Pro-Ject Debut Carbon: Raising the Bar for Tables Under $500 Now Ships with the Award-Winning Ortofon 2M Red "In the ways that analog trumps digital, I'm confident the Carbon will sonically outperform any cheap CD player, particularly in terms of musical flow and general warmth. Pair it with a Bellari tubed phono preamp and play the combo for a kid weaned on MP3s and he or she is likely to start bawling. Literally. The sense of depth and spaciousness plus the image stability is impressive. Most highly recommended. I don't know what else comes close for $399." - Michael Fremer, Stereophile Pro-Ject's innovative Debut line redefined what an affordable turntable could deliver. Pro-Ject has now once again challenged convention with the Debut Carbon, offering even better performance at an accessible price. The upgrades over the Debut III are numerous, including the addition of an 8.6" completely carbon fiber tonearm that increases stiffness while decreasing unwanted resonances. This results in a higher fidelity presentation of your treasured recordings. Fitted to the carbon fiber arm is a true high-end cartridge, the 2M Red by Ortofon. This arm/cartridge combination is quite capable of exceptional tracking and recovery of the musical nuance found within the records grooves. This excellent upgrade takes this analog package to a higher performance level. "The Debut Carbon nails the basics: dynamic shading and speed constancy. The essentials of what we call 'rhythm and pace' are impressive. Whether for first-time turntable buyers or anyone wishing to enjoy high-quality LP playback without spending a lot of money, Pro-Ject's Debut Carbon is a great way to go." - Wayne Garcia, The Absolute Sound The attractive, piano-gloss finished, resonance-reducing MDF plinth supports a heavier and wider diameter low-resonance platter for smoother rotation and lower wow and flutter. Additionally,
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Although I had records I did not own a record player. I slowly came to the idea I should listen to music in an analog format and I must say I am happy I did. I spent 6 months pouring over every bit of information I could find so that I could make an informed decision on a high quality but reasonably priced player. This was the one I finally decided on and I would suggest it to anyone not looking to break the bank but still have amazing sound. I have it connected to a tube preamp and it blows and other people away when they hear it. If you are wondering if it is worth it take it from me it totally is!
like many others when the CD came out it was instant death for my record collection . I had no intent to ever listen to a record again . I then bought a new pre amp from Emotiva and it is suppose to have a great phono pre amp section . So since I had the empty spot I went ahead and purchased this turntable for my new pre amp . The fact that it has a great tono cartage had a lot to do with this purchase and was a deciding factor . I also purchased a few records , some old that were in mint condition , and new . I am stunned to hear how great records sound with the new electronics . When I listen to some records made in the 1970's , that I purchased that were still wrapped up and never played i.e. mint condition , I could not believe how much sound I missed by listening to my stereo during the 1970's .Then I had what one would call state of the art electronics , but compared to now it was just noise . Records are making a come back and I can hear why . I looked at many different...
So happy with this turntable...its easy to set up, looks great and sounds great. It may seem expensive considering you can get a serviceable table for half the price, but my buddy has one of those downstairs and he has better speakers than me..but this table BLOWS HIS AWAY...no comparison in sound at all.
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