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|
|Nominal speeds||33 / 45 / 78 r.p.m. (78 optional)|
|Dust cover||Pro-Ject Cover it optional|
|RCA phono sockets|
|Rubber-damped aluminium cones|
|Central metal block|
|Tonearm with fibre armtube and sapphire thrust-pads|
|Effective tonearm length||9" (230mm)|
|Effective tonearm mass||
|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|
|Power supply type||Mains-fed outboard power supply
220 - 240V, 50 cycles or 100 - 110V, 60 cycles
|Output voltage||16V/500mA AC|
|Dimension||371 x 145 x 300mm|
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, which can take between 4 to 21 days
UK Delivery orders are sent via our couriers' DPD Local on a next-day-delivery service and usually take between 1 and 3 days.
Certain manufacturers disallow mail order for their products, however a local delivery may be possible.
We offer a local delivery service for a large number of our products. After your order has been placed, a member of the Hifi Gear team will contact you to arrange a convenient date and time for your local, personal delivery.
Click & Collect
We offer a free ‘Click & Collect’ service on all items. As soon as your order has been completed and is ready for collection a member of our team will be in contact with you. Orders can be collected from our store at 11 King Street, Hereford, HR4 9BW.