Pro-Ject RPM 5 Carbon 2M Bronze


Manual turntable with 9” Evo tonearm

Outboard AC Motor & Acrylic Platter

Technical Specifications

Speed 33, 45 (manual speed change)
Drive principle Belt drive
Platter 300 mm acrylic
Mains bearing Stainless steel axle with ceramic ball
Speed drift 33: +/- 0.12% I 45: +/- 0.10%
Wow & flutter 33: +/- 0.17% I 45: +/- 0.08%
Signal to noise 73dB
Tonearm 9” EVO carbon
Effective arm length 230 mm
Effective arm mass 8 g
Overhang 18 mm
Tracking force 0 – 25 mN
Included accessories 15 volts DC / 500 mA power supply
Power connection 110/240 Volt – 50 or 60 Hz
Power consumption 5 watt max / < 0,5 watt standby
Dimensions 430 x 150 x 323 mm (WxHxD)
Weight 8.0 kg net


Manual [pdf]


stereoplay reviews the RPM 5 Carbon

DE, 02.2019
Verdict: A neat yet powerful as well as good sounding drive topped with an outstanding MC cartridge. This combination performs effortlessly sensible. The turntable with an excellent main platter bearing contributes calm to music. With this turntable you get high-class sound for a still moderate amount of money.



Alexander Rose

Audio reviews the RPM 5 Carbon

DE, 06.2017

An excellent and affordable combination.

Sound rating: 95 points
Value for money: outstanding
Features: good
Operation: good
Build Quality: very good


Christian Möller

Audio Test reviews the RPM 5 Carbon

DE, 03. 2017

A real eye-catcher in every living room.
Its great smoothness and insensitivity to all resonances make it a high-end device in a class of its own.



Thomas Kirsche

RPM 5 Carbon utilises a radical concept with a lot of innovations, that originate from its big brother RPM 9 Carbon: A low resonance chassis holds a newly designed inverted platter bearing with ceramic ball for further reduced rumble. The acoustically inert platter is made from acrylic. An outboard 15V AC motor is smoothly driven using an ultra-precision AC generator with DC power supply for further enhanced speed stability. The classy 9“ Evo tonearm, which is made from carbon fibre is suitable for any high-quality MM or MC cartridge. A TPE-damped counterweight eliminates unwanted resonances.

The RPM 5 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 5 Carbon (with or without Ortofon 2M-Silver)
  • Connect it E Phono Cable
  • Record clamp
  • Adapter for 7“ singles
  • Power supply