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RPM 5 Carbon Turntable w/ Amethyst Cartridge - Black

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resonance-optimized audiophile model w/ 9" EVO Carbon Tonearm
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  • high-end model with striking design, decoupled outboard motor, and installed high-end cartridge
  • 9“ EVO carbon fiber tonearm
  • heavy, non-resonant acrylic platter for better sound performance
  • TPE-damped counterweight further reduces unwanted tonearm resonance
  • inverted platter bearing with ceramic ball for reduced rumble
  • outboard 15V AC motor, smoothly driven using an ultra-precise AC generator w/ DC power supply
  • pre-mounted with Sumiko Amethyst MM Cartridge ($599 when purchased separately)
  • low-resonance, carbon-wrapped MDF chassis
  • switchable 33 / 45 rpm, adjustable with easy-to-access belt adjustment
  • handmade in Europe

"RPM 5 Carbon implements the principles of its big brother, RPM 9 Carbon. The low-resonance, carbon-wrapped MDF chassis carries an inverted platter bearing with ceramic ball for ultra-low rumble. The acoustically inert platter is made from satinized acrylic. The outboard 15V AC motor is smoothly driven using an ultra-precise AC generator with DC power supply for further speed stability. The premium 9cc Evolution armtube & headshell are made from a single piece of carbon fiber and is suitable for an array of MM and MC cartridges. A TPE-damped counterweight further reduces unwanted resonance in the tonearm section. All told, RPM 5 Carbon represents a multi-faceted approach to getting your records to sound their very best… and at a stunning price when considering its implementations." - Pro-Ject


  • precision belt drive using free-standing synchronous motor
  • ultra-precision DC-driven AC generator motor power
  • inverted platter bearing with ceramic ball
  • acoustically inert acrylic platter
  • 9” cc EVO tonearm made from carbon
  • counterweight with TPE damping
  • adjustable aluminium tip-toe feet
  • tonearm will work with both MM and MC cartridges
  • note: in order to change speed (33/45rpm), you will adjust the belt around the circular motor drive.
  • note: does NOT include dustcover
  • Nominal speeds: 33/45 r.p.m.
  • speed variance 33: 0,12%, 45: 0,10%
  • wow and flutter 33: 0,17%, 45: 0,08%
  • signal to noise: 73dB
  • effective tonearm mass: 8g
  • effective tonearm length: 9 ” (230mm)
  • overhang: 18mm
  • power consumption: 5 W max / <0,3W standby
  • outboard power supply: 15V DC / 800 mA AC, 90-264V AC, 47 – 63Hz
  • 12.7 x 16.9 x 5.9" / 323 x 430 x 150 mm
  • 17.6 lbs. / 8 kg


  • pre-mounted Sumiko Amethyst Cartridge

    UPC: 9120097825148

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