Pro-Ject RPM 1 Carbon manual turntable

Manual vinyl turntable with S-shaped carbon fibre tonearm

Ortofon 2M Red cartridge

Phono cable

Dust cover (optional)


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After the recent success of its RPM1 model, the Austrian manufacturer is back in force with this new and improved version of its famous best-seller. It contains all of the key ingredients that made its predecessor such a success, as well as several notable upgrades.

Pro-Ject RPM 1 Carbon : Plinth and platter

For example, it has retained the original model’s glossy MDF plinth, which sits on three feet that reduce vibration and provide it with excellent stability.

The platter is also made of glossy MDF in the same colour as the plinth.

Pro-Ject RPM 1 Carbon Platter

The inverted brass bearing comes complete with a ceramic ball, which works to improve rotation and reduce friction and noise.

It comes with a conventional felt platter mat.

Pro-Ject RPM 1 Carbon : Tonearm and cartridge

The tonearm has been completely revamped, keeping its S shape but getting rid of the aluminium tube and headshell.

Pro-Ject RPM 1 Carbon Tonearm

The tube is now made of a carbon fibre and resin combo, mounted onto a very fine aluminium body. Pro-Ject uses a complex 3 step procedure combined with high pressure heat treatment (100 bars)! This design gives the tube remarkable rigidity as well as optimal internal damping. All of these technologies are designed to minimise vibration as much as possible.

The counterweight is damped using thermoplastic elastomers (TPE).

The anti-skating mechanism now works magnetically from the tonearm bearing.

Pro-Ject RPM 1 Carbon Antiskating

It comes fitted as standard with the Ortofon 2M Red cartridge.

Pro-Ject RPM 1 Carbon : Accessories

The tonearm cables are not captive, which means that it can be used with a higher quality model such as the Pro-Ject Connect It CC cable.

It is also worth nothing that Pro-Ject also offers an optional dust cover to protect the RPM1 (COVER IT for RPM3, Genie 1.3, Carbon 1) from damage.

Pro-Ject RPM 1 Carbon : Motor and drive

The motor is fully decoupled from the turntable. It is housed in protective casing to reduce vibrations.

It still has an AC synchronous motor, but is now powered by a DC current from an external 15V power supply.

An AC generator delivers an 100% stable AC current.

Pro-Ject RPM 1 Carbon Drive

Pro-Ject RPM 1 Carbon : Listening and test review

From the opening bars, we were impressed by the dynamic range and sense of rhythm that the RPM1 Carbon has to offer, breathing new life into your record collection!

It keeps time perfectly and with remarkable control. The bass is well-articulated and nuanced. It’s a benchmark product in this range, offering incredible detail and impressive transparency for a turntable of this price.

Noise levels remain low across all registers, and the sound stage feels more full-bodied and precise than the previous model. We also noticed that the stereo sound is far more clear and expressive.

The middle register delivers incredible precision and timbre, and the vocals are full of presence and emotion.

Pro-Ject RPM 1 Carbon : Unboxing

On the whole it is very user-friendly, and we are big fans of its minimalist and audiophile-friendly aesthetic!

And at this price, the Pro-Ject RPM1 Carbon blows the competition out of the water! It’s definitely one of the best options in its price range. great job!’


NOTE: the Speed Box 1 , 2 and S are not compatible with the following DC motors: Debut Carbon, Debut Carbon Esprit, Debut Carbon USB, RPM1 Carbon, RPM3 Carbon...


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Turntable: rigid

Drive principle: silicone belt

Speed: 33 and 45 rpm (manual change)

Bearing: inverted, stainless steel with bronze housing and ceramic ball

Tonearm: 8.6'' S in carbon/aluminium/Resin

Effective tonearm weight: 13.5 g

Effective tonearm length: 218.5 mm

Speed stability: +/-0.27%

Wow: +/-0.14%

Signal-to-noise ratio -71 dB

Platter: MDF diameter 30 cm

Synchronous motor separate from the turntable

Power supply: separate 15 V DC

Consumption: 5 W

Dimensions 380 x 110 x 350 mm

Weight: 3.8 kg

Tonearm cables: non captive -

Cartridge: Ortofon 2M Red.

Dust cover: Optional (Cover It RPM 3,1.3 Genie, 1Carbon)

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Customer reviews


Quel Plaisir!!!!!!

De redécouvrir les vinyles qui ont bercé mon enfance.
j'ai réécouté depuis quelques semaines les vinyles sur une vielle pl 300, et la je me suis dit allé j’investis.
Et bien je ne suis pas déçu de cette rpm 1 carbon, une belle finition laqué, un beau bras en carbon et ça belle cellule.
Couplé à mon LX 87 et mes B&W 604 S3, c'est un vrai plaisir que d’écouter les Floyd (l'original de 1973).
Tout les vinyles laissés dans l'armoire se retrouve ressuscités.
Merci à l’équipe de, pour le sérieux de l'emballage et pour ça rapidité.
Le petit plus que j'ai appréciés, le bon de contrôle signé de la main du technicien, très professionnel.
A bientôt.

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Pro-Ject RPM 1 Carbon manual turntable

Pro-Ject RPM 1 Carbon manual turntable

Manual vinyl turntable with S-shaped carbon fibre tonearm

Ortofon 2M Red cartridge

Phono cable

Dust cover (optional)


The promise: all of our turntables are set up and tested before delivery!

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