Project RPM 5 Carbon Turntable

Project RPM 5 Carbon Turntable

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Project RPM 5 Carbon Turntable 

The RPM 5 Carbon features a specialised anti-resonant platter construction, utilising a 'sandwich' method to drastically reduce potential vibrations that may otherwise disturb the integrity of your vinyl records. When combined with the cork-mat and screw-down record clamp, the density and vinyl-contact are improved even further to offer an uncompromised performance. 

The platter runs on a low-tolerance, chrome-plated, stainless steel axle on a Teflon bearing plate, housed within a sintered bronze bearing, while the main bearing is dampened by a central metal block. This means that the centre of gravity used by the RPM 5 Carbon is at its optimum position, furthering the enhancement of the overall sound quality. 

While the platter construction is impressive, the point of pride for this model is the exceptional headshell and tonearm unit, which has been fashioned precisely using a single piece of lightweight carbon-fibre. The solid yet light material means that the height of the tonearm can be adjusted with great accuracy, even though the headshell is fixed in place. To further the overall quality of the arm, Project has damped the unit in silicone. 

Who is Project?

Project started in the hifi business designing and manufacturing affordable stereo turntables in the early 1990s, beginning with the entry-level Debut model. It was a great success, like all other turntables on the market at that time were at least  £100 more expensive, without offering a performance benefit. Project has gone on to extend the range of turntables they offer at all popular price points and performance levels, through midrange to high-end models.




 Optional fitted cartridge Ortofon 2M Red 
Amplifier connection   MM-input
Nominal speeds  33 / 45 / 78 r.p.m. (78 optional) 
Dust cover  Pro-Ject Cover it optional 
 Record clamp  
 RCA phono sockets  
 Rubber-damped aluminium cones  
Central metal block   
Tonearm  Pro-Ject 9cc 
 Tonearm with fibre armtube and sapphire thrust-pads  
 Effective tonearm length 9" (230mm) 
Effective tonearm mass
Overhang 18mm
Supplied counterweight cartridge weight 6 - 10g
Optional counterweights cartridge weights 11 - 15g, 8 - 11g, 5 - 8g
Downforce range 10 - 30mN
Speed variance ±0,5 %
Wow and flutter ±0,08 %
Signal to noise -70dB
Platter weight/diameter 1,75kg/300mm
Power supply type Mains-fed outboard power supply
220 - 240V, 50 cycles or 100 - 110V, 60 cycles
Output voltage 16V/500mA AC
Power consumption 2W
Dimension 371 x 145 x 300mm
Weight 6,5kg

Providing your item is in stock, the order is usually dispatched within 24 hours. Postage and packing is completely free for orders over £100*. Out of stock items will be dispatched as soon as they become available, out of stock items can take between 4 to 21 days for dispatch.


Orders are sent via our couriers' DPD on a next-day-delivery service and usually, take between 1 and 3 days. 


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