Pro-Ject T2W Built-in Streaming Generator Turntable
In a new exhibition of its inexhaustible creativity, the Austrian firm Pro-Ject Audio Systems, world number one in turntable sales, has just launched the T2 W on the market. It is a imaginative turntable with streaming generator built-in that brilliantly enhances its celebrated T1 platform through a innovative technology of access to remote audio content developed entirely by the brand. Thanks to this, this groundbreaking product facilitates the seamless music streaming to an extensive range of next-generation audio components with network connectivity, including network music players, Smart TVs, A/V receivers and processors and connected active speakers, allowing it to be installed in any space and take the modern “lifestyle” concept to a level of flexibility and elegance without precedents.
Specifically, the T2 W integrates cutting-edge Wi-Fi technology, latest WLAN standards and 2×2 MIMO included, thus making it easier to obtain higher access speeds (up to 866 Mb/s) to those of modern Internet connections. With respect to MIMO system, its use guarantees maximum signal stability, as well as protection against flow and data loss and consequently seamless reproduction of both compressed and uncompressed content, in the latter case encoded at 24 bits/48 kHz. In the practical sphere, the new Pro-Ject Control App offers a fast and intuitive user experience, multi-room capability included, and Wi-Fi configuration can be easily carried out via BLE functionality (“Bluetooth Low Energy”).
For its part, the vinyl reading section of the T2 W lives up to what you would expect from Pro-Ject, starting with a chassis with high precision machining virtually free of cavities, in which no plastic parts have been used. For its part, the plate is resonance free glassMeanwhile he traction system, by belt, consists of a “sub-platter” mounted on a hardened steel shaft, with very strict tolerance, and an electronically regulated alternating current motor. As for the reading arm, measures 9” (it is longer than the aforementioned T1) and is made of a single piece of aluminum, also including improved low-friction bearings. The T2 W, which is designed and built in the European Unionis completed with a sophisticated phono circuitry two-stage compatible with moving magnet (MM) cartridges, one Sumiko Rainer pickup capsule preset at the factory and a semi-balanced connection cable.