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Howdy! I'm Gabi with the Instant Classic team. This page is all about matching you with a great-value turntable, no hustle or jargon.

Our nifty product customiser recommends gear based on your situation. Anything you buy comes with a 50 day trial and we'll offset the CO2 and plastic from your order automatically, because why not.

Let's get stuck in!

Howdy! I'm Gabi with the Instant Classic team. This page is all about matching you with a great-value turntable, no hustle or jargon.

Our nifty product customiser recommends gear based on your situation. Anything you buy comes with a 50 day trial and we'll offset the CO2 and plastic from your order automatically, because why not.

Let's get stuck in!

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Our wonderful customers have given the Primary E a rating of:

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To select a product at Instant Classic, not only do we need to love it; industry audio critics should too.

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"The Primary E confidently nails the basics, from an even tonal balance to a delivery that’s clear and clean and spacious enough to keep things coherent. Decent body and substance cling reliably to every frequency, and that’s made all the more enjoyable by a spirited sense of drive and momentum."

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"... you get something that delivers on the premise of vinyl replay and a new starting price for respectable analogue. Pro-Ject’s twenty year mission to make record players affordable shows no sign of abating and the Primary E is certainly worthy of recommendation."

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"Everything about this deck is designed to maximise the sound quality from your LPs and it does this with a great deal of success. For those looking for a first turntable or if you’re coming back to vinyl and cash is short, then the Primary is a cracking entry point into the glorious and terribly cuddly world of vinyl."

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Here are some pics I took of the Primary E at home. Nice to look at, right?

I'd recommend this model to anyone who's on a budget but wants to stay away from plastic-fantastic turntables. The build and sound quality for this price are incredible.

It's plug-and-play, so just connect it to your existing audio equipment and go. No fiddly setup necessary.

Precise production tolerances in elements like the bearing and motor make the platter spin evenly and at the correct speed.

A solid base made out of a wood composite, in combination with shock-absorbing feet, ensure unwanted vibrations don't make their way into the music signal.

The result: accurate conversion of the physical record groove into electrical energy.

A light aluminium tonearm and Ortofon diamond-tipped cartridge and stylus — made in Denmark — sensitively pick up the record's microscopic grooves.

What's also notable (at this price point) is the avoidance of hollow plastic in the base and platter. Solid construction insulates the delicate work of the arm and stylus from the outside world.

Think of the Primary E as the lowest priced 'proper' deck you can buy. It's hand-made in the Czech Republic (or is it Czechia?) by Pro-Ject, the world's biggest and most trusted hifi turntable brand.

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Shifting speeds from 33 to 45 RPM is as easy as switching the drive belt on the Primary E’s pulley, which takes seconds.

The included dust cover protects against, well, you guessed it.

A proper hifi turntable like the Primary E doesn't just produce luscious sound, it protects your vinyl collection.

What's in the box

  • Primary E turntable
  • Dust cover
  • Australian power cable
  • Tonearm with pre-fitted counterweight
  • Turntable platter
  • Instruction manual
  • Drive belt
  • Felt turntable mat

Specs & dimensions

  • Speeds: 33 & 45 RPM (changed with manual belt adjustment)
  • Belt drive system
  • Speed variance 33: 0.8% 45: 0.7%
  • Wow & Flutter 33: 0.29% 45: 0.27%
  • Platter: 300 mm with felt mat
  • Main bearing: stainless steel
  • Tonearm: 8.6” aluminium
  • Effective arm length: 218.5 mm
  • Overhang: 22.0 mm
  • Effective tonearm mass: 8.0 g
  • Counterweight for mass: 3 - 5.5g (supplied)
  • Tracking force range: 0 - 25mN (18mN pre-adjusted)
  • Power consumption: 4.5 Watts max
  • Dimensions: 420 x 112 x 330mm (WxHxD)
  • Weight: 4.0 kg net

Beautiful returns

Beautiful returns

If you don't love your product, we'll take it back within the first 50 days. Even if it’s been set up and used.

You'll get a full refund, or we’ll exchange it for something else and settle the price difference (if that's your preference).

More on Australia's best returns policy →

If you don't love your product, we'll take it back within the first 50 days. Even if it’s been set up and used.

You'll get a full refund, or we’ll exchange it for something else and settle the price difference (if that's your preference).

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Vinyl Neutral

The carbon and plastic footprints of anything you order will be 100% offset by Instant Classic at no extra charge.

We call this Vinyl Neutral, and it's an industry-first.

Here's the process we go through →

Vinyl Neutral

The carbon and plastic footprints of anything you order will be 100% offset by Instant Classic at no extra charge.

We call this Vinyl Neutral, and it's an industry-first.

Here's the process we go through →

Be happy

"Instant Classic are a rare example of beautiful, well-curated products, stellar service, and lots of heart."

"My whole setup arrived within a day and my vinyl has never sounded better."

It might sound clichéd, but we’ll do whatever it takes to get you smiling.

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Get it fast

All orders over $100 ship free, registered and insured across Australia.

Most deliveries arrive within 2 working days, even during lockdowns.

Or you can click & collect from one of our partner record stores in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast or Perth.

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Be happy

"Instant Classic are a rare example of beautiful, well-curated products, stellar service, and lots of heart."

"My whole setup arrived within a day and my vinyl has never sounded better."

It might sound clichéd, but we’ll do whatever it takes to get you smiling.

Read more testimonials →

Get it fast

All orders over $100 ship free, registered and insured across Australia.

Most deliveries arrive within 2 working days, even during lockdowns.

Or you can click & collect from one of our partner record stores in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast or Perth.

Learn more →

Great support

As an authorised Australian retailer, we'll give you a 2 year warranty. But you also get lifetime love.

One of the reasons we started Instant Classic is to do away with bad customer service. We're not some big-ass business that doesn't care.

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Good chat

Contact our Melbourne team about anything, 7 days a week. No question is too silly!

WhatsApp +61 3 9426 3651 for a fast reply.

Call on (03) 9426 3651.

Or email support@instantclassic.com.au

Turntable school

What's a good record player all about? My test is whether it gives me goosebumps and has me tapping my toes. The challenge is finding one for a good price.

Become learned →

Vinyl time

We've got a range of records on hand, from ABBA to Anna Calvi, from BB King to Beastie Boys, from Clairo to Cream. Our Angus has done write-ups on them all.

Have a browse →

Great support

As an authorised Australian retailer, we'll give you a 2 year warranty. But you also get lifetime love.

One of the reasons we started Instant Classic is to do away with bad customer service. We're not some big-ass business that doesn't care.

Tell me about it →

Good chat

Contact our Melbourne team about anything, 7 days a week. No question is too silly!

WhatsApp +61 3 9426 3651 for a fast reply.

Call on (03) 9426 3651.

Or email support@instantclassic.com.au

Turntable school

What's a good record player all about? My test is whether it gives me goosebumps and has me tapping my toes. The challenge is finding one for a good price.

Become learned →

Vinyl time

We've got a range of records on hand, from ABBA to Anna Calvi, from BB King to Beastie Boys, from Clairo to Cream. Our Angus has done write-ups on them all.

Have a browse →