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Due to circumstances relating to this product, it is only available in the UK to special order, which means it is not stocked as standard in our warehouse. A special order item will be placed on order with the relevant manufacturer during our next scheduled Purchase Order. As we forecast orders up to two months ahead of time with some suppliers, this does not mean the item will automatically be included on the next shipment we receive. It also does not mean that the item will immediately be placed on order with the supplier, as we group special orders together for logistical purposes. Therefore, we estimate lead times on most special order items of 8 – 12 weeks.
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Our preferred option is for you to visit a nearby store and buy what you need locally. Our authorised stockists are some of the finest specialist hi-fi retailers in the country, and they're equipped to give you the best after-sales and set-up advice possible - all in person. To find your local retailer, either click the 'Buy In-Store' button on your product page for exactly the right recommendation, or head to our comprehensive Where To Buy tool.
If you want the added convenience of only having to pop-in to store when you know the product you want has arrived, you can use our Click & Collect-style checkout process. With Buy Now, Collect Locally, your purchase takes place online and the product is then delivered direct to your local supporting retailer; ready for you to collect when you're ready. Click here to find out more about Buy Now, Collect Locally.
For smaller items, you can also have the ultimate convenience of purchasing directly through our website. The checkout process is entirely secure, so you can trust your information will be safe - and your desired product will arrive with you as quickly as possible.
The Signature 12 is the ultimate audiophile offering from Pro-Ject Audio Systems. A flagship in every sense, it is a must-consider product for any serious audiophile with a high budget.
The large, beautifully finished plinth is made from MDF, packed with metal granulate to create a heavy, non-resonant base for the turntable. This plinth then sits on four powerful magnetic feet, which are lined with Sorbothane pillows, for effective decoupling from a hi-fi stand. The result is a successful combination of the 'high-mass' and 'floating turntable' design principles that were first successfully merged by Pro-Ject with the high-end Xtension turntables.
On top of the main plinth, the Signature 12 uses a mass-loaded magnetic sub-chassis, which is perfect for reducing resonance and noise transfer to the cartridge. The large, heavy main platter rides on this sub-chassis, rotating on an inverted ceramic main bearing with almost no friction at all. The main platter itself is machined from a specially selected, resonance-optimised metal alloy, which is internally lined with damping material and topped with melted vinyl records. The turntable is finished with the Signature Record Puck as part of the package.
The external drive motors are powered by a high-tolerance speed controller, built into the chassis in the form of a purpose-designed computer. The dual-motors then drive a flywheel mechanism that allows for a resonance-free drive system. The computer accomodates both 33 and 45 rpm speeds, with the ability to incrementally adjust the speed for pin-point timing.
The striking 12" Signature tonearm is a unique Pro-Ject design. Unlike anything else in the range, Pro-Ject's Signature Tonearms are made from different metal and aluminium alloys and are tooled with ultra-precise diamond cutters on CNC machinery. Inside the tonearm tube, damping material is meticulously applied to add mass and acoustic integrity, but in order to keep the iconic toe-tapping sound that Pro-Ject is associate with, the tube is mounted on a special, oil-damped Uni-Pivot bearing. To further aid exact set-up, Signature Tonearms can have the VTA, Azimuth and Overhang easily adjusted. The use of a detachable headshell allows the Signature 12 to easily accomodate a variety of high-end cartridges, whether they're for a specific use (such as Mono recordings) or to suit a certain musical style or genre.
Henley Audio also offer a special cartridge bundle service so you can get a matching Pro-Ject or Ortofon Moving Coil cartridge for up-to 30% off (read our FAQ).
The Signature 12 is like nothing else out there, and it showcases Pro-Ject Audio Systems' ability to deliver a true, high-end sound without comparison.
|Speed:||33 / 45 RPM (Electronic)|
|Drive System:||Fly-Wheel Assembly|
|Motor Control System:||Built-In Dedicated Computer|
|Platter:||300mm Sandwich-Type (10.4kg)
Metal Alloy with TPE Damping
|Main Bearing:||Ceramic (Ball/Plate)
|Wow & Flutter:||±<0.08%|
|Signal To Noise:||-75 dB|
|Effective Arm Length:||304.8mm|
|Effective Arm Mass:||19.5g|
|Suitable Cartridge Mass:||4.5 - 20g|
|Power Supply:||16V DC 1600mA|
|Dimensions:||570 x 250 x 470mm|
This turntable isn't supplied with a cartridge, what should I do?
Many of our higher-end turntables do not come supplied with a pick-up cartridge. That's because the ability of the turntable is such, that it's more likely you will want to pick exactly the right cartridge for your system. with the Signature 12, we offer some special cartridge bundles, available exclusively through your local Pro-Ject stockist. Click here to find out more about our Cartridge Bundle & Fitting Service. Our current offers (correct as of 15/11/2019) are:
What colour finishes are available?
The Signature 12 is available in a variety of stunning finishes, from high-gloss paints to premium wood veneers. As of November 2019, we can also offer two stunning walnut burl finishes. Henley Audio work closely with Pro-Ject Audio Systems to ensure all these finishes are available to UK customers. The colour options shown in our Options Menu on this page are the finishes we carry on stock in our UK warehouse. However, if you would like any of the other finishes listed below, simply make your enquiry with your local Pro-Ject Audio Systems Reference Partner dealer, and they'll take care of the rest to get you the finish you want as soon as possible.
The Signature 12 is available in the following finishes:
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