EW „True Balanced Connection“ by Pro-Ject
• NEW RCA phono & 5-pin mini XLR output
• NEW Phono Box S3 B & DS3 B - a perfect balanced match!
• Pre-adjusted Ortofon Quintet Red cartridge*
• Electronic speed control with 33/45 rpm speed change
• Sub-platter with extremely low bearing tolerances
• Stainless steel platter-bearing with soft bronze bushing
and teflon mirrors for lowest rumble and noise
• 9” one-piece carbon/aluminium tonearm tube
• TPE damped counterweight
• Azimuth and VTA adjustment
• Resonance free, 2 kg heavy acrylic platter
• Heavy, 50 mm thick, highest quality CNC‘d MDF chassis
• Luxury 8 layers of painting or real-wood veneer
• Shielded, semi-symmetrical, low-capacitance cables
• Height adjustable, alu machined, vibration absorbing feet
• Handmade in Europe
The X2 B features our revolutionary True Balanced Connection
We’re launching a whole line of new “True Balanced Connection” components that feature a balanced connection for your phono setup. The X2 B shows off this brand new phono technology.
Turntables look back on a long history. Over time, many things have changed, not only from technical possibilities, but also from the environment. Wireless networks are omni present and countless electronic devices make your home „smarter“. This means there are now a lot of additional electromagnetic fields, which could interfere with your turntable‘s signal. This was simply not the case 30 years ago. To ensure the best connection to your phono preamplifier we designed our „True Balanced Connection“.
WHAT'S TRUE BALANCED?
Balanced audio connections are usually known from the professional sector like recording studios or live concerts. It is very important to have a stable & interference free connection, as these signals will be highly amplified. The same applies to the connection from your turntable to the phono preamplifier. The big advantage of a balanced connection is its ability to remove picked up noise and interferences. And best of all, cartridges by nature are already balanced signal transducers! With True Balanced your are simply using everything, literally everything, that your cartridge is picking up from the record groove. You are not throwing away half of the usable signal, like is done in typical single-ended RCA phono connections.
The X2 B comes with mini XRL and RCA outputs and with our standard semi-balanced Connect it Phono E RCA cable. By upgrading it to our fully balanced mini XLR to mini XLR version (available separately) and using a balanced phono stage, like our Phono Box S3 B or DS3 B, you are fully set-up for the True Balanced experience. This leads to increased dynamics, less noise and improved signal to noise ratios. You can imagine it, like hearing parts of your music that literally were not there before.
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: 18 mm
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 kg