House Of Vinyl Turntable Package
The Turntable - Project X1
Pro-Ject’s X1 is an impressive turntable package for the price. It makes music in a happy, engaging and big-hearted way and has no real weak points to spoil your enjoyment.This is an affordable turntable that doesn’t sound anything like one. Any shortcomings aren’t such that they interfere with the enjoyment of the music; instead you’re left focusing on just how good vinyl can sound when given half the chance. Don’t be fooled by the similarities to that first Pro-Ject; this is worlds apart and shows just how far the turntable market has evolved, making it anenjoyable audition for those looking for great value.
The Amplifier - Pioneer A-50DAK
The Pioneer A-50DAK integrated amplifier is built like a brick.There are separate compartments for the power supply, pre and power amplifiers ensuring maximum electrical isolation and minimal introduced noise - which means more music. It incorporates a high quality dedicated MM phono input and multiple digital inputs enabling TV input and music streaming..Pioneer have included the Sabre 32 Bit Ultra DAC which is rated as one of the best 32 Bit DAC's in the world. Essentially a far more expensive Pioneer A-70DAK without facilities that many listeners won't need - a true high fidelity bargain!
The Speakers - Focal Chora 806
In addition to a unique design perfected by three new finishes, the midrange and bass speaker drivers in the Focal Chora loudspeakers are made of an all-new cone, offering instant sound appeal and visual charm. Slatefibre is a unique new speaker driver material designed and manufactured by Focal in France. With this exclusive and innovative cone, the sound reproduction of midrange frequencies is perfectly balanced and rich, with minimal coloration and plenty of dynamics. The soundstage is remarkable, for a true high-fidelity listening experience in your own home. In addition to the Slatefiber speaker drivers, these sound solutions integrate a TNF Aluminum/Magnesium tweeter – another Focal signature – for a perfectly rendered and silky treble.
What the Crew Think
Welcome to the world of playing vinyl with high quality kit. This Combo is special in so many ways. The ProJect turntable brings the vinyl to life and delivers the music....all of it! ....as it should be heard. Then there is the Pioneer amplifier....where they have gone back to the basics and produced something amazing for the price. They paid attention to isolating the noise from the music in their design....and they do it well. With Focals passion for producing great speakers the sound envelops you and encapulates your space.....it's all just sonically beautiful!