Pro-Ject RPM 5 Carbon


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Ingenious styling for audiophile listeners


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“ cc 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. All ingredients add up to a miracle in sound for the price. Its ultra-stylish look is available in 3 exclusive high-gloss finish versions.



• Precision belt drive principle using synchronous motor  

• Ultra-precision DC-driven AC generator motor power  

• Inverted platter bearing with ceramic ball  

• Acoustical inert acrylic platter  

• 9” cc EVO tonearm made from carbon  

• Counterweight with TPE damping  

• Adjustable aluminium tip-toe feet  

• Available with or without Ortofon Quintet red cartridge  

• 3 high-gloss colours (black, red, white)  

• Lid available as an option  



Technical data

Pro-Ject RPM 5 Carbon

Speed33, 45 (manual speed change)
Drive principlebelt drive
Platter300mm acrylic
Mains bearingstainless steel axle with ceramic ball
Wow & flutter33: +/- 0,12% I 45: +/- 0,10%
Speed drift33: +/- 0,17% I 45: +/- 0,08%
Signal to noise– 73dB
Tonearm9” cc EVO carbon
Effective arm length230 mm
Effective arm mass8 g
Tracking force0 – 25mN
Power supply15 volts DC / 800 mA power supply
110/240 Volt – 50 or 60 Hz
Power consumption5 watt max / < 0,3 watt standby
Dimensions430 x 150 x 323 mm (WxHxD)
Weight8,0 kg net