After nearly two years in development, Pro-Ject Audio Systems have announced the official introduction of their Juke Box E all-in-one “plug & play” turntable. With all the additional electronics you need built into the turntable chassis, this new product offering is, say Pro-ject, unlike anything else available in the hifi market.

Juke Box E is a vinyl record player with integrated phono stage, a Bluetooth receiver, a pre-amplifier and a power amplifier all in one compact chassis, requiring only a set of speakers to make a complete hifi system.

The record player itself is based on a modified version of the popular Pro-Ject Primary design. While requiring no complicated set-up, the turntable design still includes premium features like an 8.6” aluminium tonearm with sapphire bearings, Ortofon OM 5E cartridge, perimeter belt-drive operation and a low-vibration synchronous motor with reliable speed stability. To set the turntable up there’s no need to adjust the anti-skate or counter-balance settings, simply install the belt and you’re ready to spin.

Thanks to Pro-Ject’s Box Design electronics range, the Austrian company have built into the Juke Box E chassis a premium integrated amplifier. Boasting 50W per-channel output, the amplifier has a moving-magnet phono stage built-in, based on Pro-Ject’s Phono Box technology. There’s also a wireless Bluetooth input for CD-quality streaming from a compatible smart device, and an additional Line input.

Though the Juke Box E has beginner or “second room” applications in mind, it’s still possible to take the system even further with the Line and Phono outputs for either adding in a headphone amplifier (such as the new Box Design Head Box S2), connecting to another larger system or even integrating an Analogue-Digital Converter (such as the new A/D Box S2 Phono) for computer recording.

With gold-plated RCA connectors and isolated speaker terminals on the back panel, the Juke Box E carries with it a real sense of prestige. The same can also be said for the overall construction, thanks to the thick, heavy high-gloss plinth (available in Black, Red or White finish), luxury aluminium pulley, included removable dust cover, special decoupling feet and the intuitive display panel on the top-chassis.

Operation is simple thanks to the volume and input information shown on the display, and the 32-step digital potentiometer – with added push function for switching inputs – allows you to set playback at exactly your desired volume. For times when the Juke Box E is out of reach, the supplied remote control helps with switching inputs and adjusting volume, as well as accessing more sophisticated controls including Bass and Treble adjustment and a Loudness boost.

SRP £369.00

The Pro-Ject Juke Box E is available across the UK from mid-December 2017. Available in Black, Red or White finish.

Pro-Ject Juke Box E Turntable / Speaker Box 5 Bundle

As the Juke Box E relies on a pair of external speakers for a true hifi stereo sound performance, Henley Audio are offering a special bundle for UK consumers. The Juke Box E / Speaker Box 5 Bundle includes a set of speakers with the turntable – just add your preferred cables. Priced at £499.00, the bundle offers a saving of £69.00 compared with buying the items separately.

The Speaker Box 5 are a compact, high-fidelity loudspeaker with a 5” woofer and 1” tweeter.

For the absolute best performance when using the speakers on the same surface as the turntable, Henley also recommend the use of Damp-IT isolation feet, placed underneath the speaker body.

SRP £499.00

The Juke Box E / Speaker Box 5 Bundle is available across the UK from mid-December 2017. Available in Black, Red or White finish.

 

 

 

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