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Pro-Ject - RPM 3 Carbon Turntable

Pro-Ject RPM 3 Carbon Turntable


Analog Performance That Gets People Talking and Digs Deep into the Grooves of Vinyl LPs: Pro-Ject RPM 3 Carbon Turntable Features 10-Inch Tonearm, Magnetic Antiskating, and Sumiko Cartridge


The Pro-Ject RPM 3 Carbon is the kind of turntable that'll have your friends talking as soon as they encounter it. Behind its strikingly unique, forward-thinking presentation resides innovative European engineering you'll notice as soon as the stylus of its supremely balanced Sumiko Moonstone moving-magnet cartridge hits the surface of your LPs.


You'll find your feet tapping when you hear how a well-designed belt-driven 'table like RPM 3 impacts the all-important timing aspects of vinyl playback. RPM 3 reproduces the excitement of the original performance because it gets the rhythm and tonal colors just right.


Pro-Ject founder Heinz Lichtenegger's obsession with transparency and intelligent design can be seen in RPM 3's ultra-precision outboard 15V AC motor. The unit's placement prevents mechanical resonances from interfering with the 'table and ensures smooth, effortless playback.


At the factory, a complicated 1500-psi heat-treatment process was employed to strengthen the tonearm's rigidity, thereby increasing RPM 3's compatibility with a vast array of moving-magnet and moving-coil cartridges. Its low-resonance chassis, heavy MDF/vinyl layered platter, and ceramic ball used in conjunction with its inverted platter bearing further reduce the noise and mechanical rumble that plague many rigs in its cost class.


Need we also mention it's extremely rare to find a 10-inch tonearm on a turntable in this price range, let alone one that tracks as superbly as RPM 3's S-shaped model? Pro-Ject's dedication to getting the sonic-minded details right also means setting up RPM 3 is far easier than many analog sources that perform at its level.


Please note: RPM 3 Carbon is not compatible with Speed Box S or Speed Box DS.




Fitted Cartridge: Sumiko Moonstone
Nominal Speeds: 33 / 45 rpm
Dust Cover: No
Motor Completely Decoupled: Yes
RCA Phono Jacks: Yes
S Shaped Tonearm: Yes
Tonearm: Pro-Ject 10S (carbon, aluminum armtube)
Effective Tonearm Length: 10"
Effective Tonearm Mass: 18g
Overhang: 16mm
Downforce Range: 0 - 2.5 grams
Speed Drift: 33: +/- 0.19% I 45: +/- 0.08%
Wow & Flutter: 33: +/- 0.14% I 45: +/- 0.11%
Signal-to-Noise: - 71dB
Power Supply: Outboard Power Supply
Power Consumption: 1W
Dimensions (WHD): 17.6" x 4.65" x 14.7"
Weight: 12.13 lbs.

Pro-Ject - RPM 3 Carbon Turntable

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