Pro-Ject RPM 1 Carbon

Product Code: PRT053

£ 349.00

ex-vat: £ 290.83

The Pro-Ject RPM 1 Carbon offers significant technological improvements over its predecessor, the Genie. The new tonearm is a carbon fibre/aluminium resin construct, made using special heat and pressure treatments, with a new magnetic anti-skate mechanism and an improved counterweight with TPE damping. An Ortofon 2m Red cartridge is factory-mounted.

The completely decoupled motor is powered by an AC generator that’s connected to the new DC power supply. The inverted main bearing now utilises a ceramic ball, offering a more fluid and consistent platter rotation than ever before.

Available in red, white or black high gloss finishes, the RPM 1 Carbon is a turntable package with a phenomenal price/performance ratio.

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Press Reviews

“The RPM1 Carbon is a good budget package. Coming with a full set of accessories, a competent budget cartridge with a forward, modern sound… It will easily cope with cartridge upgrades and is tweak-able too, so the best can be had from such upgrades. At a low price, this is a fine way for beginners to spin LP.
“A good budget turntable package, with a clean, fast sound that is forward and gripping.”

Hi-Fi World

“Vocal growls in the recording are perfectly projected in front of the soundstage, demonstrating the genuine threedimensionality of the performance that is so well rendered by the Pro-Ject and has many of the characteristics of the company’s more expensive turntable packages, which is quite an achievement.”

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Hi-Fi Choice


33, 45 RPM (Manual Speed Change)
Drive Principle
Belt drive
1.6kg / 300mm
Wow & Flutter
± 0.13%
Speed Drift
± 0.19%
Signal to Noise
Pre-Fitted Cartridge
Ortofon 2M Red
Effective Arm Length
218.5 mm
Effective Arm Mass
13.5 g
22 mm
Tracking Force
0 - 25 mN
Dimensions (WxHxD)
380 x 110 x 350 mm
3.8 kg