BRAND: ProJect Audio

SERIES: XTENSION 9 S-SHAPE
TYPE: Turntable

Xtension 9 S-Shape incorporates all our turntable design experience from more than 25 years in a slim-line size to fit standard audio racks.

Xtension 9 chassis is made from MDF filled with metal granulate, that gives high mass and is non-resonant. Magnetic feet,which decouple the main plinth from its base, are combined with a weighty 16kg total turntable mass. The result is a unique combination of ‚mass loaded‘ and ‚floating turntable‘ design principles.

Instead of pure metal for the main platter, we‘ve found a perfect alloy which we damped on with thermo plastc elastomers (TPE). Additionally we‘ve glued recycled Vinyl records to the top (which act as a perfect mat)

OVERVIEW

Solid wood cabinet and brushed aluminum are the main materials of Sf16: the design provides a Seventy, yet cool look and feel that features the iconic Sonus faber elements and also an innovative and futuristic appearance; thanks to the elegant and highly recognizable shapes and lines, Sf16 is without any doubt a son of the great tradition of Sonus faber design.

It took few times to the R&D Department to reach a balance that was capable of providing a hi-fi sound in such a small and compact product. Sf16 is powered with the “Zero Vibration Transmission”, “Sound Field Shaping” and “Stealth Reflex System” knowledge derived from the Sonus faber experience; it has a very strong bass performance (thanks to the long throw, stiff Alu/magnesium alloy cone), an accurate mid-high section for providing a wire and deep sound space and probably the smallest hi-end tweeter ever designed: the micro ½’’ by Peter Larsen.

Midranges and tweeters are doubled: half of them are front-firing, the others are placed on the back of the product, enhancing the sense of depth of the soundstage. Amplifiers are an ultra-compact version that is suitable for a four-channel configuration and can provide a life-like and vivid dynamic.bake this ‚sandwich‘ before precision balancing it. The final product subsequently benefits from a wonderfully resonance-free, heavy platter, that runs ultra-silently on an inverted ceramic ball bearing with magnetic suspension.

Pro-Ject Xtension 9 S-Shape includes a topclass highend S-Shape aluminium tonearm and comes complete with a beautiful dustcover. The top grade aluminium S-Shaped tonearm convinces with a harmonic, musical and engaging sound. Because of the detachable headshell it is very easy to swap out cartridges. For your daily use you can utilize an MM system and for the pure listening pleasure you can change to an MC system.

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Speed
33 / 45 rpm (electronic speed change)

Acrylic dust cover
yes

Pro-Ject tonearm cable included
Connect it 5P-E 1,23m

Aluminium feet
Magnetic supported & TPE damped

 

Turntable main bearing damping
heavy weight metal block

Max. speed variance
±0,09%

Max. wow and flutter
±0,01%

Rumble
-71dB

Platter weight/diameter
5,4 kg/300mm

Platter puck weight
800gr

Effective arm length / overhang
230mm / 18mm

Effective tonearm mass
8,5g

Tracking force range
0-25mN

Cartridge weight range from
4 – 14g (4 different counterweights included)

External power supply (prim/sec)
220 – 240V/50Hz /15V/1600mA DC

Power consumption
4W (max.) / < 1 watt standby

Dimensions WxHxD
465 x 185 x 350 mm lid closed

Weight
16kg

 

OTHER PRODUCTS: PRODUCTS / TURNTABLE