X8 Evolution turntable

High End Mass Loaded with True Balanced Connection



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The Pro-Ject X8 Evolution takes a number of design cues from Pro-Ject's high end Xtension9 and Xtension10 models and presents them at a more affordable price point. 

Utilising Pro-Ject's 'True Balanced Connection' the X8 is an outstanding entry into Pro-Ject's comprehensive line of turntables.


The X8 is Pro-Ject's most affordable mass-loaded turntable yet. Positioned neatly between the X2 and Xtension 9, the X8 adopts and breaks down its bigger siblings' features to make mass-loaded high-end design principles more accessible than ever before.


Key Features:

  • Comes with counterweight (#46) suitable for cartridges weighing between 7 - 10g
  • 'True balanced' 5-pin connection for a noiseless, pure audio signal with optional 5P to XLR cable upgrade
  • Massive 5.1kg mass-loaded platter lathed from a single block of aluminium
  • 9CC Evo carbon tonearm with internal damping and TPE damped counterweight
  • Ceramic tipped, magnetically supported inverted bearing for perfect speed stability
  • Button-controlled precision speed switching with built in speed control
  • Height-adjustable machined aluminium feet with TPE damping


True Balanced Connection

Pro-Ject are launching a whole line of new “True Balanced Connection” components that feature a balanced connection for your phono setup. The X8 is the first turntable to feature this new phono technology.

Balanced audio connections are terrific for minimising noise from external interferences, and moving coil cartridges are themselves naturally balanced signal transducers, so introducing a balanced connector on Pro-Ject's higher end turntables makes sense. The vivid stereo imaging and inky black silences you can expect from 'True Balanced' are a true step forward for anyone who loves great sound.

Hefty 5.1kg platter

The X8 offers a heavy, TPE damped mass-loaded platter precision lathed from a single aluminium block. The Xtension 9 and 10 didn't offer the ability to experiment with different mats because of the risk of over-damping when used with those models' vinyl-topped platter. The X8 allows you to experiment with a broad range of materials to tailor the sound to your taste.

Precision Control

The chassis houses a sophisticated DC/AC generator board which, combined with the convenient speed control board, delivers clean and stable power to the quiet-running motor. Switching speeds is controlled with the simple touch of a button.

X8 Evolution Specs

Speed 33, 45, 78 (electronic speed change)

Platter 5.1 kg Lathed Aluminium & TPE Damped

Drive Principle Belt Drive

Tonearm 9" One-Piece Carbon Fibre Tonearm

Full Technical Specifications

Aluminium feetHeight adjustable & TPE damped

Wow & flutter33: ±0,11%; 45: ± 0,10%

Signal to noise73dB


Power consumption5W / 0.3 W standby mode

Dimensions lid opened465 x 415 x 420 mm (W x H x D)

Counterweight#46 - suitable for cartridges weighing between 7 - 10g

Platter bearingInverted with ceramic tip and magnetic support

Speed drift33: ±0,11%; 45: ± 0,09%

Effective arm length / mass9“ (230 mm) / 8,5 g

Included accessories15V DC / 0,8A power supply, dust cover, 7“ single adapter, felt mat, phono cable

Dimensions lid closed465 x 150 x 350 mm (W x H x D)




Shipping Weight 16.0000kg
Shipping Width 0.500m
Shipping Height 0.250m
Shipping Length 0.400m
Shipping Cubic 0.050000000m3

1 Year

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