Pro-Ject is one of the leading manufacturers of audiophile turntables in the world; with two state-of-the-art facilities in Slovakia, and the Czech Republic that produce tables under the parent brand, and for OEM partners such as Music Hall. The brand has branched out into other categories including phono pre-amplifiers, DACs, streamers, and offers one of the most comprehensive selections of vinyl playback accessories in the world.
Over the years, Pro-Ject has worked with Ortofon and sold their entry-level tables in North America with pre-installed cartridges from the 2M series like the $99 2M Red, but it appears that the brand has decided to mix up its offerings with new cartridges from Sumiko on turntables like the brand new X1 and X2.
The brand continues to grow in popularity for the simple reason that its tables offer the best bang for the buck if you are looking for a well-made turntable with solid engineering and a pre-installed high-end cartridge that would cost more if purchased separately.
Jeff Coates spoke with DailyHiFi’s Joe Mariano at RMAF 2019 about the latest turntables from Pro-Ject USA, and also gave us the rundown on a brand new reference level CD transport that is now available.
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Disclaimer: Joe Mariano was paid by Pro-Ject/Sumiko/McIntosh Group to make this video for them at RMAF 2019. This is not a review. Affiliate links earn him a commission at no additional cost to you.