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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 RPM1 Carbon Turntable
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The RPM 1 Carbon turntable follows on from where the hugely popular RPM 1.3 Genie left off. Utilising a range of innovative improvements over its predecessor, the latest affordable RPM model stands out from the crowd with its stunning design, impeccable sound and affordable price.

The RPM 1 Carbon design has been upgraded to significantly reduce resonances across the turntable. While retaining the instantly recognisable shape of the Genie, this turntable still boasts improvements in the tonearm, bearing, and motor.

The new 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 1 Carbon tonearm is supplied 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.

The completely decoupled motor is based upon the same technical design as the Debut Carbon DC, running off an AC generator that's powered by an external DC power supply. As with the RPM 1.3 Genie, the RPM 1 Carbon motor drives a thick, high-gloss MDF platter. The platter's inverted main bearing now utilises a ceramic ball, offering a more fluid and consistent platter rotation than ever before.

Available in Red, White or Black high gloss finishes, the RPM 1 Carbon is a turntable package that offers truly phenomenal value for money.

  • 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
Pro-Ject RPM 1 Carbon, What Hi-Fi?, August 2015

What Hi-Fi?, August 2015

Rating: 4 Stars

“Good resolution; pleasing agility; minimalist appearance; use of carbon fibre” 

Read more over at What Hi-Fi?

Pro-Ject RPM 1 Carbon, Hi-Fi Choice, June 2015

Hi-Fi Choice, June 2015

Feature: Group Test - Turntables £120 - £399

Comments of Note:
"LIKE: Excellent build quality and superb tonearm/cartridge combination"
"A modern and elegant design resulting in a superb sounding turntable"

Read the full review here...

Pro-Ject RPM-1 Carbon, Hi-Fi World, March 2015

Hi-Fi World, March 2015

Rating: 4/5 Globes
EXCELLENT - Extremely capable

Comments of Note:
“The opening drum sequence on Phil Colins ‘I Don’t Care Anymore’ (200g vinyl) sound impressively tight as it rolled across the soundstage. The arm maintains lower midband separation well and this helped definition.”
“Spinning Mark Knopfler’s ‘True Love Will Never Fade’ brought out the best in this combo. The 200gm LPs of ‘Kill To Get Crimson’ have a full-bodied sound in themselves and this counterbalanced the 2M Red’s brightness to give superb vocal clarity and rock stable centre stage positioning of Knopfler’s voice.”
“Strummed guitar strings sounded solid and fast.”
“The RPM1 Carbon is a good budget package. Coming with a full set of accessories, a competent budget cartridge with a forward, modern sound”
“it will easily cope with cartridge upgrades and is tweak-able too, so the best can be had from such upgrades. At a low price, this is a fine way for beginners to spin LP.”
"A good budget turntable package, with a clean, fast sound that is forward and gripping."

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

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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If you have any question, please feel free to call us on 03435236169 or email support@kronosav.com