The Entry-Level Classic, Now With a Carbon-Fiber Tonearm and the Acclaimed 2M Red Cartridge!
The Debut turntable has been a best-seller since it's introduction, and with good reason: It was easy to use, sounded great, and cost far less than its competition. Its influence on the audio market was profound, ushering in a new category of entry-level turntables as Pro-Ject and other companies tried to capitalize on the resurgence of vinyl records. Each iteration of the Debut since has offered the same outstanding reliability, simplicity, style, and sound quality for a price that all music-lovers could afford.
Now, Pro-Ject has raised the bar again with the Debut Carbon
! With improvements in nearly every facet of design, the Debut Carbon breaks new ground, offering a set of features never-before seen in a turntable under $500. Each element contributes substantially to the overall sound of the turntable.
The Pro-Ject Debut Carbon now comes standard with an all-new, one-piece carbon-fiber tonearm
for superior resonance control. To better support the record, the platter is now a full 12 inches
in diameter. This alloy platter is also more massive, resulting in smoother, stabilized rotation of the platter for an all-around sonic improvement. Additionally, the motor suspension has been bolstered with sorbothane grommets, minimizing motor noise and rumble.
The stock cartridge has been upgraded to the outstanding Ortofon 2M Red
. This cartridge has garnered multiple awards for its exceptional value, and its performance and versatility has been recognized by several respected reviewers. Finally, the Debut Carbon now comes with an RCA junction box
, allowing you to easily upgrade your RCA output cables if you choose.Pro-Ject Debut Carbon User Manual Tone Audio Review, June 2012
...when used in concert with modest gear, it provides musicality that MP3 players and inexpensive CD players cannot match. Yes, this ‘table is all you need to get hooked on analog. Hence, we are thrilled to give the Carbon an Exceptional Value Award for 2012. A snap to set up, it offers fantastic performance and an easy upgrade path.What Hi-Fi Pro-Ject Debut CarbonTurntable Press Release, March 2012
The Pro-ject Audio Debut Carbon is an upgrade to the iconic entry-level Debut turntable. Pro-ject's Debut has long been one of our affordable turntable's of choice and the latest upgrade comes in the form of the Debut Carbon.AV Guide Pro-Ject Debut CarbonTurntable Press Release, March 2012
The Debut Carbon has been designed to set new standards in this category for the coming decade – perfectly timed as analogue today is again a respected source, while the demand for good turntables is growing again!!!Home Theater Review Pro-Ject Debut CarbonTurntable Press Release, March 2012
Over the last decade, the Debut, in its several iterations, has become a reference for the entry-level turntable. April 2012 sees the release of the Debut Carbon, a rethinking of the Debut platform that sets a new standard.CEPro Pro-Ject Debut CarbonTurntable Press Release, March 2012
In the world of turntables, the European manufacturer Pro-Ject is one of the most recognizable brand names in the entire category. The brand which is imported into the U.S. by the San Francisco-based A/V distribution firm Sumiko has just announced a refresh of arguably its most popular turntable.Audio Beat Pro-Ject Debut CarbonTurntable Press Release, March 2012
Pro-Ject has seemingly topped itself, producing once again a turntable whose look is basic but whose design promises high performance.Ted Magazine Pro-Ject Debut CarbonTurntable Press Release, March 2012
The Debut Carbon, an extraordinary rethinking of the Debut platform setting a new standard that others will be judged against in terms of performance and value.Ultra High-End Audio and Home Threater Review Pro-Ject Debut CarbonTurntable Press Release, March 2012
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.Chris Heinonen, Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity, August 2012
The Carbon is an exceptional performer for the price, and is highly recommended for those that want to add a turntable into their system. Out of the box it is great and only gets better as you add a Acryl-It platter and Speed Box II control to it. As your love of vinyl grows you can go ahead and upgrade the cartridge as well and get even more performance out of the Carbon tonearm and platter than the very capable Ortofon 2M Red can do.