Pro-Ject Primary E Turntable Black No Lid

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Stylish and versatile, the Rotel A12 is an all-purpose amplifier, able to bring music from a huge range of sources to life with warmth and detail. Wherever your music comes from, you can expect natural, true-to-life sound from the Rotel A12.

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Every Rotel amplifier is part of Rotel’s decades-long history in hi-fi, and that experience shows in the rich, natural sound of the A12. Whether you’re enjoying the classic analogue feel of vinyl or streaming via Bluetooth, your music sounds warmer and more welcoming with the A12.

With a built-in phono stage, the A12 makes listening to records even easier. Just plug your turntable in, and let Rotel’s carefully-engineered phono stage bring your records to life without the need for any extra cables or accessories.

The A12 can handle just about any music source you throw at it, with a host of analog inputs, two optical inputs, two digital coaxial inputs, PC-USB and Bluetooth. You can even plug an iOS device into the front USB and listen to your favourite playlists, bypassing the device’s DAC in favour of the Rotel’s superior Wolfson 24bit/192kHz DAC. Wherever your music comes from, the Rotel is ready.

The A12’s robust amplifier is perfect for everything from a relaxed evening playing records in your lounge room to a bustling house party. Enjoy your music with Rotel’s signature rich, clear sound and plenty of power to spare.

Featuring an easy-to-read LCD screen, and a remote control, the A12 is simple to operate from anywhere in the room.


Dimensions (W × H × D): 430 × 93 × 345mm (17" × 3.6" × 13.5")

Front Panel Height: 80mm (3.15")

Power Requirements: 230v, 50hz

Power Consumption: 230w

Standby Power Consumption: <0.5w

Net Weight: 8kg (17.6lbs.)

BTU Rating (4ω, 1/8th Power): 517 BTU/H

Continuous Power Output: 60w/Ch (All Channels Driven, 8ω)

Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): (20hz–20khz) <0.03%

Frequency Response:

Line Level Inputs: 10hz - 100khz ±0.5db

Digital Inputs: 10hz - 80khz ±3db

Phono Input: 20hz - 15khz ±0.5db

S/N Ratio (IHF "A" Weighted):

Line Level Inputs: 100db

Digital Inputs: 103db

Phono Input: 90db

In the box

A12 integrated amplifier

Power cable

Instruction manual

Remote control

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Why buy from Instant Classic?

Instant Classic is an online record and music system store from Melbourne, Australia.

We offer great upfront deals as well as Australia's first hifi subscription service. Our returns are no-fuss and we're all about treating our customers how we'd like to be treated.

We're available by email, phone, livechat, WhatsApp - whatever your flavour is. We're online during business hours of course, but we aim to get back to you pretty fast at any waking hour. Usually you'll hear back from us very quickly.

If you don't like your purchase for whatever reason within the first 50 days, we'll take it back! None of this 'product must be in brand new condition' nonsense - we want you to be happy. Just make sure it isn't damaged.

Learn more, or if we haven't yet answered what's on your mind, contact us.

Is analogue better?

Vinyl is a cost-effective way to get into proper audio. Some experts argue it it gives a better experience than digital, with a lack of compression and a naturalness that’s hard to replicate.

Digital relies on a computerised interpretation of sound-waves. Turntables and records, however, maintain analogue integrity by translating these sound-waves into physical grooves and vibrations rather than 0s and 1s.

I liken turntables to coffee. They can be terrible or wonderful.

Rightly done, they'll produce a brilliant sound and last you a long time. But the bad ones sound gross and can damage your records.

It's all about materials and construction. A turntable is a mechanical instrument that needs to measure record grooves in a delicate way.

What to *avoid* in a turntable

This product page will run through what makes the Primary E such an ace deck for the money. But what shouldn't be inside a turntable is just as important as what is. Here's a summary of the things to avoid, and we've got more detail here.

Inbuilt speakers. This is baaaaad. They're small and tinny, so you'll be strangling whatever signal does come out of the record. But also the vibrations being inside the chassis create a feedback loop which goes back into your records.

A tonearm that's too short or made out of the wrong materials - this will interfere with the accuracy of what's embedded in the record. Small platters are bad too - they'll eventually warp your records due to the edge overhang.

Stylus and cartridge that put the wrong pressure on your records or are made out of bad materials. These will distort your sound and potentially damage your vinyl.

Cheaper motors that don't spin precisely in time. You'll hear higher or lower pitch in your music.

How to look after ya records

Building a good sound system