Pro-Ject Primary E (Black) Turntable

Pro-Ject Primary E (Black)

Turntable

In stock
£179
”A great first turntable.” ’What Hi-Fi?’ 2020 award-winner.

Focused on sound quality. Pure and simple

Putting engineering excellence above ‘bells and whistles’, the Pro-Ject Primary E is designed for the best sound quality at its price. The deck features a high quality 230 volt motor for smooth running. The main bearing is made from stainless steel and runs within a Teflon-coated bronze bushing. This type of engineering quality is usually reserved for much more expensive decks and helps give the Primary E its class-leading sound quality.

A winner made better
Already a multi-award-winner, the Primary E now uses a totally revised motor for purer sound. Out go the old plug-based power supply and 9v motor to be replaced by a superior, directly connected 230v motor previously used in higher spec Project decks. Without an external power supply and the necessary processing, the new Primary E offers a low distortion, and extremely stable sound.

Easy set-up
Despite offering genuine hi-fi sound, the Primary E is designed for ease of use. From unboxing, all that's needed is for the platter to be placed on the bearing, the belt attached, the stylus guard removed and you're good to play. Both cartridge and counter weight are already fixed so there's no need for complicated adjustments.

Factory-fitted Ortofon cartridge
This deck comes pre-fitted with a top-brand Ortofon OM 1S cartridge. Giving smooth, natural sound quality, the OM 1S tracks smoothly and sounds musical. As part of the Optimum Match (OM) range, the stylus is upgradable to 5, 10, 20, 30 and 40 models, giving plenty of scope for future upgrading.

Simple is best
In a classic case of form following function, the Project Primary E offers effortless style through its pared down minimalism. Unlike like some, though, it’s not so pared back that it doesn’t feature a lid – a smart acrylic lid is standard with the Primary E.

The ideal starter turntable, the Project Primary E is still the perfect introduction to vinyl seduction.

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We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 14 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
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Free UK delivery on orders over £50

Next working day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later available
by phone, on items over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call your local store or our Telesales team for details

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. 19.9% APR representative. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

All products that are available to purchase on the Richer Sounds website can be delivered free to blind, partially sighted or those with a disability.

Please contact web after sales for more info.
For delivery of in-store only deals, please contact your local store for more details.
T&Cs apply - see our delivery page.

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”A great first turntable.” ’What Hi-Fi?’ 2020 award-winner.

Focused on sound quality. Pure and simple

Putting engineering excellence above ‘bells and whistles’, the Pro-Ject Primary E is designed for the best sound quality at its price. The deck features a high quality 230 volt motor for smooth running. The main bearing is made from stainless steel and runs within a Teflon-coated bronze bushing. This type of engineering quality is usually reserved for much more expensive decks and helps give the Primary E its class-leading sound quality.

A winner made better
Already a multi-award-winner, the Primary E now uses a totally revised motor for purer sound. Out go the old plug-based power supply and 9v motor to be replaced by a superior, directly connected 230v motor previously used in higher spec Project decks. Without an external power supply and the necessary processing, the new Primary E offers a low distortion, and extremely stable sound.

Easy set-up
Despite offering genuine hi-fi sound, the Primary E is designed for ease of use. From unboxing, all that's needed is for the platter to be placed on the bearing, the belt attached, the stylus guard removed and you're good to play. Both cartridge and counter weight are already fixed so there's no need for complicated adjustments.

Factory-fitted Ortofon cartridge
This deck comes pre-fitted with a top-brand Ortofon OM 1S cartridge. Giving smooth, natural sound quality, the OM 1S tracks smoothly and sounds musical. As part of the Optimum Match (OM) range, the stylus is upgradable to 5, 10, 20, 30 and 40 models, giving plenty of scope for future upgrading.

Simple is best
In a classic case of form following function, the Project Primary E offers effortless style through its pared down minimalism. Unlike like some, though, it’s not so pared back that it doesn’t feature a lid – a smart acrylic lid is standard with the Primary E.

The ideal starter turntable, the Project Primary E is still the perfect introduction to vinyl seduction.
Brand Project
Colour Black
Speeds 33 / 45
Replacement Stylus Code Stylus 1S
Cartridge Included? Yes - Ortofon OM1S
Auto/Manual manual
Belt Drive/Direct Drive belt_drive
USB No
Weight (KG) 4
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 420 x 330 x 112
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great products, and great service at a great price Bought my daughter a Project turntable, Sony receiver and Wharfedale Diamond speakers online. The delivery was extremely quick, and the price was excellent. The system was set up very easily, and the sound quality is superb for the peice.
Date published: 2021-04-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from turntable revisit Decided to add a turntable after many years of CD etc, glad i bought this level of phono as it is good enough i think to not need upgrading as would a budget model.The belt drive was a little worrying at first being exposed and needing gently handling but all is good so far and the involvement of this turntable is appealing.
Date published: 2021-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No frills quality The Pro-ject Primary E is a well engineered and built no frills turntable. Be aware that it has no 'turn off and return arm' so if you put on a record and then get distracted it will just carry on clicking around the inner groove forever!.....great sound though.
Date published: 2021-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A very simple design but work so well Had this deck a few weeks now, and over the moon with it, no setting up just plug in and play, highly recommend this product, and fantastic price.
Date published: 2021-04-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great value and sound Had this a few weeks and after a long break from vinyl like most that went from cd to Spotify etc the sound quality is gorgeous. I wanted not to spend too much in case I didn’t want to keep it going and I’m very happy. I have removed a star because I find the belt fitting very fiddly and the lack of pre amp was a frustration on delivery finding I needed to then pay for that as well. Word of warning if you don’t have sockets on your amp specifically marked as Phono you MUST have a pre amp. CD / DVD etc type inputs won’t amplify the sound.
Date published: 2021-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple to set up and use, and excellent sound A really nice looking record player, which looks good, is simple to set up and use. No need to balance the tone arm as this is preset from factory, and comes complete with pre-wired rca phono cables out of the back. Only thing I would say negative is the belt is rather fiddly to fit. Otherwise great!
Date published: 2021-03-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Performance, now with pre-amp. The turntable is great and with a performance better than I’d expected. No fault of the turntable but I did need to add a pre-amp to make the output equal to other inputs to the amp such as the CD and Tape. My only criticism and it is minor, where the drive belt is external and runs around the outside of the platter, it’s easily displaced when taking off a 12” vinyl.
Date published: 2021-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent value Bought to accompany a Rotel RX-402 Amp from 1976 that's just been returned to me after being on long time loan to a friend. Nice simple well made turntable that does everything you could wish for and I can't think of any reason to go for anything more expensive over this. Any one having difficulty fitting the drive belt on this or similar models I would recommend fitting it to the outer groove on the drive wheel (45rpm) initially as that gives more tension when winding around the main platter, it's then easy to move it to the inner (33rpm) groove afterwards.
Date published: 2021-03-05
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Pro-Ject Primary E (Black) is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 112.
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Our VIP club is completely FREE for ALL customers and comprises a fantastic set of privileges.

Sign up instantly in-store or here.
You can also read all about the benefits of our 6 Year Guarantees here.

Lowest price guaranteed!

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 14 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
T&Cs apply

Free UK delivery on orders over £50

Next working day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later available
by phone, on items over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call your local store or our Telesales team for details

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. 19.9% APR representative. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

All products that are available to purchase on the Richer Sounds website can be delivered free to blind, partially sighted or those with a disability.

Please contact web after sales for more info.
For delivery of in-store only deals, please contact your local store for more details.
T&Cs apply - see our delivery page.