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The Pro-Ject Xpression Carbon UKX is an entry level turntable costing just £575 and including an PROJECTUKXarm and cartridge. At this kind of price point we really wanted to hear what it could do and so Peter gave it a review for Hifi Pig and loved it. Having given the turntable a score of more than 8.5/10 the turntable went off to a second reviewer to see if it merited an Outstanding Product award.

Over time, and as budgets allow, I can also see that the UKX could provide considerable opportunities for tweaking.  My first stop would be the cartridge. As would be expected, while good enough for a sub £100 piece, the 2M is very much the limiting factor in this package. If I owned the UKX, I would hesitate before trading up either ‘table or arm until I had tried a better cartridge, possibly even an MC; keeping to the Ortofon theme, I see no reason why any of the new Quintet series would not partner happily with the excellent arm, but any medium mass cartridge might be worth a spin”

and from the second review

Next on the turntable was the Violin Concerto Number 2 on the Decca label, SXL 6802, Conduced by George Solti with Kyung-Wha Chung on the violin. The transcription had a rich bass end but the lower treble harshness from the transducer did it no favours! Although it did interfere with the performance, I did listen to the disc from end to end.”

Here you can read both the reviews in full of the Pro-Ject Xpression Carbon UKX Turntable


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