Xtension 12

£4000.00
  • High-end audiophile hi-fi turntable
  • Uses both 'high-mass' and 'floating turntable' principles
  • Built-in speed control and supplied with 12" tonearm

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This is a Special Order item.

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.

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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.

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Classic Line

The Xtension 12 was introduced as Pro-Ject Audio System's first "money-no-object" turntable, having originally been designed to celebrate the company's 20th anniversary. Bringing together 20+ years of experience in designing turntables, Xtension 12 puts Pro-Ject firmly on the map as a true high-end analogue brand.

The Xtension 12's structure uses a combination of the popular 'mass-loaded' and 'floating turntable' design principles. Most high-end designs tend to employ one of these principles, but the Xtension 12 uses both. It does this by placing the large MDF chassis, which is filled with metal sand (making it very high-mass and anti-resonant), onto four powerful magnetic feet, effectively "floating" the heavy turntable above the stand on which it sits.

The platter used on the Xtension 12 is precision-balanced and made from a purpose-chosen metal alloy, which has then been damped on the inside with Sorbothane®. The top of the platter is finished with recycled vinyl records, which acts as the perfect playback platform for your records - without the need for an extra mat. The result is a resonance-free, heavy platter that runs ultra-silently on an inverted ceramic ball-bearing thanks to some added magnetic suspension.

Operation of the Xtension 12 is made effortlessly simple by the integrated speed control. Providing a clean, regulated power signal to the high-grade motor, the built-in speed control allows for easy switching between 33, 45 and 78RPM speeds. The useful step-function, also allows you to fine-tune the speed incrementally for absolutely perfect playback.

The Xtension 12 is sold with Pro-Ject's popular 12CC Evolution tonearm pre-installed. Constructed from carbon-fibre, the armtube is efficiently designed to lead parasitic vibrations away from the cartridge and into the heavy anti-resonant assembly, which guarantees precise cartridge tracking. For added isolation from the chassis, the 12CC Evolution tonearm is also mounted onto a sheet of Sorbothane®.

With its true high-end specifications, the Xtension 12 is capable of delivering a toe-tapping musical performance that belies the price. To help complete the package, the turntable is also supplied with a removable dust cover, premium output cable and a heavy-weight record puck.

Key Features:

  • High-end turntable with built-in speed control
  • Mass-loaded, magnetic-floating chassis
  • Heavy MDF chassis filled with metal sand has high mass and low-level resonance
  • Precision-balanced sandwich platter with vinyl top
  • Inverted ceramic ball bearing with magnetic support
  • Record puck supplied
  • Electronic speed control for 33, 45 and 78 rpm, with micro-adjustments
  • 9CC Evolution tonearm pre-installed
  • Inverted tonearm bearings (ABEC 7 quality) 
  • Dust cover supplied

Technical Data

Speeds:

33 / 45 / 78 RPM (Electronic)
Micro-Adjustments Possible
Dust Cover: Yes
Record Weight: Yes
Sorbothane-Damped Feet: Yes, Magnetically Supported
Central Metal Block: Yes
Speed Variance: ±0.09%
Wow & Flutter: ±0.01%
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: -73dB
Platter Weight / Diameter: 5.7Kg / 300mm
Power Supply Type: Outboard PSU for UK Mains
Output Voltage: 16V / 1000mA AC
Power Consumption: 2W
Dimensions: 550 x 550 x 560mm (Lid Open)
550 x 250 x 450mm (Lid Closed)

FAQ

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. If you would like advice on which cartridge is for you from our catalogue, please feel free to contact us or speak with your local dealer.

With the Xtension 12, we offer some special cartridge bundles. Click the 'Options' drop-down above to see what we currently offer, and find out more about these cartridges models in our Product Catalogue.

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