Pro-Ject Primary USB

Product Code: PRT046USB

£ 239.00

ex-vat: £ 199.17

The Pro-ject Primary USB adds a built-in phono stage with USB output to the brilliant basic Primary turntable. Simply install the belt and connect it to a system in order to enjoy vinyl playback on an affordable, traditional-design deck. Use the USB output to record your vinyl on your PC.

Like the Elemental, the Primary USB uses an 8.6” aluminium tonearm with sapphire bearings for optimal tracking. The tonearm is pre-configured for the supplied Ortofon OM 5E cartridge, so there’s no need to set-up the tracking force or anti-skate during installation. The motor is also the same perimeter belt-drive type, with a low-vibration synchronous motor that’s controlled by a built-in regulator for improved speed stability.

It has a high-quality MDF finish, and an acoustically neutral MDF platter/felt mat platform. The plinth is available in matte black, red or white finish. A detachable dust cover is included.

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Press Reviews

“The Primary is a synergy of good value parts maximising the hifi content by operating within their performance envelope. Overall – a balanced soundscape with clarity and bounce beyond expectation for this budget.” (review of non-USB version)

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Hi-Fi Pig



33/45 RPM
Speed Variance
33: 0.80% 45: 0.70%
Wow & Flutter
33: 0.29% 45: 0.27%
Effective Tonearm Length
8.6" (218.5 mm)
Effective Tonearm Mass
8.0 gr
22.0 mm
Tracking Force Range
0 - 325mn
Power Consumption
4.5 W
Dimensions (W x H x D)
420 x 112 x 330 mm
4 kg