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Pro-Ject RPM 1 Carbon Turntable

 

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High quality, top grade materials and low weight makes the Pro-Ject RPM-1 Carbon an attractive proposition for your next turntable, and shows off the development that's been happening at Pro-Ject since the popular Pro-Ject RPM 1.3 Genie

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Features

Shape Round
Warranty length 2 Years
Brand Pro-Ject
Product Award What HiFi Award 4 Stars , HiFi Choice 5 Star

Tech Specs

Pre-Fitted Cartridge: Ortofon 2M Red
Nominal Speeds: 33 / 45 RPM
Dust Cover: No (Optional Extra)
Motor Completely Decoupled: Yes
RCA Phono Sockets: Yes
S-Shaped Tonearm: Yes
Effective Tonearm Length: 8.6 " (218.5mm)
Effective Tonearm Mass: 13.5g
Overhang: 22mm
Tracking Force: 0 - 25mN
Speed Drift: ± 0.19%
Wow & Flutter: ± 0.13%
Signal to Noise: -70dB
Platter Weight / Diameter: 1.6kg / 300mm
Power Supply Type: Outboard PSU 110-240V, 50Hz
Output Voltage: 15V / 500mA DC
Power Consumption: 5W Max. / <0.5W Standby
Dimensions (W x H x D): 380 x 110 x 350mm
Weight: 3.8kg

Product Description

Picking up where the Pro-Ject Genie 3 left off, the new Pro-Ject RPM1 Carbon continues the lineaege of high quality turntables from Pro-Ject.

Better sound through better materials:

The brand new tonearm is a carbon fibre/aluminium resin construct, made using special heat and pressure treatments. The carbon touch sets the Pro-Ject RPM1 apart from the Pro-Ject Genie, and demonstrates the model range maturing over time. The result of this new design is a tonearm that is more solid and anti-resonant than ever before at this price, whilst minimising weight. The arm is finished with a pre-fitted Ortofon 2m Red Cartridge and a new magnetic anti-skate mechanism. The improved counterweight also utilises TPE damping in the form of an anti-resonant ring around the fixing point.

Smoother bearing for consistent roatation:

The completely decoupled motor is based upon the same design as the Xpression Carbon, powered by an AC generator that's connected to the new DC power supply. The inverted main bearing now utilises a ceramic ball, offering a more fluid and consistent platter rotation than ever before.

Key Features:

- Precision belt drive using synchronous motor
- Ultra-precision DC-driven AC generator motor power
- Inverted platter bearing with ceramic ball
- Platter made from MDF using felt mat
- 8,6” S-shaped tonearm made from carbon, aluminium, resin utilising special heat and pressure treatments
- Magnetic anti-skating
- Counterweight with TPE damping
- Pre-fitted Ortofon 2M Red cartridge
- 3 high-gloss colours (black, red, white)
- Lid available as optional extra

We were mighty fond of the original Pro-Ject Genie 3, but with the updated design and the carbon fibre features, it's easy to fall for the Pro-Ject RPM1 Carbon

Press Reviews

  • 'High frequencies are incisive and articulate while bass is nicely taut and delivered with a decent amount of power.' (What Hi-Fi Magazine July 2015)
  • 'Set-up is easy. The cartridge is already fitted and aligned, leaving just the counterweight and bias to be adjusted. Make sure you place the turntable somewhere level and rigid, ideally as far away from the speakers as possible.' (What Hi-Fi Magazine July 2015)
  • 'Vocal growls in the recording are perfectly projected in front of the soundstage, demonstrating the genuine three-dimensionality of the performance that is so well rendered by the Pro-Ject and has many of the characteristics of the company's more expensive turntable packages, which is quite an achievement.' (Hi-Fi Choice Magazine June 2015)
  • 'The distinctive and minimalistic design of the Pro-Ject RPM 1 Carbon is available in striking red, white and black high gloss finishes. It will certainly add an air of modern elegance to any hi-fi setup and has a real feel of quality about it.' (Hi-Fi Choice Magazine June 2015)
  • 'LIKE: Excellent build quality and superb tonearm/cartridge combination
    WE SAY: A modern and elegant design resulting in a superb-sounding turntable.' (Hi-Fi Choice Magazine June 2015)

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