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 SorbothaneTM 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.
Cork It - Sound tuning through replacement of platter mat! Cork It is different but very interesting option to upgrade the sound quality. Resonances Are damped more effectively than felt, they keep dust away and they have also enough contactivity to avoid static.
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It has been rewarding to have so many people thank me for my review of the Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Turntable. I'm adding this addendum on the front of my review for those of you would decide to purchase this turntable as I did, "disregarding" the warnings everyone seems to be giving in regard to the terrible motor hum. IF YOU DECIDE TO PURCHASE THIS TURNTABLE, DO THIS TEST BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING ELSE. YOU WILL NOT HEAR THE HUM UNTIL THE STYLUS IS PLACED ON THE RECORD! THE SECOND THE STYLUS IS PLACED ON THE RECORD (THE LEAD IN GROOVE) YOU WILL HEAR THE HUM. YOU WILL ALSO HEAR IT DURING VERY QUIET, SOFT MUSIC PASSAGES, YOU WILL HEAR IT BETWEEN TRACKS, AND YOU WILL HEAR IT AS THE STYLUS TRACKS OUT AT THE VERY END OF THE RECORD. LOUDER MUSIC MASKS THE MOTOR HUM, WHICH IS WHY PROBABLY SOME BUYERS HAVE NOT NOTICED IT. REMEMBER, LISTEN FOR THE HUM FROM YOUR SPEAKERS THE SECOND THE STYLUS IS PLACED ON THE LEAD IN GROOVES ON YOUR RECORD, AS THE MOTOR HUM IS TRANSFERRED FROM THE PLINTH AND THE...
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