are £8,000.00)
Effective immediately, all new Pro-Ject Audio Systems high-end turntables purchased in the UK and Ireland from authorised retailers will be supplied with a free of charge linear power supply upgrade. The Power Box RS UNI TT (normally £399.00 SRP) is an adapted version of the company’s Power Box RS UNI, designed to deliver a clean and stable 15V DC mains signal.
Created to significantly enhance the motor performance, and therefore the end sound quality, this power supply upgrade brings a marked improvement to high-end turntables in the X-Line, RPM-Line and Signature-Line of Pro-Ject turntables.
The Power Box RS UNI TT consists of a toroidal transformer with shielding between the primary and secondary winding, which acts as an isolating transformer and avoids penetration of interferences from mains power into the audio component. The manufacturer claims that the built-in transformer has a much higher power reserve compared to standard power adapters. It has very low output impedance and in combination with large filtration capability it can easily manage all power needs.
The Power Box RS UNI TT will now come free of charge with the following turntables: 6 Perspex SB, Xtension 9 SuperPack, Xtension 10, Xtension 12, Signature 10, Signature 12 RPM 9 and Carbon RPM 10 Carbon.
As exclusive UK distributors for Pro-Ject Audio Systems and Ortofon A/S, Henley Audio is positioned to make the best recommendation of a pick-up cartridge for a record player. As the only device that actually enters the record groove to retrieve information, the cartridge is a vital part in the overall signal chain and is a device that can really make your turntable sing.
Henley Audio is delighted to therefore announce a new bundle program, whereby purchasers of a new high-end turntable from Pro-Ject Audio Systems that isnot otherwise supplied with a cartridge (2 Xperience SB S-Shape, 6 Perspex SB, Xtension 10, Xtension 12, Signature 10, Signature 12, RPM 9 Carbon, RPM 10 Carbon) can purchase a bulk cartridge from Pro-Ject or Ortofon for a discount of up-to 30% against the original retail price.
There’s also the option to have the cartridge fitted by an expert from the Henley Audio team. All pre-installed cartridges are tested for competency before dispatch.
The cartridges available to bundle with a high-end Pro-Ject Audio Systems turntable include: Pro-Ject Pick-IT DS2 MC Ortofon Cadenza Red Ortofon Cadenza Blue Ortofon Cadenza Bronze Ortofon Cadenza Black