Australian HIFI - - SOUNDBITES -

The resur­gence of Vinyl has given a new lease of life to many turntable man­u­fac­tur­ers of yes­ter­year, with com­pa­nies such as Rega, Thorens and Linn ex­pe­ri­enc­ing a re­turn to the good old days.

The com­pany that has reaped the great­est ben­e­fit is a rel­a­tive new­comer, Pro-Ject Au­dio. Be­gin­ning in the 1990s the phi­los­o­phy be­hind Pro-Ject was to bring high-end vinyl per­for­mance to the midrange mar­ket. A good ex­am­ple of this is the Pro-Ject ‘Clas­sic’ turntable (shown above), which we cur­rently have on spe­cial for $995 plus car­tridge. This turntable, which re­tails for $1,695, of­fers great per­for­mance for an achiev­able price. This ap­proach is ob­vi­ously work­ing, as Pro-Ject is now the big­gest sell­ing turntable brand in the world.

Pro-Ject of­fers a for­mi­da­ble range of turnta­bles, and most of them have just been up­graded. We carry mod­els rang­ing from the Pri­mary E sell­ing for $349 in­clud­ing car­tridge through to the Sig­na­ture 10 at $8,800 – plus car­tridge.

One of the high­lights of the range is the De­but Car­bon En­durance (be­low left), which has been fit­ted with an Orto­fon 2M Red car­tridge. This com­bi­na­tion sells for $750, and at the mo­ment comes with a free re­place­ment sty­lus val­ued at $130. This is an ex­cep­tion­ally good turntable for the money, and the of­fer of the free sty­lus makes it a very at­trac­tive buy.

An­other stand­out is the 2Xpe­ri­ence ($2,000rrp) which is avail­able with the Orto­fon 2M Bronze car­tridge ($600rrp) for $2,200 com­plete.

Drop in and have a look at what Pro-Ject has to of­fer. I am sure we can cater for al­most any bud­get or re­quire­ments that you have.

Now iN stock: We have now re­ceived stock of the new Sennheiser closed back HD820 head­phones, along with their new HDV820 head­phone am­pli­fier. They are priced at $3,499 AND $3,799 re­spec­tively. Drop in and have a lis­ten – you will be im­pressed.

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