"Editors' Choice Award Winner" 2011 - The Absolute Sound Magazine
Affordable Quality Table with Acrylic Platter
The Pro-Ject Xpression III provides a feature set and musical performance not usually associated with turntables in this price range. Employing machined cone feet, a low-noise motor with precision flat-ground belt driving a new precision machined acrylic platter, the table operates in virtual silence.
"A Wide and Deep Soundstage"
The Xpression III was honored as an "Editors' Choice Award Winner" for 2011 by The Absolute Sound magazine. "The Xpression III features an acrylic platter, machined cone feet, a carbon-fiber armtube, and other refinements rare at this price," reports Paul Seydor. "Supplied with Sumiko’s excellent Oyster cartridge, the Xpression III has excellent clarity, smoothness, and a wide and deep soundstage."
A carbon-fiber tonearm tube with integrated headshell is pre-mounted with a Sumiko Oyster cartridge. Additionally, the tonearm features an inverted thrust bearing with two hardened stainless steel points resting in sapphire thrust pads to maximize the Oyster’s performance.
The adjustability features greatly optimizing analog playback performance and cartridge flexibility. The arm permits easy adjustment of VTA (vertical tracking angle), azimuth, and tangency.
Sumiko Oyster Phono Cartridge
The Pro-Ject Xpression III turntable comes with everything you need for musical enjoyment. Not only is the tonearm included, but also a Sumiko Oyster MM moving magnet phono cartridge.
The Sumiko Oyster has an alloy cantilever, bonded spherical stylus, and 4.0 mV output. This highly affordable cartridge offers a superb level of performance for the price.
A pair of interconnects and a dust cover are included.