Pro-Ject Xtension 9 SuperPack Turntable

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Pro-Ject Xtension 9 SuperPack Turntable

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Key info

  • The Pro-Ject Xtension 9 SuperPack offers high-end sound quality in a compact design.
  • Combines ‘mass-loaded’ and ‘floating turntable’ principles for reduced resonance.
  • Features a precision-balanced platter with internal damping and magnetic isolation.
  • Integrated speed control allows easy switching between 33 and 45RPM speeds.
  • Includes the Pro-Ject 9CC Evolution tonearm with Pick-IT DS2 MC cartridge, dust cover, record puck, and high-quality output cable.

All specifications

Physical characteristics
Weight 18.0 kg
Dimensions (HxWxD) 185 x 465 x 350 mm
Technical specifications
Tonearm 9” cc EVO, Carbon
Platter 300 mm aluminium (TPE damped)
Wow and flutter ± 0.10% (max)
Signal to noise 73 dB
Speed 33, 45 (electronic speed change)
Effective arm length / mass: 230 mm
Overhang 18.0 mm
Included accessories
What's in the box Pro-Ject Xtension 9 SuperPack Turntable, Power supply, dust cover

Pro-Ject Xtension 9 SuperPack Turntable

The Xtension 9 is an ideal solution for anyone who is looking for the exceptional sound quality of a luxury high-end turntable, but with a more compact foot-print.

The Xtension 9 is an ideal solution for anyone who is looking for the exceptional sound quality of a high-end turntable, but with a more compact foot-print.

Benefiting from decades of turntable design experience, the Xtension 9’s structure uses a combination of the popular ‘mass-loaded’ and ‘floating turntable’ design principles. Most high-end designs tend to employ one of these principles, but the Xtension 9 uses both. It does this by placing the high-mass, anti-resonant main chassis on three powerful magnetic feet, effectively “floating” the turntable above the stand on which it sits.

The precision-balanced platter used on the Xtension 9 is made from a purpose-chosen metal alloy, which has then been internally lined with a Thermo-Plastic Elastomer (TPE) compound. The top of the platter is finished with recycled vinyl records, which acts as the perfect playback platform for the playing record – without the need for an extra mat. The result is a resonance-free platter, which runs ultra-silently on an inverted ceramic ball-bearing thanks to some added magnetic isolation.

Operation of the Xtension 9 is made effortlessly simple by the integrated speed control. Providing a clean, regulated power signal to the high-grade motor, the built-in speed control allows for easy switching between 33 and 45RPM speeds.

The Xtension 9 SuperPack is sold with Pro-Ject’s popular 9CC Evolution tonearm pre-installed. The 9” tonearm boasts a one-piece conical carbon fibre tube, TPE-damped counterweights and an inverted bearing design that allows for perfect tracking and minimal resonance, even with demanding pick-up cartridges. In the SuperPack version, the tonearm is supplied finished with a Pick-IT DS2 MC moving coil cartridge. The Pick-IT DS2 MC, developed in partnership with Ortofon, combines Pro-Ject’s vast experience with phenomenal sound and high-quality materials, with all of Ortofon’s advanced knowledge of micro-technologies, to deliver a sound performance that puts others to shame.

For added convenience, the Xtension 9 SuperPack is supplied with a removable dust cover, a heavy record puck for improved record hold and a high-quality 5P-RCA output cable.

Please note: The Xtension 9 Superpack was originally supplied with an Ortofon Quintet Black S cartridge, as of October 2021 the Xtension 9 Superpack is supplied fitted with Pro-Ject’s own Pick-IT DS2 MC cartridge.

True Balanced Connections

The interconnect cable between a record player and a phono stage is prone to pick up noise on the way. That noise and interference can stem from a lot of unavoidable sources, such as household applicances, wi-fi and bluetooth devices, other power cables and audio amplifiers. Unshielded (i.e. RCA) interconnects can amplify the picked-up noise and make it audible through your speakers, interfering with the pure musical signal.

Balanced (typically XLR) cable connections double the wires carrying the musical signal – with one side inverted. In this case noise still gets picked up by both wires, but with one side reversed. When the signals are re-joined at the phono stage, the picked-up noise is cancelled out by the opposing signals. The benefit of this is a louder, cleaner musical signal that has doubled in size with almost no remaining noise.

Heavyweight build quality

Weighing in at a hefty 18kg, the Xtension 9 Super Pack is built to perform. The solidly constructed MDF chassis is also further isolated by magnetic feet between the main plinth and base. The combination of mass loading and floating design principles, gives the Xtension 9 Super Pack a rock solid bass and distortion-free detail.

Unique platter design

For the best surface to surface synergy with your records, the Pro-Ject Xtension 9 Super Pack uses a special sandwich construction for its platter. In addition to the more usual metal alloy, it’s topped with a composite material made from recycled vinyl records! With a vinyl to vinyl connection there’s no need for any other form of mat which, in itself can colour the sound. The platter is also damped on the inner side with TPE (Thermo Plastic Elastomers) and perfectly balanced for the smoothest, most consistent sound quality.

Electronic speed control for ease of use

Unlike many other audiophile turntables, the Pro-Ject Xtension 9 Super Pack benefits from electronic speed control for push button speed change. Switch between 33 and 45 from the turntable’s plinth for instant control. A further advantage this quality power supply brings is rock steady pitch and speed stability.

9CC Evolution carbon-fibre tonearm for superior tracking

As well as the innovative platter, the superb quality tonearm is another highlight. An oversized outer ring is open to avoid resonance yet also very rigid to provide the most stable platform for the arm to work from. The damped counter weights effectively counteract unwanted resonance. Finally, the carbon-fibre tonearm tube provides significant benefits to the sound quality. Being stiffer than steel, the tonearm is more rigid than usual. As a result, the music sounds tighter, punchier and more detailed than before.

Supplied with high quality cartridge*

Normally retailing for around £599, the Pro-Ject Pick-IT DS2 is a top quality cartridge in its own right. The Moving Coil design provides stunning levels of detail that lesser cartridges simply gloss over. *Please note, this cartridge replaced the Ortofon Quintet Black (still shown in main image) in October 2021. Ex-service and ex-display models may be fitted with this cartridge instead.

Hear a whole new side to your records – with the exceptionally detailed sounding Project Xtension 9 Super Pack.

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