Pro-Ject Audio Systems (Pro-Ject) has revealed the Perspective Final Edition. Handmade in Europe, limited to 400 pieces and featuring a transparent acrylic plinth, the new model is the first deck to receive its maker’s Final Edition treatment.
Here, Pro-Ject pays homage to its past, bringing back a seminal design, applying the latest build techniques, and upgrading parts to deliver 2023 performance with classic looks.
The Pro-Ject 6.9 Perspective, launched in the 1990s, provides the blueprint for the 2023 version. That original transparent deck – and its opaque 6.9 sibling – marked Pro-Ject’s move into high-end turntables, building on the Pro-Ject 1 and 2’s commercial success and taking the maker into an elevated price category.
Propelled by the bigger budget, the 6.9 Perspective’s design team changed tack from the 1 and 2’s solid build – including the rigid plinth, one-piece tonearm, and heavy platter – to an isolated methodology.
Instead, the 6.9 Perspective featured a tonearm and platter on a sub-chassis spring isolated from the main chassis. This detached technique separates vibration from the deck’s pickup process, and the 1990s 6.9 Perspective delivered an open and musical sound.
The 2023 Perspective further develops its forebear’s stability, featuring a decoupled sub-chassis and three adjustable springs to prevent vibrations from reaching the needle and negatively impacting overall audio performance.
Pro-Ject also rests the Perspective Final Edition on a trio of height-adjustable aluminium spikes designed to reduce the contact area and minimise vibration. In recognition of today’s user demands and advancements in Pro-Ject’s build techniques, this 2023 model houses an electronic speed-switch-controlled two-speed motor, eschewing the original’s multi-motor solution for those wishing to spin vinyl at different tempos.
The Perspective Final Edition package includes the dust cover and Pro-Ject pre-fits a £365.00 (RRP) Ortofon 2M Bronze cartridge to the turntable’s nine-inch one-piece, carbon fibre tonearm.
Buyers of limited-edition Perspective Final Edition receive a personalised certificate of ownership and can contact Pro-Ject directly to request a personalised, serial-numbered plaque for their deck.
The Pro-Ject Audio Systems Perspective Final Edition, limited to 400 pieces, launches in November 2023, priced at £1,299.00 (GBP) and €1,399.00 (EUR). Henley Audio exclusively distributes Pro-Ject in the UK and Ireland.