Pro-Ject RPM 3 Carbon  

Manual turntable  


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Precision belt drive using free-standing synchronous motor  

Central mass point optimizes vibrancy behaviour  

Ultra precision DC-driven AC generator motor power  

Inverted platter bearing with ceramic ball  

Platter made from MDF using vinyl mat  

10 S-shaped tonearm made from carbon, aluminium, resin utilising special heat and pressure treatments  

Magnetic antiskating  

Counterweight with TPE damping  

Available with or without Ortofon 2M Silver cartridge  

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

Lid available as an option  


Ingenious entry to the world of audiophile luxury  


RPM 3 Carbon utilises evolutionary enhancements to improve the performance of RPM series: A low resonance chassis holds an inverted platter bearing with ceramic ball for further reduced rumble. An outboard 15V AC motor is smoothly driven using an ultra precision AC generator with DC power supply for further enhanced speed stability.  

A 10 S-shaped tonearm tube is made from carbon fibre, aluminium and resin. Using a complex 3-step process with heat treatment and 100bar pressure, arm tube rigidity is strenghtened, internal damping is maximized and resonances are reduced to a minimum. This makes the tonearm also suitable for MC cartridges. Additional features are a magnetic antiskating mechanism and a TPE-damped counterweight. All ingredients add up to a miracle in sound for the price and ultra-stylish look!  



RPM 3 Carbon n/c: 650,00  

RPM 3 Carbon 2M silver: 699,00  


EISA Award Winner 2015-2016  


EISA Award 2015-2016 Pressrelease  






Recommended accessories:  



Brush It

Clean It

Cover It RPM 1/3 Carbon

Spin Clean


Accessories for better sound and for playing 45rpm records:  

Adapt It

Clamp It

Connect It CC line

Ground It Carbon

Damp It

Vinyl Essentials


Recommended phono electronics:  

Phono Box DS


Accessories needed to play 78rpm gramophone records:  

Playing 78rpm gramophone records is not possible with RPM 3 Carbon turntable!  






Hi-Fi News Yearbook 2015 (UK): "What really marks it our from the crowd is its sheer 'completeness', delivering a sound that hugely exceeds the of its modes parts."  

Hi-Fi News 10/2015 (UK): "European turntable of the year 2015/2016"  

Stereo 10/2015 (Germany): "European turntable of the year 2015/2016"  

Hi-Fi News 09/2015 (UK): "Delivers a performance that lives and breathes in a surprisingly persuasive manner!"  

Stereo 08/2015  

HiFi World 08/2015  

HiFiles 05/2015  

LP 05/2015 


Last update 24.10.2016

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