Pro–Ject turntables are great value
plus accessories from analogue specialist Totally Wired
A wide range of turntables, accessories and expert advice available. Pro–Ject turntables continue their rapid evolution and refinement. You'll love Pro-Ject for their value, their shameless appropriation of cool bits of technology from every other designer and their unique ability to meld all the best aspects of analogue into a great sounding and fantastic looking modern turntable. Here are our 'best buys' from the extensive range.
Pro–Ject Debut Carbon NZ$ 699
The Debut name can be associated with Pro–jet’s most popular and affordable 'grass roots' turntables. Each iteration has been greatly upgraded from the originally rather prosaic Debut with an all round program of improvements. Replacing the 'Debut 3, 'The 'Carbon' is the best yet with a larger 12 inch steel platter, improved motor suspension and a carbon fibre tonearm. Simply put, this is a great introduction to analogue at it’s price, all up and running with an Ortofon OM10 cartridge, dust cover and isolating feet. Witchdoctor likes it. The Debut Carbon is available in a bunch of happy colours: Piano Black, Gloss Blue, Gloss Green, Gloss Red, Gloss Silver, Gloss White & Gloss Yellow.
Debut Carbon DC Phono USB NZ$ 849. Includes an integrated phono stage with A/D converter for vinyl recording using a USB output.
Project Debut Carbon Esprit SB NZ$ 995
The Project turntables continue to improve and this new model sets the benchmark for just how good turntable can be at NZ$1000. Take the award winning Debut Carbon (already effectively a 4th generation design), add the much better sounding acrylic platter, swop the entry level Ortofon OM cartridge for the more capable 2MRed. Then take it all the way with the SpeedBox circuitry, optimised to improve the performance of the new DC motor and give pushbutton speed change for 33, 45 - and even 78. It looks the business and sounds even better. There is plenty of scope for further upgrading performance with better cartridges, phono stages and cables. In short, this answers all your analogue desires in an affordable and easy to set up and use package. More.
1Xpression Classic NZ$ 1,599
Like the look of wood? It’s not just the look. The main plinth of layered veneer and MDF means low resonance. Special absorber turntable feet also help avoid acoustical feedback. The heavy aluminium sandwich platter with felt matt is effective in resonance damping. The carbon fibre tonearm could be sold separately in a box for twice the price of the complete Pro–ject. 1Xpression comes with the Ortofon 2M Silver cartridge and gold plated RCA interconnect cable as standard. Includes an adjustable dustcover. The latest 1Xpression is a remarkable feat of value for money engineering. Choose from Mahogany, High Gloss White or Olive, as pictured.
At this level you may like to consider a turntable that can take you a whole lot further. If analogue is an enthusiasts market, then the new Consonance 'Wax Engine' turntable is very much a product designed for the hands-on enthusiast. It's a turntable system that opens up choices and allows you to both easily fine tune and upgrade over time. Given the recent and substantial improvements we've seen in digital, any new analogue product has to be better, and also be an improvement on what has come before. The new Wax Engine happily fulfils this – it’s easily the best sounding turntable we’ve heard short of the Well Tempered models.
New fun ways of listening to music. By combining Geneva Bluetooth or AirPlay music systems with Pro–ject turntables you can have the best of all worlds in a great looking, value for money package. Just add in your choice of phono amp such as the Pro_ndash;ject Phono E orCambridge 551P.
Make your Pro–Ject even better!
Jumping up to a better cartridge is another obvious route to better sound with the Pro–jects. The new Nagaoka MM cartridges are the culmination of over 70 years of continuous development from this highly esteemed manufacturer who makes all aspects in–house. They are ultra light weight for transparent and accurate transmission of sound. We stock MP100 $130m and MP110 $180. Replacement styli available too. Never underestimate how far you can go with Pro-Ject. Explore the Dynavector range of moving coil cartridges for the ultimate in analogue performance.
It is important that the connection cable between turntable and phono stage (or amp), is well shielded to eliminate hum and noise. We stock and recommend the ultra quiet Mogami Negelx which are specifically designed for this purpose as well as the stunning KLEI cables - these are a worthwhile upgrade for many Project models.
Pro–ject Phono Electronics
Many amplifiers these days don‘t have a phone stage and so the Pro–ject Phono box series address this. And even if amps already have a phono stage in, often these are little more than an afterthought and the improvement produced by better circuitry, isolated in its own box and supplied with clean power is self evident. Pro–ject’s new 'Elemental' range includes useful digital boxes housed in much more stylish, yet still compact casings at very affordable prices.
Phono Box E NZ$ 149
A great value for money phono amp, the new Phono Box E is designed for MM cartridges with accurate equalisation and amplification. It features internal shielding to minimise external interference and gold plated RCA sockets for connecting to the analogue auxiliary input of your amplifier. The small footprint makes placement easy. Dimension W x H x D (D with sockets) 120 x 32 x 100 (115)mm. Finished in Gloss Black.
Record Box E NZ$ 199
Here‘s how to get the best of analogue onto your computer – the new USB Phono stage from Pro–ject. Take the excellent little Phono Box E, but make it suitable for both MM & MC cartridges and include high quality analogue to digital conversion with a USB feed running straight into your computer. Finished in Gloss Black.
The straight analogue performance is very good – much better than cheaper options. The next step up would be the Cambridge 651P. Above this level, in the new Well Tempered RIAA and the Dynavector P75 you’ll find something that is appreciably better. We can advise on which would be the most suitable for your system. Just email us your enquiry. A couple of fantastic amplifier options that give the best of all worlds with digital inputs as well as analogue for your phone amp are the NuPrime IDA–8 and the Quad Vena.
So you can see that there are a whole series of possibilities with a Pro-ject from us – from the Debut straight into a competent amplifier, right up to an Xpression with better cartridge and a serious phono stage totalling to $2000 or more. It just depends how much you love your records. Analogue is very much alive and kicking.
Bluetooth Box E NZ$ 179
Add Bluetooth capability to any system simply by connecting the bluetooth via it’s analogue or Toslink outputs to your amplifier. Up to 8 Bluetooth sources can be memorised fro wireless streaming through both aptX and SPC codes. Finished in Gloss Black.
Why buy your new turntable from Totally Wired?
We know turntables - We set them up properly and we have all the right tools and bits. And we listen to every turntable before it goes out.Take the time to talk to us and you’ll get the right turntable - this includes making sure you have the optimum cartridge and phono stage for your given budget.
Totally Wired support World Wide Fund for Nature and Save Animals From Exploitation. Your purchase will help the survival of New Zealand’s special Hector Dolphins. Find out more here.
Other useful accessories for smart analogue owners are Carbon Fibre brushes NZ$ 30 and Nagaoka Anti–static record sleeve NZ$ 65 for a pack of 50.
bottles of fluid are also available.
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