Pro-Ject X8 Evolution Manual belt-drive turntable with pre-mounted Sumiko Moonstone cartridge (Black)
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Pro-Ject X8 Evolution Manual belt-drive turntable with pre-mounted Sumiko Moonstone cartridge (Black)

Part Number: Pro-Ject-X8-Evolution-Black
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Manual belt-drive turntable with pre-mounted Sumiko Moonstone cartridge (Black)

The solid plinth, heavy platter, and high-tech tonearm are just the most visible signs of quality in the well-designed Pro-Ject X8 Evolution.

A great turntable evolves...

When Pro-Ject uses the word "Evolution" in the name of a turntable, I take notice. It means they've redesigned a popular 'table to make it sound even better than before. In this case, the X8 Evolution has inherited a well-designed bearing assembly that was developed for the more costly Xtension 9 and 10. And it features a pre-mounted Sumiko Moonstone cartridge that reads record grooves with extreme accuracy.

...but keeps the features that made it great in the first place

One look at the X8 Evolution lets you see that it was built with quality in mind. A trio of major features from the original X8 were carried forward to this evolved design: the solid vibration-resistant base, the gorgeous lathed aluminum platter, and the low-mass one-piece Pro-Ject 9cc Evolution carbon tonearm. They work together to deliver excellent performance that brings out the best from your treasured vinyl LPs.

Easy "true balanced" upgrade

The audio output on the X8 Evolution is different than what you'll see on many other Pro-Ject turntables. It's a single 5-pin DIN output that works with the provided Connect it 5P-to-RCA cable. This output gives you the option to upgrade your system to take full advantage of the low-noise, high-performance abilities of Pro-Ject's true balanced technology. Using a Pro-Ject 5P to XLR cable (sold separately) lets you make a balanced connection to phono preamps like the Phono Box S3 B or DS3 B and enjoy reduced noise and improved signal clarity.

Product highlights:

  • heavy 12" lathed aluminum platter reduces resonance and noise
  • inverted bearing with ceramic ball and Teflon® thrust pad
  • low-mass one-piece Pro-Ject 9cc Evolution carbon tonearm
    • adjustable azimuth and VTA (vertical tracking angle)
    • inverted cardanic tonearm bearings mounted in a C-shaped section to minimize resonance
  • includes pre-mounted Sumiko Moonstone moving magnet cartridge
  • five-pin DIN audio output
    • shielded, low-capacitance Pro-Ject Connect it E 5P DIN-to-stereo-RCA phono cable included
    • compatible with optional Connect-it 5P/XLR cable for "true balanced" connections
  • heavy MDF (medium density fiberboard) base with four height-adjustable aluminum feet with TPE damping
Performance specs:
  • frequency response (with included cartridge): 12-33,000 Hz
  • channel separation (with included cartridge): 30dB @ 1kHz
  • speed variation: ± 0.11% @ 33-1/3 RPM (± 0.09% @ 45 RPM)
  • wow and flutter: ± 0.11% @ 33-1/3 RPM (± 0.1% @ 45 RPM)
  • signal-to-noise ratio: 73 dB
Dimensions and warranty:
  • 18-1/4"W x 6-5/8"H (with dust cover down) x 13-13/16"D
  • weight: 33.06 lbs.
  • warranty: 2 years (1 year for the supplied cartridge)
  • requires a phono preamp or phono input on receiver or preamplifier
  • MFR # 9120122294703

What's in the box:

Pro-Ject X8 Evolution owner's manual

  • Turntable
  • Tonearm (pre-installed)
  • Catridge/Stylus (pre-installed)
  • AC power adapter (attached 6' DC cord)
  • 3 AC power plugs (US/UK/EU)
  • Platter
  • Felt mat
  • Belt
  • 3 Feet
  • 4' Mini-XLR to RCA cable (pre-installed)
  • 45 RPM adapter
  • Antistaking weight
  • Counterweight
  • Dust cover
  • Belt tool
  • Cartridge Alighnment Protractor
  • 2 Hex-keys
  • Pair of gloves
  • Setup Guide

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