Elemental Phono USB

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Pro-Ject Elemental Phono USB, iCreate, September 2015

iCreate, September 2015

Rating: 5/5 Stars

Comments of Note:
"The sound is rich and full of texture - even with the most basic speakers and our 50-year-old 'much-loved' pressing of The Sound of Music soundtrack playing."
"It sounds as stunning as it looks. superb for any muso wanting to keep digital copies of their records."

Pro-Ject Elemental Phono USB, Audio Appraisal, Online Review

Audio Appraisal, Online Review

Comments of Note:
“The bearings are extremely solid, with no play or platter wobble.”

“Lower the stylus to a record, and it soon becomes apparent that the Elemental sounds like no other budget deck.”

“as the opening chords of Halestorm’s cover of ‘Gold Dust Woman’ began to play, I immediately exclaimed something to the effect of “oh yes!!!”… it really was that good”

“The bass lines were beautifully defined, the sound stage was spot on, and the highs had a certain snap to them. Despite a tendency to lean towards brightness, the sound never becomes fatiguing or brash – it just has a certain sparkle in the top end that makes even warn records a joy to hear.”

“Inner groove distortion, a problem that plagues many budget decks was notable here only by its absence. At no point on any LP I played did the distortion become prevalent, even discernible. The sound was clean, crisp and clear from start to finish.”

“Whether you’re taking your first step on the vinyl ladder, re-discovering your record collection, or simply want to transfer a few old 45s to your iPod, the Pro-Ject elemental is a great place to start. It’s simple to use and sounds better than it has any right to at the price. It’ll outlast any mass-produced plastic turntable. And, perhaps most importantly of all, it won’t ruin your record collection. Highly recommended.”

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Pro-Ject Elemental Phono USB, Expert Reviews, February 2015

Expert Reviews, Online Review

Rating: 5 Stars

Comments of Note:
"The Pro-Ject Elemental Phono USB is a wonderful plug-and-play introduction to turntables"
"the Elemental produced a warm tone across all the speakers we tried it with. Whether listening to Bob Dylan or Heart or a Mahler symphony, the audio produced was very good."
"While the Elemental is a very reasonably priced turntable, we were never concerned it would damage our records thanks to its quality cartridge and tonearm."
"The Pro-Ject Elemental Phono USB is a very capable turntable, either for newcomers to vinyl or those looking to make a return."
"Getting everything working is very easy and the components are all of good quality."

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Pro-Ject Elemental, What Hi-Fi?, April 2014

What Hi-Fi?, April 2014

Feature: First Tests - Turntable
Score: 5/5 Stars

"Those who want a good-quality record player at an entry-level price should start here."

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