With the resurgence of vinyl records we have put together what we consider to be an outstanding entry level plug and play system. Everything is provided with the system (No phono stages, interconnects, etc) all you will need to add is suitable lengths of speaker cable.
The system comprises of the Project Elemental 'What Hi-fi 5 Star' award winning turntable partnered with the Pioneer A20-K 50W integrated amplifier and the Wharfedale Diamond 210 bookshelf loudspeakers.
On listening to the system we have found it to offer outstandingly good sound quality for the Financial outlay. The treble is clean and detailed, the midrange is extremely open with an excellent sound stage and the bass extension belies the diminutive size of the Wharfedale loudspeakers.
The system (Excluding loudspeaker cables) comes in at a very affordable cost of £488.90 Including VAT.
Here is an Overview of the components. (We have also given possible upgrade options for each component to improve on what is already an exceptionally well balanced system).
The Elemental is a true plug and play turntable, no adjustment is required for the tracking weight or anti-skating as they are pre adjusted. All that is required is to remove it from the box, remove the bearing guard, locate the belt around the platter and remove the stylus guard. One more thing, place a record on the platter and your listening to music.
Belt Drive with low vibration DC motor
Factory fitted Ortofon OM5E cartridge
8.6" ultra low mass Tonearm with straight arm tube
Gold Plated RCA contacts & cartridge pins.
Project Debut Carbon or Rega RP3 with Elys2 Cartridge
The Pioneer is a 50W + 50W amplifier utilizing symmetrical circuit design and offering class leading sound quality at its price. It has a brushed aluminium front panel, bass and treble controls that can be overridden with the 'Source Direct Button'. Multiple inputs are provided and in addition there is the ability to drive two sets of loudspeakers.
50W + 50W (4 Ohm, 20Hz - 20 kHz)
Phono MM Input
Remote Controls with motorised volume control
Marantz PM6005 or Rega BrioR
A small 2-way bookshelf loudspeaker utilizing bass reflex loading. Available in Black, Walnut, White and Rosewood.
100mm Woven Kevlar Bass Driver
25mm Soft Dome Tweeter
15- 75W Recommended Power Handling
Frequency (+/- 3 dB) 68Hx - 20kHz
Height 232mm, Width 143mm, Depth 170mm
Wharfedale Diamond 220 or Wharfedale Diamond 230
If you want to resurrect your record collection and hear your old vinyl in all its glory this affordable system really will make you appreciate the quality that can be achieved from old and new records.
This system is available for demonstration in branch, we look forward to seeing you.
Jon and Farid