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Hi-Fi Vinyl Playback in a Heartbeat!

Boasting premium materials, stylish aesthetics, and a rich, lively sound, extensive research & development have ensured no-compromise build & sound quality for a ‘table in this range. Building on the base-model T1, T1 Phono SB features a high-quality, user-selectable MM phono preamp and ‘Speed Box’ technology, allowing for push-button speed selection while reducing speed variance. The stylish CNC-machined plinth (gloss black, satin white, satin walnut foil) is free of plastic parts and is carefully manufactured to ensure there are no hollow spaces, which prevents unwanted resonance within the chassis. Carrying this philosophy throughout, the glass platter is also a heavy, zero-resonance design with aesthetic appeal. To support the deck, purpose-selected turntable isolation feet prevent ambient vibration near your system from affecting your playback.

The T1 Phono SB Earns a Golden Ear Award – The Absolute Sound 2023

“The Pro-Ject T1 Phono SB is an attractive entry-level turntable with a surprising number of features. It’s composed of a rectangular base made of solid MDF with absolutely no plastic involved. The platter is glass—unusual at this price—and sits on top of a sub-platter mounted to a precision bearing, all of which is connected to the aluminum pulley system using a belt. Since the T1 SB Phono includes a built-in electronically regulated motor with a push-button switch between 33 and 45rpm, there’s no frustrating moving of a belt to different notches to change speeds. Finally, there’s the 8.6″ tonearm made from black aluminum with an adjustable counterweight for easy cartridge swapping, though it comes pre-set with a pre-mounted cartridge straight from the factory. Overall, the T1 Phono SB sounded great, especially through its built-in phono preamp. Rhythm and pacing were solid, and there was a ton of life and excitement pouring out of the speakers regardless of genre. But where this deck really shines is in pure value proposition: For $449, listeners can get a true hi-fi turntable with almost all the bells-and-whistles that come with higher-end gear—one that’s easily set up and eminently functional. Highly recommended for anyone getting into vinyl for the first time.” – Drew Kalbach, The Absolute Sound

Additional information
Weight 3.8 kg
Dimensions 33.5 × 41.5 × 10 cm
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Features

  • Plug & Play design (tonearm adjustments made at the factory!)
  • High-fidelity built-in user-selectable phono preamp
  • Compatible with moving magnet & high output moving coil phono cartridges
  • Electronically regulated, highly accurate record platter speed
  • Push-button speed selection (33 & 45rpm)
  • Anti-resonant sub-platter supports & propels record platter
  • High-mass zero-resonance tempered glass record platter (8mm thick)
  • Substantial precision-CNC-machined MDF plinth
  • Manufactured with zero resonant hollow spaces & zero plastic!
  • Classic Ortofon OM 5E moving magnet phono cartridge with elliptical stylus
  • 8.6“ one-piece aluminum tonearm tube (integrated headshell)
  • Low-friction, rigid & precise steel tonearm bearing
  • Shielded semi-symmetrical, low-capacitance RCA phono cables (detachable)
  • Gold-plated electrical contacts for optimal signal transfer
  • Purpose-designed vibration-absorbing turntable isolation feet
  • Elegant dust cover with adjustable hinges
  • Available in gloss black, matte white or walnut laminate
  • Handmade in Europe!

Specs

  • Platter speeds: 33 & 45rpm
  • Speed variance: 0.7% (33rpm), 0.6% (45rpm)
  • Wow & flutter: 0.25% (33rpm), 0.23% (45rpm)
  • Motor control system: precision AC generator
  • Platter: high-mass tempered glass (8mm thick)
  • Main bearing: stainless steel spindle in brass bushing
  • Signal-to-noise: 65dB
  • Tonearm: 8.6″ one-piece aluminum armtube
  • Effective tonearm length: 218.5mm
  • Effective tonearm mass: 8.0g
  • Overhang: 22mm
  • Counterweight compatibility: cartridges 5-10g mass
  • Tracking force range: 0-50mN (0-5g), pre-adjust at 17.5mN (1.75g)
  • Included accessories: dust cover, felt mat, 45rpm adapter, power supply
  • Power supply: 15V 0.8A DC wall-wart PSU
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 415 x 100 x 335mm
  • Dimensions (standard): 16.34 x 3.94 x 13.19″
  • Mass (weight): 3.8kg (8.38 lbs) net

Phono Section

  • Gain: 34dB
  • Output voltage: typically 200mV/1kHz at 5mV/1kHz input
  • Input impedance: 47kohms/100pF
  • Noise floor: 68dB
  • RIAA-equalization curve accuracy: 20Hz-20kHz / max. 0.5dB

Ortofon OM 5E Phono Cartridge

  • Frequency range: 20Hz-25kHz
  • Channel separation: 22dB/1kHz
  • Output voltage: 4mV
  • Recommended load impedance: 47k ohms (standard)
  • Compliance, stylus type: 20µm/mN, elliptical
  • Recommended tracking force: 17.5mN (1.75g)
  • Cartridge mass: 5g

Reviews

“The Pro-Ject T1 Phono SB is an attractive entry-level turntable with important ease-of-use upgrades and a high level of fit and finish. It includes a defeatable, built-in phono preamp that sounds very solid, electronic speed switching between 33rpm and 45rpm, and a cartridge pre-mounted and aligned. Unusual at this price, the T1 features a glass (rather than plastic) platter, and the included felt slip mat is simple but effective. Set-up is as easy as it gets, and sound is fantastic—especially at this price point. Overall tone is warm-to-neutral with lively dynamics and a lot of heft, particularly in those more up-beat tunes. It’s a fun deck and a fantastic starting point.” – The Absolute Sound (TAS) Best Turntables Under $2000

“Pro-Ject has gone to great lengths to eliminate areas that will add additional resonances or vibrations to this ‘table, and… I can hear it.” – Randy Messman, Cheap Audio Man

“Not only is it visually attractive, but it also performed amazingly well with a variety of music.” – Philip Beaudette, SoundStage HiFi

“Everything about this low cost, full featured Pro-Ject turntable impressed: the design, construction, feature set, measured performance and of course the sound.” – Michael Fremer, Analog Planet