Pro-Ject launches The Classic turntable

Priced at £799, The Classic takes inspiration from some of the top turntables from the 1950s, 60s and 70s and includes a number of parts specifically made for this model, from new adjustable feet to a brand new tonearm.

Pro-Ject claims the turntable's two-plinth design helps isolate the sub-chassis and reduce interference between different parts of the deck. The design effectively decouples the motor from the turntable's main bearing and tonearm.

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Other design features targeted at improving sound quality include the use of a dual-platter - the main platter is machined using a special aluminium alloy and lined with special damping material.

There's also a new purpose-built tonearm and bearing assembly for ultra-low friction. As standard, the turntable comes fitted with an Ortofon 2M Silver cartridge but various counterweights will be made available, supporting cartridges weighing up to 25g.

The Classic goes on sale in June and will be available in three finishes: Eucalyptus, Rosenut and Walnut (pictured). Pro-Ject has also announced it plans to sell the new tonearm separately.

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Andy Madden

Andy is Deputy Editor of What Hi-Fi? and a consumer electronics journalist with nearly 20 years of experience writing news, reviews and features. Over the years he's also contributed to a number of other outlets, including The Sunday Times, the BBC, Stuff, and BA High Life Magazine. Premium wireless earbuds are his passion but he's also keen on car tech and in-car audio systems and can often be found cruising the countryside testing the latest set-ups. In his spare time Andy is a keen golfer and gamer.