Pro-Ject Signature 12 Turntable

Product no.: PROJ301


can be shipped within 7-21 days

£7,495.00
Price includes VAT, plus delivery
Possible delivery methods: UK Tracked with Signature, Airmail Standard, UK Express, Airmail Tracked with Signature, UK Standard, Heavy Item

Pro-Ject Signature 12 Turntable The Gina Lollobrigida of Vinyl    the simply exquisite build quality. It is a gorgeous turntable, the polished alloy of platter, drive, chassis and arm all match. Work-of-Art wouldn't be an exaggeration and in a very strong field I have to say it is simply the prettiest turntable I have ever had here  The integrated nature of the design guarantees the aesthetic match. If you want a high-quality turntable that looks fabulous you need go no further...     I now have to start eating humble pie because as the Signature 12 is a turntable that very nearly didn't escape from my listening room... TNT Audio

Special Package Fitted with Multi-Award Winning Ortofon Cadenza 

for Extra £1100 ( £1825 RRP ) Saving £725

or Cadenza Red for extra £550 ( £ 875 RRP ) Saving £ 325

Pro-Ject  Signature 12 Turntable is Pro-Ject  all-out assault on the analog high-end. This no-compromise approach to vinyl playback design commemorates Pro-Ject's 20-years as an esteemed manufacturer of turntables and electronics. Each table takes 3 months to build and is entirely constructed and assembled by a team of two highly skilled craftsman - truly an artisan product!

Signature  employs a highly sophisticated approach by combining the themes of mass loading and magnetic decoupling. The main plinth supports two plinths and two motors with a belt-driven flywheel system that is magnetically decouples the platter's bearing. The main plinth also houses the touch screen that allows control of all operational parameters and variable speed adjustment. The second plinth is made of aluminum sits beneath the platter and is responsible for supporting the magnetic suspension. "Sorbothane Pillows" isolate the entire assembly and further reduce unwanted disturbances and vibration. The flywheel belt-drive system employs two motors and ensures vibration and noise-free mechanical operation for all moving parts.

The advanced single-pivot 12" tonearm can accommodate virtually any cartridge due to its wide range of adjustment possibilities and selection of different counterweights. It is even possible to adjust the VTA while the record is playing!

The Signature is an audiophile marvel that represents Pro-Ject's superiority in precision-engineering, and their deep love for music!

Key Features:

Mass-loaded subchassis design 
Magnetically decoupled main platter 
Resonance-optimised alloy 
Inverted main bearing with ceramic ball 
Flywheel belt drive 
Motor control system with LCD display 
Single-pivot tonearm 
High gloss metal surface 
Piano-lacquer chassis with magnetic decoupling

Technical Data:

Speed:    33, 45 RPM (Electronic Speed Change)
Actuation Principle:    Flywheel Belt Drive
Motor Control System:    Precision Generator with LCD Display
Platter:    10.55Kg Magnetically Decoupled
Main Bearing:    Ceramic (Ball / Plate)
Tonearm:    12", Single-Pivot Aluminum Construction
Effective Arm Length:    304.8mm
Effective Arm Mass:    19.5g
Cartridge Mass: Various Counterweights Included...For Weights 4 - 30g 

RCA Connectors:    Gold-Plated 
Power Supply:    Outboard PSU Included
Dimensions:    570 x 470 x 250mm (W x H x D)
Weight:    34.3kg

I started with the Ortofon cartridge – it's a cheapo MC but good for getting the feel of things, and from the moment the needle hit that first groove I was smiling;-) Why? Because instantly this turntable, a real 2014 product with touch screen and gloss, took me back to my first experience with a really good turntable 30+ years ago – a Linn LP12;-) Now I know some of you (and Pro-Ject) might not see that as much of a compliment, but bear with me. The one thing that a good LP12 does is have fun with music. It bounces along merrily, it plays-a-tune, follows-the-rhythm, keeps-with-the-beat... The Signature did all that but to the power of three. Sometimes I'll review new component and think “just listen to that detail”, or “wow! - the 3 dimensional sound-stage” all great, and then after an hour I'm sort of getting bored. What came from the Signature was lush and powerful, effortlessly dynamic, full of technicolour fun and drive. I was smitten. After 15 years of reviewing I'm often in danger of becoming seriously jaded and yet the Signature is one of the few components that reminded me of the reason I listened to music in the first place – it isn't some intellectual exercise - it's supposed to change your mood, your emotions, it's meant to make you start spreading album sleeves on the floor; and all this with a cartridge costing the same as 5 new albums...   But the Pro-Ject doesn't even try - the arm ignores all the world has learnt about arm design, the way it 'edits' music to produce something fun and engaging and visceral is nothing short of remarkable. It's silent background and utter speed stability obviously help a great deal in this.   I'm still not sure I've pinned down what makes the Signature 12 special. I'm struggling here and in my own masculin/sexist way have to resort to cars and girls - it's gorgeous, noisy, extrovert, a little unsubtle and just a bit dangerous. The Signature is a Cobra, a Caterham, an F40 – it's Marilyn, it's Madonna and just for Lucio it's Gina Lollobrigida... TNT

Special Package Fitted with Multi-Award Winning Ortofon Cadenza 

for Extra £1100 ( £1825 RRP ) Saving £725

or Cadenza Red for extra £550 ( £ 875 RRP ) Saving £ 325

 

Pro-Ject Turntables and Phono Products

 

Pro-Ject Audio Systems is known for its beautiful range of price-friendly turntables. As the largest turntable manufacturer in the world, the company has helped power the resurgence of vinyl, which is predicted to overtake CD in popularity within a few years. Pro-Ject also manufactures a Wide range of Quality hi-fi components.

Pro-Ject products are the result of an exemplary cooperation within a rapidly uniting Europe. For over fifty years record players have been designed and built at Pro-Ject's manufacturing facility in Litovel, situated to the east of Prague. This plant is one of the most advanced manufacturers of precision mechanics in the country In cooperating with this company Pro-Ject Audio Systems, located in Vienna, found the ideal partner for their plans to produce the goods that they missed from amongst the vast flood of consumer hifi products - simple, uncluttered and utterly functional products.

Pro-Ject Audio Systems is currently one of the world's leading suppliers of record players, with a range of models designed to satisfy all levels of expectation and budget. In many countries of the world customers can rely on competent service and support from Pro-Ject distributors well versed in analogue record reproduction technology. Pro-Ject products exhibit sonic performance beyond all expectations normally associated with their price. they are simple to use, maintanance free and will function reliably a lifetime long. They also offer extraordinary value

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