Pro-Ject Debut Carbon USB DC Turntable

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Pro-Ject Debut Carbon USB DC Turntable

The audiophile's USB turntable! Transfer your treasured vinyl records to any digital file format with audiophile sound quality using Pro-Ject's new Debut Carbon USB turntable.

Project's legendary Debut Carbon is now available in a new configuration designed for the "digital age". Fitted with an onboard moving magnet phono preamplifier, A/D converter and USB output, this remarkable turntable is capable of performing the digitalization of analog signals for recording direct to you computer via a USB interface and suitable music recording software (not included*). High-fidelity audio is ensured by Pro-Ject's use of dual-mono low-noise preamplifier circuitry, accurate RIAA equalization and the exceptional performance of the Debut Carbon's carbon fiber Tonearm, Ortofon OM 10E phono cartridge and low-noise drive mechanism. The Debut Carbon USB is a music lovers dream providing the ability to enjoy your favorite records via portable digital playback, computer network or server based media systems. *Compatible with Windows, MacOS and Linux operating systems. The Debut Carbon USB is available in a high-gloss black finish and a full-sized dustcover is included


A silent running AC motor with two-step metal pulley drives the hub and platter via a flat-ground belt

The medium density fiber plinth uses four "O-Ring" shock absorbing feet

Drive motor is decoupled from the plinth by a Sorbothane suspension to reduce vibration transmission

The nearly four pound sheet-steel sandwiched platter provides excellent speed stability and protects records with a felt matA precision chrome-plated stainless-steel axle couples the platter to a polished ball bearing in a brass housing for low resistance and ultra-quiet rotation

An external power supply reduces the chance of electro-mechanical interference


Both the 8.6 inch tonearm and fixed headshell are constructed from a single piece of carbon fiber for superior rigidity and low resonance

Inverted horizontal bearings consist of two hardened stainless-steel points resting on sapphire pads for outstanding tonearm stability and tracking capability

A flexible counterweight shaft avoids undesirable vibrations from occurring

Adjustment of needle azimuth is easily accomplished by a single-screw adjustment

Internal tonearm wiring is of high-purity copper and terminated directly to gold-plated sockets at both the headshell and phono jacks for low-noise signal transmission

Detachable RCA Phono Jacks allow for use of premium interconnect cables

A supplied 3.5mm jack can be used to connect the Pro-Ject Debut Carbon USB to any line level/auxiliary input such as a computer, MIDI system, mixer, etc


The Debut Carbon is offered in seven high-gloss fashion colors and a full-sized hinged dustcover is included.

Note: The steel platter means you can only use moving magnet cartridges with this turntable.


Nominal Speeds: 33 / 45 rpm (manual speed change)
Drive: Principle Belt Drive
Mains Bearing: Stainless Steel
Phono Cartridge: Ortofon OM10E
Sorbothane-Damped Motor Suspension
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
Dimensions: (WDH) 16.4 x 6.3 x 12.6 in., 415 x 118 x 320 mm (cover closed)
Weight: 14 lb
Finish: Gloss Black

Phono Preamp / A/D Section Specs

Noise Floor -88dB
THD 0.005%
Input Impedance 47k ohms / 100pf
Power Consumption 16V / 40mA AC
Gain 32dB
Output Voltage 160mV / 1kHz at 4mV/1kHz
RIAA EQ Curve Accuracy 20Hz - 20kHz, >0.5dB
USB Output Digital Serial Data Protocol USB 1.1