Pro-Ject - RM-5.1 SE Turntable




Product No.:
T RM-5.1 SE


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The RM-5.1 SE makes a stunning design and audio performance statement in a “value oriented” performance package featuring a Sumiko Blue Point No.2 high-output moving coil cartridge that is factory mounted for your convenience. A resonance-optimized platter made from MDF with integrated vinyl mat rests upon an MDF plinth with a suspended motor assembly optimized for low resonance and speed stability. The table incorporates a stainless steel axle that runs on a Teflon bearing plate in a bronze housing for lower wow-and-flutter and superior speed accuracy. Three-point aluminum cone feet further reduce noise and vibration. A fixed headshell 9” carbon fiber tonearm with precision Swiss bearings and rigid carbon fiber arm tube provides superior tracking and cartridge control. Accurate adjustment of both VTA and azimuth is easy. Detachable interconnect cable and a screw down record clamp are included. 14.6”w x 5.7”h x 11.8”d without dustcover, 18.1”w x 8.6”h x 14.4”d with dustcover (optional*).

Fitted Cartridge: Sumiko Blue Point No. 2
Amplifier Connection: MM Input
Nominal Speeds: 33 / 45 rpm (78 RPM Optional)
Dust Cover: Pro-Ject Cover It 2 (optional)
Record Clamp: Supplied
RCA Phone Jacks: Yes
Rubber-Dampled Aluminum Cone Feet: Yes
Central Metal Block: Yes
Tonearm: Pro-Ject 9cc
Tonearm with Carbon Fiber Armtube: Yes
Effective Tonearm Length: 9 " (230mm)
Effective Tonearm Mass: 8.5g
Overhang: 18mm
Supplied Counterweight: Cartridge Weight 6 - 10g
Optional Counterweights: Cartridge weights 11 - 15g, 8 - 11g, 5 - 8g
Downforce Range: 10-30mN
Speed Variance: ±0.5%
Wow & Flutter: ±0.08%
Signal to Noise: -70dB
Platter Weight/Diameter: 1.75kg/300mm
Power Supply: 16V/500mA AC
Power Consumption: 2W
Dimensions (W x H x D): 14.6 x 5.7 x 11.8 inches, 371 x 145 x 300mm
Weight: 14.4 lbs., 6.5kg
Finish: Dark Grey Piano Lacquer Plinth



Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 2 person(s) rated this product.

Beautiful value!

posted on 07/19/2014
5 Stars
Reviewer: Grant
First turntable. I wanted to get something with a great reputation, but also a model that was at least one or two steps above the base model turntables. This was a perfect fit! Carbon fiber tonearm is light yet sturdy, cartridge is durable, and extracts plenty of detail. Interesting how this turntable does not use a mat, and instead the platter holds the vinyls steady. The tonearm, cartridge, base are already connected, but the feet need to be attached. Motor is already in place, and easy instruction to attach "rubber" band to turning point for platter. Two options. 33+1/3 or 45 rpm. 78 rpm is available as an add on. Counter weight and downforce are IMPOSSIBLE to figure out through instruction material. No 3D pictures, only a diagram labeling the ASSEMBLED turntable. Annoying, but easy to figure out with online research. Oh yeah, phono cable is very short. Easy operation, love the sound, and great reproduction, but understand it is a low output cartridge

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