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Pro-Ject Audio Systems
Pro-Ject Audio Systems are widely recognised as one of the finest turntable manufacturers in the world. Their mission is simply to produce the best sounding stereo analogue components at the most competitive prices possible. The current series spans a wide range of price points, with a variety of products targeted to key demographics or to accommodate the modern listener’s unique requirements.
In 2016, Pro-Ject marked their 25th anniversary year with the release of a turntable that combined traditional styling with modern technology; showing their innate ability to keep turntables fresh and interesting at a time when popularity of the vinyl format was at a previously unprecedented level. The Classic proudly sits in the middle of a multi-award winning range of turntables that manage to combine sound performance with the latest technologies and unrivalled style at every level.
Pro-Ject are also obsessed with the importance of stereo playback systems. With modern audio systems often bringing speakers either very close together or into a single enclosure, the real impact and importance of true hi-fi stereo is being lost. That’s why everything Pro-Ject create is made with pure stereo applications in mind; bringing back the true emotional importance of music to audio enthusiasts around the world.
Based in Vienna, Austria, all Pro-Ject Audio Systems turntables are made by a highly skilled workforce with great skill, care and attention in their central-European factory.

Pro-Ject Audio Systems X2 B Balanced Turntable
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The X2 B is a luxury high-end turntable that can push your musical enjoyment to new limits thanks to Pro-Ject’s True Balanced Connection concept. It features a high-quality moving coil cartridge and balanced output option for class-leading convenience and sonic superiority.

Structurally the X2 B is supported by its large, CNC machined MDF chassis, sat upon three vibration-absorbing feet, reducing unwanted resonances to almost imperceptible levels. Inside, it houses a sophisticated DC/AC generator board which, combined with the convenient speed control board (for automatic switching between 33 and 45 RPM as well as additional 78 RPM support), delivers clean and stable power to the silent motor system. For even further improved performance, the motor is carefully balanced and suspended on a precision tuned TPE belt; effectively decoupling the motor from the main plinth.

In the X2 B, the motor drives a heavy, non-resonant Acryl platter via a sub-platter drive system and a premium grade main bearing for liquid smooth rotation. This is the perfect platform on which to place your precious vinyl records, guaranteeing absolute reliability in its performance and sonic character.

The X2 B also benefits from a one-piece Carbon/Alu tonearm with integrated headshell. This 9” tonearm design is incredibly light and stiff, with improved resistance to external interference and better internal damping. The tonearm can also be adjusted for accurate azimuth and VTA settings, allowing advanced analogue audiophiles to fine-tune their sound. The tonearm is then supplied with a TPE-damped counterweight, further reducing cartridge/tonearm resonances.

Supplied with an Ortofon Quintet Red moving coil cartridge pre-installed, the X2 B is capable of benefiting from Pro-Ject’s True Balanced Connections concept. By connecting to a balanced-capable phono stage using the mini-XLR output on the back of the turntable, you can benefit from increased dynamics, less noise and improved signal-to-noise ratios. Going true balanced is like hearing parts of your music that were not there before.

The X2 B is fine-tuned to focus on audio excellence. It has all the features needed for convenient day-to-day use, but no superfluous add-ons that start to negatively impact the sonic character. The end result is a highly engaging, musical turntable that delivers deep, detailed lows, crisp high frequencies and an engaging well-presented midrange. By going True Balanced, it also avoids any unwanted electrical interference commonly found in your home. 

Due to Pro-Ject’s advanced manufacturing experience, while delivering great sound the X2 B is also a beautiful piece of engineering that can stand proud as the focal point in any home environment. It’s available in four finishes; a premium walnut wood veneer, a luxurious black 8-layer high gloss paint, or black or white eight-layer hand-polished satin paint.

Key Features:

  • Luxury manual turntable system with True Balanced Connection output 
  • Electronically controlled playback speeds (33 and 45 RPM) with support for 78 RPM 
  • 9.0 one-piece tonearm made from aluminium wrapped in carbon fibre  
  • Pre-adjusted Ortofon Quintet Red moving coil cartridge 
  • Sub-platter drive system for ultimate convenience and a clean visual appearance 
  • Heavy, anti-resonant acrylic main platter 
  • Stainless steel platter bearing with soft bronze bushing and Teflon mirrors
  • Adjustable, heavy metal vibration-absorbing feet 
  • Output terminal features RCA phono and 5-Pin mini-XLR output options 
  • Heavy, CNC machined MDF chassis
  • Supplied with shielded, semi-symmetrical, low-capacitance Connect-IT E cables 
  • Removable Dust cover included  
  • Handmade in Europe 
Pro-Ject X2 B & Phono Box S3 B, Hi-Fi News, August 2022

Hi-Fi News, August 2022

Outstanding Product Badge

Reviewed By: Ken Kessler
Labs By: Paul Miller
Sound Quality: 89%

Comments of Note:
"The sheer majesty of ‘Like A Rolling Stone’, with the keyboard work of Al Kooper and Mike Bloomfield’s guitar playing, sounded just that bit more vivid, more real. And as for Dylan’s voice? Right in the room."

