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Pro-Ject Audio Systems
Pro-Ject Audio Systems are widely recognised as one of the finest turntable manufacturers in the world. Their mission is simply to produce the best sounding stereo analogue components at the most competitive prices possible. The current series spans a wide range of price points, with a variety of products targeted to key demographics or to accommodate the modern listener’s unique requirements.
In 2016, Pro-Ject marked their 25th anniversary year with the release of a turntable that combined traditional styling with modern technology; showing their innate ability to keep turntables fresh and interesting at a time when popularity of the vinyl format was at a previously unprecedented level. The Classic proudly sits in the middle of a multi-award winning range of turntables that manage to combine sound performance with the latest technologies and unrivalled style at every level.
Pro-Ject are also obsessed with the importance of stereo playback systems. With modern audio systems often bringing speakers either very close together or into a single enclosure, the real impact and importance of true hi-fi stereo is being lost. That’s why everything Pro-Ject create is made with pure stereo applications in mind; bringing back the true emotional importance of music to audio enthusiasts around the world.
Based in Vienna, Austria, all Pro-Ject Audio Systems turntables are made by a highly skilled workforce with great skill, care and attention in their central-European factory.

Pro-Ject RPM 3 Carbon Turntable
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The EISA Award winning RPM 3 Carbon turntable takes the RPM 1 Carbon design and improves on almost every aspect to elevate the performance to another level.

The new 10" tonearm is a carbon fibre/aluminium resin construct, made using special heat and pressure treatments. The result of this new design is a tonearm that is more solid and anti-resonant than ever before at this price, while maintaining a light weight for improved cartridge tracking. The RPM 3 Carbon tonearm is supplied with a pre-fitted Ortofon 2M Silver cartridge and a new magnetic anti-skate mechanism. The supplied counterweight also utilises TPE damping in the form of an anti-resonant ring around the fixing point. This 10" S-Shape tonearm was designed specifically for the RPM 3 Carbon, and its ability is far above the turntable's attractive price tag.

The completely decoupled motor is based upon the same design as the 1 Xpression Carbon, running off an AC generator that's powered by an external DC power supply. As with the RPM 1 Carbon, the motor drives a thick, high-gloss MDF platter - except with the RPM 3 Carbon, the platter is topped with a layer of melted vinyl, providing a perfect playback platform without the need for an additional mat. The platter's inverted main bearing utilises a ceramic ball, mounted onto a high-mass base plate, which enables a fluid and consistent platter rotation with minimal rumble.

Available in Red, White or Black high gloss finishes, the RPM 3 Carbon is a turntable package that offers truly phenomenal value for money.

  • Precision belt drive turntable with decoupled synchronous motor
  • PCB-controlled motor with highly precise speed stability
  • Vinyl-topped MDF sandwich platter
  • Inverted platter bearing with ceramic ball
  • High-mass base plate beneath main bearing controls resonances
  • 10” S-Shape carbon fibre/aluminium tonearm
  • Magnetic anti-skate system
  • Counterweight with TPE damping
  • Pre-fitted Ortofon 2M Silver cartridge
  • Three high-gloss finished available
  • Dust cover available as optional extra
Pro-Ject RPM 3 Carbon, Hi-Fi Pig, November 2015

Hi-Fi Pig, November 2015

Reviewed By: Ian Ringstead
Construction: 8.6/10s
Sound Quality: 8.6/10
Value For Money: 8.6/10
Overall Score: 8.6/10, Recommended

Comments of Note:
"Sound-wise the RPM3 ticks all the right boxes for me. Bass is solid and well controlled and with good midrange detail and a clear treble."

To read the full review click here

Pro-Ject RPM 3 Carbon, Hi-Fi News, September 2015

Hi-Fi News, September 2015

Reviewed By: Andrew Simpson
Score 85%

Comments of Note:
(Artist: Ron Sexsmith / Track: My, myself and wine / Album: Forever Endeavour) - “I’m greeted with music that’s a well balanced blend of mature detail and plain fun.”
“Sexsmith’s vocals are nicely opened up to reveal their intentionally relaxed tones, while each shake of the tambourines is presented with a natural ring and decay.”
“What also hit me early on about the Pro-Ject’s performance were the impressively low levels of background noise. Cueing up a 1984 pressing of Foreigner’s Agent Provocateur that’s seen plenty of action, I’m expecting to hear two decades’ worth of use within each ‘silent’ groove separating the tracks. But with the Pro-Ject and partnering Ortofon calling the shots I’m hard pressed to tell this vintage edition from a new LP straight out of its shrink-wrap.”
“What also comes across is a real sense of cohesion, suggesting arm and cartridge pulling together, working in harmony.”
“…you get a very even delivery of the music, making it all more involving to listen to – and harder to analyse – as you’re drawn in, enjoying the music.”
(on the 2M cartridges) “Compared to the cheaper Red variant, the Silver sounds much more detailed in its bass delivery and with some added weight.”
“Pro-Ject’s RPM 3 Carbon conveys enough body and presence to ensure bass instruments sound convincing and lifelike.”
“…delivering a performance that lives and breathes in a surprisingly persuasive manner!”
“what really marks it out from the crowd is its sheer ‘completeness’, delivering a sound that hugely exceeds the sum of its modest parts.”

