The Pro-Ject Debut Carbon
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 hard 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 plinth 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.
DEBUT CARBON - SPECIFICATIONS
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
Tonearm: Pro-Ject 8.6 carbon
Platter: 300mm diameter steel with felt mat
Effective Tonearm Length: 8.6" (218.5mm)
Effective Tonearm Mass: 6g
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: 12.4 lbs., 5.6 kg
Finish Seven High-Gloss Colors: Black, Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Silver and White