Primary Phono USB

£239.00
  • Plug & Play hi-fi turntable with built-in USB phono stage
  • Traditional design based on Essential II turntable in three finishes
  • Pre-set for ultimate convenience

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E-Line Turntables

If you thought that buying a hi-fi quality turntable would be complicated or expensive, the Pro-Ject Primary Phono USB sets out to disprove that theory. It does this by effectively combining the strong points of two other award-winning turntables from the Pro-Ject range; the Elemental Phono USB and the Essential II. 

Like the Elemental Phono USB, the Primary Phono USB uses an 8.6” aluminium tonearm with sapphire bearings for optimal tracking. The tonearm is pre-configured for the supplied Ortofon OM 5E pick-up cartridge, so there’s no need to set-up the tracking force or anti-skate during installation. The motor is also the same perimeter belt-drive type, with a low-vibration synchronous motor that’s controlled by a built-in regulator for improved speed stability.

Where the Primary Phono USB takes from the Essential II is in the traditional design layout. It shares the Essential II’s high-quality MDF finish, and the acoustically neutral MDF platter/felt mat platform. The plinth is available in matte black, red or white finish, and the added benefit of this layout is in the included detachable dust cover.

The Primary Phono USB boasts a built-in phono stage and optional USB output for recording vinyl to a PC or Mac. The Primary Phono USB is supplied with RCA cables, but the use of a junction box allows for retro-upgrading with better cables. A separate version with a traditional phono output is also available.

The Primary Phono USB turntable proves that hi-fi quality turntables don’t need to be complicated. Simply install the belt and connect it to a system in order to enjoy vinyl playback on an affordable device that won’t hurt your records.

Key Features:

  • Instant playback with super-easy setup
  • Pre-adjusted tracking force & anti-skating force
  • pre-mounted Ortofon OM 5E cartridge
  • 8.6” aluminium tonearm with sapphire bearings
  • Belt drive with silicone belt
  • Low vibration synchronous motor & DC power supply
  • Pre-mounted gold-plated RCA interconnect cable
  • Built-in MM phono stage
  • USB connection for recording vinyl to PC/MAC
  • Special turntable feet for effective decoupling
  • Acrylic lid included

Technical Data

Replacement Stylus:  Ortofon Stylus 5E 
Pre-Fitted Cartridge:  Ortofon OM 5E
Nominal Speeds:  33 / 45 RPM (Manual) 
Speed Variance: 33: 0.80%
45: 0.70%
Wow & Flutter: 33: 0.29%
45: 0.27%
Platter:  300mm MDF (0.8kg) 
Effective Tonearm Length: 8.6" (218.5mm) 
Effective Tonearm Mass:  8.0gr
Overhang: 22.0mm 
Tracking Force Range:  0 - 25mN 
Power Consumption:  4.5W 
Dimensions: 420 x 112 x 330mm 
Weight: 4kg

USB Phono Stage

Gain: 32dB
Output Voltage: Typically 160mV/1kHz
  (at 4mV/1kHz input)
Input Impedance: 47kΩ / 100pF
Noise Floor: -88dB
RIAA Accuracy: 20Hz - 20kHz / Max. 0.5dB
USB Output:  USB 1.1 Protocol
Operating Systems: Windows XP®
  Windows VISTA® 
  Windows 7®
  Windows 8® 
  Mac OS 

FAQ

Can I play my turntable through my computer/laptop using USB without recording?

To play records in Audacity without recording, make sure 'software playthrough' is enabled in the Transport menu, then right click the right-hand recording VU meter with the microphone symbol, which turns on "monitoring". Click in the meter again if you want to turn monitoring off.

Find out more here.

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