Trend: Entry Level turntables
Listening to analogue records has grown in popularity enormously over the last couple of years. This trend has enticed a lot of manufacturers from far and wide to enter the turntable game. These new players are trying to get a piece of the cake with plastic, features, low quality and cheap prices. They forget what makes a real turntable – sound quality! Only with high quality components and precision can you extract all the detail from the micro-grooves of your record. Plastic, lightweight platters, flimsy tonearms and low quality cabling with primitive cartridges are not suited for real HiFi grade turntables.
Pro-Ject‘s response: Primary E
With a smart tonearm design ProJect were able to combine pure sound quality with an easy setup. Their plug&play design with pre-adjusted tracking force and anti-skating has saved them costs and is extremely efficient in handling for their customers. With no compromise in sound. On contraire, the lightweight and low friction aluminium tonearm is optimized for the Ortofon OM series and will bring out its maximum potential. With intelligent construction and without needless features they were able to keep the price attractive, despite this product being hand-made in Europe.
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. Decent body and substance cling reliably to every frequency, and that’s made all the more enjoyable by a spirited sense of drive and momentum. The Pro-Ject wilfully promotes vinyl's warmth and sweetness, communicating vocals as well as the contrasting sense of effort behind drum beats.
The Primary E has an entertainingly musical performance and its priority seems to be entertainment.
- Belt-drive with synchronous motor
- Ortofon quality cartridge
- Vibration absorbing feet
- NO plastic
- Machined special composite fibre chassis
- Light-weight, high-precision aluminium tonearm
- Sapphire tonearm bearing
- Gold-plated contacts
- Stainless steel and bronze bushing
- Elegant dust cover with adjustable hinges
- Silicon belt with optimum damping
- Hand-made in Europe
Vinyl Records are inherently statically charged and attract dust, fluff and grit like a magnet. To protect that atmospheric sound of playing your precious vinyl we highly recommend you invest in the anti-static AM Vinyl Brush. It will prevent your stylus running over these contaminants and damaging your records.
The AM Record Cleaner Box Set not only includes the Anti-Static Record Cleaning Brush but also an equally important stylus cleaner to remove the build up on the stylus due to playing your vinyl. The record cleaner fluid and cloth are the perfect solution to cleaning up your record collection and optimising your vinyl listening experience.