Pro-Ject The Classic Sub-Chassis Turntable


This model has been phased out and replaced by The Classic Evo turntables that comes with Ortofon Quintet Red cartridge installed.

Launched in 2016 in conjunction with Pro-ject Audio’s 25th anniversary, The Classic Sub-Chassis Turntable is inspired by famous turntables of the 50’s and 60’s (like the legendary Lenco L75, Thorens & Linn). The traditional wood frame sub-chassis is marvelous. It’s a timeless classic.

Thanks to the modern damping materials TPE (Thermo Plastic Elastomers) below the main platter, it very effectively isolates the platter and tonearm from the resonances of the motor and main plinth. It utilised Japanese ball bearing below the tonearm for extra smooth movement.

This results in an award winning product with high demand. Everybody wants a piece of this turntable.



Pro-ject Audio products come with 2-year local warranty.



Pro-Ject The Classic offers classic look and innovative high-end technology

This turntable makes use of traditional frame design which was established by the famous turntable manufacturers of the 50’s and 60’s. It uses a compact simple and elegant form factor. The Classic incorporates a combination of approved belt drive design using a low noise AC motor with an ultra precision frequency DC driven AC generator for ultimate speed stability. Advanced technology is used for decoupling and the completely new designed tonearm.


The Platter & Sub-platter

The heavy aluminium main platter construction utilises advanced thermo plastic elastomers (TPE*) for optimising resonance behaviour.

A drawback for most of the old designs was the platter. Casted platters all have been heavy (which is good for speed constancy and low wow and flutter) but suffered very much from ringing effects which again caused colouration of the sound. The platter of The Classic is precisely machined out of a special aluminium alloy again damped with TPE*, which offers special damping abilities. The sub-platter / main bearing construction we use is similar system as on the Debut. It is made of hardened steel/ Bronze bushing/ Teflon bearing mirror, which results in very smooth low noise running smoothness of the bearing.

The main difference to the Debut bearing are the tolerances which are by factor 10 lower and therefore more precise (0.005%). Especially the subplatter is a very sophisticated part which is accurately machined and guarantees a very good isolation between bearing noise and the platter itself.

New Carbon / Aluminium Tonearm

The radical new designed Classic Tonearm is the result of 25 years of experience in mechanical construction.

The tonearm tube is made out of a sandwich of Carbon and Aluminium : Carbon for stiffness and speed, Aluminium for better damping. The Cardan bearing assembly with pinpoint Zircon bearing provides ultra low friction. A new expensive Japanese ball bearing allows a better lead of the tonearm wire and increases the free movement of the arm. The counterweight incorporates a TPE* damper which allows us to reduce the amplitude of the tonearm cartridge resonance frequency by 50%.

This turntable allows azimuth and VTA adjustment to accommodate a variety of cartridges and turntable mats. Different counterweight for cartridges up to 25 grams are available as an option.

The standard version comes with Ortofon 2M Silver moving magnet cartridge. This is a step up from Ortofon 2M Red by implementing pure silver coils instead of standard copper. However, as the tonearm offers excellent damping and flexibility as well, its effective mass can be called middle heavy, so it is also a very good partner for MC cartridges.

Damped & Adjustable Feets

Audio Connection & Dust Cover

A high quality Connect it E connection cable and an acrylic dust cover are included.

Additional information


Walnut, Eucalyptus


No Cartridge, Ortofon 2M Silver, Ortofon 2M Blue