In­ter­dyn To Launch Two New Pro-Ject Turnta­bles

SoundMag - - First Look - Writ­ten by David Richards

In­ter­na­tional Dy­nam­ics will shortly launch two new Pro-Ject turnta­bles, cur­rently the #1 turntable brand in Aus­tralia the award win­ning decks are prov­ing pop­u­lar with both top end au­dio­philes and those into retro sound.

The two new decks are de­signed specif­i­cally for the en­try level mar­ket which Pro-Ject claims are for peo­ple who want to ex­pe­ri­ence true au­dio qual­ity on a bud­get. The new Pri­mary turnta­bles’ de­sign takes in­spi­ra­tion from its ac­com­plished El­e­men­tal and Es­sen­tial II mod­els.

Like the Es­sen­tial player, the Pri­mary is a tra­di­tional lay­out with an MDF plinth, plat­ter and felt mat. The plinth is avail­able in matte black, white or red fin­ishes, and a de­tach­able dust cover is in­cluded. A belt-drive de­sign, it of­fers 33 and 45rpm man­ual speed se­lec­tion and claims to use a low-vi­bra­tion syn­chro­nous mo­tor con­trolled by a built-in reg­u­la­tor for im­proved speed sta­bil­ity. The 8.6in aluminium ton­earm with sap­phire bear­ings is bor­rowed from the El­e­men­tal and comes pre-in­stalled with an Orto­fon OM 5E car­tridge for sim­ple plug and play op­er­a­tion from the mo­ment the Pri­mary is out of the box.

Avail­able in two op­tions, the stan­dard Pri­mary is ter­mi­nated with RCA ca­bles for con­nec­tion to a mov­ing-mag­net phono stage, while the Pri­mary Phono USB boasts a built-in phono stage and op­tional USB out­put for record­ing vinyl to a PC or Mac.

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