Read the full review here.

 

Pro-Ject X2 B & Phono Box S3 B, EISA Awards 2022/23 - Best Vinyl System

EISA Awards, 2022

BEST PHONO CARTRIDGE 2022-2023


Comments of Note:

"This new balanced upgrade of the company’s tried-and-trusted X2, kitted out with the excellent Ortofon Quintet Red MC cartridge on a damped carbon-aluminium tonearm, offers an astute and gorgeous sound."

 

Read the full review here

Speed: 33, 45, 78 (electronic speed change)
Outputs: Phono RCA & 5-pin Mini XLR
Drive Principle: Belt Drive
Platter: 30mm thick acryl, 2 kg heavy acryl
Mains Bearing: Stainless Steel
Speed Variance: 33: +/-0,25%; 45: +/-0,20%
Wow and flutter: 33: +/-0,12%; 45: +/-0,10%
Signal to noise: 70dB
Tonearm: 9” carbon/aluminium sandwich tonearm
Effective tonearm length & mass: 9“/230 mm & 13,5 g
Overhang: 18mm
Tracking Force: 0 - 30mN
Included accessories: 15V DC / 800 mA power supply
Dust cover
Connect-it Phono E RCA cable
Felt mat
Power Connection: 110 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption: 4.5 W max / 0.3 W standby
Dimensions: 460 x 150 x 340 mm (WxHxD) lid closed
Weight: 10.0kg

UK Deliveries

Within the UK we aim to ship all items same day, however during busy periods it can take 1-3 days for dispatch. We ship all items with premium courier services which quote 1-2 days for delivery. Please note these times may be effected due to circumstances outside our control. Shipping is free on all orders over £50.

Ireland Deliveries

Following Brexit, We are still able to ship into Ireland, and no further VAT or charges apply. All Irish orders will dispatch from our N.Ireland warehouse, and therefore no charges apply. Shipping is free on all Irish orders over £50.00. 

Europe Deliveries

For deliveries in Europe, we have two options which can be chosen by the customer. 

N.Ireland - We can ship your goods from our N.Ireland warehouse, in which case we must charge VAT however due to N.Ireland's free trade agreement with Europe you will therefore not be charged any import duty or further costs. Shipping costs are calculated at the checkout based on destination. 

Britain - We can ship orders from our British warehouse (UK Mainland) which will be charged ex VAT, however this will require export paperwork, and import duty and applicable charges will apply. VAT is removed at the checkout if your destination is applicable.   

Non EU Countries 

If you are purchasing from a Non-EU country, you will not be charged VAT which will be deducted at the checkout. Import duties and further applicable charges may apply depeding on your country. Shipping is calculated at the checkout based on destination.  

We have several deomonstation areas in both of our branches. Please give us a call on 03435236169 or email support@kronosav.com to enquire about hearing products at your local branch. 

Please always contact us before to make sure the product(s) are available

Express Deliveries

Express Delivery is FREE on all orders over £50. Express Delivery offers delivery in 24-72 hours from time of purchase. We use premium couriers for this service, mainly DPD & Royal Mail. DPD will offer you a one hour window for delivery to make sure someone is at home, or you can reschedule the delivery if no one is around. 

Standard Deliveries

Here at Kronos AV, we have vast experience with e-commerce sales. Making sure that your parcel arrives undamaged is a huge priority for us. That’s why at Kronos AV, we only use premium couriers for all our orders. All our parcels are shipped with DPD or Royal Mail and are always sent Signed For to make sure it gets to the right person. 

If for any reason your parcel does arrived damaged, please get in touch, and we will be happy to get everything resolved for you. We are always on hand to help!

Details

Delivery is FREE on all orders over £50. In order to offer FREE delivery to UK customers, we use several premium couriers to ensure your delivery arrives safe.

Most large orders (over 2kg) ship using DPD or DHL courier and smaller orders (under 2kg) by Royal Mail signed for services.

The most appropriate courier will be chosen for the items ordered to ensure the quickest possible delivery.

We can offer very generous trade in offers across the majority of our product range. 

Why not ask and see how much you HiFi is worth!

