|Warranty length||2 Years|
|Product Award||What HiFi Award 5 Stars, EISA|
Speed: 33, 45 (manual speed change)
Drive principle: Belt drive
Platter: 300mm metal with felt mat
Mains bearing: stainless steel
Wow & flutter: +/- 0,10%
Speed drift: +/- 0,80%
Signal to noise: - 68dB
Tonearm: 8.6" Carbon
Effective arm length: 218,5 mm
Effective arm mass: 6,0 g
Tracking force: 10 - 30mN
Included accessories: RCA cable, lid
Dimensions (WHD): 415 x 118 x 320mm
Weight: 5.6 kg net
Pro-Ject Debut Carbon DC turntable is an award winning and updated version of the iconic Debut, available in 7 stunning colours and now featuring a carbon tonearm and several upgrades for even better sound.
History of Debut
The Debut first revolutionised the hi-fi industry in the late 90s and has gone from strength to strength since. It's amazing to think this new version features a carbon tonearm - something usually only found on much more expensive models.
For the first time after the arrival of CD and the assumed demise of vinyl records, the Debut emerged as a mass market turntable - a fine hi-fi turntable all music lovers could afford. This latest version is assuredly the best yet.
The carbon tonearm increases stiffness and decreases unwanted resonance. Together with other improvements like an increase in platter size and weight to realise even smoother rotation and new design in motor suspension, the overall sound quality is greatly improved.
Expect a much smoother and more stable sound with deeper blacks (less background noise on quieter passages) and improved dynamics.
- 8.6" carbon tonearm
- Increased platter size with more weight
- Precision belt drive with synchronous motor
- New sorbothane motor suspension
- Cartridge options: Ortofon OM 10 or Ortofon 2M Red
- 7 high-gloss colour options and felt mat included
You can't go wrong with the Pro-Ject Carbon. It's not the newest turnatable around, and the competition may be tough, but even after a few years it has proved that it is still among the class leaders at this price. (What Hi-Fi Magazine Oct 14)
"The Debut delivers an impressively clean and insightful sound, one that digs deep while keeping a firm hold of the overall music structure. It's not just clinical reproduction though - we're taken with the Pro-Ject's expressive nature, too"(What Hi-Fi? Magazine)
"For the money, it's an essential audition" (Hi-Fi Choice Magazine)
"Along with its slick operating carbon-fibre tonearm then, it offers a lot of value for a budget-priced turntable" (Hi-Fi Choice Magazine)
"With its full-size platter and smart-looking arm, the Debut in Carbon form does offer an uplift in performance in return for a modest price increase, and certainty gets quite striking results from the gutsy-sounding Ortofon 2M Red cartridge...a convincing package at this price point" (Hi-Fi News Magazine May 2012)
"I felt that the Debut Carbon was quite appealingly communicative and made for an absorbing listen" (Hi-Fi News Magazine)
"The sound of this turntable combination is as mature as the design itself, with a dynamic, foot tapping quality reminiscent of far costlier models" (Hi-Fi News Magazine October 2012)
"A fine entry level turntable gets better still, making it a top budget buy." (Hi-Fi News Magazine Awards 2012)
"This Pro-Ject is a fine-sounding package for the money" (What Hi-Fi? Magazine)