Pro-Ject Primary E (Black) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 171.
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Pro-Ject Primary E (Black)

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”A great first turntable.” ’What Hi-Fi?’ 2021 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.
Features
Auto/Manual
Manual
Belt Drive/Direct Drive
Belt Drive
Speeds
33 / 45
Energy Consumption
Power Consumption - Normal Use (W)
4.5
Dimensions
Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
420 x 112 x 330
Weight
Weight (KG)
4
Accessories
Cartridge Included
Yes - Ortofon OM1S
Replacement Stylus Code
Stylus 1S
Rated 4 out of 5 by from No frills deck with good sound quality Good quality sound. One drawback is that the arm does not lift automatically when the record finishes. Somewhat annoyed that the price was reduced by £100 1 week after I bought it as part of a complete system.
Date published: 2022-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Service I bought my turntable at a very competitive price, on-line and with next day delivery. The item arrived the next day, was easy to assemble and works well.
Date published: 2022-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! With Quality well above it's pay grade I bought a Audio-Technica Lp60x USB from Richer Sounds online and although its a good little turntable it didn't quite "sparkle" as I hoped, so I popped in to see the guys in the Milton Keynes store and they couldn't have been more helpfull. I swaped the Audio-Technica for a Project Primary E for £60 more and I couldn't be more pleased. I'm feeding it through a Cambridge Audio Topaz [with NO tone controls] (bought second hand from cash converters for £30) into a pair of Wharfdale Diamond 9.0's also bought from RS (so a real budget set-up) and I'm well pleased with the sound. The base is quite firm and the treble is quite bright especially considering the cost of the Wharfdales (£49 when I bought them now £59) Quibbles...not many, It could do with an autostop at the end of the record (a simple micro switch could have done that), and It's a bit on the light side and thats about it.
Date published: 2022-09-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Sounds and looks great, but sadly unreliable This is a great table when it works. Sound is excellent with the supplied cartridge and I personally have no issues with the manual belt or on/off switch to the side. The "analogue" workings of the machine add to the charm for a more traditional experience, and aesthetically it's a good-looking unit. Unfortunately though the build quality seems to be very poor. I received my first Primary e at the end of March but the deck was faulty. Richer Sounds were great in terms of service, sending out a new unit which arrived the very next day. All good for four months until the motor/pulley which drives the belt began grinding mid-way through a record before coming to a complete stop. I contacted RS suggesting my preferred solution would be to swap (with RS) for an alternative brand given I'd lost confidence, but due to its age (4 months) was told it had to be repaired. Not ideal but I sent it off as instructed. The unit is now in for repair but having chased after two weeks, I've been told it's still in the queue with Henley Audio awaiting servicing. Overall, RS have been good in dealing but repairs appear slow and I would certainly avoid Pro-Ject in future.
Date published: 2022-08-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pro-Ject Primary E Bought for our son's birthday. We have not yet given it to him but I know he will be pleased with it.
Date published: 2022-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Never mind the features, listen to the sound. I have been trying to decide if to buy a turntable for about two years and finally bit the bullet. I went for this as it made total sense to get best sound and reliability KISS (Keep It Simple Solution). It has three feet for stability, look at a tripod. Yes you have to turn it off to change the record but the switch is towards the front on the side so no big deal. Yes you have to move the belt to change speed but once you have done it once or twice it is no problem. The gains from dropping all the "convenience" switches and automatic mechanism is great sound probably only match bt turntable two or three times the cost. Now for the minus points, it would have been nice to have the phono leads plug in the back instead of hard wired but I guess it is KISS again, fewer connectors fewer problems and less noise. Gripier feet would be nice as the unit does slide easily. Also a simple styles brush would have been nice but not a deal breaker. Would I buy again, without a doubt yes.
Date published: 2022-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MY VINYL LIVES! Bought this a few weeks ago to pair with my Rega-IO - blown away. It seems basic but the sound is so engaging- totally forgotten how different vinyl is and I've got quite a few albums that haven't made it to Spotify so it's been fun.
Date published: 2022-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from really good value! Bought this to reintroduce me to the joy of records, and I haven't been disappointed in the slightest. I wanted something nice and simple that just played my music, I didn't need any added extras like Bluetooth or built-in speakers and this fitted the bill perfectly. The unboxing was simple enough and the setup was fine. Yes, placing the belt on can be a pain for a minute but once it's on it's fine and I've only knocked it off once since setup, and that was my own clumsy fault! The other issue for some is there's no auto-return but you can always buy a Q-Up if you're prone to a wee kip whilst listening and want to preserve your stylus. The sound is lovely and warm and I'm hearing albums I thought I knew, in a whole different way now! I can see why Which?, What Hi-Fi and others give this turntable such praise. For bang for buck you can't go wrong with this, just remember that you'll need a pre-amp for some setups - my amp has phono-in connections so I was fine. My only quibble, and it's very minor, is that, because it is so light, the turntable can slide about on a surface so pick placement well or get a mat for it to sit on. The top of a shiny Kallax unit is not ideal. All in all, I'm VERY happy with the purchase. If you're looking for a basic starter unit then this is well worth a look!
Date published: 2022-05-06
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