ProJect Pick It Pro Moving Magnet Cartridge

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High Performance Moving Magnet Phono Cartridge

Industry Standard ½ Inch Mounting With Threaded Holes

New Transparent Stylus Assembly Design

Rich, Detailed & Dynamic Sound Signature

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About The Pro-Ject Pick It Pro Moving Magnet Cartridge

Intensive research, development and listening tests have been necessary to gain the desired sound from the new Pro-Ject Pick it Pro Moving Magnet Cartridge.

Pro-Ject have always been looking for the best price/performance ratio, with perfect manufacturing quality and, of course, the distinction of being ‘Made in Europe’. For this reason, they decided to work with Ortofon to develop a unique range of cartridges. Thanks to the excellent manufacturing skills of Ortofon they were able to produce a very special cartridge: the Pick it Pro.

ProJect Pick It Pro Moving Magnet Cartridge

Cartridges are electromechanical transducers, where mechanical energy is transformed into an electrical signal. The real difference in sound happens here. The turntable itself should be as neutral as possible. The colour and life of the music come from the cartridge.

Pro-Ject, therefore, designed the new Pick it Pro to deliver a more lively and robust sound that convinces with its big dynamic range. The actual sound of the cartridge depends on how you combine the different components that make up the cartridge: stylus, cantilever, cantilever suspension, coil material, number of coil windings, generator, etc.

You cannot judge the cartridge by looking at just one specific part. Experience and the art of fine-tuning make a cartridge unique and special. The perfect combination of components is the key to achieve the great, charismatic sound of the Pick it Pro. Intensive research, development and careful listening tests were all necessary to gain the sound Pro-Ject were looking for and the results speak for themselves.

About Pro-Ject

Pro-Ject Audio Systems was founded in 1991 by Heinz Lichtenegger. The products are designed in Mistelbach, Austria and exclusively made in Europe at manufacturing plants in the Czech Republic and Slovakia and then shipped to more than 80 countries world-wide. Pro-Ject are best known for their high quality belt drive turntables which are often seen as the best in class at their various price points. In particular the Debut series of turntables has been the go-to record player of choice for many a budding music lover at the affordable end of the price spectrum.

Pro-Ject turntables allow you to experience again the clarity, warmth and magic to be found in the grooves on your vinyl, at very reasonable prices. With simple designs and high construction standards, performance has always been the priority. Fully manual operation coupled with the best materials and components available at each price level ensures the best possible value. Of course, here at Audio Trends, we've been selling them since the beginning of time (almost) and due to our passion for all things analogue - read vinyl - can tell you everything you need to know about our fantastic range of their products.

Whilst turntables are a large part of the Pro-Ject story the company has also ventured into high quality micro sized audio products in recent years including phono preamps, DAC’s, streamers and amplifiers.

Our Take On The Pro-Ject Pick It Pro Moving Magnet Cartridge

Here at Audio Trends we have long been big fans of Ortofon cartridges and so it comes as no surprise that Pro-Ject chose to team up with Ortofon to produce their first cartridge. And what a result! The Pick It Pro will fit where any Ortofon 2M cartridge does as it shares the same body but with the one cool exception of having a rather eye-catching transparent design for the stylus assembly. Sound wise this moving magnet cartridge is characterised by being very detailed but with extremely low distortion. It has a lively & robust sound signature and further convinces with its high dynamic range. If you’re after a cartridge that will bring your music to life then look no further than the Pro-Ject Pick It Pro.

Main Features & Specifications

  • Design: Moving Magnet (MM) Phono Cartridge
  • Simple & Fast Mounting: Industry standard ½ inch mounting with threaded holes for simple mounting without nuts
  • New transparent stylus assembly design
  • Output Voltage at 1 kHz: 4 mV
  • Channel Separation at 1 kHz: 22dB
  • Tracking Ability at 315Hz: 70 µm
  • Frequency Response: 20 – 20,000 Hz +/- 2dB
  • Stylus Type: Elliptical
  • Stylus Tip Radius: r/R 8/18 µm
  • Tracking Force Range: 1.8 – 2.2 g (mN)
  • Tracking Force Recommended: 2.0 g (mN)
  • Tracking Angle: 20°
  • Compliance: 12 µm/mN
  • Internal Impedance, DC Resistance: 750 Ω
  • Internal Inductance: 450 mH
  • Recommended Load Resistance: 47 kΩ
  • Recommended Load Capacitance: 150-300pF
  • Cartridge Weight: 7.2 g
  • Manufacturer's Warranty: 12 Months - cartridge only

Note: Main Features & Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE

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