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Project RPM5 Carbon - Cartridge and PreAmp Options

Postby Hawkeye62 » 12 Jan 2017 11:06

I'm reposting this from the turntable forum, because I think I was in the wrong place.

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I've been looking at this turntable (with 9cc tonearm) for a while, and have been offered a good deal on two different options -

1.RPM 5 plus Ortofon 2M black - a nice MM cartridge, which I would play through my lovely old Marantz PM 8200 amp phono stage.

2. RPM 5 plus Ortofon Quintent Black - I would need a new phono stage for this LOMC (0.3 mV output) - on a limited budget I would be looking at the Project Phono Box DS +

Obviously option 2 is the most expensive but I wondered what difference I might hear in SQ ? I'm looking for a lush rich vinyl sound, good detail and good soundstaging. I can't demo I'm afraid.

Thanks for any responses
Project RPM5 Carbon, Ortofon 2M Black
Marantz CD 52ii & Marantz SA 8005 CD Players
Streaming Spotify from Laptop and RCA cable
Marantz PM 8200 Amp
Various upgraded interconnects and mains cables
Monitor Audio Silver 1 Standmounters
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Re: Project RPM5 Carbon - Cartridge and PreAmp Options

Postby Hawkeye62 » 15 Jan 2017 21:03

Update - now ordered the RPM5 Carbon with pre fitted 2M black. No room and no budget for expensive MC pre amps !
Project RPM5 Carbon, Ortofon 2M Black
Marantz CD 52ii & Marantz SA 8005 CD Players
Streaming Spotify from Laptop and RCA cable
Marantz PM 8200 Amp
Various upgraded interconnects and mains cables
Monitor Audio Silver 1 Standmounters
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