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  • Electronically controlled playback speeds (33 and 45 RPM) 
  • Sub-platter drive system for ultimate convenience and a clean visual appearance 
  • Wood main plinth mounted on anti-vibration feet 
  • Captive RCA lead
  • Electronic Speed Control
  • Captive mains lead
  • Connect to phono stage



Project E1

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The E1 is an easy to use record player that stands out in any environment thanks to its striking good looks and excellent sound. With its choice of three finish options and three output versions, it’s an ideal entry point into vinyl playback that suits you regardless of your existing audio equipment.

The E1 is based around a stylish main plinth, directly inspired by other Pro-Ject designs. It is a CNC-machined composite fibre platform, which contains no hollow spaces, and boasts excellent anti-resonance properties. Mounted inside the plinth is a precision belt drive system with a damped DC motor, attached to a sub-platter. The sub-platter drives the new ABS Polymer main platter, which is strengthened with purpose-designed ridges in order to create an ideal, anti-resonant platform for your vinyl. Automatic speed change is conveniently handled by the 3 position power switch on the side of the plinth.

The tonearm on the E1 is a new 8.6” model featuring a one-piece aluminium tube, a two-point bearing assembly and a new fixed headshell. The result is a true hi-fi quality tonearm with low moving mass and good electrical isolation; perfect for accurate musical playback. The tonearm is then finished with an Ortofon OM 5E cartridge with elliptical diamond stylus for great sound. The tonearm is also  factory-set for downforce and anti-skate settings, so there’s no need for any complicated set-up; you can get playing straight out of the box!

The E1 is a product made for music lovers, by music lovers. In an age where the market is awash with turntables, Pro-Ject Audio Systems are seeking to remain true to their audiophile roots, while listening to what customers want. The E1 is therefore effortlessly simple to set-up and produces a highly engaging, accessible sound that really makes your records sing. But it’s also made with no corners cut.

The standard E1 is finished with turntable-ready phono cables fixed to the turntable underneath the tonearm. It has a standard phono-level output, for connecting to a phono stage.

All E1 versions are available in three high-quality finish options; Gloss Black, Matte Walnut or White.

Key Features:

  • Hi-Fi quality manual turntable system 
  • Electronically controlled playback speeds (33 and 45 RPM) 
  • 8.6” tonearm with aluminium tube and purpose-designed headshell 
  • Pre-adjusted Ortofon OM 5E cartridge with elliptical stylus profile 
  • Sub-platter drive system for ultimate convenience and a clean visual appearance 
  • Anti-resonant main platter made from strengthened ABS Polymer 
  • DC drive motor with damped mounting for added isolation
  • Wood main plinth mounted on anti-vibration feet 
  • Gold-plated RCA connectors (BT and Phono versions only)
  • Turntable-ready RCA cable included
  • Dust cover included 
  • Handmade in Europe


Additional information


Gloss Black, White, Walnut


Speed: 33, 45
Drive Principle: Belt Drive
Speed Variance: 33: +/-0.7%; 45: +/-0.6%
Wow & Flutter: 33: +/-0.25%; 45: +/-0.23%
Platter: Strengthened ABS Polymer
Signal to noise: 65dB
Tonearm: 8.6″ Aluminium Tube
Effective arm length: 8.6″ (218.5mm)
Overhang:  22.0mm
Effective Tonearm Mass:  7g
Included Accessories: 15V DC / 0.8A power supply, dust cover, 7″ single adapter
Power Supply: 15V 0.8a
Power Consumption:  4.5W
Dimensions (W x H x D): 420 x 112 x 330
Weight: 3.5kg net
E1 BT: BT 5.0 – Class II, 2.5mW (4dBm) per 2.4GHz – 2.48GHz
E1 Phono Preamp: Input Imedance: 47kohms/100pF
RIAA-equalisation accuracy: 20Hz-20kHz / +/-0.5dB