Pro-Ject RPM 3 Carbon Turntable
The latest edition to the RPM range of turntables follows on from where the hugely popular Genie 3 left off. The RPM 3 Carbon also boasts a number of improvements from its sibling, the new RPM 1 Carbon.
The new RPM 3 Carbon design has been upgraded to significantly reduce resonance across the turntable. While maintaining the instantly recognisable shape, this turntable boasts improvements in the tonearm, bearing, and motor.
The brand new tonearm is a carbon fibre/aluminium resin construct, made using special heat and pressure treatments. The result of this new design is a tonearm that is more solid and anti-resonant than ever before at this price, while maintaining a light weight. The arm is finished off with a pre-fitted Ortofon 2M Silver cartridge and a new magnetic anti-skate mechanism.
The improved counterweight also utilises TPE damping in the form of an anti-resonant ring around the fixing point.
The new vinyl topped sandwich platter creates the perfect surface for your vinyl to play on with no need for a mat.
The completely decoupled motor is based upon the same design as the Xpression Carbon, 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.
Pro-Ject RPM 3 Carbon Key Features:
- Precision belt drive using synchronous motor
- Precision belt drive turntable with decoupled synchronous motor
- PCB-controlled motor with highly precise speed stability
- Vinyl-topped MDF sandwich platter
- Inverted platter bearing with ceramic ball
- High-mass base plate beneath main bearing controls resonances
- 10” S-Shape carbon fibre/aluminium tonearm
- Magnetic anti-skate system
- Counterweight with TPE damping
- Pre-fitted Ortofon 2M Silver cartridge
- Dust cover available as optional extra
RPM 3 Carbon
|Speed||33, 45 (manual speed change)|
|Drive principle||belt drive|
|Mains bearing||stainless steel axle with ceramic ball|
|Wow & flutter||33: +/- 0,14% I 45: +/- 0,11%|
|Speed drift||33: +/- 0,19% I 45: +/- 0,08%|
|Signal to noise||- 71dB|
|Tonearm||10” carbon; aluminium and resin|
|Effective arm length||254 mm|
|Effective arm mass||16 g|
|Tracking force||0 - 25mN|
|Included accessories||15 volts DC / 800 mA power supply|
|Power connection||110/240 Volt - 50 or 60 Hz|
|Power consumption||5 watt max / < 0,5 watt standby|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||447 x 118 x 373mm|
|Weight||5,5 kg net|