Pro-Ject Primary E (Black) Turntable

Pro-Ject Primary E (Black)

Turntable

In stock
£159
”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.

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

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store 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. 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.
”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 Good quality budget turntable. I have owned this turntable for a few weeks now and I think it is good value for money. It's from a reputable manufacturer, albeit their budget range, but build quality is good, and so is the sound quality. This has no features to speak of, no auto start stop, it's all done manually, which means there's less stuff to go wrong. I would recommend to anyone looking for a good quality budget turntable.
Date published: 2020-02-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Simple turntable The turntable is simple to set up with an elegant appearance. With no music playing I can hear the motor if I am standing close to the turntable. Adjusting the weight of the arm is a little bit tricky for a novice.
Date published: 2020-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As recommended by Richer Sounds grrrrreeeatttt. Read the recommendation from Richer Sounds& this product has not disappointed
Date published: 2020-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Value for money, quality product Bought this for son’s birthday, his first turntable, very pleased. Excellent product for price! Easy to set up. Great sound quality.
Date published: 2020-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent for the price After not owning a working turntable for a number of years, and re-discovering my record collection in the loft (it's been CD's since around 1988!), I decided to see what I could get that could give me acceptable sound at a reasonable price. After reading a few reviews, the Project Primary E seemed to be a very good candidate. The Project is reasonably well constructed, and easy to use. Some people complained about have to move the belt on the pully to select 45 or 33 rpm, and the fact that the tone arm is completely manual, but my first turntable, back in the 70's, was a Connoisseur BD-1, which worked in exactly the same way. Playing through my old Arcam Delta 60 amplifier and Mission 763 speakers, the sound is warm with JUST enough detail. Maybe not as bright or detailed as CD, but for a bit of a trip down memory lane, playing my old vinyl, it's more than acceptable, and enjoyable to listen to. That "krrrr-plunk" as you drop the stylus onto the lead in track takes me right back.
Date published: 2020-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really great product and sound This turntable may not be for everyone as it is totally manual. Starting and stopping the motor and placing the needle is all manual and there is no automatic stopping at the end of the record. This means more money has been put into the other components. There is very little background hum and the quality is excellent in my opinion. I'd thoroughly recommend this turntable to a beginner vinyl enthusiast as anything less will simply sour your experience with the fomat.
Date published: 2020-01-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great sound at a budget price The low price obviously reflects the make up of the deck. Theres no automatics involved at all. Just switch off to stop turntable and you have to lift the arm back to its resting position at the end. But the sound quality is amazing, the Ortophon cartridge the best and it looks great. Only problem I have is that I keep knocking the drivebelt off when I flip my Who discs!
Date published: 2020-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sounding. Great looking. Just great! Brought this table just under a month ago and have love using it! It is a pleasure to listen to and it looks great in the corner of my living room! I would highly recommend this turntable!
Date published: 2020-01-12
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Pro-Ject Primary E (Black) is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 53.
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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 day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store 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. 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.