Project RPM1 CARBON (Black)

Turntable

In stock
£349
"A modern and elegant design resulting in a superb-sounding turntable" Hi-Fi Choice magazine. Group Test Winner.

Carbon fibre tone-arm

Although impressively engineered throughout, the new design of tone-arm deserves special mention. The 8.6", S-shaped tone-arm is constructed from carbon fibre, aluminium and resin, using special heat and pressure processes for maximum rigidity. Increased rigidity reduces resonance, so music sounds tighter, punchier and more detailed than before. There's also counterweight damping for reduced distortion and magnetic anti-skating - so no more fiddly weights and wires!

Isolated motor unit
One of the most striking features of the Pro-Ject RPM 1 Carbon has always been its separate motor unit, which ensures that noise and vibration from the motor don't interfere with the delicate pickup area. The RPM 1 Carbon features a new, ultra-precision motor, giving ultra-low vibration and maximum speed stability. The motor housing uses thick damping at its base, and a new hardwearing inverted platter bearing with a ceramic ball has been introduced. For ease of use, the power switch is located directly on top of the motor unit.

Factory-fitted Ortofon 2MRed cartridge
The final flourish to this turntable is the inclusion of an Ortofon 2MRed cartridge. Usually valued at around £85, it's a fantastic bonus to have bundled in with the turntable. Its elliptical-shaped stylus provides a balanced and distortion-free sound that's also kind to your records in terms of its low wear rate.

For true music lovers, the sound of vinyl simply doesn't get any better at this price.

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Our experienced advisors are able to visit you at your home or place of work today, to help select the right equipment at the best prices.

6 Year Guarantee included What you get

Full parts and labour cover
If your unit goes wrong we'll fix it. No quibbles and no fuss. (Excludes projector bulbs)

Like for like machine replacement if unit is unrepairable
If, for any reason, we are unable to repair your unit, we'll replace it. Naturally, models do change, so while we can't guarantee that it will be the same model, we do guarantee that it will have equivalent specifications

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Free UK delivery

Next day delivery and timed options available for online purchases of selected products. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later 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

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

Lowest price guaranteed! 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 / trace in discounts.
T&Cs apply

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

"A modern and elegant design resulting in a superb-sounding turntable" Hi-Fi Choice magazine. Group Test Winner.

Carbon fibre tone-arm

Although impressively engineered throughout, the new design of tone-arm deserves special mention. The 8.6", S-shaped tone-arm is constructed from carbon fibre, aluminium and resin, using special heat and pressure processes for maximum rigidity. Increased rigidity reduces resonance, so music sounds tighter, punchier and more detailed than before. There's also counterweight damping for reduced distortion and magnetic anti-skating - so no more fiddly weights and wires!

Isolated motor unit
One of the most striking features of the Pro-Ject RPM 1 Carbon has always been its separate motor unit, which ensures that noise and vibration from the motor don't interfere with the delicate pickup area. The RPM 1 Carbon features a new, ultra-precision motor, giving ultra-low vibration and maximum speed stability. The motor housing uses thick damping at its base, and a new hardwearing inverted platter bearing with a ceramic ball has been introduced. For ease of use, the power switch is located directly on top of the motor unit.

Factory-fitted Ortofon 2MRed cartridge
The final flourish to this turntable is the inclusion of an Ortofon 2MRed cartridge. Usually valued at around £85, it's a fantastic bonus to have bundled in with the turntable. Its elliptical-shaped stylus provides a balanced and distortion-free sound that's also kind to your records in terms of its low wear rate.

For true music lovers, the sound of vinyl simply doesn't get any better at this price.
More Information
Auto/Manual Manual
Belt Drive / Direct Drive belt_drive
Carbon Fibre Tonearm Yes
Cartridge Included? Yes - MM
Dimensions WxDxH 380 x 350 x 110
Dimensions WxHxD (mm) 380 x 115 x 350
Phono Input No
Power Consumption- Normal Use 5
Replacement Stylus Code 2M Red
Speeds 33 / 45
USB Output No
Weight (KG) 3.8
Brand Project
Colour Black
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Upgrade from a ProJect Debut III SE Very pleased with this purchase. Beautiful to look at, if not a tad quirky, a delight to listen to and a solid enough upgrade from my tweaked Project Debut III SE to justify the purchase. An excellent base from which to build an even better vinyl listening experience. A superb adjustable arm (VTA and Azimuth) that will take a range of MM and MC carteridges plus many other Pro-Ject branded upgrades available. My RPM 1 is connected to my 2016 Arcam Solo Movie 5.1 via a ProJect Phono Box S and Chord C-Line RCA interconnects. Can't recommend enough.
Date published: 2017-11-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Can't use it without a needle Bought this Project Turntable on the recommendation of the salesperson. Set it up a couple of days later to find the needle was hanging off and then it fell off. Rang the shop the next day who contacted the distributors Henley Audio who asked me to post the cartridge to them as they want to show it to the manufacturer. So its been nearly 2 weeks now and I still haven't been able to play a record. The review requested not to mention customer service but as i can't review the product I can only mention my experience so far.
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent value, excellent performance. Fabulous performance and easy to set up. Running it through my zeppelin with a pre amp and the sound is fantastic. Needs good cables to hook up though. One small detail, could do with a retaining clip onto secure the arm. No idea why there isn't one. Looks amazing too. Staff at the store were really helpful.
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from unbelievable sound!!! I connect this through a musical fidelity pre-amp and amp with system audio speakers,. Proper old school listening Well worth it
Date published: 2016-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely design Lovely design and fairly easy to set up even for a novice like me. Lovely sound. Very happy with the purchase. Excellent service from Nadia at Cambridge Richer Sounds.
Date published: 2016-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best at this price range Very good quality and nice design. The outer motor is completely silent, the speed is perfect and it's easy to change from 33 to 45. The cartridge is great to start with.
Date published: 2016-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible Sound, Sleek Design I upgraded from the project elemental, what a difference,the attention to detail is second to none like the de-coupled motor actually makes a difference, the sound is more open, bass is deep but controlled, the table also looks great its a simple design and goes well placed on top of my wood furniture and blends in well. If your looking for good looks and sound ... at this price point you dont need to look no further this table is a real winner!
Date published: 2016-08-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent turntable but with one improvement!!! Purchased this turntable at the beginning of the year and very impressed by it. Especially with the Ortofon 2M red cartridge which was supplied as part of the deal. Sound seemed good but not quite there. So I took the plunge and purchased an acrylic platter from Acryteller in German. Well the sound is amazing now and is real audiophile turntable. If you are prepared to spend that bit more you will not regret it
Date published: 2016-04-05
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We'll happily come to you!

Our experienced advisors are able to visit you at your home or place of work today, to help select the right equipment at the best prices.

6 Year Guarantee included What you get

Full parts and labour cover
If your unit goes wrong we'll fix it. No quibbles and no fuss. (Excludes projector bulbs)

Like for like machine replacement if unit is unrepairable
If, for any reason, we are unable to repair your unit, we'll replace it. Naturally, models do change, so while we can't guarantee that it will be the same model, we do guarantee that it will have equivalent specifications

Our VIP club is completely FREE for ALL customers and comprises a fantastic set of privileges. Sign up instantly in-store or online

Free UK delivery

Next day delivery and timed options available for online purchases of selected products. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later 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

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

Lowest price guaranteed! 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 / trace in discounts.
T&Cs apply

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

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