RPM 1 Carbon - Official Pro-Ject Audio Systems USA

Our RPM 1 Carbon implements a radical concept that does not compromise sound quality at an entry-level price. RPM 1 Carbon utilizes a lot of innovations and enhancements: A low resonance chassis holds a newly designed inverted platter bearing with a ceramic ball for a further reduced rumble. An outboard 15V AC motor is smoothly driven using an ultra-precision AC generator with a DC power supply for further enhanced speed stability. A completely new designed S-shaped tonearm tube is made from carbon fiber, aluminum, and resin. Using a complex 3-step process with heat treatment and 100bar pressure, arm tube rigidity is strengthened, internal damping is maximized and resonances are reduced to a minimum. This makes the tonearm also suitable for MC cartridges. Additional features are a new magnetic anti-skating mechanism and a TPE-damped counterweight. All ingredients add up to a miracle in sound with the RPM 1 Carbon for a low price but ultra-stylish look!

Additional information
Weight3.8 kg
Dimensions35 × 38 × 11 cm

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    • Precision belt drive using synchronous motor
    • Ultra-precision DC-driven AC generator motor power
    • Inverted platter bearing with ceramic ball
    • Platter made from MDF using felt mat
    • 8,6” S-shaped tonearm made from carbon, aluminium, resin utilising special heat and pressure treatments
    • Magnetic antiskating
    • Counterweight with TPE damping
    • 3 high-gloss colours (black, red, white)
    • Handmade in Europe



    • Nominal speeds: 33/45 r.p.m.
    • Speed variance 33: 0,14%, 45: 0,13%
    • Wow and flutter 33: 0,27%, 45: 0,1%
    • Signal to noise: 71dB
    • Effective tonearm mass: 13,5g
    • Effective tonearm length: 8,6 ” (218,5mm)
    • Overhang: 22mm
    • Power consumption: 5 W max / < 0,5W standby
    • Outboard power supply 15V DC / 500mA , universal power supply


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