Pro-Ject The Classic Evo Turntable

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The Classic Meets the 175 VPO to Melt Design-Ideas

The new Classic Evo is based on the successful EISA Award winner Pro-Ject The Classic. The main improvement is the sub-platter, where we used the experience we gained from designing the 175 – Vienna Philharmonic Record-player to add key changes to the Classic Evo. The main bearing construction we use is a similar system as the one on the Vienna Philharmonic Record-player. For improved comfort, an electronic speed change was built in, which lets you switch from 33 to 45 rpm (and vice versa) with the push of a button. Compared to the old Classic, we improved the sub-chassis; we tried to make it heavier and stiffer to reduce resonances. Isolating the platter and tonearm from the resonances of the motor and main plinth is the target. The heavy aluminium main platter construction utilises advanced thermo plastic elastomers (TPE) for optimising resonance behaviour.

The tonearm tube is made out of a sandwich of carbon and aluminium: carbon for stiffness and speed, aluminium for better damping. The bearing has been upgraded to the same type that is used on our Pro-Ject CC EVO tonearms. It facilitates frictionless vertical and horizontal movement, guaranteeing precise tracking across the entire duration of the record. The counterweight incorporates a TPE* damper which allows us to reduce the amplitude of the tonearm cartridge resonance frequency by 50%. As typical for Pro-Ject we offer also azimuth and VTA adjustment to use a variety of cartridges.

We supply as standard the Ortofon Quintet Red moving coil cartridge. However, as the tonearm offers excellent damping and flexibility as well, its effective mass can be called middle heavy, so it is also a very good partner for MC cartridges.

Please note that this turntable does not include a cartridge. Please see the related products towards the bottom of this page for recommended cartridges.

Key Features

  • Diamond cut precision aluminium sub-platter
  • Improved sandwich sub-chassis
  • Electronic speed control (33/45 rpm)
  • Belt drive with electronic speed control 33/45 rpm
  • Height adjustable decoupling feet
  • Precision balanced TPE-damped aluminium-platter
  • Metal/MDF sandwich chassis floating on TPE suspension
  • 9” carbon/aluminium tonearm with MM & MC capability
  • Inverted EVO bearing design
  • Arm bearing housing of solid ring type. The massive outside ring is open to avoid resonances
  • Azimuth and VTA fully adjustable
  • TPE damped counterweight
  • Classic wooden chassis in 2 satin finishes (walnut, eucalyptus)
  • Dust cover included

Package Contents

  • The Classic Evo
  • Connect it E RCA Cable
  • Dust cover
  • Felt mat
  • Adapter for 7“ singles
  • Round drive belt for 78 r.p.m.
  • Power supply, allen key, stylus pressure gauge

9” Carbon & Aluminium Tonearm

The Pro-Ject Classic Evo tonearm is made of a composite aluminium and carbon fibre design. It’s 9” length and extra weight mean it is compatible with a wide range of MM & MC cartridges. Made using a sandwich design, the outer tube is carbon fibre, used for stiffness and responsiveness to the records groove. Within this carbon layer the tonearm has an internal aluminium framework, adding extra protection by damping interference to the delicate internal tonearm cables.

Pro-Ject The Classic Evo

Counterweight, Azimuth & VTA Adjustment

The Pro-Ject Classic Evo counterweight incorporates a TPE* damping material into its design. This allows us to reduce the amplitude of the tonearm cartridge resonance frequency by 50%. The Pro-Ject Classic Evo also allows a lot more adjustment than a regular turntable. The tonearm has extra tweaking ability for both Azimuth (twist) and VTA (height) adjustment. Allowing you to modify the turntable for use with a variety of Moving Magnet and Moving Coil cartridges.

Pro-Ject The Classic Evo

Aluminium Sub-Platter

A beautifully crafted, diamond-cut aluminium sub-platter. With extremely low tolerances and a heavy design, this stunning aluminium sub-platter helps remove wow and flutter and facilitates accurate speed for your music. The aluminium sub-platter is completely unique and only available on the Pro-Ject Classic Evo.

Pro-Ject The Classic Evo

Speed Control for Every Record

In-built Speed Control on the Pro-Ject Classic Evo allows you to play all formats of records. The common 33 & 45 RPM speeds are toggled between with an effortless click of the button. For 78 RPM Shellac records it’s a simple belt change (included in the box) and the addition of an Ortofon 78 stylus upgrade.

Pro-Ject The Classic Evo
Speed 33, 45, 78 (Electronic Speed Change)
Drive Principle Belt Drive
Platter 300 mm Aluminium
Main Bearing Stainless Steel
Wow & Flutter 33: ±0.10%, 45: ±0.09%
Speed Variance 33: ±0.13%, 45: ±0.10%
Signal to Noise 70 dB
Tonearm 9” Carbon/Aluminium Sandwich
Effective Tonearm Length 230 mm
Effective Tonearm Mass 13.5 g
Overhang 18 mm
Counterweight for Mass 3 - 5.5 mm
Tracking Force 10 - 30 mN
Included Accessories 15 Volts DC / 0.8 A Power Supply, Dust Cover
Power Connection 110/120 or 230/240 Volt - 50 or 60 Hz
Power Consumption 5 Watts Max. / <0.5 Watts Standby
Dimensions (W x H x D) Lid Closed: 462 x 131 x 351 mm
Weight 10.5 kg Net
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