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The Pro-Ject Automat A2 Fully Automatic Turntable

Finally! A fully automatic turntable without the normal sonic compromises! A great sounding turntable with a fantastic upgradeable cartridge, without the worry and hassle of a manual audiophile turntable. No more squinting in the dark to try to land the needle on the record. Stop worrying about trashing the needle or damaging your vinyl. And if the beautiful music lulls you to sleep or you move to another room, at the end of the record the tonearm is gracefully lifted off the record. Press start and the tonearm is automatically moved to the lead in groove of the record. Once playing, the mechanism is completely disengaged. And because the automatics are working entirely mechanically – no additional electronics needed – they are truly not influencing or degrading sound quality during playback! 

MDF main chassis & sub-chassis The new heavy MDF main chassis is made and designed in Austria and carefully hand painted in a luxurious 8- layer matte black finish. It provides a very sturdy base for the sub-chassis and reduces hollow spaces to avoid resonances. The A2 employs a sub-chassis construction, where the tonearm, platter bearing and motor are mounted onto a separate floating sub-chassis. This isolates all the most critical turntable elements further and has especially big advantages, when your loudspeakers are very close to your turntable. Improved automatic mechanism We have invested in a new aluminum diecast top for the whole sub-chassis and automatic mechanism. Trying to avoid plastic parts from the origi-nal German automatic design, this is the first time in all the 50 years of its existence that the original automatic design has received an improvement like this.Improved tonearm & cardanic bearing The A2 features an 8.3” ultra-light-mass aluminum tonearm with an improved tonearm tube. This is a perfect match for the spectacular sounding Sumiko Rainier phono cartridge which is precisely aligned at the factory. The combination provides super fast response and transient detail with lots of fine microdynamics, while retaining the body and musical warmth. The tonearm bearing is aluminum and features a 4-pin-point cardanic construction with steel tip-ball bearings for silky smooth operation and a lifetime of maintenance-free performance. 

Massless tracking force adjustment The A2 uses a new system for setting the tracking force. First you level out the tonearm with the damped counterweight (damping the counterweight makes the tonearm more robust and decouples the counterweight reducing resonant frequencies). The tracking force is set by turning a dial directly on the tonearm bearing. This system is very fast, precise and efficient, and keeps the center of gravity directly on top of the bearing center. The spring based anti-skating can also be adjusted directly on the tonearm base. 

The A2 comes with a dustcover and our Connect it E phono cable. It is a semi-balanced, low-capacitance cable, with superior shielding and unique in this price class.

The Automat A2 Specifications:

Speed: 33, 45, 78 RPM (electronic speed change) 

Drive principle: belt drive, fully automatic 

Platter: damped aluminum platter 

Wow & Flutter: 33: +/-0,14%; 45: +/-0.12% 

Speed drift: 33: +/-0.27%; 45: +/-0.22% 

Signal to noise: 74dB 

Tonearm: ultra-light-mass 8.3” aluminum tonearm 

Effective arm length: 211mm 

Overhang: 19.5mm 

Included accessories: 15V DC / 0.8A power supply, dust cover, 7‘‘ single adapter, felt mat, phono cable 

Power consumption: 1.5W 

Dimensions: 17” x 5.9” x 14.4” (WxHxD) 

Weight: 16.1 lbs.

Shipping Weight: 22 lbs

Features & Specs Line Circle

CONVENIENCE
Fully Automatic
MADE IN
Germany
ACOUSTIC ISOLATION
Floating Sub-Chasis
SPEED OPTIONS
33,45 & 78 RPM
CONVENIENCE
Fully Automatic
MADE IN
Germany
ACOUSTIC ISOLATION
Floating Sub-Chasis
SPEED OPTIONS
33,45 & 78 RPM

Expert Insight

Line Circle

At last! A solidly built fully automatic turntable.

Expert Img
Mike Chapman
Over 30 years with ListenUp!

