Project Primary E Turntable Black

Our Price £178.00 RRP £189.00 Save: £11.00
The Project Primary E Turntable is a Hi-Fi turntable capable of high quality playback from vinyl records that, like its predecessor the Primary, delivers true quality on a budget.

The Primary E takes its design inspiration from two highly recognised Project turntables, the Elemental and the Essential II. The resulting Primary E combines traditional aesthetics with an excellent performance. With the same 8.6” aluminium tonearm as the Elemental, and the original Primary, sapphire bearings are included for optimal tracking. The tonearm has been specifically engineered and delicately pre-configured to provide a perfect match with the Ortofon OM pick-up cartridge, which is supplied with the turntable. This means that the tracking force and anti-skate are already set, and do not need to be adjusted during installation.

A new innovation not previously available on the Primary is that the Primary E now uses a direct to mains 230v motor. This design has been added due to its high standard on popular Project turntables such as the Debut Carbon. The Primary E retains a quiet consistent motor rotation after removing the external wall-wart supply, therefore eliminating the need for any additional power signal processing. As with the Primary, the Primary E uses the same perimeter drive belt system driven by the motor.

The main design of the Primary E is inspired by the Essential II, sharing the same high quality wood construction. The purpose designed wood platter, combined with the felt mat produces a lively, involving performance of vinyl. The Primary E comes in a matte black finish with a detachable dust cover also included.

The Primary E is purposefully designed to be easy to set up in order to start playing your vinyl records straight away. Simply install the drive belt and connect the turntable to a MM phono stage to hear your records. The Primary E turntable is an entry level product that doesn’t compromise on quality.

  • Primary E turntable in matte black finish
  • 8.6” tonearm with sapphire bearings for optimal tracking
  • Direct to mains 230V motor
  • Ortofon OM pick-up cartridge, detachable dust cover and felt mat included
  • Tracking force and Anti-skate pre-set with included cartridge

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Product Specifications


Perimeter Belt Drive Turntable


33 and 45RPM (manual speed change)

Speed Variance

33: 0.8%; 45: 0.7%

Wow & Flutter

33: 0.29%; 45: 0.27%


300 mm with felt mat

Main Bearing

Stainless Steel


8.6” aluminium

Effective Arm Length

218.5 mm



Effective Tonearm Mass



For Cartridges Weighing: 3 – 5.5g

Tracking Force Range

0 – 25mN (18mN pre-adjusted)

Included Accessories

Dustcover, Felt Mat

Power Consumption

4.5W (max.)

Dimensions (W x H x D)

420 x 112 x 330mm




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30 Day Returns Policy

HiFix is committed to selling quality products which we hope you will love, we do understand, however, that there maybe a time when you need to exchange or return something you have bought. We really do hope you are pleased with your purchase but should you wish to return anything bought from us, we will be happy to refund or exchange a product within 30 days.

NameSKUQtyLead time
Project Primary E Turntable Black449129In Stock for Immediate Dispatch

Warranty information for Project Audio:
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Pro-Ject products are designed and manufactured to the highest quality standards. However, if something does go wrong with the product we are here to help. From your date of purchase your product is warranted against faulty materials or workmanship for a minimum period of 24 months.

For new electronics and turntables (not applicable to accessories) you can extend this guarantee to 36 months, customers must register at: (this offer of an extended warranty must be made within 4 months of date of purchase).

This guarantee applies to all Pro-Ject Products including Turntables and Turntable Accessories.Providing you with peace of mind and the assurance of premium Quality.

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