Pro-Ject Automat A2 Automatic Turntable
Automat A2 is the new proposal in automatic turntables from the emblematic Pro-Ject, a product that fits perfectly with the philosophy of the veteran Austrian firm, in the sense of creating audio components for satisfy any possible need respecting at all times its celebrated audiophile “ethos”. And so it happens with this new vinyl player, which, taking as a starting point the enormous success achieved by the Automat A1, is defined by its creators as a mechanical turntable. fully automatic latest generation, designed to combine high level musicality with the convenience of automated operation. There are many technical innovations incorporated into this versatile analog audio source, starting with the possibility to select the needle drop point for singles and LPs of 45 rpm and the addition of the spin speed of 78 rpm.
For activate Automat A2, just press “start” and the tonearm will be automatically moved to the initial groove of the record, at which point the automatisms disappear completely and, therefore, (in line with Pro-Ject’s purist philosophy) its possible influence on sound quality is virtually nil. In the field of basic engineering, we are looking at a high-performance turntable that combines a main chassis and a subframe of MDF, a cardan bearing system 4-point, low-friction ultralight aluminum arm 8’3”, a new e imaginative support force adjustment massless with cushioned counterweight, silicone-filled aluminum feet and a reinforced carbon fiber headshell. Especially relevant in a product with these characteristics is the use of a subframewhose origin lies in the fact that automatic turntables contain many small mechanical elements and the consequent need to have more empty space in the chassis to house them.
However, empty spaces are a major problem, as they always reinforce resonances, so using a subframe it is possible uncouple arm and system chassis traction. In other words, a subframe is virtually mandatory on automatic turntables and allows them to display excellent sound performance. Finally, let us point out that the Automat A2 is supplied as standard with a moving magnet (MM) pickup cartridge. Ortofon 2M Preset Network factory and a semi-balanced connection cable Pro-Ject Connect it Ewhile it is hand made in Germany.