Debut Carbon Turntable (Gloss Blue)

Pro-Ject Audio


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2012, Pro-Ject Audio

Since its first appearance the late 1990's, Pro-Ject's Debut range has earned the coveted "best buy" status for an entry-level turntable. In just over a decade, the Debut model has sold several hundred thousand units and has elevated the status of turntables by appearing in museum collections and gracing the pages of high-fashion and lifestyle magazines. In 2012, the Debut Carbon once again sets a new standard in terms of cost versus performance by evolving the Debut to a higher level of build precision, sound quality and aesthetics. The Debut III was a hand act to follow, but Pro-Ject has one again challenged convention by offering even better performance at an easily affordable price. The most profound upgrade is the addition of the 8.6" single-piece tube carbon fiber tonearm that increases stiffness while decreasing unwanted resonances resulting in a higher fidelity presentation of your treasured recordings. Fitted to the carbon fiber arm is a true high-end cartridge, the 2M Red phono cartridge by Ortofon. This arm/cartridge combination is quite capable of exceptional tracking and recovery of the musical nuance found within the records grooves. The attractive resonance-reducing MDF platter supports a heavier 300mm diameter metal platter for smoother rotation and lower wow and flutter. Additionally, a felt record mat is employed for superior record support and coupling. The platter and plinth assembly sits upon four-point "O"-ring feet designed for energy absorption and the plinth-mounted motor is isolated by a new Sorbothane™ suspension keeping unwanted noise and vibration to a bare minimum. Plinth mounted RCA output jacks allow for the use of higher quality interconnects for even better sonic performance. The Debut Carbon is offered in seven high-gloss fashion colors and a full-sized hinged dustcover is included.

Nominal Speeds 33 / 45 rpm (manual speed change)
Drive Principle Belt Drive
Mains Bearing Stainless Steel
Phono Cartridge Ortofon 2M Red pre-mounted
Sorbothane-Damped Motor Suspension Yes
Tonearm Pro-Ject 8.6 carbon
Platter 300mm diameter steel with felt mat
Effective Tonearm Length 8.6" (218.5mm)
Effective Tonearm Mass 6g
Overhang 18.5mm
Tracking Force 10 - 30mN
Speed Variance ±0.55%
Wow & Flutter ±0.10%
Power Supply 16V / 500mA AC, Outboard
Dust Cover Supplied
Dimensions (WDH) 16.4 x 6.3 x 12.6 in., 415 x 118 x 320 mm (cover closed)
Weight 12.4 lbs., 5.6 kg

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the fact that turntables often do not work properly when used with converters, we do not ship turntables outside of North America. Also, unfortunately, we cannot ship turntables to P.O. boxes.

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