Comes with factory-mounted Ortofon 2M Red cartridge
Precision belt-drive with synchronous motor and new sorbothane motor suspension
Silicone drive belt
Increased platter size with more weight
Since its first appearance the late 1990's, Pro-Ject's Debut range has been a must-buy 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. Now the Debut Carbon sets a new cost/performance standard with 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-inch 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 delivers exceptional tracking and recovery of the musical nuance found within the record's grooves. The attractive, resonance-reducing MDF platter 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 to keep 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 several high-gloss fashion colors and a full-sized hinged dustcover is included.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Pro-ject debut carbon (with DC Motor) Played my Dad's 35 year old records beautifully. The only small problem is the slight motor noise/rumble that you can hear when you drop the needle down on the record just before the music starts. If you could eliminate that noise I would have given this 5 stars. A quick Google search shows that many others have noticed this problem and there are some quick fixes, such as tightening or loosening the motor mounts, or adding neoprene washers purchased from Home Depo which seems to isolate the motor noise. non of those worked for me.
Worked as intended. I picked up a pre-amp with a volume control to use with high-end powered speakers. In my situation the volume control was essential and provided greater flexibility. I can keep my speakers at a set volume and alter the amplification at the pre-amp rather than inconveniently altering from the speaker's volume controls which are located behind the speakers.
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