Pro-Ject Primary E Turntable Black No Lid

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The Pro-Ject & Ortofon VINYLCARE Pack is the perfect accessory for anyone that loves vinyl. It includes everything you need to look after your vinyl!

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Pro-Ject Vinyl Clean groove grit remover

This odd little ball of goop will do wonders for those musty crate-digging finds. Just roll it gently over the record grooves, and it’ll get rid of dust, grit and grease imprints from the surface of your records, without leaving any traces behind. Clean records not only sound better, they last longer too!

Pro-Ject Brush-It record brush

This brush is disrespectful to dirt and dust that creeps into your collection and wrecks your records. With lightweight carbon-fibre bristles, a gentle sweep of the brush will clean out the fiddliest parts of the groove to make your vinyl sparkle again.

Pro-Ject Clean-It stylus brush

Your stylus (a.k.a the needle) picks up every last bit of fluff and dust that might be trapped in the grooves of your record collection. That means the stylus gets clogged up, and you hear less of your favourite albums. This carbon-fibre stylus brush will gently clear away the debris so you won’t miss a single note.

Pro-Ject Align-It stylus alignment card

Your stylus is a precision instrument, and having it properly set up can make a massive difference to your sound. This card is an easy way to get your cartridge right where it should be so you can enjoy your albums like you were meant to.

Ortofon headshell screwdriver

A friend of the Cartridge Alignment card, this is a light little screwdriver perfect for tweaking the screws that hold your turntable’s cartridge on. You’ll need to loosen those screws to get the alignment right, after all…

Ortofon tracking force gauge

Tracking force measures how heavily the cartridge presses down on your records. Too light, and the needle jumps out of the groove; too heavy, and you get the delightful sound of your record being ground down. It’s tough to get it right, but this simple gauge helps you find that sweet spot for smooth playback that’s gentle on your vinyl.

Ortofon Libelle spirit level

Turntables are designed to be on perfectly flat surfaces, but out here in the real world, our cabinets slope on weird angles, or our floors do. Getting the turntable sitting level means a more stable turning speed, which helps your deck last even longer.

Pro-Ject Damp-It shock absorbing pads

Your turntable isn’t going to do a quick lap around Bathurst any time soon, so why does it need shock-absorbers? The answer is stray vibrations. Unwanted vibrations are the secret enemy of good music, creeping in and messing up the vibrations you actually want (that is, the music itself). With these shock-absorbing pads under the feet of your turntable, you’ll protect it from those nasty vibrations, and make your music sound even clearer than before!

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Pro-Ject Brush-It

Pro-Ject Vinyl Clean

Pro-Ject Clean-It

Pro-Ject Align-It

Ortofon headshell screwdriver

Ortofon tracking force gauge

Ortofon Libelle

Four Pro-Ject Damp-Its

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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

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