Xtension 12 (MAHOGANY)
High-End Belt-Drive Turntable with 12" EVO Carbon Fiber Tonearm
Pro-Ject's Xtension 12 incorporates over 20 years of experience in turntable design & manufacturing. It represents their latest technological efforts to address mass-decoupling and resonance reduction. Beginning with the mass-loaded magnetically floated sub-chassis and the precision balanced sandwich alloy platter (recycled vinyl/alloy), the foundation of this system weighs in at a super-heavy 55lbs.
Additionally, Pro-Ject employs magnetic decoupling feet to thwart airborne or mechanical vibration from disturbing playback. This mass and isolation creates an environment of extremely low resonance allowing music to emerge from an ultra-silent black background. An AC motor with a two-step pulley drive with Electronic Speed Control maintains perfect pitch/rhythm resulting in an inaudible wow, flutter and noise. Further reducing noise and vibration is the isolated Sorbothane mounting board for the 12" carbon-fiber tonearm. The conical arm and unified head shell are fabricated from a single piece of carbon fiber to avoid problems associated with standing wave reflections. Single screw fixing of the arm tube allows for easy rotation for adjustment of needle azimuth. Additionally the arm is fully adjustable for VTA. A high-performance 48" phono interconnect cable is included.