Pro-Ject Debut Carbon DC Esprit SB - White
The Most-Wanted Audiophile Design Turntable With Carbon Tonearm, Acrylic Platter, and DC Power Supply!The first Debut turntable, introduced in the late 1990s, was a revolution for the hi-fi industry. For the first time after the arrival of Compact Disc and the assumed demise of vinyl records, an analogue product re-emerged in the “mass market” – something all music lovers could afford. The new DEBUT CARBON ESPRIT (DC) 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!
The most obvious improvement is the inclusion of a CARBON TUBE for the tonearm, which increases stiffness and decreases unwanted resonance. This material normally is extensively used in high-end tonearms, but – because of cost reasons – was never used in products at lower price levels. Together with other improvements like an increase in platter size and weight to realize even smoother rotation the overall sound quality is greatly improved. The approved belt drive design offers low noise AC motor with effective motor decoupling (utilising TPE damping) and ultra precision frequency DC-driven AC generator (like Speed Box) for ultimate speed stability without unwanted vibration.
Ratings & Reviews
by Basic Perfection
Having every part isolated from unwanted vibration makes this an excellent performer. The veil closes very tight to some discs, it can get scratched on the inside while closing it. The felt mat generates a lot of static and collects dust, just get a leather one (for the price it should be the standard mat). I give it 5 stars anyway because it performs superb and looks basic but elegant. I love it in white because all the other hardware is black so this one is special.