Read the full review here!

Pro-Ject RPM 3 Carbon, Hi-Fi World, August 2015

Hi-Fi World, August 2015

Rating: 5/5 Globes
OUTSTANDING - Amongst the Best
Value - Keenly Priced

Comments of Note:
“Assembly was a breeze”
[‘Jazz from Hell’ by Frank Zappa] “With a complicated piece such as this, you need a deck that can handle the complexities and diversity with dexterity and steady timing simultaneously. Without this the information is misconstrued and interpreted as a mush of noises. Played right, this composition is a masterpiece – and to my surprise the Pro-Ject handled it very well indeed.”
[‘Hey uh-what you say come on’ by Roy Ayres] “Both instruments had their own space and again the deck’s speed stability really embraced the album…”
“…the Pro-Ject RPM 3 Carbon exhibited impressive control. I would imagine there are not many decks able to compete at this level and price point.”
[‘Face Value’ by Phil Colins] “all percussion instruments portrayed by the RPM 2 played with a more-than-acceptable amount of realism, due to the strength, stiffness and damping of its carbon fibre tone arm.”
[‘Babylon By Bus’ by Bob Marley & The Wailers] “Bob Marley’s voice delivered total emotion and bass from the Pro-Ject was gracefully heavy, conveying the ambience of the concert plus the warts and all live recording.”
“It’s simply a great turntable…”
“…build quality was excellent – as expected from Pro-Ject.”
“Anyone looking for an inexpensive but good-all-round turntable with plenty of latitude for upgrade cartridge-wise should put it right at the top of their list.”
“This turntable gave a sonically even-handed representation of any genre of music.”
“…the RPM 3 Carbon offers great value and is something of a bargain. I loved it!”
“FOR: Price, Good bass, Realism”

Replacement Stylus:  Ortofon 2M Silver Stylus 
Pre-Fitted Cartridge: Ortofon 2M Silver
Nominal Speeds: 33 / 45 RPM (Manual)
Dust Cover: No (Optional Extra)
Motor: 9V Decoupled Tower
Platter: 300mm Sandwich-Type (1.6kg)
Speed Drift: 33: ±0.19%
45: ±0.08%
Wow & Flutter: 33: ±0.14%
45: ±0.11%
Signal to Noise: -71dB
Tonearm: S-Shape Carbon/Aluminium
Effective Tonearm Length: 10" (254mm)
Effective Tonearm Mass: 16g
Overhang: 16mm
Tracking Force: 0 - 25mN
Output Voltage: 15V / 800mA DC
Power Consumption: 5W Max. / <0.5W Standby
Dimensions: 447 x 118 x 373mm
Weight: 5.5kg (net)

We are still delivering orders as normal. When your order ships you will still receive tracking details. For UK shipments, Our couriers have procedures in place to ensure deliveries are arriving as quickly & safely as possible. Drivers can now sign for your parcels, however will notify you that they have arrived, in order to ensure you receive your parcel. Signing for the parcel has now been stopped temporally for hygiene reasons. Drivers are also working with customer instructions, so you can ask them to leave the parcel in a safe place (doorstep etc...) if you prefer not to come into direct contact with the driver.

Express Deliveries

Express Delivery is FREE on all orders over £50. Express Delivery offers delivery in 24-72 hours from time of purchase. We use premium couriers for this service, mainly DPD & Royal Mail. DPD will offer you a one hour window for delivery to make sure someone is at home, or you can reschedule the delivery if no one is around. 

Standard Deliveries

Here at Kronos AV, we have vast experience with e-commerce sales. Making sure that your parcel arrives undamaged is a huge priority for us. That’s why at Kronos AV, we only use premium couriers for all our orders. All our parcels are shipped with DPD or Royal Mail and are always sent Signed For to make sure it gets to the right person. 

If for any reason your parcel does arrived damaged, please get in touch, and we will be happy to get everything resolved for you. We are always on hand to help!

Details

Delivery is FREE on all orders over £50. In order to offer FREE delivery to UK customers, we use several premium couriers to ensure your delivery arrives safe.

Most large orders (over 2kg) ship using DPD or DHL courier and smaller orders (under 2kg) by Royal Mail signed for services.

The most appropriate courier will be chosen for the items ordered to ensure the quickest possible delivery.

We can offer very generous trade in offers across the majority of our product range. 

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