The Pro-Ject Xperience Basic + turntable delivers extraordinary quiet performance through the use of low-resonance plinth and platter design, a decoupled motor, and an 8.6" single piece conical aluminum tonearm tube. The table comes with the critically acclaimed Sumiko Blue Point No. 2 phono cartridge, which proves an ideal match with the Xperience Basic +.
"Sonically, Pro-Ject’s engineering pays off, with the Basic+ delivering an impressively clear view of the music," says England's What Hi-fi? magazine.
Exceptionally Good Speed Stability
The platter of the Xperience Basic + is made from non-resonant MDF and includes a felt mat. Its low-tolerance chrome-plated stainless-steel axle runs on a Teflon bearing plate in a sintered bronze bearing housing for exceptionally good speed stability. The plinth sits on three height-adjustable rubber-damped aluminum cone feet for addition rejection of noise and vibration. Additionally, the motor is physically isolated from the plinth, further reducing noise.
Single-piece 8.6" Tonearm with Fixed Headshell
A single-piece 8.6" tonearm with fixed headshell features hardened stainless steel bearings and rigid aluminum tube to provide superb tracking and resonance reduction. Accurate adjustment cartridge azimuth is easily accomplished for optimization of your choice of phono cartridge.
Female chassis mount RCA connectors on the rear panel allow for the use of any single ended interconnect cables. A Pro-Ject Connect-It interconnect is included. Choose Transparent Acrylic or Piano Gloss Black Lacquer finish for the look that matches your lifestyle.
Sumiko Blue Point No. 2 Phono Cartridge
Offering exceptional performance and musicality at an affordable price, the latest generation Blue Point No. 2 phono cartridge from Sumiko sets a new standard in its price class. The Blue Point's features include a moving coil design, high output, 2.5-mV, alloy cantilever, Blue Point-cut elliptical diamond stylus, and standard 1/2" mounting.
The audiophile press can't believe the level of performance that Blue Point No. 2 provides for such a meager outlay of cash.
"Though the Bluepoint No. 2 offers somewhat less purity, focus, and refinement than top-tier moving coils, it supplies most of the essential ingredients necessary for superlative analog sound, which is quite an achievement," reports Chris Martens in his October 30, 2008 review for The Absolute Sound magazine.
"While it may have an entry level price tag, the Blue Point No. 2 clearly performs at a level not thought possible a few short years ago," notes
Ferrari in his Audiogon.com review for January 1, 2006.