Pro-Ject are a relatively newcomer to the analogue turntable market, having only started out back in 1991. They’re based in Vienna, Austria, but their manufacturing plants are based in Slovakia and Czech Republic. Throughout their history, their turntables and tonearms have met critical acclaim, with this 9cc being their top end 9″ tonearm.
The 9cc features a full carbon fibre arm wand and integrated head shell, making it light, yet rigid – ideal properties for a tonearm. It features a standard Linn style mount, so an easy fit to many turntables. Performance is outstanding, especially for the price. New price is around £500.
Lower end models are also available; the 9 with carbon arm wand, but separate metal head shell. Pro-ject also produce more specialist longer 10″ and 12″ arms of a similar design to the 9cc.