Description

The 6PerspeX Balanced turntables uses a transparent acrylic plinth that stands on three height-adjustable TPE-damped aluminum cones. The plinth carries the outboard motor and sub-chassis. The sub-chassis (made of Corian) rests on opposing magnets forming a floating suspension for the record platter & tonearm. This sub-chassis suspension system staves off parasitic noise that sometimes accompanies conventional spring suspensions. A supplied spirit level allows for easy leveling of sub-chassis & record platter. The quiet-running AC motor unit drives the platter via the belt installed around the platter’s circumference. The motor incorporates an advanced DC-driven motor control that ensures speed stability and offers electronic toggling between 33 & 45rpm.

The resonance-optimized platter is a sandwich construction utilizing a precision-machined MDF plate coated 4mm thick in flat-ground recycled vinyl. A screw-down clamp & threaded spindle take the notion of ‘record coupling’ to the next level. The platter bearing is our  best design utilizing a stainless steel spindle topped with a ceramic ball. An inverted bronze bushing embedded in the underside of the platter rotates silently & smoothly. The headshell and armtube of the EVO 9 CC tonearm are fashioned from a single piece of carbon fiber. The conical armtube reduces standing wave reflections. The inverted tonearm bearing is comprised of four hardened stainless steel tips in ABEC-7-rated ball races.

You can order the 6PerspeX Balanced without a cartridge or with Pro-Ject’s Pick it MC3 moving coil. Supplied counterweights are suitable for cartridges between 5 & 14g to accommodate your preferred cartridge. Also supplied in the box is our Connect it Phono E RCA cable (with ground) – a semi-balanced, low-capacitance cable with superior shielding that’s optimized to carry the phono signal.

 

True Balanced – Get Blown Away

Setting us apart from the competition, all Pro-Ject turntables are configured for balanced operation.* Switching to balanced is no subtle upgrade and promises to redefine ‘reference’ sound quality in your turntable system. What’s needed to get there are a) a moving coil cartridge (Pick it Pro Balanced MM), b) a turntable with balanced phono outputs, c) a phono preamp with balanced phono inputs and d) a balanced cable carrying the phono signal from turntable to phono preamp. Typically a much more costly endeavor, Pro-Ject has changed that landscape by offering products that make the technology attainable to any serious listener.

6PerspeX Balanced comes equipped with 2 phono outputs: balanced mini XLR & RCA/ground. Balanced transmission is possible with either a mini XLR > mini XLR cable or with an RCA > Mini XLR cable. Either would connect to the mini XLR inputs of the following 3 phono preamps: Phono Box S3 B, Phono Box DS3 B or Tube Box DS3 B. The turntable ships with an RCA/ground > RCA/ground phono cable for maximum compatibility out of the box (unbalanced dual single-ended RCA/ground is by far the most common connection type in phono). Balanced add-ons are sold separately. Browse options for balanced phono preamps & cables in the reel below!

*Excluding turntables with built-in phono preamps.

Additional information
Weight 11 kg
Dimensions 36.5 × 46 × 18.3 cm
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Features

  • True Balanced Connection by Pro-Ject
  • Balanced mini XLR output & RCA/ground output
  • Optional factory-aligned Pick it MC3 phono cartridge
  • Transparent acrylic plinth
  • Magnetically suspended Corian sub-chassis (supports platter & tonearm)
  • Acoustically inert vinyl-finished MDF record platter
  • Threaded clamp couples records to vinyl/MDF platter
  • Inverted main bearing with ceramic ball/plate
  • Belt drive with DC-driven AC generator to AC motor
  • Electronic speed regulation & 33/45rpm speed change
  • EVO 9 CC tonearm w/ one-peice carbon fiber armtube
  • Tonearm bearings with ABEC 7 quality ballraces
  • Connect it Phono E RCA purpose-designed phono cables
  • Handmade in Europe

Specs

6 PerspeX Balanced Turntable

  • Speeds: 33 & 45rpm (electronic speed change)
  • Drive principle: belt drive
  • Platter: vinyl/MDF sandwich (300mm diameter)
  • Main bearing: inverted stainless steel shaft, ceramic ball
  • Wow & flutter: +/-0.1%
  • Speed drift: +/-0.06%
  • Signal to noise: 73dB
  • Tonearm: EVO 9 CC w/ 1-piece 9″ carbon fiber armtube
  • Effective arm length: 230mm
  • Effective arm mass: 8.0g
  • Overhang: 18mm
  • Tracking force: 10-35mN (1.0-3.5g)
  • Supplied counterweights: compatible w/ 5-14g carts
  • External power supply: 15V DC 800mA
  • Power connection: 110-120V 60 Hz (US)
  • Power consumption: 6W max (<0.3W in standby)
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 460 x 183 x 365mm (18.1 x 7.2 x 14.4″)
  • Weight: 11kg (24.3 lbs) net

Pick it MC3 Phono Cartridge

  • Cartridge principle: moving coil (MC)
  • Output voltage (1 kHz): 0.4mV (3.54cm/sec)
  • Channel separation (1 kHz): 30dB
  • Tracking ability (315Hz): 70μm
  • Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz (+/- 1dB)
  • Stylus type: hyper-spherical
  • Stylus tip radius: 5 x 250μm
  • Tracking force range: 1.8-2.2g (18-22mN)
  • Recommended tracking force: 2g (20mN)
  • Tracking angle: 20°
  • Recommended load resistance: 100-220Ω
  • Break-in period: 30 hours
  • Cartridge weight: 9.6g