Pro-Ject Primary

Product Code: PRT046

£ 189.00

ex-vat: £ 157.50

The Pro-ject Primary proves that hi-fi quality turntables don’t need to be complicated. Simply install the belt and connect it to a system in order to enjoy vinyl playback on an affordable, traditional-design deck.

Like the Elemental, the Primary 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.

Please note: you’ll need a phono stage to use the Primary. Don’t have a phono stage? Then consider the Pro-Ject Primary Phono USB, which has one built in.

Download the user manual.


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.”

Read the full review.

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