Pro-Ject Launch A1 Automatic Turntable
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Pro-Ject Audio Systems adds a new series to its revered turntable range. The Automat range is the first fully automatic turntable series from Pro-Ject. Its inaugural product, the A1.

Since 1991 Pro-Ject has been offering high-quality audio products at affordable prices for discerning music lovers. Pro-Ject has always produced its turntables in Europe to the highest production standards. The A1 sees Pro-Ject expanding into a new, vastly experienced German production facility that has been producing automatic turntables for decades. This commitment to European production allows the A1 to deliver the same expected high standards as all other Pro-Ject models.

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A1 features include:

• 8.3″ aluminium tonearm with carbon fibre reinforced anti-magnetic headshell
• Built-in switchable Moving Magnet (MM) phono stage
• Damped metal platter for decreased wow and flutter
• Dust cover included
• Electronically controlled playback speeds (33 and 45 RPM)
• Fully automatic turntable system
• Gold plated RCA output connectors
• Pre-adjusted Ortofon OM 10 cartridge with elliptical stylus profile
• Precise mechanics for automatic start/stop system
• Premium semi-symmetrical Connect-IT E phono cable included
• Resonance-damped wooden chassis
• Specially designed turntable feet with silicon damping

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A1 technical information:

• Dimensions (w x h x d): 430 x 130 x 365mm
• Drive Principle: Belt drive / Fully automatic
• Effective Arm Length: 211mm
• Included accessories: 15V DC / 0.8A power supply / dust cover / 7″ single adapter / Connect-IT E phono cable (pre-fixed) / felt mat
• Overhang: 19.5mm
• Platter: 300mm, aluminium platter with damping ring
• Power consumption: 1.5W
• Signal to Noise: 65dB
• Speed Drift: 33: +/-0.75%; 45: +/-0.65%
• Speeds: 33 / 45
• Tonearm: 8.3″ aluminium tonearm with carbon fibre reinforced headshell
• Weight: 5.6kg net
• Wow & Flutter: 33 = 0.27% / 45 = 0.25%

Pricing and availability:

• A1: £369.00 (SRP)
• Available in the UK from February 2022 in Black finish