Pro-Ject - RPM 1 Carbon Turntable
Pro-Ject RPM-1 Carbon Turntable
The Pro-Ject RPM-1 Carbon is chock full of innovations and enhancements: A low resonance chassis supports a newly-designed inverted platter-bearing which uses an ultra-hard ceramic ball for greatly reduced rumble. A super-quiet DC power supply smoothly feeds an outboard 15VAC motor for superior speed stability. The S-shaped carbon-skinned tonearm is entirely new and some clever extras make the RPM-1 a tremendous value with an ultra-stylish look.
The new S-shaped tonearm is made using a complex 3-step process of heat treatment and almost 1500 psi of pressure to bond a composite skin of carbon fiber and resin to an aluminum tube. This process greatly strengthens the arm tube, maximizing internal damping and reducing resonances to a minimum. The high level of precision and excellent damping also makes this new tonearm compatible with a broad array of MM and MC cartridges.
"Involving sound, thoughtful design and value... That rare thing of a product with good looks, fine build and excellent sound. For the money there's no better" – Dominic Todd, techradar.com
Additional features new to the RPM-1 are an ingenious magnetic anti-skating mechanism which reduces the drag and fiddly nature of more conventional spring-loaded and suspended-weight designs. The counterweight is now TPE-damped which reduces resonances along the arm, resulting in greater tracking ability and sharper focus.
In the USA, the RPM-1 Carbon is supplied with a pre-mounted Sumiko Pearl MM cartridge
Speed: 33, 45 (manual speed change)
Drive principle: belt drive
Platter: 300mm MDF
Mains bearing: stainless steel axle with ceramic ball
Wow & flutter: 33: +/- 0.14% I 45: +/- 0.13%
Speed drift: 33: +/- 0.27% I 45: +/- 0.19%
Signal to noise: - 71dB
Tonearm: 8.6" carbon; aluminum and resin
Effective arm length: 218.5 mm
Effective arm mass: 13.5 g
Tracking force: 0 - 25mN
Included accessories: 15 volts DC / 500 mA power supply
Power connection: 110/240 Volt - 50 or 60 Hz
Power consumption: 5 watt max / < 0.5 watt standby
Dimensions: 15.0" x 4.3" x 13.8"
Weight: 8.4 kg net
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