The Classic Evo Turntable Eucalyptus with pre-fitted Ortofon Quintet Black Cartridge

Sub-chassis turntable with 9“ carbon/alu sandwich tonearm Hi-Fi MC Quintet Black S Moving Coil Cartridge The Quintet Black S is the best example...

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Brand Pro-Ject
Type Turntable
Tags Turntable, Vinyl

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  • The Classic Evo Turntable Eucalyptus with pre-fitted Ortofon Quintet Black Cartridge
  • The Classic Evo Turntable Eucalyptus with pre-fitted Ortofon Quintet Black Cartridge

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Sub-chassis turntable with 9“ carbon/alu sandwich tonearm

Hi-Fi MC Quintet Black S Moving Coil Cartridge

The Quintet Black S is the best example of Quintet’s overall excellence

The Quintet Black S is graced with a Nude Shibata diamond, considered one of the best stylus profiles available, mounted on a high-performance Sapphire cantilever.

The Shibata’s slim, highly polished profile allows an exceedingly wide contact area to the walls of the groove and ensures detailed and pure reproduction thoughout the spectrum, including even the most high frequency groove information.


    The Classic Evo Turntable


    The Classic meets the 175 VPO to melt design-ideas

    The new Classic Evo is based on the successful EISA Award winner The Classic and the experience we won designing and building our icon turntable the 175 VPO. The main improvement is the sub-platter, where we used the experience we gained from designing the Vienna Philharmonic Recordplayer to add key changes to the Classic Evo, adding performance features that are rarely seen in this price category. For improved comfort, an electronic speed change was built in, which lets you switch from 33 to 45 rpm (and vice versa) with the push of a button.

    Compared to the old Classic, we improved the subchassis; we tried to make it heavier and stiffer to reduce resonances.
    Isolating the platter and tonearm from the resonances of the motor and main plinth is the target.



    • Diamond cut precision alu sub-platter
    • Improved sandwich subchassis
    • Ortofon Quintet Red cartridge pre-installed
    • Electronic speedcontrol (33/45 rpm)
    • Belt drive with electronic speed control 33/45 rpm
    • Height adjustable decoupling feet
    • Precision balanced TPE*-damped aluminium-platter
    • Metal/MDF sandwich chassis floating on TPE* suspension
    • 9” carbon/aluminium tonearm with MM & MC capability
    • Inverted EVO bearing design with four ABEC7 spec ballraces
    • Arm bearing housing of solid ring type. The massive outside ring is open to avoid resonances
    • Azimuth and VTA fully adjustable
    • TPE damped counterweight
    • Classic wooden chassis in 2 satin finishes (walnut, eucalyptus)
    • Dustcover included


    Platter & sub-platter

    The heavy aluminium main platter construction utilises advanced thermo plastic elastomers (TPE*) for optimising resonance behaviour.
    A drawback for most of the old designs was the platter. Casted platters all have been heavy (which is good for speed constancy and low wow and flutter) but suffered very much from ringing effects which again caused colouration of the sound. The platter of The Classic Evo is precisely machined out of a special aluminium alloy again damped with TPE*, which offers special damping abilities. The main bearing construction we use is a similar system as the one on the Vienna Philharmonic Recordplayer.

    The diamond cut precision alu sub-platter, like in the limited edition Vienna Philharmonic Recordplayer, enables much improved tolerances. This extraordinarily sophisticated part is accurately machined and guarantees a very good isolation between bearing noise and the platter itself.

    New carbon/aluminium tonearm

    The radical new designed Classic tonearm is the result of 25 years of experience in mechanical construction. The tonearm tube is made out of a sandwich of carbon and aluminium: carbon for stiffness and speed, alu for better damping. The bearing has been upgraded to the same type that is used on our Pro-Ject CC EVO tonearms. It facilitates frictionless vertical and horizontal movement, guaranteeing precise tracking across the entire duration of the record. The counterweight incorporates a TPE* damper which allows us to reduce the amplitude of the tonearm cartridge resonance frequency by 50%.
    As typical for Pro-Ject and absolutely not standard at that price range we offer also azimuth and VTA adjustment to use a variety of cartridges.

    MC Cartridge

    We supply as standard the Ortofon Quintet Red moving coil cartridge. However, as the tonearm offers excellent damping and flexibility as well, its effective mass can be called middle heavy, so it is also a very good partner for MC cartridges. As the Classic is a wonderful state of the art deck, we decided to use an MC cartridge to use the potential of the player. MC cartridges are expensive, but the better choice. They are rarely used at such a pricepoint. We are therefore convinced to offer you an unbeatable price-performance package.



    Speed 33, 45, 78 (electronic speed change)
    Drive principle belt drive
    Platter 300 mm aluminium
    Mains bearing stainless steel
    Wow & flutter 33: ±0.10 % 45: ±0.09 %
    Speed variance 33: ±0.13 % 45: ±0.10 %
    Signal to noise 70dB
    Tonearm 9” carbon/aluminium sandwich tonearm
    Effective arm length 230 mm
    Effective arm mass 13.5 g
    Overhang 18 mm
    Tracking force 10 - 30mN
    Included accessories 15 volts DC / 0.8A 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 462 x 131 x 351 mm (WxHxD) lid closed
    Weight 10.5 kg net

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