Project RPM1 CARBON Turntable

Project RPM1 CARBON (Black)

Turntable

In stock
£375
"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.

6 Year Guarantee included

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

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

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

Richer Sounds are happy to offer FREE delivery* on the vast majority of our products to blind, partially sighted and disabled customers. (*see our delivery page for T&Cs.)

Please place orders online, then contact webaftersales@richersounds.com who will advise on how to arrange the refund of your delivery charge.
"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.
Auto/Manual manual
Belt Drive/Direct Drive belt_drive
Carbon Fibre Tonearm Yes
Cartridge Included? Ortofon 2m Red - MM
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 380 x 350 x 110
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 Great Sound, and good looks Got this to replace my old turntable, as the motor had died. Was looking for one which would fit on a narrow shelf, so this was ideal, as the platter can hang over the front. Looks fantastic, and sound quality spot on via Cambridge amp. Seems very well contructed, and so far have had no issues.
Date published: 2019-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Upgrade from a Denon dp200 Having recently bought a hi res sound card, and an ultrasonic vinyl bath, I figured the rpm1 would be a good but due to the upgrade paths it offers (acrylic platter and upgrade to 2m blue stylus. I’m using a rega fono mk2 preamp, and have to say, not one person who has sat with me to listen to it has failed to be astounded by it. I’m running the feet and motor on three thick cork mats, then set it level using a vinyl weight with a spirit level. Then just followed the setup guide for weight and anti-skate, and fitted the pro-ject optional cork mat. My original plans were to swap stylus and platter straight away, however having ran up nearly 50 hours I’m afraid to upset the balance of quite how good this little turntable is. Magnificent. It stages old vinyl like Ultravox - Vienna, so so well, far beyond it’s price point. So well that my father sat with his head in his hands in disbelief that his 30+ year old vinyl was revealing things he hadn’t heard previously. I’ve since bought a further 800 records, rather than upgrade. It feels like I’ve found home in this turntable.
Date published: 2018-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Meaty, beaty, big and bouncy My records all sound much better now. This is a very good thing. It even looks pretty cool. Excellent sound for the price. It also looks like it's built to last... Here's hoping.
Date published: 2018-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Turntable looks good and sound fantastic This turntable is extremely good in terms of sound. We have had set up for the past week and can not fault it.
Date published: 2018-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful looks, warm rich sounds I bought this based partly on aesthetics and partly on previous reviews. Completely satisfied. Easy to set up and once combined with a Pro-ject pre-amp, a really solid sound through our micro system. Great detail on all the genres I play on it.
Date published: 2018-03-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quality Kit Looks cool compared to the bog standard design of most turntables. Much improved sound over my Pioneer turntable only negative is that you have to buy the dust cover separate & it’s just a piece of plastic, maybe the designers could of thought a bit more about this as who wants a dust laden turntable.
Date published: 2017-11-18
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
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Project RPM1 CARBON (Black) is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 24.
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6 Year Guarantee included

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

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

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

Richer Sounds are happy to offer FREE delivery* on the vast majority of our products to blind, partially sighted and disabled customers. (*see our delivery page for T&Cs.)

Please place orders online, then contact webaftersales@richersounds.com who will advise on how to arrange the refund of your delivery charge.