Skip to content

Pro-Ject X8 Turntbale

Original price €2,340.49 - Original price €2,340.49
Original price €2,340.49
€2,340.49
€2,340.49 - €2,340.49
Current price €2,340.49

Color: Black
-1 in stock
Available to order from supplier
For latest lead times or to put down a deposit please contact us
In a rush? See what's available for immediate dispatch

Mass-Loaded High-End Turntable with True Balanced Connection.

The X8 inherited the massive MDF chassis and the top-of-the-line Pro-Ject 9cc EVO carbon tonearm from its larger siblings. The height-adjustable X8 features machined aluminium feet. The TPE damping technology in the feet effectively decouples the X8 from the surface it is placed on. The feet are a great choice for a more budget orientated turntable as they are faster and easier to set up than magnetic feet on the X9/10, and also require less maintenance.

The X8 - Xtension 9 and 10 within reach

The X8 is our most affordable mass-loaded turntable yet. Positioned neatly between the X2 and Xtension 9, the X8 adopts and breaks down its bigger siblings' features to make mass-loaded high-end design principles as accessible as never before.

Massive 5.1Kg Platter

The X8 offers a heavy, TPE damped mass-loaded platter precision lathed from a single aluminium block and finely balanced. On the Xtension 9 and 10 you cannot really play around with using different mats due to the glued on vinyl top. The X8 comes with a standard felt mat, also allowing you to experiment with different material mats in the future and tailor the sound to your taste.

Ceramic tipped, magnetically supported inverted bearing

A neodymium magnet decreases the load on the ceramic tipped bearing. Considering the massively heavy platter, this leads to a smoothly rotating base for your vinyl records and perfect speed stability.

True Balanced Connection

We’re launching a whole line of new “True Balanced Connection” components that feature a balanced connection for your phono setup. The X8 is our first turntable to feature this new phono technology.

What's True Balanced?

Balanced audio connections are usually known from the professional sector like recording studios or live concerts. It is very important to have a stable & interference free connection, as these signals will be highly amplified. The same applies to the connection from your turntable to the phono preamplifier. The big advantage of a balanced connection is its ability to remove picked up noise and interferences. And best of all, cartridges by nature are already balanced signal transducers! With True Balanced your are simply using everything, literally everything, that your cartridge is picking up from the record groove. You are not throwing away half of the usable signal, like is done in typical single-ended RCA phono connections.

The X8 comes with a 5pin output jack and with our standard semi-balanced Connect it Phono E 5P -> RCA cable. By upgrading it to our fully balanced 5P to XLR version (available separately) and using a balanced phono stage, like our Phono Box DS3 B or any of our RS/RS2 phono stages, you are fully set-up for the True Balanced experience. This leads to increased dynamics, less noise and improved signal to noise ratios. You can imagine it, like hearing parts of your music that literally were not there before.

Ortofon Quintet Blue

The X8 comes factory set with or without an Ortofon Quintet Blue. This cartridge will perfectly set you up for the True Balanced experience!

Mass-loaded Chassis

The X8 inherited the massive MDF chassis and the top-of-the-line Pro-Ject 9cc EVO carbon tonearm from its larger siblings.

Metal Feet

The three height adjustable damped aluminium feet guarantee the perfect stand & massively reduce risk of acoustical feedback.

Precision controlled

Switch speeds at the push of a button and enjoy stable and accurate speeds due to the built in electronic speed control.

Specifications:

  • Speed: 33, 45 (electronic speed change)
  • Drive principle: belt drive
  • Included phono cable: Connect it E 5P -> RCA, 1.23m
  • Aluminium feet: Height adjustable & TPE damped
  • Platter: massive 5.1 kg lathed aluminium & TPE damped
  • Platter bearing: inverted with ceramic ball tips and magnetic support
  • Wow & flutter: 33: ±0.11%; 45: ±0.10%
  • Speed drift: 33: ±0.11%; 45: ±0.09%
  • Signal to noise: 73dB
  • Tonearm: 9" one-piece carbon-fibre tonearm
  • Effective arm length / mass: 9" (230 mm) / 8.5 g
  • Overhang: 18mm
  • Included accessories: 15V DC / 0.8A power supply, dust cover, 7" single adapter, felt mat, phono cable
  • Power consumption: 5W / 0.3W standby mode
  • Dimensions lid closed: 465 x 150 x 350 mm (W x H x D)
  • Dimensions lid opened: 465 x 415 x 420 mm (W x H x D)
  • Weight: 15kg
Visit our showrooms

Visit our showrooms

We know that there's nothing quite like seeing, hearing and feeling what a product is really like. Whether you're investigating a specific product or want to compare within a category, we can help.

Our experts teams will ensure that you have the best advice and products to choose from. Our Dublin Showroom is conveniently located with free parking. All with no obligation to buy.

Book a free personal consultation now

Blog posts

  • How to Balance Your Tonearm

    How to Balance Your Tonearm

    Plus, what does anti skating mean and other important questions answered.   What Does Anti Skating Mean? In a nutshell, the anti-skate feature on your turntable stops your tonearm from skating across the centre of your record as it comes...

    Read now
Custom Smart Home Installations

Custom Smart Home Installations

Your Home. Simplified

Learn more