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Pro-ject 6.9

2-Speed Belt-Drive Turntable

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Pro-ject 6.9

Specifications

Type: manual

Drive method: belt drive

Speeds: 33 and 45 rpm

Wow and flutter: 0.08%

Signal to noise ratio: 70dB

Tonearm effective length: 230mm

Overhang: 18mm

Dimensions: 160 x 462 x 365mm

Weight: 9kg

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Pro-ject Belt Drive Turntables

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Comments

My views

I've had mine for about 11 years although its been in the loft for the last 6! (Another story...)

Just got it out again and apart from the integrated spirit level clouding and becoming unuseable its working fine - just used the spirit level from my tool box. Finally got around to setting the VTA after bottling out originally due to the tightness of the two allen head bolts!

Sounds really fine and thoroughly enjoying listening to my vinyl collection again.

Just thought I'd add some more musings about this TT...

Despite looking a bit like an 'A' level student's construction project gone wrong, after getting used to it I find the looks have a certain elegance in their functional simplicity. Espousing any form of cosmetic cabinetry, ala Linn, Thorens, Systemdek etc. shows that the money has been spent solely on the functional bits and exudes a certain authentic minimalism that gives it a modern-ish style, although some people may prefer the retro 70's look of the others.

It shares the same straightforward mains AC synchronous motor of the 1.n and 2.n models and motor isolation from the platter via the suspended sub-chassis appears to be excellent. The sub-chassis is a substantial plate of aluminium (checked with a magnet!) with an arm mounting collar to suite Linn-compatible arms. Screws in the centre of each of the three sub-chassis springs allow for perfect levelling - a small circular spirit level is even built in. There is a standard bronze bearing for the spindle with what looks like a nylon thrust surface at the bottom, the whole bearing assembly being bolted to the sub-chassis. The spindle has a ball-shaped end and is cast into the plastic sub-platter around which the drive belt runs. Finally, a substantial vinyl platter goes over the the sub-platter and a record clamp is supplied to ensure the two are held firmly together along with the record.

The plinth is a chunky piece of MDF a couple of inches thick with three threaded rods protruding from underneath, two at the front and one centre rear. Onto these screw metal cones to allow the plinth to also be levelled to ensure no belt twist between motor pulley and sub-platter. The arm wiring is led underneath to the left and right RCA phono sockets that include an earth lead from the tonearm.

Mine came with the original 9 arm, a simple aluminium tube with separate headshell. The bearings use spindles turned to a pin-point and running in some form of cup - precious stone, possibly? These are adjustable using a special tool with two prongs. THere is the usual counter weight and then in keeping with the functional simplicity of the rest of the table, a simple weight on a piece of nylon line is used to create the bias force via a wire hook to convert the vertical pull to horizontal.