Pro-Ject Audio X2 B Turntable with Ortofon Quintet Red Factory Fitted



The X2 B features our revolutionary True Balanced Connection.


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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 X2 B comes with mini XRL and RCA outputs and with our standard semi-balanced Connect it Phono E RCA cable. By upgrading it to our fully balanced mini XLR to mini XLR version (available separately) and using a balanced phono stage, like our Phono Box S3 B or DS3 B, 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.

Mini XLR Output
One cable connects it all
We offer a wide range of balanced phono cables with different connectors to fit all our phono preamps. If you want to use your X2 B with a Phono Box S3 B you need a „Connect it Phono Mini XLR / Mini XLR“.

Azimuth & VTA
Fully adjustable
The X2 B comes with fully adjustable Azimuth & VTA. It offers you the possibility to modify your X2 as you want it.

Quintet Red
High-end MC cartridge
The Ortofon Quintet Red is an all-purpose cartridge that delivers open, dynamic sound with a slight touch of warmth & is the perfect partner for our new X2 B.

2 kg Platter
Resonance free acrylic
The perfect platform to place your precious vinyl records, guaranteeing absolute reliability in its performance and sonic character.

33/45/78 RPM
High precision motor control
A sophisticated DC/AC generator board generates clean and stable power to drive the motor. Easily change speed with the push of only a single button.

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

The Tonearm
9” Carbon-Aluminium Tonearm
Finished as a one-piece, with no resonance-inducing headshell, the X2 B can also be set for azimuth and VTA adjustment. The tonearm is then supplied with a TPE-damped counterweight.

Made in EU
Since 1991
Made in Europe by a turntable factory with decades of experience, it is a true hi-fi turntable which using our new True Balanced Connections takes your vinyl hobby to the next level.


X2 B

Speed: 33, 45, 78 (electronic speed change)
Principle: belt drive
Speed variance: 33: 0.25% 45: 0.20%
Wow & flutter: 33: 0.12% 45: 0.10%
Signal to noise: 70 dB
Platter: 30mm thick, 2 kg heavy acrylic
Main bearing: stainless steel/brass
Tonearm: 9” carbon/aluminium sandwich
Effective arm length: 230 mm
Overhang: 18 mm
Effective tonearm mass: 13,5g
Tracking force range: 0 – 30mN
Included accessories: 15volts DC /0,8A power supply, Dust cover, Connect it E Phono cable, feltmat
Power consumption: 4,5 watts max / 0.3 watt standby
Dimensions: 460 x 150 x 340 mm (WxHxD)
Weight: 10 kg

Ortofon Quintet Red Moving Coil Cartridge

Output voltage at 1 kHz 5 cm/sec – 0.5 mV
Channel balance – < 1.5 dB
Channel separation at 1 kHz – > 21 dB
Channel separation at 15 kHz – > 14 dB
Frequency response 20-20.000 Hz – +/-2.5 dB
Tracking ability at 315 Hz at recommended tracking force *) – 65 μm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral – 15 μm/mN
Stylus type – Elliptical
Stylus tip radius – r/R 8/18 μm
Tracking force range – 2.1-2.5 g (21-25 mN)
Tracking force recommended – 2.3 g (23 mN)
Tracking angle – 20º
Internal impedance, DC resistance – 7 Ohm
Recommended load impedance – >20 Ohm
Cartridge body material – ABS/Aluminium
Coil wire material – Copper
Cartridge colour – Red
Cartridge weight – 9 g
*) Typical value

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