Overview: The Pro-Ject RM-1.3 Genie is a manual belt-driven turntable
with a fitted MM-cartridge (Sumiko Pearl). Its 12" resonance-optimized MDF platter
rests upon a three-point MDF plinth with an isolated motor assembly optimized
for low noise and speed stability. A single-piece fixed headshell & S-shaped
tone-arm features hardened stainless steel bearings and a rigid aluminum tube to
provide superb tracking. Three nylon cone feet further reduce noise and
Belt Driven: The Pro-Ject RM-1.3 Genie features a quiet running
synchronous motor with a two-step pulley that drives the platter's outside edge
via a silicone belt. The RM-1.3 Genie supports 33-1/3 and 45 rpm speeds.
Note: The optional Pro-Ject Speed Box II (252SBIIB, sold
separately) can be connected to the turntable to change speeds
electronically between 33-1/3 and 45 rpm.
Isolated Motor: The drive motor of the RM-1.3 Genie is isolated on
its own platform and completely decoupled from the turntable's plinth to
eliminate vibration transmission.
MDF Plinth: The Pro-Ject RM-13 features three-point MDF (medium
density fiber) plinth for exceptional stability.
Optimized Platter: The 12" resonance-optimized platter is made of MDF
(medium density fiber) to resist vibration. It comes with a felt mat.
Inverted Bearing Assembly: The RM-1.3 incorporates an
inverted chrome plated stainless steel axle that rests on a polished steel
bearing in a bronze housing for low wow-and-flutter and speed accuracy.
RCA Connection with Grounding Screw: Connection to the phono input of
your amplifier can be made with connecting cables of your choice through the
turntable's gold-plated stereo RCA phono jacks and grounding screw.
Note: The Pro-Ject turntable comes supplied with a 47" stereo RCA
cable with ground wire.
External Power Supply: The RM-1.3 Genie utilizes an external power
supply to avoid potential electro-mechanical interference.
S-Shaped Tone-arm: The RM-1.3 Genie features an 8.6" long S-shaped
tone-arm. The headshell and arm-tube are fashioned from a single piece of
aluminum for increased rigidity. The solid arm-base permits accurate height
adjustment of arm-tube and VTA (vertical tracing angle). The tone-arm's
horizontal bearings consist of two hardened stainless steel points for added
stability. A single fixing screw allows arm-tube rotation for easy adjustment of
needle azimuth despite a fixed headshell.
MM-Cartridge: The turntable is supplied with a Sumiko Pearl
fitted MM-cartridge. This moving magnet phono cartridge
features an alloy cantilever, bonded elliptical stylus, and 4.0mV output
Note: If your amplifier does not have a suitable Phono MM input,
you will require a separate phono pre-amplifier (252PBIIB, sold separately)
to connect the turntable to your amplifier.
Internal Wiring: The tone-arm's internal wiring consists of silver
coated, high-purity copper for accurate analog signal transfer.
Eccentrically-Mounted Counterweight: The eccentrically mounted
counterweight reduces cantilever forces and dynamic wow when playing warped
records. The counterweight is suitable for cartridges weighing between
0.14-0.317 oz (4-9g).
Nylon Feet: Three nylon spiked feet provide additional stability to
Note: The turntable should be positioned on a low-resonance
surface such as wood or multiple layer ply-board to avoid structural
vibrations disturbing replay.
Filter Cartridge: Sumiko Peral (output voltage: 4mV)
Amplifier Connection: MM-input (recommended load resistance: 47 kohms)
Nominal Speeds: 33-1/3, 45 rpm
Tone-arm Length: 8.6" (218.5mm)
Tone-arm Mass: 0.299 oz (8.5g)
Overhang: 0.748" (19mm)
Counterweight: 0.14-0.317 oz (4-9g)
Speed Variance: +/-0.8%
Wow & Flutter: +/-0.15%
Signal-to-Noise: -70 dB
Down-force Range: 15-30 mN
Power Consumption: 2W
Outboard Power Supply: 15V/550 mA AC (AC 120V / 60Hz, 13.0W)
Dimensions: 14.9375" (wide) x 4.875" (tall) x 13.5" (deep)
Weight: 7.275 lbs (3.3kg)