Pro-Ject Primary E Turntable Black No Lid

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The compact Monitor 50s are designed to be placed in a bookshelf type environment and they deliver a surprisingly powerful performance for such small speakers.

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The Monitor 50's modern square cabinets complement the 51/2" MMP II drivers and 25 mm black C-CAM tweeters. By placing the tweeters in the top corner of the speakers, Monitor Audio has been able to reduce the size of the cabinet and give a unique appearance.

The compact dimensions, driver technology and rear port allow the speakers to perform in the most confined locations. As the cabinet is rear ported, the output is well damped and is suitable for placement close to a wall. A single set of high quality gold plated binding posts provide the connections for a suitable amplifier. The Monitor 50s certainly sound bigger than they look.

Key Features

  • Classic Monitor Audio speaker design with a playful twist
  • MMP II (Metal Matrix Polymer) driver cones
  • High overall impedance (8 ohms) – easy to drive with lower power amplifiers
  • Black C-CAM (Ceramic-Coated Aluminium Magnesium) dome tweeter – derived from Monitor Audio’s award-winning Bronze series
  • HiVe II (High Velocity, Low Noise Reflex Port) technology – for an improved transient response and tighter bass, due to smoother airflow

Specifications

System Format: 2 Way

Frequency Response: 55 Hz – 30 kHz

Sensitivity (1W@1M): 87 dB

Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms

Maximum SPL: 109 dBA

Power Handling (RMS): 70 W

Recommended Amplifier Requirements: 15 – 70 W

Cabinet Design: Rear ported bass reflex with HiVe II port technology

Drive Unit Complement: 1 x 51/2" MMP II bass mid-range, 1 x 25 mm black C-CAM tweeter

Crossover Frequency: 2.8 kHz

External Dimensions (Including Grille (H x W x D)): 206 x 206 x 237.8 mm (81/8 x 81/8 x 93/8")

Weight: 3.56 kg (7 lb 14 oz)

Sold As: Pair

In the box

One pair of speakers

One pair of speaker grilles

Instruction manual

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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.

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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