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Pro-Ject Debut Carbon DC Esprit SB - Black

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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.
  • Speed: 33, 45 (built in speed box)
  • Drive principle: belt drive
  • Platter: 300mm acrylic platter
  • Mains: bearing stainless steel
  • Wow & flutter: +/- 0,10%
  • Speed drift: +/- 0,80%
  • 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
  • Included accessories: 15 volts DC / 0,8A power supply, dust cover
  • Power connection: 110/120 or 230/240 Volt - 50 or 60 Hz
  • Standby power consumption: < 1 watt
  • Dimensions: 415 x 118 x 320mm (WxHxD) lid closed
  • Weight: 5,6 kg net
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    Dave L


    got my pro-ject espirt a few weeks ago... and wow! i used to have a technics sl-1600 and i consider this to be my BIG-BOY turntable this thing is so much more smooth then the 1600 and the hum issues? lol please! get yourself some good RCA's and thats gone.. plus these light up real real awesome!!! JUST GET IT!!



    I upgraded to this turntable from an audio technica at lp120. Great table! I would recommend this table to anyone looking to spend under $1000. After a few months I swapped out the stylus to the 2m blue which was a pretty significant upgrade to my ears. The supplied interconnects are crap however. They produced a small hum when I first had them which disappeared when I swapped them out with some blue jean lc-1.

    Jon Deless


    I purchased the debut carbon espret after owning Manny high end tables by thornes and some by vpi that where great it is a great table i have no complaints at all this is a great value and a beautiful table