Pro-Ject X1 B


X1 B

Ready for the next step!

Welcome to a new generation of X-Line turntables

Technical Specifications

Speed 33, 45, 78 (electronic speed change)
Principle belt drive
Speed variance 33: 0.30% 45: 0.25%
Wow & flutter 33: 0.15% 45: 0.13%
Platter 20mm thick, 1.5 kg heavy acryl
Main bearing stainless steel/brass
Tonearm 8,6” carbon/aluminium sandwich
Effective arm length 218,5 mm
Overhang 18 mm
Effective tonearm mass 10,0g
Tracking force range 0 – 30mN
Included accessories 15volts DC /0,8A power supply, Dust cover, Connect it E Phono cable, feltmat
Power consumption 5,0 watts max /< 0.3 watt standby
Dimensions 415 x 125 x 335 mm (WxHxD)
Weight 7 kg net / 9.5 kg gross weight


EISA Best Product 2019 – 2020

The Pro-ject name is synonymous with value-for-money turntables built in Europe. Since 1991 the company has arguably been leading the vinyl revival, and the X1 is its latest reinvention of the classic Pro-Ject 1 deck that started it all. Look beyond the gloss finish, using eight layers of paint and several rounds of hand-polishing – yes, on an affordable turntable – and you’ll find just about every aspect of the design has been improved, from the MDF plinth to the platter, the motor suspension and speed control, and the carbon/aluminium sandwich tonearm. Even the pre-fitted cartridge is new, being made by Ortofon and tuned by Pro-Ject. This is surely the best sub-€1000 turntable package on the market.


Hi-Fi Choice reviews the X1

UK, 08.2019
Excellent low-cost turntable package with an upbeat sound. Pro-Ject’s X1 is an impressive turntable package.



David Price

hi-fi news reviews the X1

UK, 08.2019
An accomplished design in its own right. It’s pretty much there in terms of being the best value. More than just a worthy successor to the original.


David Price, Paul Miller

AVTech media awarded the X1

UK, 12.2019

More than just a worthy successor to the original, the X1 is a highly accomplished design in its own right.


Analog Planet reviews the X1

US, 10.2019

Best Under $1000 Turntable Package
Conclusion: It’s quiet, has very good speed control, is easy to use and the tone arm is good enough to be used with cartridges costing near the X1’s price and beyond.


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Michael Fremer

Stereo reviews the X1

DE, 08.2019
In every sense a great turntable that assures many years of listening pleasure. No idea how many Pro-Jects have come to me in my reviewer life. And they have always romped around the best and often times even led in their price range. Pro-Ject shows how it’s done.


Matthias Böde

Stereo reviewed the EISA-awardet X1

DE, 10.2019

Overall, the X1 is certainly the strongest turntable package below 1000 euros on the market.


Bathe in the atmosphere and swing in high resolution

Germany, 02.2020

  And that‘s exactly what we want to hear from a good record player: flair, lots of liveliness, and audiophile splendor, with a great atmosphere.

  But the X1 brought the miracle to life. Loads of passion, everything is surprisingly relaxed. Then the bright impulses, the defined space.

  The X1 showed contour, powerfully, straightforward.

  It‘s here the X1 showed its qualities, light, elegant, and very groovy.

  Here again, we recognized the brilliant match up of drive, tonearm, turntable, and pickup – very clever.


Andreas Günther

The X1 is one of the top offers in the league

Germany, 02.2020

  In the case of the X1, this means a rock solid MDF chassis without unnecessary hollow spaces, which counteracts an unclean “boxy sound”

  The supplied, transparent conductor has definitely audiophile qualities in that it allows a more relaxed, spatial and homogeneous reproduction. The cable thus forms the successful end piece of the ambitiously made X1.

  The new X1 was no exception, it showed what you get for the money, sounded lively, accurate, well organized and clean.

  The Austrian sorted the details so neatly and placed the percussion that sounded as coming in from the next door room so clearly to the back right.


Matthias Böde

“Entry into a truly Hi-Fi world in the sense of “real”“

France, 03.2022

• A more neutral reproduction, without coloration, firmer too, less spectacular in the beginning, but finally more faithful in comparison with a model of the Debut range.



…hard to beat

AU, 01.2020

It’s a solid, composed and competent performer

… floating the sound way beyond the physical boundaries of my loudspeakers. Vocals dominated the centre of the mix, giving things even more impact. There was decent stage depth too…

I was also impressed by the X1’s fine tonality

enjoyably impactful sound.

The X1 served up a powerful and detailed sound

it acquitted itself in a controlled and confident manner. This made the music highly enjoyable

Here it showed fine speed stability too.

Pro-Ject’s new X1 is something of a star.



David Price

A level where nothing distracts from the musical pleasure and the vinyl experience

Greece, 10.2020

  From the first rotations, the quietness and the absence of mechanical noise were impressive.

  Against this black background, the details of each recording shone with clarity. 

  Vocals flowed naturally positioned dead center of the stage, while instruments were all presented in their own space with appropriate depth and clarity.

  The X1’s stereo imaging ability and the air between the instruments gave recordings remarkable realism. 

  The X1 was live and balanced, delivering satisfying bass with volume and impact. Treble was a match without any harshness.





Audio reviewed the X1

Pl, Nr. 2/2020

On the top! It‘s a proposition for those who want to hear as much vinyl as possible.

True Balanced

Unleash the full power

Simply upgrade your X1 B to a MC cartridge, connect it with one of our new True Balanced Phono Cables to your phono preamp and benefit from an interference-free signal with increased dynamics & lower noise level.

Mini XLR Output

One cable connects it all

We offer a wide range of balanced phono cables with different connectors to fit all our phono preamps. If you want to use your X1 B with a Phono Box S3 B you need a „Connect it Phono Mini XLR / Mini XLR“.

Balanced Preamps

A perfect match!

Pair your X1 B with one of our new balanced Phono Boxes and benefit from a fully balanced signal transmission to your phonp preamplifier. Check out our new Phono Box S3 B & DS3 B for further information.

8,6” Carbon-Aluminium Tonearm

Finished as a one-piece, with no resonance-inducing headshell, the X1 is available with premounted high quality Pick it S2 MM cartridge. Its superstiff and perfectly damped construction provides a perfect tracking of the record groove.

Motor suspension

Stainless steel platter-bearing with soft brass bushing and teflon mirrors together with a new motor suspension for better decoupling of the motor vibrations to tonearm and chassis ensure lowest rumble and noise.

Real high-end features.

Azimuth & VTA

Fully adjustable

The X1 comes with fully adjustable Azimuth & VTA. It offers you the possibility to modify your X1 as you want it.

Metal Feet

Damped & height adjustable

The three height adjustable damped aluminium feet guarantee the perfect stand & massively reduce risk of acoustical feedback.

1,5 kg Platter

Resonance free acryl

The perfect platform to place your precious vinyl records, guaranteeing absolute reliability in its performance and sonic character.

33/45/78 RPM

High precision motor control

A sophisticated DC/AC generator board generates clean and stable power to drive the motor. Easily change speed with the push of only a single button.


Manual [pdf]