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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.
This special SuperPack version of the RPM-9.2 also includes the critically acclaimed Sumiko Blue Point Special EVO III in your choice of high output or low output MC phono cartridge and a Connect-it tonearm cable.
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.
Sumiko Blue Point Special EVO III Phono Cartridge
As the evolution of the ever-popular Sumiko Blue Point Special, the EVO III moving coil phono cartridge raises the performance bar even higher at this highly competitive price point. Its tonal balance is remarkably smooth, exhibiting a fundamental richness and overall warmth without sacrificing musical detail and resolution. Soundstage focus and channel separation are exemplary, as is the cartridge's ability to maintain a coherent consistency that reproduces music as a perceptual whole.
"The EVO III provided a big helping of moving coil goodness, yet was refreshingly free of common moving coil quirks and foibles," reports the April 2004 issue of The Absolute Sound magazine. "Enthusiastically recommended."
The Blue Point Special's features include a moving coil design, a chemically coated aluminum cantilever with 0.3mm x 0.7mm elliptical stylus, and an ultra low-resonance open generator design. The resonance controlled mounting system provides the lowest mechanical impedance. The EVO III is highly compatible with most modern tonearms.
Pro-Ject RPM-9.2 Turntable
Pro-Ject RPM-9.2 Turntable