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Review on Pro-Ject T1 Turntable (Satin White) by Bach ᠌

The best thing Ive ever used, a great item for everyone!

Discussion of the Pro-Ject T1 BT model. The phono stage and Bluetooth support set this apart from the Pro-Ject T1. I finally fulfilled a long-held ambition by purchasing this model after a careful search for a high-quality equipment at a reasonable price. I used a regular RCA wire to hook it up to some Edifier R2750DB speakers, and the quality is fantastic, even to my untrained ear. Even though many of the aforementioned drawbacks are very debatable, I felt compelled to offer my opinion nonetheless. This player is ideal for newcomers because of its near-perfection. What's the point of almost? Because Sony's turntables are fully automatic, the tonearm never needs to be brought in, and after the record is finished playing, it goes back to the "zero" position. There, it's less of a hassle to switch gears (not manual, as here). I know that eventually I will want an automatic, but for now I have determined that getting a complete automatic is not an option because it is dull and I want to have the satisfaction of elevating the tonearm and installing it over the plate manually. Also, it can be used immediately after being unpacked. You may just set the needle straight without altering the tonearm or counterweight. Simply place the rubber ring on the subdisk, then place the pulley of the chosen speed (33 turns narrow roller, 45 turns wider), place the platter on top of the coating, take off the transport clamp from the tonearm, and set the plate down. Thereafter, place the protective cap on the turntable with the needle pointing downward, position the tonearm over the start of the record, switch on the power, and lower the game. I know it sounds complicated, but it's really fairly easy. If you want to modify the speed without holding the sub-shaft, platter's you'll have to take off the platter as well. This whole set is what really got under my skin. If I didn't require the RCA converter - micro jack 3.5 that comes with the middle-tier Pro-Ject T1 Phono SB, I wouldn't bother getting the key for manually safe altering of rotation speed, either.

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Pros & cons

  • Excellent sound, looks (when you pick "white" or "walnut"), factory-tuned tonearm, grounded phono stage, high-quality diamond needle (Ortofon Stylus 5E), grounding RCA cable, level and L-shaped key for adjusting counterweight and pickup (when you swap in non-standard ones), removable needle, heavy matte glass platter, and the p-90 cartridge.
  • The instructions are poorly printed and do not include the language of 2022. The speeds must be manually switched (for the typical Pro-Ject T1 Phono SB model, the speeds are switched by pressing the buttons on the table in the lower left corner). The 78 rpm rotation speed is absent. The protective cover can be locked only in the fully open position (when opening the lid, pressing the buttons must be held so that it does not leave).