The 2 Xperience Acryl from Pro-Ject Audio Systems follows on from the previous 2 Xperience model (also known as the Xperience 2-Pack). However, it also boasts some technical tweaks that bring it into line with Pro-Ject’s latest standards, guaranteeing an improved high-end performance compared to its predecessor.
The perimeter belt-drive concept is based on over twenty years of turntable design experience, but the motor is a newly updated design inspired by the 2 Xperience SB, which was released in 2015. The new motor is therefore driven by a purpose-engineered AC generator PCB, which in turn is powered by an efficient DC power supply for optimal rotational and speed stability.
The 2 Xperience Acryl’s transparent acrylic plinth is acoustically inert, offering an aesthetically appealing, yet audiophile-focused, solution. The thick black precision-balanced platter is also resonant-free, and topped with melted vinyl records for the ideal turntable mat. The three aluminium coned feet are TPE-damped for a further reduction of unwanted resonances.
The 2 Xperience Acryl is fitted as standard with the high-end 9CC Evolution carbon fibre tonearm. The coveted tonearm design is a proven performer, often found on some of the most popular record players in Pro-Ject’s recent history. The tonearm is then finished with the Ortofon 2M Silver moving-magnet cartridge, which boasts silver voice coils for improved signal transmission.
The overall effect of the 2 Xperience Acryl’s design is a stylish hi-fi turntable that avoids all unwanted resonances, so you’re only left with the music. The package is also neatly finished with a screw-on record clamp and a sturdy dust cover.