Images shown with optional Blue Point Special EVO III phono cartridge.
High-Performance Analog Playback at an Affordable Price
Pro-Ject's RPM-9.2 turntable takes a bold step into high performance at an affordable price. The resonance-optimized platter relies on a sandwich construction utilizing an acrylic platter weighing 7.7 lbs. and a brass record puck. This is set on top of an inverted thrust bearing, which gives the table great speed stability as it raises the center of gravity of the rotating platter.
A quiet-running AC motor with a two-step pulley drives the platter's outside edge via a belt. To reduce motor noise, the motor is physically separated from the base, mounted in a separate metal housing to eliminate vibration transmission. The three 'opposing magnet' height-adjustable feet that fit into the underside of the medium-density, granulate-filled fiber plinth provide support without physical contact via a magnetic field. This provides an ingenious way of isolating the assembly from room-borne vibration. A supplied spirit level allows easy adjustment.
The inverted bearing uses a stainless-steel axle carrying a ceramic ball on which the ceramic bearing plate runs. The central metal block not only optimizes the center of gravity, but it also damps the main bearing.
Connection to the phono input of the amplifier can be made with any connecting cable you choose through the gold plated RCA phono jacks and ground screw. For convenience, a standard tonearm cable is included. AN external power supply avoids potential electro-mechanical interference.
New 9cc Evolution Tonearm
A new 9" tonearm, the 9cc Evolution, incorporates a conical carbon fiber arm tube with integrated headshell made of a single piece of carbon fiber and new ultra-rigid bearing assembly to give you the ability to use more massive and lower compliant moving coil cartridges.
The headshell and conical armtube are formed from a single piece of carbon fiber for maximum rigidity and resonance control. The armtube stills allows azimuth adjustments, despite the fixed headshell. The vertical tracking angle is also adjustable. Nominal speeds are 33-1/3 rpm and 45 rpm.
Chassis-mounted female RCA connectors on the rear panel allow you to use any single ended interconnects. A brass record clamp is included.
For an even better value, the RM-9.2 is also available in a special SuperPack that includes the critically acclaimed Sumiko Blue Point Special EVO III phono cartridge and Connect-it tonearm cable.
Pro-Ject RM-9.2 Turntable
Pro-Ject RM-9.2 Turntable
|Write Your Own Review|
M0ved over from the Rega P3 to this Pro-Ject mainly because of the tonearm adjustability and also because this is such a screaming deal - you get a $500 phono cartridge in the mix. The P3 has a great arm, but I think the RPM carbon tone arm is better and easier to adjust for cartridge tweaking - especially on MC cartridges. Took only a few minutes to get the EVO cartridge dialed in and spot-on. I recommend the Hi-Fi News test record for phono cartridge tweeking. Comparing overall sound quality, I think the RPM92 is quieter than the Rega and offers a bigger soundstage. Other differences will emerge with time - only listening for one week now - but so far I’m very happy with the RPM.
|- Trevor T, IA|
This turntable is amazing.It picks up less static noise and supplies me with sweet sounding music. The tonearm and EVO III cartridge are definitely great assets to this top notch turntable. Can't beat the price either!
|- Kurt T, TX|
|Hard to Beat|
I have heard and owned many turntables and in my experience you are going to have to spend a lot of money to do better than this one. First, it has an extremely low noise floor. The combination of high mass platter and high torque motor makes great inertia makes for wonderful pace, rythym, and timing. Bass is fabulous. The best Bass I have ever heard from any turntable at any price. The EVO III phono cartridge supplied in this package is also outstanding and the combination of the cartridge, carbon tonearm, and platter will track anything. Good kit.
|- T.T. Man, VA|
|Amazing For The Cost|
This Project turntable is a real sleeper. Beats the RM-5.1 SE hands down, when I heard them side by side at a friends. I moved up from a Thorens that had; great build quality, but the price is always higher by comparison. I was using a Denon DL-103R cartridge before, because I liked the warm sound. With this EVO cartridge the soundstage lit up, instruments have more air around them and I gained another ocatve in the lower regions. The carbon tonearm is also very good and can handle any level or price of cartridge. This RPM turntable has sound quality that is first rate on an absolute scale, and, considering the price, it is amazing!
|- Girard P, CA|
I moved up from the Rega Planar 3 six months ago but keeping the phono electronics the same - Vincent PHO-700 and Parasound Z-Phono-USB. The Planar 3 was working fine but I was ready for a change and my son was getting his first apartment so he got the Rega as an apartment-warming gift. The difference between the two tables was night and day with the 9.2 being absolutely silent by comparison. LP noise dropped to an unbeleivably low level and the silence between cuts also dropped. Clearly isolating the motor unit from the plinth delivers a major improvement. This makes the 'table just disappear leaving the music behind. The Sumiko EVO III phono cartridge is another big improvement. Information retrieval is superior to the Rega Exact and there is an overall smoother, richer sound. BIG Upgrade! I can Highly Recommended the 9.2 to anyone who loves vinyl!
|- Hooper T, TN|
Owning the Pro-Ject 92 for three months now and love the tonearm-plinth adjustability, dead quiet separated motor, speed accuracy, sonic clarity, cool factor, and phono cartridge that go with this amazing deal. I strongly recommend the Ultimate Analog Test LP for getting the azimuth just right. Highly recommended.
|- Jasper W, TX|
This package was a substantial improvement over the Pro-Ject RM 5.1 I used for a couple years - less background noise, zero LP static, less groove noise, completely silent motor - and damn cool looking besides. Using with the Lehman Black Cube SE phono pre and the sound is richer and more detailed than any 'table I've owned.
I upgraded from the Pro-Ject RPM-3 to this 9.2 because I wanted a heavier, more substantial turntable that would offer better isolation from my tower speakers and Velodyne subwoofer. The 9.2 is a substantial upgrade for me that not only offers better isolation from room vibrations but is sonically much quieter too. I get less vinyl LP noise. I also love the Sumiko Evo cartridge. It offers incredible detail yet is also warm and rich sounding. Very happy with this package!
|- B.V.T., RI|
|You Can't Go Wrong Here|
I was looking for a turntable in the $2500 price range but then discovered this 9.2 for considerably less and took the plunge. Unpacking was loads of fun and everything went together smoothly. There's nothing tweeky of finicky about the set up. The motor is in a completely separate housing keeping motor vibrations away from the platter and tonearm. The carbon fiber arm is very substantial and impressive looking. The Sumiko EVO III cartridge is also amazing, sounds really good and costs $550 separately. I'm no turntable expert, but IMO the 9.2 sounds better than my Pro-Ject Debut Esprit 'table. It's more dynamic. Quiet passages are quieter. The silence between cuts is deeper. Treble sound more delicate and precise. Bass is taught. This is the best piece of audio gear I've ever owned and don't think you can go wrong with this deal!
|- Dave Hill, IL|
Owned one year now and still happy with the 'table. Works flawlessly and is great to look at to boot. LPs sound quieter with this one and I can listen deeper into the recordings. Recommended.
|- Paul E, AR|