What We Like
The Pro-Ject Debut Carbon turntable features lightweight 8.6” carbon fibre tonearm and pre-fitted Ortofon 2M Red cartridge, offering a clear, warm listening experience with impressive detail.
Decades of turntable-making experience have led to an elegant, refined icon of analogue design: the Pro-Ject Audio Debut Carbon turntable.
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.
Decoupled AC motor
The low-noise AC motor, engineered to give you pitch-perfect speed, sits in a well hidden below the platter. Not only does that keep the Debut Carbon looking sharp and clean, it means that the vibrations of the motor are isolated from the rest of the turntable, ensuring that you don’t get any added rumble in your records, so you can hear even more of your music.
- Speed: 33.45 (manual speed change)
- Drive principle: belt drive
- Platter: 300mm metal with felt mat
- Mains bearing: stainless steel
- Wow & flutter: 33: +/- 0.60%, 45: +/- 0.70%
- Speed drift: 33: +/- 0.19%, 45: +/- 0.17%
- Signal to noise: 68dB
- Tonearm: 8.6”, Carbon
- Effective arm length: 218.5 mm
- Effective arm mass: 6.0 g
- Overhang: 18.5mm
- Tracking force: 10 - 30mN
- Power connection: 110/120 or 230/240 Volt - 50 or 60 Hz
- Included accessories: 15 volts DC /0.8A power supply, dust cover
- Standby power consumption: < 1 watt
- Dimensions: 415 x 118 x 320mm (WxHxD) lid closed
- Weight: 5.6 kg net