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ProJect Debut Carbon DC
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Since its first appearance the late 1990’s, Pro-Ject’s Debut range has earned the coveted “best buy” status for an entry-level turntable..Upgraded in 2014 with improved motor.


AVAILABLE IN High-Gloss Colors: Black, Red, Green, Blue, Yellow and White

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 hand 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 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 Sorbothane™ 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. The Debut Carbon is offered in seven high-gloss fashion colors and a full-sized hinged dustcover is included.

Nominal Speeds 33 / 45 rpm (manual speed change)
Drive Principle Belt Drive
Mains Bearing Stainless Steel
Phono Cartridge Ortofon 2M Red pre-mounted
Sorbothane-Damped Motor Suspension Yes
Tonearm Pro-Ject 8.6 carbon
Platter 300mm diameter steel with felt mat
Effective Tonearm Length 8.6" (218.5mm)
Effective Tonearm Mass 6g
Overhang 18.5mm
Tracking Force 10 - 30mN
Speed Variance ±0.55%
Wow & Flutter ±0.10%

Power Supply 16V / 500mA AC, Outboard

Dust Cover Supplied

Dimensions (WDH) 16.4 x 6.3 x 12.6 in., 415 x 118 x 320 mm (cover closed)
Weight 12.4 lbs., 5.6 kg

Finish Seven High-Gloss Colors: Black, Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Silver and White