Description

RPM 5 Carbon implements the principles of its big brother, RPM 9 Carbon. The low-resonance, carbon-wrapped MDF chassis carries an inverted platter bearing with ceramic ball for ultra-low rumble. The acoustically inert platter is made from satinized acrylic. The outboard 15V AC motor is smoothly driven using an ultra-precise AC generator with DC power supply for further speed stability. The premium 9cc Evolution armtube & headshell are made from a single piece of carbon fiber and is suitable for an array of MM and MC cartridges. A TPE-damped counterweight further reduces unwanted resonance in the tonearm section. All told, RPM 5 Carbon represents a multi-faceted approach to getting your records to sound their very best… and at a stunning price when considering its implementations.

Sumiko Stylus Replacement & A Unique Tour of the MM Design

Sumiko Phono Cartridges pair well with Pro-Ject tonearms. Their sonic synergy delivers non-fatiguing music that can be enjoyed for hours with no sacrifice to low-level detail & resolution- the things that make our music reproduction spring to life! Upgrading your stylus is an easy, low-risk path to immediate, audible improvement in your analog experience that only improve with break-in. Cartridge/stylus break-in occurs progressively as you listen. Our listeners notice the greatest degree of improvement in the 20-50 hour range. CLICK HERE to view the video tutorial for replacing and/or upgrading your Sumiko stylus! Also enjoy our gorgeous rendering of a Sumiko moving magnet cartridge in action HERE.

True Balanced – Get Blown Away

Setting us apart from the competition, all Pro-Ject turntables are configured for balanced operation.* Switching to balanced is no subtle upgrade and promises to redefine ‘reference’ sound quality in your turntable system. What’s needed to get there are a) a moving coil cartridge, b) a turntable with balanced phono outputs, c) a phono preamp with balanced phono inputs and d) a balanced cable carrying the phono signal from turntable to phono preamp. Typically a much more costly endeavor, Pro-Ject has changed that landscape by offering products that make the technology attainable to any serious listener.

RPM 5 Carbon comes equipped with a balanced RCA/ground phono output and can be run balanced with an RCA > mini XLR phono cable and a balanced phono stage with a mini XLR input (Phono Box S3 B & DS3 B). The turntable ships with an RCA/ground > RCA/ground phono cable for maximum compatibility out of the box (unbalanced dual single-ended RCA/ground is by far the most common connection type in phono). Balanced add-ons are sold separately. Browse options for balanced phono preamps & cables in the reel below!

*Excluding turntables with built-in phono preamps.

Additional information
Weight8 kg
Dimensions32.3 × 43 × 15 cm
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Features

    • Precision belt drive using free-standing synchronous motor
    • Ultra-precision DC-driven AC generator motor power
    • Inverted platter bearing with ceramic ball
    • Acoustically inert acrylic platter
    • 9” cc EVO tonearm made from carbon
    • Counterweight with TPE damping
    • Adjustable aluminium tip-toe feet
    • Three high-gloss colours (black, red, white)
    • Handmade in Europe

 

Specs

    • Nominal speeds: 33/45 r.p.m.
    • Speed variance 33: 0,12%, 45: 0,10%
    • Wow and flutter 33: 0,17%, 45: 0,08%
    • Signal to noise: 73dB
    • Effective tonearm mass: 8g
    • Effective tonearm length: 9 ” (230mm)
    • Overhang: 18mm
    • Power consumption: 5 W max / <0,3W standby
    • Outboard power supply: 15V DC / 800 mA AC, 90-264V AC, 47 – 63Hz