Pro-Ject RPM 1 Carbon Turntable


Our newest “BEST BUY” star implements a radical concept that does not compromise sound quality at an entry-level price

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RPM-1 Carbon utilises a lot of innovations and enhancements: A low resonance chassis holds a newly designed inverted platter bearing with ceramic ball for further reduced rumble. An outboard 15V AC motor is smoothly driven using an ultra-precision AC generator with DC power supply for further enhanced speed stability.

A completely new designed S-shaped tonearm tube is made from carbon fibre, aluminium and resin. Using a complex 3-step process with heat treatment and 100bar pressure, arm tube rigidity is strenghtened, 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 for the price and ultra-stylish look!


  • Precision belt drive using synchronous motor
  • NEW Ultra-precision DC-driven AC generator motor power
  • NEW Inverted platter bearing with ceramic ball
  • Platter made from MDF using felt mat
  • NEW 8,6” S-shaped tonearm made from carbon, aluminium, resin utilising special heat and pressure treatments
  • NEW Magnetic antiskating
  • NEW Counterweight with TPE damping
  • Supplied with high end Ortofon 2M Red cartridge

Fitted cartridge: 2M Red cartridge fitted
Nominal speeds: 33 / 45 r.p.m.
Dust cover: optional (Cover-It RPM)
Motor completely decoupled: Yes
RCA phono sockets: Yes
S-shaped tonearm: Yes
Effective tonearm length: 8.6″ (218.5mm)
Effective tonearm mass: 13.5g
Overhang: 22mm
Tracking force: 0 – 25mN
Speed variance: ±0.27 %
Wow and flutter: ±0.14 %
Signal to noise: -71dB
Platter weight/diameter: 1.6kg/300mm
Power supply type: Mains-fed outboard power supply. 220 – 240V, 50 cycles
Output voltage: 15V/500mA AC
Power consumption: 5 watt max / 0.5 watt standby
Dimensions: 380 x 110 x 350mm
Weight: 3.8kg

Additional Information

Weight 5.6 kg
Dimensions 32 x 41.5 x 11.8 cm

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