The new Elemental table is a real "plug'n'play" turntable. No adjustment of counterweight and anti-skating is needed because both are pre-adjusted. This new straight ultra low mass tonearm is optimised for the Ortofon OM cartridge series.
All the buyer needs to do is remove it from the box, remove the bearing guard, locate the belt around the platter, remove stylus guard and plug it in.
The hidden secret to the new 'table's sonic success, is a central gravity mass point, made from artificial stone and placed directly underneath the platter bearing. It is capable to fully absorb unwanted rumble and motor vibration. This turntable appears to be pure simplicity itself while maintaining high quality audio standards.
- Belt drive system with low vibration DC motor
- Central gravity mass point made from artificial stone
- Main platter bearing made from stainless steel runs in bronze bushing with Teflon bottom
- Low resonance MDF platter with felt mat
- Factory fitted Ortofon OM5e cartridge
- 8.6” ultra low mass tonearm with straight arm tube
- Pre-adjusted tracking force & antiskating
- Gold-plated RCA contacts & cartridge pins
How does it really sound?
The Pro-Ject Elemental Turntable does exactly what you would expect. At its price range its hard to say too much wrong about it. It delivers a nice tone, clean sound, and reasonably well-toned bass. The build quality is excellent, the styling is beautiful, and as a first turntable for someone, or for someone who wants to add vinyl to there system, its a great choice!
|Replacement Stylus:||Ortofon Stylus 5E|
|Pre-Fitted Cartridge:||Ortofon OM 5E|
|Speed:||33 / 45 RPM (Manual)|
|Speed Variance:||33: 0.80%
|Wow & Flutter:||33: 0.29%
|Effective Arm Length:||218.5 mm|
|Effective Tonearm Mass:||8.0g|
|Counterweight For Cartridge Mass:||3 - 5.5g (Included)|
|Tracking Force Range:||0 - 30mN|
|Output:||RCA to Phono Input|
|Included Accessories:||RCA Cable (fixed), Felt Mat|
|Dimensions:||430 x 90 x 300mm|
Audio Appraisal, Online Review
Comments of Note:
“The bearings are extremely solid, with no play or platter wobble.”
“Lower the stylus to a record, and it soon becomes apparent that the Elemental sounds like no other budget deck.”
“as the opening chords of Halestorm’s cover of ‘Gold Dust Woman’ began to play, I immediately exclaimed something to the effect of “oh yes!!!”… it really was that good”
“The bass lines were beautifully defined, the sound stage was spot on, and the highs had a certain snap to them. Despite a tendency to lean towards brightness, the sound never becomes fatiguing or brash – it just has a certain sparkle in the top end that makes even warn records a joy to hear.”
“Inner groove distortion, a problem that plagues many budget decks was notable here only by its absence. At no point on any LP I played did the distortion become prevalent, even discernible. The sound was clean, crisp and clear from start to finish.”
“Whether you’re taking your first step on the vinyl ladder, re-discovering your record collection, or simply want to transfer a few old 45s to your iPod, the Pro-Ject elemental is a great place to start. It’s simple to use and sounds better than it has any right to at the price. It’ll outlast any mass-produced plastic turntable. And, perhaps most importantly of all, it won’t ruin your record collection. Highly recommended.”
To read the full review click here
What Hi-Fi?, April 2014
|Feature:||First Tests - Turntable|
"Those who want a good-quality record player at an entry-level price should start here."
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