PRO-JECT CELEBRATES ORTOFON’S CENTURY WITH SPECIAL EDITION TURNTABLE

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by Jay Garrett

4th December, 2018

PRO-JECT CELEBRATES ORTOFON’S CENTURY WITH SPECIAL EDITION TURNTABLE

Pro-Ject presents the Ortofon Century Anniversary turntable in honour of their cartridge-making friends.

Pro-Ject is celebrating the 100th anniversary of their long-time partners and friends at Ortofon by releasing the Ortofon Century turntable.

The new anniversary turntable is based on The Classic SB albeit with some performance tweaks, for instance, the sub-platter has been upgraded for a more sophisticated aluminium one.

Ortofon Century

Pro-Ject Ortofon Century turntable

This newly released turntable comes, unlike most other The Classic offsprings, in an elegant piano black chassis. Together with the silver aluminium sub-chassis, this results in stunning aesthetics. The supplied cartridge is a limited edition Concorde and marks the celebration of Ortofon‘s 100 years of existence.

The Ortofon Century will retail globally at an MSRP of €2,990 and comes fully equipped with built-in push-button electronic speed control. Additionally, should you be rocking 78s the turntable can accommodate them by you merely placing the drive belt on the upper ring of the pulley and selecting the respective speed on the sub-chassis.

Pro-Ject Ortofon Century turntable

The celebratory turntable includes a record clamp and leather mat and features adjustable decoupling feet, a precision-balanced TPE-dampened aluminium platter and a metal/MDF sandwich chassis that is floating on TPE suspension. The tonearm is a classic 9-inch s-shaped number.

Pro-Ject Ortofon Century tech spec

  • Speed: 33, 45 RPM (electronic speed change); 78 RPM (manual speed change)
  • Drive principle: Belt drive
  • Cartridge: Moving Magnet, Nude Fine Line
  • Platter: 300 mm aluminium
  • Mains bearing: Stainless steel
  • Wow & flutter: 33: ±0.03 % 45: ±0.04 %
  • Speed variance: 33: ±0.08 %  45: ±0.10 %
  • Signal to noise: - 71dB
  • Tonearm: 9-inch aluminium, S-shape effective arm length: 230 mm
  • Effective arm mass: 13.5 g
  • Overhang: 18 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 Watt max / < 0.5 Watt standby
  • Dimensions: 460 x 131 x 351 mm (WxHxD) lid closed
  • Weight: 10.2 kg net

For more information head on over to Pro-Ject and Ortofon.

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StereoNET UK's Editor and Bass playing gadget junkie. He's captained the GadgetyNews good ship for over a decade, making low jargon high tech a very handy thing. His passion for gadgets and Hi-Fi is second only to being a touring musician.

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