Pro-ject Automat A1 Turntable, Black (built in preamp) $449.00

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Designer: Pro-ject & Fine Sounds Americas (FKA Sumiko Audio)

Country of Origin: USA

Manufacturer: Pro-ject

Dimensions:  44 × 36 × 11.9 cm

Why is it Special?

A1 is our first ever automatic turntable. This model is made in Germany and features a simple automatic mechanism that begins playback with the flip of a switch and gently returns the arm to the rest after the side is finished- all with ZERO electronic interference to get in the way of true analog enjoyment. The A1 features a defeatable onboard phono preamplifier for connection to any receiver, soundbar or powered speaker that offers an analog RCA input. Setup is simple and straightforward, and a factory-mounted Ortofon OM 10 ensures it’s ready to play within moments of unpacking.

Pro-Ject Audio Systems is now extremely proud to announce that we have finally found access to exactly the kind of technology that allows us to make automatic turntables without degrading the sound quality to below our standards.

Handmade in Germany by a traditional manufacturer with a wealth of experience in making automatic turntables, the new Pro-Ject AUTOMAT series of turntables are, what we think, the new pinnacle of automatic turntable design. This technically reliable technology is what enables us to bring the Pro-Ject sound and philosophy to an entirely new audience, and, with it, affordable and accessible high-quality HiFi to people’s homes.

  • Factory installed and aligned Ortofon OM10 cartridge
  • Built in, switchable phono preamp
  • 8.3” aluminum low-mass tonearm
  • Precise mechanics with automated start and stop
  • Aluminum platter with damping ring
  • Carbon fiber reinforced non-magnetic headshell
  • Resonance damped chassis
  • Silicon damped isolation feet
  • Electronically controlled playback speeds
  • Captive semi-symmetrical Connect it E phono cable
  • Gold-plated male RCA connectors (amplifier end)
  • Dust cover included
  • Handmade in Germany

For nearly 30 years, Fine Sounds Americas (FKA Sumiko Audio) has brought the finest high-end audio products to North America from around the globe. From its humble beginnings as a phono cartridge importer, Fine Sounds Americas has carefully selected its partners and is now comprised of Pro-Ject, Sonus Faber, Sumiko Phono Cartridges, Rotel and Bassocontinuo to assemble a complete answer to every audiophile’s most burning question: what should I buy?

The result is a family of analog and digital audio components that allows you to easily and confidently build your dream audiophile system from the ground up, no matter how big or small your dreams may be. From power amplifiers, speakers, and turntables to streaming devices, DAC’s, and headphone amps, Fine Sounds Americas simply has the best to offer in high-end audio.

Fine Sounds Americas’ relationship with Pro-Ject Audio started in 1993 when Heinz Lichtenegger, CEO of Pro-Ject Audio Systems, recognized that we would be instrumental in establishing his European-proven brand here in the US. This relationship has propelled Pro-Ject to become one of the most venerated brands in affordable high-end audio today.