Pro-Ject RPM 9 Carbon Turntable SuperPack With Connect-It/Sumiko Blackbird Cartridge

Model: RPM9CSP UPC: 9120050435360 Item: 165388

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RPM 9 Carbon Turntable SuperPack With Connect-It/Sumiko Blackbird Cartridge
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Due to extensive research and development, Pro-Ject Audio now lifts their classic RPM design to an even higher level. The RPM 9 Carbon uses a new extra heavy chassis which features a special CNC machined MDF plate that incorporates hard resin coated steel pellets to form an extra heavy precise sandwich construction. A special complex heat treatment and a carbon surface coating ensure superior low resonance levels. The mass-loaded chassis is effectively decoupled from its surface using magnetic feet. Combined with a new special polished aluminium platter with internal TPE damping and a vinyl layer on top, the inverted ceramic main bearing delivers an absolute stable turntable speed with extra low rumble.

The extra heavy outboard motor unit is equipped with a precise motor control and features a built-in switch between 33 & 45 rpm. Last but not least, the non-compromised 9“ Evo tonearm with conical carbon-fiber armtube and inverted bearing design ensures perfect tracking, even with demanding cartridges. Highly flexible top-grade copper internal wiring. Delivered with top-grade 5P phono cable “Connect it CC” with RCA plugs (XLR as an option).  

This turntable also comes with the Sumiko Blackbird phono cartridge. Designed for exceedingly low noise levels, wide dynamic range and the highest possible fidelity in its price class, Blackbird is destined to become an analog classic. Each cartridge is assembled using time honored, labor intensive techniques, hand calibrated and critically auditioned to meet the most rigorous standards of consistency.


Pro-Ject Audio RPM 9 Carbon Turntable Features:

  • Advanced sandwich construction of plinth with combination of MDF, carbon fiber and steel pellets
  • Plinth manufactured with thermo treatment
  • Mass loaded subchassis design with magnetic feet
  • Inverted main bearing with ceramic ball/plate
  • 7,2kg acoustically inert aluminium platter with TPE damping and vinyl mat on the top
  • DC power supply with AC motor
  • Precise DC driven AC generator (Speed Box) built-in
  • Electronic speed control with 33/45 rpm switching
  • 78 rpm optional
  • Outboard motor construction with massive steel base
  • Pre-mounted 9“ tonearm 9 cc Evolution


Pro-Ject Audio RPM 9 Carbon Turntable Specifications:

  • Speed: 33, 45 (electronic speed change)
  • Drive principle: belt drive
  • Platter: 7.2kg aluminium (300mm diameter)
  • Mains bearing: inverted stainless steel with ceramic ball/plate
  • Wow & flutter: 33: +/- 0,10% 45: +/- 0,10%
  • Speed drift: 33: +/- 0,10% 45: +/- 0,10%
  • Signal to noise: - 75dB
  • Tonearm: 9” Carbon
  • Effective arm length: 230 mm
  • Effective arm mass: 8.0 g
  • Overhang: 18mm
  • Tracking force: 10 - 35mN
  • Supplied counterweights: 5 - 7,5gr / 7 - 10gr / 9 - 11gr / 10 - 14gr
  • External power supply: 15 volts DC / 800mA
  • Power connection: 110/120 or 230/240 Volt - 50 or 60 Hz
  • Power consumption: 13 watt max / < 0.3 watt standby
  • Dimensions: 440 x 180 x 325mm (WxHxD)
  • Weight: 16.7 kg net


Sumiko Blackbird Cartridge Specifications:

  • Cartridge Type: High output MC
  • Stylus Type: Low mass elliptical
  • Cantilever: Long grain Boron
  • Dynamic Compliance: (x10-6 cm/dyne)12
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz-50Khz
  • Output Voltage/Channel: 2.5mV
  • Internal Impedance: 135 Ohms
  • Channel Separation: 35dB @ 1kHz
  • Channel Balance: 0.5dB @ 1kHz
  • Tracking Force Range: 1.8 ­ 2.2 grams
  • Cartridge Weight: 9.6 grams
  • Mounting System: Standard 0.5” hole spacing


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