This is an affordable upgrade kit for the Pro-Ject Debut (all models) Xpression (all models), Pro-Ject 1, 1.2, 2, RPM 4 or RPM 5 (all models), designed to improve the sound of these models without needing to buy a whole new hi-fi turntable. This simple but intuitive set adds qualities and features to your existing deck, which are only usually associated with much more expensive systems, enhancing the existing components to perform at their very best.
- 2 Rubber Gromits and Screws
- Rounded Drive Belt & Alternative Pulley
How does it work?
By placing the two rubber gromits under the motor (where the transit screws are usually fitted) and screwing into place with the screws supplied, the motor is better decoupled (isolated) from the turntable plinth. By doing this, unwanted vibrations from the motor are dramatically reduced, causing less unwanted resonance in the overall sound performance, essentially allowing the tonearm to transmit the sound signal better.
The new pulley is fitted to the motor by removing the existing pully (there may be a small screw holding the existing pulley in place - this needs to be removed), and placing the new unit in the same position. The rounded belt is placed into position in the same way as before. These simple steps again help reduce unwanted resonance within the turntable's component parts, and are features normally found on much more expensive models.
Note: Owners of the Pro-Ject Debut S/E3 turntable do not need to purchase this kit, it is part of the feature set of the Special Edition model.
6 Apr 2013Easily and quickly installed, despite the fact no instructions are provided (can be found on the Internet), this kit is surprisingly efficient. Rumble has disapeared from my Debut 3 turntable (mounted with a Grado Black), even while listening with a headset.
Purchased from France, I got it in time from Audio Affair, even though tracking abroad is a bit awkward.
(Please excuse my poor English)