The X2 B features the revolutionary True Balanced Connection
WHAT'S TRUE BALANCED?
Balanced audio connections are usually known from the professional sector like recording studios or live concerts. It is very important to have a stable & interference free connection, as these signals will be highly amplified. The same applies to the connection from your turntable to the phono preamplifier. The big advantage of a balanced connection is its ability to remove picked up noise and interferences. And best of all, cartridges by nature are already balanced signal transducers! With True Balanced you are simply using everything, literally everything, that your cartridge is picking up from the record groove. You are not throwing away half of the usable signal, like is done in typical single-ended RCA phono connections.
The X2 B comes with mini XRL and RCA outputs and with our standard semi-balanced Connect it Phono E RCA cable. By upgrading it to the fully balanced mini XLR to mini XLR version (available separately) and using a balanced phono stage, like the Phono Box S3 B or DS3 B, you are fully set-up for the True Balanced experience. This leads to increased dynamics, less noise and improved signal to noise ratios. You can imagine it, like hearing parts of your music that literally were not there before.
Unleash the full power
Connect your X2 B with one of our new True Balanced Phono Cables to your phono preamp and benefit from an interference-free signal with increased dynamics & lower noise level.
Mini XLR Output
One cable connects it all
We offer a wide range of balanced phono cables with different connectors to fit all our phono preamps. If you want to use your X2 B with a Phono Box S3 B you need a „Connect it Phono Mini XLR / Mini XLR“.
The X2 B retains all the real high-end features the original X2 had on offer.
Azimuth & VTA
The X2 B comes with fully adjustable Azimuth & VTA. It offers you the possibility to modify your X2 as you want it.
High-end MC cartridge
The Ortofon Quintet Red is an all-purpose cartridge that delivers open, dynamic sound with a slight touch of warmth & is the perfect partner for our new X2 B.
2 kg Platter
Resonance free acryl
The perfect platform to place your precious vinyl records, guaranteeing absolute reliability in its performance and sonic character.
High precision motor control
A sophisticated DC/AC generator board generates clean and stable power to drive the motor. Easily change speed with the push of only a single button.
New motor suspension
A good motor by itself, is already very quiet. To get the best performance out of it, we have improved the motor suspension. The X2 B‘s motor chassis is carefully balanced and suspended on a precision tuned TPE belt - this way the motor chassis is effectively decoupled from the main plinth for optimal performance.
9'' Carbon-Aluminium Tonearm
Compared with its little brother the X1 B, the tonearm is longer - 9“ in length - and the tube has a wider diameter. The carbon/aluminium sandwhich construction results in better internal damping. The increased mass makes the tonearm an excellent fit for low compliance MC cartridges.
Damped & height adjustable
The three height adjustable damped aluminium feet guarantee the perfect stand & massively reduce risk of acoustical feedback.
9'' Carbon-Aluminium Tonearm
Finished as a one-piece, with no resonance-inducing headshell, the X2 B can also be set for azimuth and VTA adjustment. The tonearm is then supplied with a TPE-damped counterweight.
Made in EU
Made in Europe by a turntable factory with decades of experience, it is a true hi-fi turntable which using the True Balanced Connections takes your vinyl hobby to the next level.
|Speed||33, 45, 78 (electronic speed change)|
|Speed variance||33: 0.25% 45: 0.20%|
|Wow & flutter||33: 0.12% 45: 0.10%|
|Signal to noise||70 dB|
|Platter||30mm thick, 2 kg heavy acryl|
|Main bearing||stainless steel/brass|
|Tonearm||9” carbon/aluminium sandwich|
|Effective arm length||230 mm|
|Effective tonearm mass||13,5g|
|Tracking force range||0 - 30mN|
|Included accessories||15volts DC /0,8A power supply, Dust cover, Connect it E Phono cable, feltmat|
|Power consumption||4,5 watts max / 0.3 watt standby|
|Dimensions||460 x 150 x 340 mm (WxHxD)|