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X8 Evolution Turntable w/ Sumiko Moonstone Cartridge

SKU tr-1045-black

mass-loaded high-end design w/ pre-mounted cartridge, 5-pin output for balanced sound
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  • premium 'mass-loaded high-end' audiophile turntable with the convenience of electronic speed control + pre-mounted cartridge
  • increased mass for superior vibration dampening: features oversized body and aluminum platter, turntable weighs 33.1 lbs.
  • 5-pin mini XLR output (note: to achieve true balanced connection, upgrade to MC cartridge + balanced phono stage required)
  • extended 9" carbon fiber for better tracking / aluminum composite tonearm with several performance upgrades
  • includes pre-mounted Sumiko Moonstone cartridge ($299 when purchased separately)
  • high-performance feet provide isolation, each foot can be leveled
  • precision-balanced 5.1kg (11.2 lbs) aluminum platter w/ TPE damping
  • hand-built construction, wood MDF body with multi-layer gloss or real-wood veneer finish
  • includes dustcover and premium Connect it E 5P-RCA cable
  • note: this turntable requires a phono preamp

"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." - Pro-Ject


  • more mass with similar footprint via larger body + heavier platter: 33 lbs total weight vs. X2's 22 lbs
  • X8 comes w/ Sumiko Moonstone cartridge pre-mounted, a step up from the X2 B's Sumiko Rainier
  • heavier 11.2 lb lathed aluminum platter


  • belt drive motor
  • electronically-controlled speed, plays 33 / 45 rpm
  • platter: 5.1kg lathed aluminum & TPE damped
  • platter bearing: inverted with ceramic ball tips and magnetic support
  • 9“ one-piece carbon-fiber tonearm
  • overhang: 18mm
  • inverted cardanic tonearm bearings
  • height-adjustable TPE-damped aluminum isolation feet
  • made in Europe
  • 18.3" x 5.9" x 13.8" / 465 x 150 x 350 mm (W x H x D)
  • weighs: 33.1 lbs. / 15 kg


  • dustcover
  • pre-installed Sumiko Moonstone cartridge
  • premium 5P semi-symmetrical RCA phono cable (DIN-RCA)
  • 45 adaptor
  • power supply
UPC: 9120122294703, 9120122294727, 9120122294710

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