RPM 5 Carbon
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 using free-standing 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
- Three high-gloss colours (black, red, white)
- Lid available as an option
|Speed||33, 45 (manual speed change)|
|Drive principle||Belt drive|
|Platter||300 mm acrylic|
|Mains bearing||Stainless steel axle with ceramic ball|
|Speed drift||33: +/- 0.12% I 45: +/- 0.10%|
|Wow & flutter||33: +/- 0.17% I 45: +/- 0.08%|
|Signal to noise||73dB|
|Tonearm||9” CC EVO carbon|
|Effective arm length||230 mm|
|Effective arm mass||8 g|
|Tracking force||0 - 25 mN|
|Included accessories||15 volts DC / 500 mA power supply|
|Power connection||110/240 Volt - 50 or 60 Hz|
|Power consumption||5 watt max / < 0,5 watt standby|
|Dimensions||430 x 150 x 323 mm (WxHxD)|
|Weight||8.0 kg net|
stereoplay reviews the RPM 5 Carbon
Verdict: A neat yet powerful as well as good sounding drive topped with an outstanding MC cartridge. This combination performs effortlessly sensible. The turntable with an excellent main platter bearing contributes calm to music. With this turntable you get high-class sound for a still moderate amount of money.
Audio reviews the RPM 5 Carbon
An excellent and affordable combination.
Sound rating: 95 points
Value for money: outstanding
Build Quality: very good
Audio Test reviews the RPM 5 Carbon
DE, 03. 2017
A real eye-catcher in every living room.
Its great smoothness and insensitivity to all resonances make it a high-end device in a class of its own.