What Hi-Fi Award Winner 2018 - Best Turntable under £200
"The Primary E confidently nails the basics, from an even tonal balance to a delivery that’s clear and clean and spacious enough to keep things coherent."
Like when the original, now iconic, Debut turntable burst onto the scene in 1999, the Primary E has been designed to offer a hi-fi friendly alternative to vinyl music lovers who are limited by their budget. Where the majority of affordable turntables are impacted by flimsy, plastic components or poor quality accessories, the Primary E is a reliable, made-in-Europe product designed by a leading analogue audio company. Protect your records and enjoy their sound with Primary E.
Offering exactly the same features and performance as the multi-award winning Primary record player, the Primary E is available for an even more appealing price because of its direct-wired 230V motor.
The quiet-running, stable motor is direct-fed to the mains - like many other popular designs from the Pro-Ject range, such as the original, award-winning Debut Carbon - reducing the need for internal signal processing and an external power supply. The end result of this change is a turntable that still sounds like a true piece of hi-fi, but that costs less than ever before.
The Primary E's 8.6" aluminium tonearm uses sapphire bearings for optimal tracking across a record side. The tonearm is designed specially for use with the supplied Ortofon OM cartridge, and it's pre-configured to play straight out of the box with no fiddly setup.
The overall aesthetic of the Primary E has a sleek, retro appeal thanks to its consistent matte black finish. The included detachable dust cover also brings extra convenience and protection when the turntable is not in use. The Primary E is terminated with RCA cables for direct connection to a Moving-Magnet phono stage.
The Primary E turntable proves that hi-fi quality turntables don’t need to be complicated. Simply install the belt and connect it to a system in order to enjoy vinyl playback on an affordable device that won’t hurt your records.
- Instant playback with super-easy setup
- Pre-adjusted tracking force & anti-skating force
- Pre-mounted Ortofon OM cartridge
- 8.6” aluminium tonearm with sapphire bearings
- Belt drive with silicone belt
- Low vibration synchronous motor direct-fed by mains
- Pre-mounted gold-plated RCA interconnect cable
- Special turntable feet for effective decoupling
- Acrylic lid included
|Replacement Stylus:||Ortofon Stylus 1S|
|Pre-Fitted Cartridge:||Ortofon OM|
|Nominal Speeds:||33 / 45 RPM (Manual)|
|Speed Variance:||33: 0.80%
|Wow & Flutter:||33: 0.29%
|Platter:||300mm MDF (0.8kg)|
|Effective Tonearm Length:||8.6" (218.5mm)|
|Effective Tonearm Mass:||8.0g|
|Tracking Force Range:||0 - 25mN|
|Dimensions:||420 x 112 x 330mm|
|Expected Dispatch Time||3 - 5 Working Days|