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The Project RPM 5 Carbon utilises a radical concept with a lot of innovations, that originate from its big brother RPM 9 Carbon: A low resonance chassis holds a newly designed inverted platter bearing with ceramic ball for further reduced rumble. Pre-fitted with the classy 9“ Evolution tonearm, which is made from carbon fibre and suitable for any high-quality MM or MC cartridge. A TPE-damped counterweight eliminates unwanted resonances and the Project RPM5 comes with an acoustically inert Acrylic platter. This platter is smoothly driven by an Outboard AC Motor using an ultra-precision AC generator with DC power supply for further enhanced speed stability.
Designed to replace the award-winning RPM 5.1, the RPM 5 Carbon takes a technological, audible and cosmetic leap forward compared to the high standard set by its predecessor.
The stylish plinth and decoupled-motor design has been chosen due to the proven performance benefits discovered with the range-topping RPM 9 Carbon and RPM 10 Carbon. The low-resonance MDF plinth is finished with a premium quality gloss and topped with carbon fibre for added rigidity. The chassis contains a new inverted platter bearing with ceramic ball for minimal rumble. The whole plinth sits on top of three adjustable spiked feet to further keep resonance away from the record surface.
The thick acrylic platter, designed specifically for the RPM 5 Carbon, is acoustically inert to ensure the purest playback of any vinyl record. The platter is driven by an Outboard AC motor, which offers a smooth and consistent rotation thanks to the ultra-precision, DC-driven AC generator built into the motor housing.
The RPM 5 Carbon is supplied with the outstanding 9CC Evolution tonearm pre-installed. The 9CC Evolution boasts a 9” one-piece carbon fibre tube and inverted bearing design that allows for perfect tracking, even with demanding pick-up cartridges and less-than-perfect records. The heavyweight assembly and TPE-damped counterweights ensure unwanted resonances are swiftly drawn away from the signal wires. The tonearm's ability is so well recognised, that it’s found on other successful turntable designs, including the award-winning Pro-Ject Xtension 9 SuperPack. The tonearm is terminated to a junction box, and a quality set of RCA interconnect cables are supplied in the box.
As with the whole RPM series, the RPM 5 Carbon utilises all its carefully selected elements to deliver a product that looks and sounds great. The sound performance is recognisably “Pro-Ject”, with toe-tapping rhythms and engaging detail throughout.
The RPM 5 Carbon is available in three high-gloss paint finishes – black, red or white - and supplied with a Record Clamp, for further improved performance.
Nominal Speeds: 33/45/78rpm (78 opt)
RCA phono sockets: Yes
Rubber-damped aluminium cones: Yes
Tonearm: Pro-Ject 9cc Fibre armtube
Tonearm: Sapphire thrust-pads
Effective tonearm: 9" and 8.5g
Supplied counterweight: For 6-10g
Downforce range: 10 - 30mN
Wow and flutter: ±0,08 %
SNR: -70dB, Speed variance: ±0,5 %
Platter weight/diameter: 1,75kg/300mm
Power supply: Mains-fed outboard supply
Type: 220 - 240V/50 or 100 - 110V/60
Output voltage: 15V/500mA AC
Power consumption: 2W
Dimensions: 371 x 145 x 300mm