As one of the leaders in hi-fi audio tech, we trust Pro-Ject to deliver some stellar gear. Their recent line of phono boxes and turntables demonstrated their quality for high-end listening experiences. Now, they’ve released a turntable for the newbie record collectors — with the same hi-fi quality. The E1 is an affordable, handsome turntable that packs plenty of power into a sleek piece of audio tech.
The E1 sports a CNC-machined composite fiber plinth, a lightweight tonearm with an Ortofon OM 5e cartridge, and an internal belt-driven sub-platter. A handy 33/45rpm electronic speed switch is available so need to fumble with any manual belt drives and an acrylic dust cover comes standard with all E1 models.
The E1 Turntable is available in gloss white, piano black, or satin walnut. Three versions of the E1 have been released. You can find one with a built-in phono pre-amp, a simple option with nothing built-in, and a turntable with Bluetooth capabilities. Pricing starts at $349 for the basic version.