1Xpression Carbon Classic with 2M Silver Cartridge


 1-Xpression Carbon Classic is the 6th generation of the hi-fi classic Pro-Ject 1, which was presented for the first time in 1991. No other entry-level turntable concept is more audiophile, and the current version includes a totally new carbon tone-arm with spin-off "EVO" technology. Its new innovative gimbal design features a resonance-damping counterweight, that gives the best performance for any cartridge. The improved belt-drive design uses a low noise AC motor with effective motor decoupling, ultra precision frequency DC-driven AC generator (comparable results to the Speed Box) for ultimate speed stability.

The complex main platter construction cannot be found elsewhere in this price range and is similar to our top of the range Xtension models. Advanced thermo plastic elastomers (TPE) are used in a sandwich construction with aluminium alloy for optimised resonance behaviour. The platter bearing axle is made from low-tolerance chrome-plated stainless steel, running on a Teflon bottom in a bronze bearing housing. The main plinth is low-resonance MDF, which is effectively decoupled from structure-borne noise by special absorber feet that use TPE technology. As a special feature, this package comes with the outstanding 2M silver cartridge, which features silver spools for ultimate fidelity.

  • Belt drive system with synchronous motor
  • Main platter bearing made from stainless steel runs in bronze bushing with Teflon bottom
  • Heavy steel sandwich platter with TPE technology for superior resonance damping & felt mat
  • 8,6” carbon tonearm with Evo Kardan rings
  • Resonance damping counterweight design
  • Gold-plated RCA interconnect cable
  • Special turntable feet for effective decoupling for massively reduced risk of acoustical feedback
  • 3 colour options: HG black piano, olive, mahogany



Speed 33, 45 (manual speed change)
Principle belt drive
Speed variance 33: 0.2% 45: 0.18%
Wow & flutter 33: 0.14% 45: 0.13%
Platter 300mm
Main bearing stainless steel
Tonearm 8.6” carbon Evo
Effective arm length 218.5 mm
Overhang 22.0 mm
Effective tonearm mass 8.0g
Tracking force range 0 - 30mn (2M 18mn recommended)
Included accessories 15 volts DC /0.8A power supply, dust cover
Power consumption 4.0 watts max /< 1 watt standby
Dimensions 415 x 130 x 335mm (WxHxD)
Weight 5.5 kg net / 8.0 kg gross weight