Pro-Ject Primary E (Black)

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£149 Our price history: £199 from 26/07/22 to 29/11/22
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Pro-Ject Primary E (Black) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 233.
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Pro-Ject Primary E (Black)

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£149 Our price history: £199 from 26/07/22 to 29/11/22
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Special VIP Club member offer! Save £50 on this award-winning turntable, getting it for only £99 when bought with any hi-fi products over £100. See here for qualifying product categories. Simply log in to your VIP Club account, add this turntable and your desired hi-fi products to your basket and use voucher code PROJECT50OFF or mention when you call / visit. Offer available from our stores, our telesales team and online, while stocks last. Excludes Clearance, Refurbished and Open Box products. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.


Inflation-Busting Megadeal for our VIP customers! Many will be feeling the pinch, so our small buying team has come up with what we call ‘inflation-busting megadeals’. These are at literally minuscule or no profit to us, to hopefully give our customers a treat in these lean times.
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”This remains a great first turntable.” ’What Hi-Fi?’ 2022 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.
General
Manufacturer's Warranty
1 year
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 Great turntable. Problem sorted quickly - no fuss. Bought for my son for Xmas. The first developed a fundamental fault after 20 minutes but Richer dealt with it promptly and pleasantly. Son loves it. NB - didn't realise it needed a pre-amp (not made clear on the website for non enthusiats when buying this and a Tibo amp). Also, delivery has been an issue with DPD delivering a day earlier than the day selected on 3 occasions before and after Xmas. No issues but there could have been.
Date published: 2023-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great replacement for my old Rega Planar 3 When my 1983 Rega Planar 3 stopped working last week, I needed a worthy replacement. The Primary E sounds great with my 80s Kef speakers and has a great clarity of sound which is a joy to listen to. I am waiting to see if the Rega can be realistically and economically repaired but the Primary E is so good that my son (a sound engineer) will replace his existing deck with it, if my lifelong friend, the Rega can be saved! As always good service and price from Richers
Date published: 2023-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great price for a simple record player I just needed this to update my system from a 25-year-old Akai deck. This is a simple deck and manual, even the speed adjustment is through manually changing the belt. This can be fiddly to do. Easy to assemble together and connect up to the Amp. The sound is good. Happy so far with the purchase.
Date published: 2023-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Price, great sound. Can not fault, sounds great, build quality excellent, connected to my 30+ year old Technics and the room was alive with the sound of music once again. Forgot how good vinyl sounds with the ability to change your listening habits; you take the time to sit down and enjoy the whole experience. Best purchase for a long time
Date published: 2023-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Item looks good so far - superb customer service I haven't yet (due to a family emergency) used this turntable properly yet, only to test that it works, so can only comment on (a) it being fairly straightforward to assemble and install, and (b) Richer Sounds' superb customer service. While I'd been thinking of getting a turntable for a while, it was actually RS's exemplary handling of a problem with an unrelated item that prompted me to buy the TT now. Just as with the handling of that unrelated product issue, the advice (in your Leeds store) was practical, relevant to my needs, and easy to understand, with anything but "Currys-esque" attempts to make me buy something more expensive than I needed. The turntable itself appears to be exactly the right thing if you want a product that has absolutely no whistles & bells or gimmicks - but is well made and should do all that is required of it (err, playing discs!) very well indeed. Also free next-day delivery (to avoid me carrying it home on the crowded train to Hebden Bridge!) and throwing in a 6-year warranty are not ways to make you enemies, either..... ;-)
Date published: 2023-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent entry turntable Great turntable good price , very happy with quality and looks great.
Date published: 2023-01-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good replacement for my old turn table Pleased with the purchase - the staff in the Croydon store were excellent with their advice and help
Date published: 2023-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy setup. Sounds great! I've had my turntable about a week now. As far as I'm concerned my records sound so much better, fuller sound, less noise. I'm looking forward to purchasing more Pro Ject equipment.
Date published: 2023-01-22
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