Pro-Ject Debut RecordMaster Turntable
Another Hotrod from Pro-Ject Makes its Way StatesidePro-Ject's Debut III Recordmaster brings together classic audiophile aesthetics with contemporary features for the modern vinyl lover. Featuring a built-in phono preamp, pre-mounted Ortofon OM10 cartridge and USB connectivity, the Debut III Recordmaster is ready to be hooked up to your stereo or computer right out of the box. The built-in preamp allows for line level output (useful for amplifiers lacking a dedicated phono input) and USB allows for direct recording to PC or MAC. You can even listen off your hi-fi system and record to your computer simultaneously! In addition, the Debut III Recordmaster features a convenient electronic speed change feature ("Speedbox") that allows you to switch from 33 or 45rpm at the push of a button (no need for switching belts). 78rpm play is also possible, but manual belt and stylus (78rpm stylus not included) change is necessary. All this plus larger platter, low noise motor, and aluminum tone arm for an improved listening experience.
For Your ConvenienceIt is worth noting that the Debut III RecordMaster USB shares many similarities (i.e. automatic speed change) to the popular Debut Carbon DC Esprit SB turntable, however there are several noticeable (and not-so-noticeable) differences. First, the RecordMaster has the built-in phono preamp and USB connectivity that is lacking on the Esprit. This is key for those that would like to digitize their vinyl or simply do not have a phono-ready amplifier. Next are the differences in key components of each turntable - the RecordMaster features a steel platter with aluminum tonearm, while the Esprit comes with an acrylic platter and carbon fiber tonearm. Lastly, the pre-mounted cartridges differ as the RecordMaster comes with an Ortofon OM10, and the Esprit a 2M Red.
Precision belt drive with decoupled synchronous motor Electronic speed control with 33/45 rpm (78) speed change, which acts as “Speed Box” with ultimate speed stability 8.6‘‘ carbon tonearm Heavy non-resonant acrylic platter Built in MM phono preamplifier with line output and USB out for audio recording in PCM 24bit/192kHz or DSD256 11.2MHz Simultaneously connection with amplifier & PC/Mac 2M Red moving-magnet cartridge fitted Matte walnut finishTechnical: Speed: 33, 45 (electronic speed change), 78 (manual) Drive principle: belt drive Platter: 300mm acrylic platter Speed drift: 33; ±0,2%, 45; ±0,16% Wow & flutter: 33; ±0,12%, 45; ±0,11% Mains bearing: stainless-steel axle in a bronze bearing housing Tonearm: 8,6” Carbon Effective arm length: 218,5 mm Overhang: 18,5mm Tracking force: 10 - 30mN A/D Converter: Asahi Kasai Microdevices, AK5552VN DSD compatibility: DSD256 Sampling frequency: up to 192kHz Output: Line (RCA), S/PDIF optical & USB-B (USB 2.0) Input: Line In (RCA) Included accessories: 15 volts DC power supply, dust cover Power connection: 110/120 or 230/240 Volt - 50 or 60 Hz Dimensions: 415 x 118 x 320mm (WxHxD) Weight: 5 kg net