What Hifi Best turntables 2020 Best turntable under £200
This good sounding beltdrive deck offers the fastest possible installation process because it comes pre-adjusted out of the box. No further set-up is needed. Tracking force and anti-skating are carefully set. An acrylic dust cover is included.
Pro-Ject Primary is an entry-level solution more compelling than any other sub-£200 alternative we’ve heard.If you’re looking for a way ‘in’ to the record revival, the Primary is an excellent introduction. 5 Stars www.whathifi.com
The Primary picks up a 'Highly recommended' rating... HIFI Pig
The difference between most turntable designs of this price point and the Primary is that they don’t focus on sound as a priority: the Primary does. Everything about this deck is designed to maximise the sound quality from your LPs and it does this with a great deal of success. For those looking for a first turntable or if you’re coming back to vinyl and cash is short, then the Primary is a cracking entry point into the glorious and terribly cuddly world of vinyl 8/10 Groovy Award Rhe Audiophile Man
• Instant playback with super-easy setup
• Pre-adjusted tracking force & anti-skating force
• Ortofon OM5e cartridge, pre-mounted
• 8,6” aluminium tonearm with sapphire bearings
• Belt drive with silicone belt
• Low vibration synchronous motor & DC power supply
• Pre-mounted gold-plated RCA interconnect cable
• Special turntable feet for effective decoupling
• Acrylic lid included
If you thought that setting up a hi-fi quality turntable was complicated, the Pro-Ject Primary sets out to disprove that theory. It does this by effectively combining the strong points of two other award-winning turntables from the Pro-Ject range; the Elemental and the Essential II.
Like the Elemental, the Primary uses an 8.6” aluminium tonearm with sapphire bearings for optimal tracking. The tonearm is pre-configured for the supplied Ortofon OM 5E pick-up cartridge, so there’s no need to set-up the tracking force or anti-skate during installation. The motor is also the same perimeter belt-drive type, with a low-vibration synchronous motor that’s controlled by a built-in regulator for improved speed stability.
Where the Primary takes from the Essential II is in the traditional design layout. It shares the Essential II’s high-quality MDF finish, and the acoustically neutral MDF platter/felt mat platform. The plinth is available in matte black, red or white finish, and the added benefit of this layout is in the included detachable dust cover.
The Primary is terminated with RCA cables for direct connection to a Moving-Magnet phono stage. A separate version with a built-in USB phono stage is also available.
The Primary turntable sets out to prove that hi-fi quality turntables don’t need to be complicated. Simply install the belt and connect it to a system in order to enjoy vinyl playback on an affordable device that won’t hurt your records.
Instant playback with super-easy setup
Pre-adjusted tracking force & anti-skating force
pre-mounted Ortofon OM5e cartridge
8.6” aluminium tonearm with sapphire bearings
Belt drive with silicone belt
Low vibration synchronous motor & DC power supply
Pre-mounted gold-plated RCA interconnect cable
Special turntable feet for effective decoupling
Acrylic lid included
Replacement Stylus: Ortofon 5e Stylus
Pre-Fitted Cartridge: Ortofon OM5e
Nominal Speeds: 33/45 RPM (Manual)
Speed Variance: 33: 0.80% 45: 0.70%
Wow & Flutter: 33: 0.29% 45: 0.27%
Platter: 300mm MDF (0.8kg)
Effective Tonearm Length: 8.6" (218.5mm)
Effective Tonearm Mass: 8.0gr
Tracking Force Range: 0 - 25mN
Power Consumption: 4.5W
Dimensions (W x H x D): 420 x 112 x 330mm
Weight: 4 kilos
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.