Reviews

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Product Description

Line Circle

The Pro-Ject Automat A2 Fully Automatic Turntable

Finally! A fully automatic turntable without the normal sonic compromises! A great sounding turntable with a fantastic upgradeable cartridge, without the worry and hassle of a manual audiophile turntable. No more squinting in the dark to try to land the needle on the record. Stop worrying about trashing the needle or damaging your vinyl. And if the beautiful music lulls you to sleep or you move to another room, at the end of the record the tonearm is gracefully lifted off the record. Press start and the tonearm is automatically moved to the lead in groove of the record. Once playing, the mechanism is completely disengaged. And because the automatics are working entirely mechanically – no additional electronics needed – they are truly not influencing or degrading sound quality during playback! 

MDF main chassis & sub-chassis The new heavy MDF main chassis is made and designed in Austria and carefully hand painted in a luxurious 8- layer matte black finish. It provides a very sturdy base for the sub-chassis and reduces hollow spaces to avoid resonances. The A2 employs a sub-chassis construction, where the tonearm, platter bearing and motor are mounted onto a separate floating sub-chassis. This isolates all the most critical turntable elements further and has especially big advantages, when your loudspeakers are very close to your turntable. Improved automatic mechanism We have invested in a new aluminum diecast top for the whole sub-chassis and automatic mechanism. Trying to avoid plastic parts from the origi-nal German automatic design, this is the first time in all the 50 years of its existence that the original automatic design has received an improvement like this.Improved tonearm & cardanic bearing The A2 features an 8.3” ultra-light-mass aluminum tonearm with an improved tonearm tube. This is a perfect match for the spectacular sounding Sumiko Rainier phono cartridge which is precisely aligned at the factory. The combination provides super fast response and transient detail with lots of fine microdynamics, while retaining the body and musical warmth. The tonearm bearing is aluminum and features a 4-pin-point cardanic construction with steel tip-ball bearings for silky smooth operation and a lifetime of maintenance-free performance. 

Massless tracking force adjustment The A2 uses a new system for setting the tracking force. First you level out the tonearm with the damped counterweight (damping the counterweight makes the tonearm more robust and decouples the counterweight reducing resonant frequencies). The tracking force is set by turning a dial directly on the tonearm bearing. This system is very fast, precise and efficient, and keeps the center of gravity directly on top of the bearing center. The spring based anti-skating can also be adjusted directly on the tonearm base. 

The A2 comes with a dustcover and our Connect it E phono cable. It is a semi-balanced, low-capacitance cable, with superior shielding and unique in this price class.

The Automat A2 Specifications:

Speed: 33, 45, 78 RPM (electronic speed change) 

Drive principle: belt drive, fully automatic 

Platter: damped aluminum platter 

Wow & Flutter: 33: +/-0,14%; 45: +/-0.12% 

Speed drift: 33: +/-0.27%; 45: +/-0.22% 

Signal to noise: 74dB 

Tonearm: ultra-light-mass 8.3” aluminum tonearm 

Effective arm length: 211mm 

Overhang: 19.5mm 

Included accessories: 15V DC / 0.8A power supply, dust cover, 7‘‘ single adapter, felt mat, phono cable 

Power consumption: 1.5W 

Dimensions: 17” x 5.9” x 14.4” (WxHxD) 

Weight: 16.1 lbs.

Shipping Weight: 22 lbs

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Features & Specs Line Circle

CONVENIENCE
Fully Automatic
MADE IN
Germany
ACOUSTIC ISOLATION
Floating Sub-Chasis
SPEED OPTIONS
33,45 & 78 RPM
CONVENIENCE
Fully Automatic
MADE IN
Germany
ACOUSTIC ISOLATION
Floating Sub-Chasis
SPEED OPTIONS
33,45 & 78 RPM
Expert Insightdown arrow

Expert Insight

Line Circle

At last! A solidly built fully automatic turntable.

Expert Img
Mike Chapman
Over 30 years with ListenUp!
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