Pro-Ject RPM 3 Carbon Turntable
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.
Available in Red, White or Black high gloss finishes, the RPM 3 Carbon is a turntable package that offers truly phenomenal value for money.
Ratings & Reviews
The minimalist design of the RPM 3 looks awesome. But the performance of the RPM3 is excellent as well. "Hi-Fi News" did a report on the RPM3. They checked speed with an oscilloscope found W&F = .03%/.03%; Speed Accuracy = .03%. Those are stellar numbers. The 10” carbon-fiber/alloy tonearm on the RPM3 seems frictionless when adjusting Tracking Force with a balance scale. The RPM3 has magnetic anti-skate, adjustable Vertical Tracking Angle, and adjustable Azimuth. The included Sumiko Blue Point 2 is a high performance high output moving coil cartridge. The detached motor is quiet. I can bury the volume on my integrated amp and hear no hum, no rumble. I highly recommend this turntable / cartridge package.