Pro-Ject Audio Systems AUTOMAT Turntable Series A1
Fully automatic turntable system with precise mechanics
Pre-adjusted Ortofon OM10 cartridge included
Built in, switchable phono pre-amplifier
What sets the A1 apart from others is its fully automatic belt-drive system. This well-established technology, originally developed and produced by Alfred Fehrenbacher GmbH in St. Georgen in the Black Forest (Germany) delivers a quiet, efficient, and reliable fully automatic experience at both 33 and 45 RPM. All you have to do is set the playback speed and then push START; the A1 takes care of the rest for you.
There is further convenience thanks to its built-in moving magnet (MM) phono stage, meaning it is ready to connect into almost any audio system with a spare LINE or AUX input available. However, by making the phono stage switchable, this feature can also be bypassed for systems that already have or wish to upgrade to an external phono pre-amp.
The A1 features a sturdy, low-mass aluminium tonearm perfectly suited to Ortofon’s popular OM cartridge range. The supplied OM 10 cartridge with its elliptical diamond stylus profile is pre-aligned and pre-set for tracking-force, allowing for “plug and play” playback of the turntable out of the box. But the OM range can also be easily improved with stylus upgrades that can further enhance the sound from your system.
The A1 is a pure Pro-Ject product. Made in Europe to exacting standards to achieve a stylish aesthetic and a first-class sound; it is incomparable on the market. Supplied with a detachable dust cover and Pro-Ject’s popular Connect-IT E turntable-ready RCA phono cables in the box; this is as near to plug-and-play convenience as you can get while still experiencing a true hi-fi sound.
Key Features: Fully automatic turntable system
Electronically controlled playback speeds (33 and 45 RPM)
8.3” aluminium tonearm with carbon fibre reinforced anti-magnetic headshell
Pre-adjusted Ortofon OM 10 cartridge with elliptical stylus profile
Precise mechanics for automatic start/stop system
Built-in switchable Moving Magnet (MM) phono stage
Damped metal platter for decreased wow and flutter
Resonance-damped wooden chassis
Specially designed turntable feet with silicon damping
Premium semi-symmetrical Connect-IT E phono cable included
Gold plated RCA output connectors
Dust cover included
Handmade in Germany