Pro-Ject RPM1 Carbon Turntable
- Regular price £349.00
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
What Hi-Fi?, August 2015
Rating: 4 Stars
“Good resolution; pleasing agility; minimalist appearance; use of carbon fibre”
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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"
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Hi-Fi World, March 2015
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|
|Wow & Flutter:||±0.13%|
|Signal to Noise:||-70dB|
|Effective Tonearm Length:||8.6 " (218.5mm)|
|Effective Tonearm Mass:||13.5g|
|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|
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