Pro-Ject Classic EVO

Model: CLASSEVOEU UPC: 9120097822499 Item: 3031

Product Information

The Classic Meets the 175 VPO

The new Classic Evo is based on the successful EISA Award winner, The Classic, and the experience gained designing and building the iconic 175 VPO. The main improvement is the sub-platter, where Pro-Ject added performance features that are rarely seen in this price category. For improved comfort, an electronic speed change was built in, which lets you switch from 33 to 45 rpm (and vice versa) with the push of a button.

Improved Sandwich Subchassis

Compared to the old Classic, Pro-ject improved the subchassis, making it heavier and stiffer to reduce resonances. Isolating the platter and tonearm from the resonances of the motor and main plinth is the target.

Platter & sub-platter

The heavy aluminum main platter construction utilizes advanced thermo-plastic elastomers (TPE) for optimizing resonance behavior. A drawback for most of the old designs was the platter. Casted platters all have been heavy (which is good for speed constancy and low wow and flutter) but suffered very much from ringing effects which again caused coloration of the sound. The platter of The Classic Evo is precisely machined out of a special aluminum alloy again damped with TPE, which offers special damping abilities. The main bearing construction used is a similar system as the one on the 175 VPO.

The diamond cut precision aluminum sub-platter, like in the limited edition 175 VPO, enables much improved tolerances. This extraordinarily sophisticated part is accurately machined and guarantees a very good isolation between bearing noise and the platter itself.

New carbon/aluminium tonearm

The radical new designed Classic tonearm is the result of 25 years of experience in mechanical construction. The tonearm tube is made out of a sandwich of carbon and aluminium: carbon for stiffness and speed, aluminum for better damping. The bearing has been upgraded to the same type that is used on the Pro-Ject CC EVO tonearms. It facilitates friction-less vertical and horizontal movement, guaranteeing precise tracking across the entire duration of the record. The counterweight incorporates a TPE damper which allows reduction of the amplitude of the tonearm cartridge resonance frequency by 50%. As typical for Pro-Ject and absolutely not standard at that price range, this table also offers azimuth and VTA adjustment to use a variety of cartridges. Different counterweight for cartridges up to 25 grams are available as an option.

Ortofon Quintet Red Moving-Coil Cartridge

Supplied as standard is the Ortofon Quintet Red moving coil cartridge. However, as the tonearm offers excellent damping and flexibility as well, its effective mass can be called middle heavy, so it is also a very good partner for MC cartridges. As the Classic is a wonderful state of the art deck, Pro-ject decided to use an MC cartridge to use the potential of the player. MC cartridges are expensive, but the better choice. They are rarely used at such a pricepoint.



  • Speed: 33, 45, 78 (electronic speed change)
  • Drive principle: belt drive
  • Platter: 300mm aluminum
  • Mains bearing: stainless steel
  • Wow & flutter: 33: ±0,10 % 45: ±0,09 %
  • Speed variance: 33: ±0,13% 45: ±0,10 %
  • Signal to noise: 70dB
  • Tonearm: 9” carbon/aluminum sandwich tonearm
  • Effective arm length: 230 mm
  • Effective arm mass: 13,5 g
  • Overhang: 18 mm
  • Tracking force: 10 - 30mN
  • Included accessories: 15 volts DC / 0,8A power supply,
  • dust cover, Connect it E RCA cable
  • Power connection: 110/120 or 230/240 Volt - 50 or 60 Hz
  • Power consumption: 5 watt max / < 0,5 watt standby
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 18.5" x 5.25" x 14" with lid closed
  • Weight: 23.1 lb

What's in the Box

What's in the Box

  • The Classic EVO
  • High-quality Connect it E connection cable
  • Acrylic dust cover
  • Power supply



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Hi do you have this in walnut finish?
Kevin W on May 21, 2020
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