Turntable Reviews

Pro-Ject 6 PerspeX Turntable And Sumiko Blackbird MC Phono Cartridge


Introduction to the Pro-Ject 6 PerspeX Turntable and Sumiko Blackbird MC Cartridge

Noted Austrian audiophile, Heinz Lichtenegger, founded Pro-ject Audio Systems in the 1990's as a way of providing high quality analog playback components at reasonable prices. Since then, Pro-ject has gone on to earn a reputation for high quality, fine-sounding turntables and tonearms irrespective of price. Pro-ject has enjoyed major success over the years and celebrated their 20th anniversary in 2011.

This review is of the new 6PerspeX table which comes fitted with Pro-ject's newest tonearm, the 9cc Evolution. Pro-ject's North American distributor, Sumiko, included a Blackbird High Output Moving Coil Cartridge in the package. This turntable and cartridge combination is available with package pricing when you purchase them as a complete setup. Please check with your dealer for the specifics. So let's see how this affordable analog vinyl kit up performs.


  • Turntable
  • Pro-Ject 6 PerspeX
  • Design: Belt-driven with AC Synchronous Motor
  • Speeds: 33 RPM and 45 RPM
  • Platter Weight: 4.4 Pounds
  • Tonearm: Pro-Ject 9cc Evolution
  • Wow & Flutter: <0.06%
  • S/N: -73 dB
  • Dimensions:6.25" H x 18" W x 14.5" D
  • Weight: 23.1 Pounds
  • MSRP: $1,999 USD
  • Pro-Ject
  • Cartridge
  • Sumiko Blackbird
  • Design: High Output MC
  • MFR: 10 Hz - 50 kHz
  • Output: 2.5 mV/ch
  • Impedance: 47 kOhm
  • Internal Impedance: 135 Ohm
  • Channel Separation: 35 db @ 1 kHz
  • Channel Balance: 0.5 db @ 1 kHz
  • Tracking Force Range: 1.8 – 2.2 gm
  • Weight: 9.6 gm
  • MSRP: $1,099 USD (Package Pricing on Table + Cartridge Available from Dealers)
  • Sumiko
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