Pro-jectRPM-10.1Pro-ject RPM-10.1 Evolution with Sumiko Blackbird LO CartridgeWhen you think of a reference turntable do you fear having to trade in your car or mortgage your house? Not anymore.The Pro-Ject RPM-10.1 Turntable offers tremendous value and performance that’s i...1900.00

Pro-ject RPM-10.1 Evolution with Sumiko Blackbird LO Cartridge [Expired]

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When you think of a reference turntable do you fear having to trade in your car or mortgage your house? Not anymore.The Pro-Ject RPM-10.1 Turntable offers tremendous value and performance that’s incredible for any price. This unit is a year old with less than 25 hours of playing time and comes with the 10cc Evolution tonearm, Sumiko Blackbird LO Cartridge and Optional fiberglass cover as shown in picture.This table sounds great and looks fantastic and is a major step up from budget tables sold at the advertised price.

From Manufacturer's Website:

The elegant teardrop chassis of the RPM-10.1 is filled with granulate damping and weighted with a substantial metal block. The motor resides in an outboard metal housing for complete vibration isolation. The entire package sits upon a damping platform with magnetically supported feet for isolation from footfalls and vibration.

Massive platters offer explosive dynamics and high resolution but also cause bearings to rumble and wear out. The RPM-10.1’s solid acrylic platter is supported by opposing magnets, leaving almost no weight on the ultra-quiet ceramic ball/plate bearing.

Pro-Ject’s best 10″ tonearm, the 10cc Evolution ($1,299), is included at no extra cost. This state-of-the art ‘arm’s wand and head-shell are constructed from a single piece of carbon-fiber. The inverted bearing features hardened stainless-steel tips and the counterweight is Sorbothane-damped to avoid resonance. The 10″ length offers superior tracking angles to 9″ ‘arms, ensuring consistent sound from one edge of the record to the other.

33 1/3 and 45 RPM are available via manual adjustment. High-gloss piano dark-grey is the only color available (as pictured).  Note:  Due to a slight pearl effect in the finish the turntable and plinth ARE the same color.  The pictures and lighting make them look slightly different, but they do match perfectly.

Weighty but well-priced, this player vindicates Pro-Ject’s work on plinth materials, but what really makes it work so well is the high-grade 10cc Evolution arm. There is clean, deep bass quality that allows the rhythmic drive of the music to come through, solid but not heavy-footed. Giving an uncolored and open mid-range with fine imaging, this is a well-balanced, vice-free package, and very good value.

TAS Editor’s Choice Award


• Chassis, motor housing and granulate filled equipment base Ground it deluxe piano-lacquered dark grey  

• The equipment base Ground it deluxe rests on four individually height-adjustable magnetic field feet.  

• A quiet running AC motor with a two-step pulley drives the platter's outside edge via a belt.  

• The medium density fiber plinth stands on three height-adjustable Sorbothane®-damped aluminium cones.  

• Granulate filled plinth guarantees constant damping. A supplied spirit level allows easy adjustment.  

• The motor is mounted in a separate metal housing to eliminate vibration transmission.  

• The resonance-optimized platter is a sandwich construction utilizing an acrylic platter weighing 5,4Kg and a brass record puck.  

• The magnet supported (amount of support adjustable), inverted bearing uses a stainless-steel axle carrying a ceramic ball on which the ceramic bearing plate runs.  

• Central metal block optimizes center of gravity and damps main bearing.  

• Connection to the phono input of the amplifier can be made with connecting cables of your taste through the gold plated phono sockets and earth screw.  

• External power supply avoids potential electro-mechanical interference.  

Tonearm Pro-Ject 10cc Evolution  

• The head-shell and arm-tube are fashioned from a single piece of carbon-fiber.  

• Conical arm-tube avoids standing wave reflections.  

• Inverted tonearm bearing comprises four hardened stainless tips in ABEC7 spec ball-races.  

• Rings provide very solid arm bearing housings. The massive outside ring is open to avoid resonances.  

• Sorbothane®-damped counterweight effectively counteracts unwanted resonances.  

• The counterweights supplied are suitable for cartridges weighing between 4 - 6g, 5 - 8g, 6 - 10g or 8 - 14g. An alternative counterweight for cartridges weighing between 15 - 20g or 16 - 22g is available as an accessory part.  

• Counterweight shaft lowered to record level reduces cantilever forces and dynamic wow when playing warped records.  

• Solid arm-base permits accurate height adjustment of arm-tube and VTA (vertical tracing angle).  

• Single-screw fixing of arm-tube allows rotation for easy adjustment of needle azimuth despite fixed head-shell.  

• Silicone-damped arm lift can be adjusted to suit working height of the arm.  

• The internal wiring consists of flexible high-purity copper from the head-shell right through to the gold-plated phono sockets.  

Technical data

- Nominal speeds: 33 / 45 r.p.m. - Dust cover: Pro-Ject Cover it (Optional) - Record weight: yes - Motor in separate housing: yes - RCA phono sockets: yes - Sorbothane-damped aluminium cones: yes - Central metal block: yes - Granulate filled plinth: yes - Ground it deluxe 3 included: yes - Granulate filled equipment base: yes - Tonearm: Pro-Ject 10cc Evolution - Carbon-fibre headshell and armtube: yes - Effective tonearm length:10 " (245mm) - Effective tonearm mass:8.5g - Overhang: 16mm - Supplied counterweight: cartridge weight 4 - 6g, 5 - 8gcartridge weights 6 - 10g, 8 - 14g - Optional counterweight: cartridge weight 15 - 20g, 16 - 22g - Downforce range: 10 - 35mN - Speed variance: ±0,5 % - Wow and flutter: ±0,01 % - Signal to noise: -73dB - Platter weight/diameter: 5,4kg/300mm - Power supply type: Mains-fed outboard power supply100 - 110V, 60 cycles - Output voltage16V/500mA  - ACPower consumption: 2W - Dimensions: 480 x 210 x 330mm - Dimension Ground it deluxeIII : 500 x 65 x 400mm (including cones)H without cones 45mm - Weight14,5kg + motor unit 2kg - Weight Ground it deluxe III11,6kg 

Sumiko Blackbird LO MC 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.


Cartridge Type:
Low output MC

Stylus Type:
Low mass elliptical

Long grain Boron

Dynamic Compliance:
12x10-6 cm/dyne

Frequency Response:

Output Voltage/Channel:

Load Impedance:
>100 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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