Pro-Ject introduced the first Debut turntable back in the late 90s, when everyone else had declared that records were dead, and CDs had killed them (how times change!). That commitment to vinyl means that it’s far more than a pretty face, though – the Pro-Ject Debut Carbon turntable is the product of decades worth of design, testing and refinement, resulting in an elegant, efficient and beautifully crafted turntable.
Ortofon 2M Red cartridge pre-fitted
The Pro-Ject Debut Carbon comes pre-fitted with an Ortofon 2M Red Moving Magnet cartridge. Ortofon are the leading name in turntable cartridges, and the 2M Red is one of their most widely-loved creations. With a diamond-tipped stylus on a responsive, graceful cantilever, the 2M Red is a versatile cartridge that picks up previously-unheard details, and delivers a warm, open listening experience.
8.6” carbon fibre tonearm
The Pro-Ject Debut Carbon comes fitted with a carbon fire tonearm. Carbon fibre is popular in high-performance cars and bikes, prized for its incredible strength while adding very little weight. That same strength-to-weight ratio makes carbon fibre an ideal material for a tonearm, making it stiff (so the tonearm doesn’t flex or bend, which causes distortions) while keeping it light enough to respond smoothly to the movement in the record grooves. The result is a detailed, clear sound that brings your records to life like no other. Carbon fibre also shields the sensitive tonearm wires from interference, keeping even more distortion from creeping into your music.
Plenty of upgrade options
The Pro-Ject Debut Carbon turntable's design offers plenty of upgrade options, including adjustable counterweights and anti-skating weight to accommodate a range of cartridges. You can also upgrade the phono cable that connects the Pro-Ject Debut Carbon turntable's gold-plated RCA connections to your system, or even experiment with new phono stage options like the Tube Box S2 to fully explore your sound.
What's in the box?
This is a table which brings so much joy to the listening experience. The only thing I have needed to adjust to is the manual change between the 33 1/2 to 45 RPM instead of other tables that offer electric adjustment to this. Besides that one thing, this table is well worth every praise it receives. It is stylish, with all of the professional features that everybody looking for a new table should look for. Pro-Ject have sold me with the Debut Carbon III. My listening experience has vastly improved since buying this table. Go and buy it!