- Category: Turntables
- Written by Jim Clements
- Published on 19 December 2011
Conclusions About the Pro-Ject 6 PerspeX Turntable and Sumiko Blackbird MC Cartridge
I have learned a number of useful things in many decades of involvement with high fidelity. One lesson I've learned is that your system can't be better than your source component. The source component is the major factor in establishing the possibilities for your system. I found that the 6Perspex turntable will allow an accomplished system to reach a high level of performance - a level of performance beyond normal expectations considering the 6Perspex's very reasonable price. So if you are looking for a table that is solidly put together, capable of clean and honest sound that won't break the bank, then you owe it to yourself to give the 6Perspex table an audition. You may find its advanced design which includes a magnetic sub chassis support, the generous use of sorbothane, a high quality motor and a modern tonearm provides just the right mix of performance virtues to meet your needs.
The Sumiko Blackbird cartridge was a solid recommendation as well, so much so that I purchased the review unit. I found that the Blackbird cartridge was able to offer excellent performance with the 6Perspex turntable. But it revealed even greater transparency, high frequency air, channel separation and bass extension and accuracy with lower distortion when I used it in a much higher end table. This cartridge can really grow with your system. I also think this cartridge is an excellent choice for a reviewer as I have found it to be compatible with a number different phono stages.