To find out how much your HiFi is worth... Click Here

If you have any question, please feel free to call us on 03435236169 or email support@kronosav.com

About
Pro-Ject Audio Systems
Pro-Ject Audio Systems are widely recognised as one of the finest turntable manufacturers in the world. Their mission is simply to produce the best sounding stereo analogue components at the most competitive prices possible. The current series spans a wide range of price points, with a variety of products targeted to key demographics or to accommodate the modern listener’s unique requirements.
In 2016, Pro-Ject marked their 25th anniversary year with the release of a turntable that combined traditional styling with modern technology; showing their innate ability to keep turntables fresh and interesting at a time when popularity of the vinyl format was at a previously unprecedented level. The Classic proudly sits in the middle of a multi-award winning range of turntables that manage to combine sound performance with the latest technologies and unrivalled style at every level.
Pro-Ject are also obsessed with the importance of stereo playback systems. With modern audio systems often bringing speakers either very close together or into a single enclosure, the real impact and importance of true hi-fi stereo is being lost. That’s why everything Pro-Ject create is made with pure stereo applications in mind; bringing back the true emotional importance of music to audio enthusiasts around the world.
Based in Vienna, Austria, all Pro-Ject Audio Systems turntables are made by a highly skilled workforce with great skill, care and attention in their central-European factory.

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The X2 B is a luxury high-end turntable that can push your musical enjoyment to new limits thanks to Pro-Ject’s True Balanced Connection concept. It features a high-quality moving coil cartridge and balanced output option for class-leading convenience and sonic superiority.

Structurally the X2 B is supported by its large, CNC machined MDF chassis, sat upon three vibration-absorbing feet, reducing unwanted resonances to almost imperceptible levels. Inside, it houses a sophisticated DC/AC generator board which, combined with the convenient speed control board (for automatic switching between 33 and 45 RPM as well as additional 78 RPM support), delivers clean and stable power to the silent motor system. For even further improved performance, the motor is carefully balanced and suspended on a precision tuned TPE belt; effectively decoupling the motor from the main plinth.

In the X2 B, the motor drives a heavy, non-resonant Acryl platter via a sub-platter drive system and a premium grade main bearing for liquid smooth rotation. This is the perfect platform on which to place your precious vinyl records, guaranteeing absolute reliability in its performance and sonic character.

The X2 B also benefits from a one-piece Carbon/Alu tonearm with integrated headshell. This 9” tonearm design is incredibly light and stiff, with improved resistance to external interference and better internal damping. The tonearm can also be adjusted for accurate azimuth and VTA settings, allowing advanced analogue audiophiles to fine-tune their sound. The tonearm is then supplied with a TPE-damped counterweight, further reducing cartridge/tonearm resonances.

Supplied with an Ortofon Quintet Red moving coil cartridge pre-installed, the X2 B is capable of benefiting from Pro-Ject’s True Balanced Connections concept. By connecting to a balanced-capable phono stage using the mini-XLR output on the back of the turntable, you can benefit from increased dynamics, less noise and improved signal-to-noise ratios. Going true balanced is like hearing parts of your music that were not there before.

The X2 B is fine-tuned to focus on audio excellence. It has all the features needed for convenient day-to-day use, but no superfluous add-ons that start to negatively impact the sonic character. The end result is a highly engaging, musical turntable that delivers deep, detailed lows, crisp high frequencies and an engaging well-presented midrange. By going True Balanced, it also avoids any unwanted electrical interference commonly found in your home. 

Due to Pro-Ject’s advanced manufacturing experience, while delivering great sound the X2 B is also a beautiful piece of engineering that can stand proud as the focal point in any home environment. It’s available in four finishes; a premium walnut wood veneer, a luxurious black 8-layer high gloss paint, or black or white eight-layer hand-polished satin paint.

Key Features:

  • Luxury manual turntable system with True Balanced Connection output 
  • Electronically controlled playback speeds (33 and 45 RPM) with support for 78 RPM 
  • 9.0 one-piece tonearm made from aluminium wrapped in carbon fibre  
  • Pre-adjusted Ortofon Quintet Red moving coil cartridge 
  • Sub-platter drive system for ultimate convenience and a clean visual appearance 
  • Heavy, anti-resonant acrylic main platter 
  • Stainless steel platter bearing with soft bronze bushing and Teflon mirrors
  • Adjustable, heavy metal vibration-absorbing feet 
  • Output terminal features RCA phono and 5-Pin mini-XLR output options 
  • Heavy, CNC machined MDF chassis
  • Supplied with shielded, semi-symmetrical, low-capacitance Connect-IT E cables 
  • Removable Dust cover included  
  • Handmade in Europe 
Pro-Ject X2 B & Phono Box S3 B, Hi-Fi News, August 2022

Hi-Fi News, August 2022

Outstanding Product Badge

Reviewed By: Ken Kessler
Labs By: Paul Miller
Sound Quality: 89%

Comments of Note:
"The sheer majesty of ‘Like A Rolling Stone’, with the keyboard work of Al Kooper and Mike Bloomfield’s guitar playing, sounded just that bit more vivid, more real. And as for Dylan’s voice? Right in the room."

