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FS: Project RPM 1.3 Turntable Ortofon 2M Red Cartridge

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Price: $350
Item Condition: Very Good
Shipping Options: Pickup is available,Audition is not available, but in-person pickup can be arranged with limited personal contact
Suburb or Town: Kardinya
State: Western Australia
Payment Method: Paypal Cash Bank Transfer Credit Card
Reason for selling: NLR

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Project RPM 1.3 Turntable and Ortofon 2M Red Cartridge


Excellent turntable, very good condition, If you're going to produce turntables at a good price as project do, then you need a good design, leave out what you don't need and focus on the parts that matter, and in my opinion Project do that great.

 

I am not the first owner but when i purchased it the previous owner had hardly used it and the same has been true for me, so the cartridge has had little use and appears to be in good condition when studied with a magnifier. Sorry for the close up it is next to useless. 

 

The Deck is designed to have a round belt (about $25 to replace) It has a flat belt at the moment which is perhaps not right for the motor but i prefer the way it sits on the platter. I can't locate the round one.

 

The cartridge is the Ortofon 2M Red MM, a really great cartridge.

 

The whole package sounds very good, the turntable itself would suit further upgrades to the cartridge, despite the hype around spending more on an arm or turntable.

 

I have the original box so postage should not be too difficult, it will be at your cost and risk. I would prefer local pick up for obvious reasons.

 

A personal opinion: I have had and compared many, many turntables over the years and in my experience the matching of the cartridge and phono stage is by far the most important part of getting a good sound. The arm comes next. The actual turntable is the least important part. I could offer so many examples of this. We likely would never put an expensive arm and cart on this deck because we would tell ourself that the price of the deck does not warrant it. If you did though the difference between this and something more expensive would be minimal. It's a turntable and by nature of the vinyl you put on it they are musical. 


 

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