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So I’ve given up on my project RPM 5 Carbon. 
The channel imbalance and my consequent stuff up to having no right channel has broken my will to have it repaired. 
 

What should I be looking at that will match or out perform my RPM 5 Carbon with 2m blue with around $2k to spend. 


Also what’s my rpm5 with 2m blue (maybe played 150 records) worth given that the tone arm needs re wiring which doesn’t sound like an expensive fix but just a pain for someone living in a country town with  no one here who specializes. 
 

Regards

Jarrod
 

 

 


 


 

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Project rpm is definitely one of the easier tonearm no need to disassemble the arm just open the RCA connectors box and fish a new set wires through the. Solder the wires to the RCA you're done. When I did mine it was a hour work max

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59 minutes ago, mloutfie said:

Project rpm is definitely one of the easier tonearm no need to disassemble the arm just open the RCA connectors box and fish a new set wires through the. Solder the wires to the RCA you're done. When I did mine it was a hour work max

It actually doesn’t look hard but I don’t seem to have the fine motor skills required. 
 

that said though, where did you get the replace to wires please?

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13 hours ago, JOH1975 said:

What should I be looking at that will match or out perform my RPM 5 Carbon with 2m blue with around $2k to spend.

Will leave the repair comments to your repair thread! 
I am a fan of Pro-ject Turntables and in your price range the Pro-Ject X1 is a gem if you want to go new.  You might even stretch to the 2m Bronze.  Good review under the StereoNet 2020 Product of the Year awards.

Comes pre-setup so you don't need to do any of the tricky stuff. Electronic speed control on board, standard hinged / removable cover, compact layout  But if you want to tweak the arm / cartridge you can. Doesn't have the upgrade capacity of Rega's, but if you just want to enjoy the vinyl a good way to go.

Gibbo 

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All good and thanks for the advice. I’m back up and running with my RPM5 Carbon. 
 

found the problem - was able to nervously fix it myself. I’m pleased because this is supposed to be my end game TT (maybe a 2m bronze cartridge upgrade later). I don’t really want to buy another TT unless I’m spending mega $$$ ie lotto win kinda money. 
 

And if I did have to replace the TT then new gold clubs would have had to wait a year or so but all good now. 😅

 

 

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