Read the full review here.

 

Pro-Ject X2 B & Phono Box S3 B, EISA Awards 2022/23 - Best Vinyl System

EISA Awards, 2022

BEST PHONO CARTRIDGE 2022-2023


Comments of Note:

"This new balanced upgrade of the company’s tried-and-trusted X2, kitted out with the excellent Ortofon Quintet Red MC cartridge on a damped carbon-aluminium tonearm, offers an astute and gorgeous sound."

 

Read the full review here

Speed: 33, 45, 78 (electronic speed change)
Outputs: Phono RCA & 5-pin Mini XLR
Drive Principle: Belt Drive
Platter: 30mm thick acryl, 2 kg heavy acryl
Mains Bearing: Stainless Steel
Speed Variance: 33: +/-0,25%; 45: +/-0,20%
Wow and flutter: 33: +/-0,12%; 45: +/-0,10%
Signal to noise: 70dB
Tonearm: 9” carbon/aluminium sandwich tonearm
Effective tonearm length & mass: 9“/230 mm & 13,5 g
Overhang: 18mm
Tracking Force: 0 - 30mN
Included accessories: 15V DC / 800 mA power supply
Dust cover
Connect-it Phono E RCA cable
Felt mat
Power Connection: 110 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption: 4.5 W max / 0.3 W standby
Dimensions: 460 x 150 x 340 mm (WxHxD) lid closed
Weight: 10.0kg

UK Deliveries

Within the UK we aim to ship all items same day, however during busy periods it can take 1-3 days for dispatch. We ship all items with premium courier services which quote 1-2 days for delivery. Please note these times may be effected due to circumstances outside our control. Shipping is free on all orders over £50.

Ireland Deliveries

Following Brexit, We are still able to ship into Ireland, and no further VAT or charges apply. All Irish orders will dispatch from our N.Ireland warehouse, and therefore no charges apply. Shipping is free on all Irish orders over £50.00. 

Europe Deliveries

For deliveries in Europe, we have two options which can be chosen by the customer. 

N.Ireland - We can ship your goods from our N.Ireland warehouse, in which case we must charge VAT however due to N.Ireland's free trade agreement with Europe you will therefore not be charged any import duty or further costs. Shipping costs are calculated at the checkout based on destination. 

Britain - We can ship orders from our British warehouse (UK Mainland) which will be charged ex VAT, however this will require export paperwork, and import duty and applicable charges will apply. VAT is removed at the checkout if your destination is applicable.   

Non EU Countries 

If you are purchasing from a Non-EU country, you will not be charged VAT which will be deducted at the checkout. Import duties and further applicable charges may apply depeding on your country. Shipping is calculated at the checkout based on destination.  

We have several deomonstation areas in both of our branches. Please give us a call on 03435236169 or email support@kronosav.com to enquire about hearing products at your local branch. 

Please always contact us before to make sure the product(s) are available

Express Deliveries

Express Delivery is FREE on all orders over £50. Express Delivery offers delivery in 24-72 hours from time of purchase. We use premium couriers for this service, mainly DPD & Royal Mail. DPD will offer you a one hour window for delivery to make sure someone is at home, or you can reschedule the delivery if no one is around. 

Standard Deliveries

Here at Kronos AV, we have vast experience with e-commerce sales. Making sure that your parcel arrives undamaged is a huge priority for us. That’s why at Kronos AV, we only use premium couriers for all our orders. All our parcels are shipped with DPD or Royal Mail and are always sent Signed For to make sure it gets to the right person. 

If for any reason your parcel does arrived damaged, please get in touch, and we will be happy to get everything resolved for you. We are always on hand to help!

Details

Delivery is FREE on all orders over £50. In order to offer FREE delivery to UK customers, we use several premium couriers to ensure your delivery arrives safe.

Most large orders (over 2kg) ship using DPD or DHL courier and smaller orders (under 2kg) by Royal Mail signed for services.

The most appropriate courier will be chosen for the items ordered to ensure the quickest possible delivery.

We can offer very generous trade in offers across the majority of our product range. 

Why not ask and see how much you HiFi is worth!

To find out how much your HiFi is worth... Click Here

If you have any question, please feel free to call us on 03435236169 or email support@kronosav.com