Designed to take the performance of the award-winning Classic Series to a new level, Pro-Ject’s ‘The Classic EVO’ adds advanced technology from our best turntables to an iconic, vintage-inspired design. The two-piece plinth may bring back memories of turntables of yore, but make no mistake – under the hood it’s a thoroughly modern machine. Where suspended turntables of years past used fussy springs to reduce vibration, The Classic EVO uses TPE bushings (thermoplastic elastomer) to isolate the motor and tonearm. The tonearm also got the royal treatment. The Classic EVO features a 9″ arm with the bearings used in our 9, 10 and 12cc Evolution tonearms for smooth, precise tracking of your records. It’s topped off with the pre-mounted, highly adept Sumiko Moonstone cartridge. The platter (internally damped) and sub-platter are made from CNC-machined aluminum to provide more rotational mass resulting in impeccable vibration resistance and enhanced speed stability.

Sumiko Stylus Replacement & A Unique Tour of the MM Design

Sumiko Phono Cartridges pair well with Pro-Ject tonearms. Their sonic synergy delivers non-fatiguing music that can be enjoyed for hours with no sacrifice to low-level detail & resolution- the things that make our music reproduction spring to life! Upgrading your stylus is an easy, low-risk path to immediate, audible improvement in your analog experience that only improve with break-in. Cartridge/stylus break-in occurs progressively as you listen. Our listeners notice the greatest degree of improvement in the 20-50 hour range. CLICK HERE to view the video tutorial for replacing and/or upgrading your Sumiko stylus! Also enjoy our gorgeous rendering of a Sumiko moving magnet cartridge in action HERE.

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, 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.

The Classic EVO comes equipped with a balanced RCA/ground phono output and can be run balanced with an RCA > mini XLR phono cable and a balanced phono stage with a mini XLR input (Phono Box S3 B & 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 10.5 kg
Dimensions 35.1 × 46.2 × 13.1 cm



  • Diamond cut precision alu sub-platter
  • Improved sandwich subchassis
  • Sumiko Moonstone MM cartridge
  • Belt drive with electronic speed control 33/45 rpm
  • Height adjustable decoupling feet
  • Precision balanced TPE-damped aluminium-platter
  • Metal/MDF sandwich chassis floating on TPE suspension
  • 9” carbon/aluminium tonearm with MM & MC capability
  • Inverted EVO bearing design
  • Ring type arm bearing, massive and open to release resonance
  • Fully adjustable azimuth and VTA
  • TPE damped counterweight
  • Classic wooden chassis in 2 satin finishes (walnut, eucalyptus)
  • Dustcover included
  • Handmade in Europe


  • Nominal speeds: 33/45/78 r.p.m.
  • Speed variance 33: ±0.13 %, 45: ±0.12 %
  • Wow and flutter 33: ±0.11 %, 45: ±0.10 %
  • Signal to noise: 71dB
  • Effective tonearm mass: 13.5g
  • Effective tonearm length: 9 ” (230mm)
  • Overhang: 18mm
  • Power consumption: 5W/ >0.5W standby mode
  • Outboard power supply 15V/ 0.8 A DC, universal power supply


“Sounds smooth, spacious and enjoyable” – David Price, HiFi News