Pro-Ject Primary E (Black) Turntable

Pro-Ject Primary E (Black)

Turntable

In stock
£179
”A great first turntable.” ’What Hi-Fi?’ 2019 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.

6 Year Guarantee included
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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 7 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

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 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?’ 2019 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
Power Consumption- Normal Use 4.5
USB No
Weight (KG) 4
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 420 x 330 x 112
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great turntable! Nice sound. My vinyl has been sitting in the loft for years, Some are very hard to find on cd so decided to get a turntable, glad I did.
Date published: 2020-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Project - Pro-Ject Primary E Great turntable for the price. Looks slick and sounds spot on.
Date published: 2020-06-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great entry level turntable I needed to replace a hand me down turntable and bought to is based on reviews. I already had a phonostage so didn’t need to buy the next model up. The player played a record that previously skipped with ease and improved against my old player. Really easy to setup except for the band which was trickey to start with. I thought this may cause issues moving forward but three weeks later no issues with changing speed. The rca is attached so there isn’t much scope for upgrades if that’s your bag so geared towards beginners.
Date published: 2020-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crystal clear sound at a budget price I bought the Primary E as an upgrade to a basic ‘Supermarket’ model and I can’t believe the difference it has made to the listening experience. Most of my vinyl is 30 odd years old and like many, I am familiar with every hiss, crack and pop but listening to them now is like a whole new experience. I love the lack of automation and the clean minimalist design, the tone arm lowering mechanism is a delight to watch as the needle gracefully kisses the vinyl after a gentle descent. So it looks good and sounds amazing, I only wish I’d upgraded sooner.
Date published: 2020-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy as pie to set up and great sound Bought this after reading multiple reviews and I wasn’t disappointed. Great modern looks, easy to set up and sounds fab, don’t forget your phono stage!
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great basic deck Great basic deck - simple set up and works well. First steps to my journey to an LP12
Date published: 2020-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a difference!! Decided to update turntable after many years. This was a recommendation by a friend and what a find ! Also bought Pro-Ject Phono Box to play through my NAD amp and Mission speakers and what a difference in sound ! For this price I really didn’t think there could be such an improvement but there really is. So glad I went for it and an absolute bargain at this price. Only tiny draw back is fitting the belt but just a bid fiddly, no big deal.
Date published: 2020-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I really wanna see those fingers Loving it. Classy, excellent sound quality, great build, very easy to set up, one minor quibble though - the belt. If you have big fingers and are fond of a malt or three while listening you will probably pull the belt off and it's a begger to get it back on. You have to be very nimble removing LPs and on new vinyl the centre spindle gets a bit stuck. However having upgraded from the Sony PS-LX300USB it looks and sounds a million times better. Let's face it life's too short for copying vinyl to digital, I'll get the wean to do it when she's older.
Date published: 2020-05-20
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Pro-Ject Primary E (Black) is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 72.
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Please call your local store Members of our team are happily working from home to provide advice, info on stock and other help. They can also process sales and arrange delivery direct from our warehouse. Buy by phone Call our national Telesales team on
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6 Year Guarantee included
for VIPs

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 7 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

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 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.