Pro-Ject RPM 3 Carbon 2M Silver
Manual turntable with 10” carbon tonearm
The entry into the RPM world
Speed33, 45 (manual speed change)Drive principleBelt drivePlatter300 mm MDFMains bearingStainless steel axle with ceramic ballSpeed drift33: +/- 0.14% I 45: +/- 0.11%Wow & flutter33: +/- 0.19% I 45: +/- 0.08%Signal to noise- 71dBTonearm10” carbon; aluminium and resinEffective arm length254 mmEffective arm mass16 gOverhang16 mmTracking force0 – 25 mNIncluded accessories15 volts DC / 500 mA power supplyPower connection110/240 Volt – 50 or 60 HzPower consumption5 watt max / < 0,5 watt standbyDimensions422 x 118 x 373 mm (WxHxD)Weight5.5 kg net
EISA Best Product 2015 – 2016
Benefitting from trickle-down technology developed for its costlier RPM-series turntables, this new deck features a host of engineering innovations to boost its sound. The V-shaped chassis and dynamically-balanced platter are both fashioned from MDF, the latter with a mat made from recycled LP vinyl, while the outboard 15V AC motor is driven by a compact synthesised power supply. The new 10in S-shaped tonearm is a key feature, comprising a damped alloy tube surrounded by a resin and carbon-fibre mix. This, in turn, carries a custom silver-wired version of Ortofon’s classic 2M moving-magnet cartridge, the final ingredient in what is a deeply impressive deck offering a remarkably stable and foot-tapping sound.
RPM 3 Carbon utilises evolutionary enhancements to improve the performance of the RPM series: A low resonance chassis holds an 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 10“ S-shaped tonearm tube is made from carbon fibre, aluminium and resin. Using a complex 3-step process with heat treatment and 100bar pressure, the 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 magnetic antiskating mechanism and a TPE-damped counterweight.
The RPM 3 Carbon is available with or without Ortofon 2M-Silver cartridge. A super shielded, semi-symmetrical, low-capacitance Pro-Ject Connect it E phono cable is included.
In the box:
- RPM 3 Carbon (with or without Ortofon 2M-Silver)
- Connect it E Phono Cable
- Adapter for 7“ singles
- Power supply
- Allen key, stylus pressure gauge