Pro-Ject RPM 5 Carbon Turntable / Dustcover

Product no.: PROJ159

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Possible delivery methods: UK Tracked with Signature, Airmail Standard, UK Express, Airmail Tracked with Signature, UK Standard, Heavy Item

Free Acrylic Dust Cover - Cartridge Not Supplied

( Special Package Offer with Pro-Ject Pick-it DS2 Cartridge Moving Coil MC )

Incredibly, the RPM 5 Carbon/9cc Evolution – something of a bargain, considering the tonearm fitted – is being offered with the Quintet Black for a saving of over £200. It’s almost as if the turntable part of the package was being given away!” HiFi World

I finished up with an Opus 3 recording, cut in Sweden, with tracks that in turn highlight a jazz ensemble, a symphonic band, folk music, classical guitar, recorder, harpsichord, cello, pan pipes, banjo, contrabass and percussion. In sum the tracks revealed the exceptional bandwidth, the accurate tonal response and the superior transient performance, right down to the clicking of the valves with brass instruments. Sensational!  This is a superb package from Pro-Ject. Not only do you get a great turntable in the RPM5 but also a truly exceptional tonearm in the shape of the Pro-Ject Carbon. AV Hub
RPM5 Carbon stands out not only by its appeal but also with its performance. It offers, especially in the mid-band, a combination of highly resolving and vibrant sound. All records sound good with it, which makes it a true all-rounder.  RPM5 Carbon is the model with best price/performance ration. And it looks great in 'Ferrari red”! LED this might be a turntable for many years - Hi Fidelity
The Pro-Ject RPM 5 is more than just a pretty face, although it certainly is attractive. The rectangular chasis of old has gone, replaced by the more modern and more minimal curvatious 'drop-form' design.
It's not just the aesthetics that Pro-Ject have improved. The two-step pulley drive is quieter than ever thanks to the revised AC motor, which is decoupled from the plinth to further reduce vibration transmission.
The resonance-optimised platter is a sandwich construction utilising the hub, a medium density fibre platter, cork mat and a screw-down record clamp (standard mat also provided). This platter's low-tolerance chrome-plated stainless-steel axle runs on a Teflon bearing plate in a sintered bronze bearing housing, with the main bearing dampened by a central metal block giving optimum centre of gravity.
Standing proud as the centrepiece of this beautiful turntable is the headshell and armtube unit, fashioned from a single piece of lightweight carbon-fibre. The solid armbase allows for accurate height adjustment of needle azimuth despite the fixed headshell, whilst the armlift itself is silicone damped and can also be adjusted to suit the working height of the arm.
On the inside, flexible high-purity copper wire is utilised from the headshell right through the gold plated phono sockets.

In short, the Pro-Ject RPM 5 is an attractive player, made from quality materials that's capable of fine tuning to your audio needs

.Pro-Ject 9cc Evoulution Carbon-Fiber Tonearm

The custom Pro-Ject 9cc tonearm and arm tube are fashioned from a single piece of carbon-fiber. The conical carbon-fiber arm tube resists standing wave reflections for cleaner sound. The inverted tonearm bearing comprises four hardened stainless tips in ABEC7 spec ball races. Rings provide very solid arm bearing housings. The outside ring is open to avoid resonances.

Adjustability features ensure the best possible playback. The design of counterweight effectively counteracts unwanted resonances. The counterweight shaft lowered to the record level reduces cantilever forces and dynamic wow when playing warped records. The solid arm base permits accurate height adjustment of the arm tube and VTA (vertical tracking angle). The included counterweight is suitable for cartridges weighing between 6 and 10 grams. The single-screw attachment of the arm tube allows rotation for easy adjustment of needle azimuth despite the fixed headshell.

The internal wiring consists of flexible high-purity copper from the headshell right through to the gold-plated phono jacks. The silicone-damped arm lift can be adjusted to suit the working height of the arm.




Technical data

Pro-Ject RPM 5 Carbon

Speed 33, 45 (manual speed change)
Drive principle belt drive
Platter 300mm acrylic
Mains bearing stainless steel axle with ceramic ball
Wow & flutter 33: +/- 0,12% I 45: +/- 0,10%
Speed drift 33: +/- 0,17% I 45: +/- 0,08%
Signal to noise - 73dB
Tonearm 9” cc EVO carbon
Effective arm length 230 mm
Effective arm mass 8 g
Overhang 18mm
Tracking force 0 - 25mN
Power supply 15 volts DC / 800 mA power supply
  110/240 Volt - 50 or 60 Hz
Power consumption 5 watt max / < 0,3 watt standby
Dimensions 430 x 150 x 323 mm (WxHxD)
Weight 8,0 kg net

Catridge Shown below NOT Supplied- Can Supply/Fit Wide range of matching MM/MC Cartridges




Pro-Ject Audio Systems is known for its beautiful range of price-friendly turntables. As the largest turntable manufacturer in the world, the company has helped power the resurgence of vinyl, which is predicted to overtake CD in popularity within a few years. Pro-Ject also manufactures a Wide range of Quality hi-fi components.

Pro-Ject products are the result of an exemplary cooperation within a rapidly uniting Europe. For over fifty years record players have been designed and built at Pro-Ject's manufacturing facility in Litovel, situated to the east of Prague. This plant is one of the most advanced manufacturers of precision mechanics in the country In cooperating with this company Pro-Ject Audio Systems, located in Vienna, found the ideal partner for their plans to produce the goods that they missed from amongst the vast flood of consumer hifi products - simple, uncluttered and utterly functional products.

Pro-Ject Audio Systems is currently one of the world's leading suppliers of record players, with a range of models designed to satisfy all levels of expectation and budget. In many countries of the world customers can rely on competent service and support from Pro-Ject distributors well versed in analogue record reproduction technology. Pro-Ject products exhibit sonic performance beyond all expectations normally associated with their price. they are simple to use, maintanance free and will function reliably a lifetime long. They also offer extraordinary value for money.



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