How do you make the best value turntable in the world sound even better? We add the incredible Ortofon 2M Red cartridge!
The Pro-Ject Debut Carbon turntable features lightweight 8.6” carbon fibre tonearm and pre-fitted Ortofon 2M Red cartridge, offering a clear, warm listening experience with impressive detail.
Decades of turntable-making experience have led to an elegant, refined icon of analogue design: the Pro-Ject Audio Debut Carbon turntable.
Pro-Ject introduced the first Debut turntable back in the late 90s, when everyone else had declared that records were dead, and CDs had killed them (how times change!). That commitment to vinyl means that it’s far more than a pretty face, though – the Pro-Ject Debut Carbon turntable is the product of decades worth of design, testing and refinement, resulting in an elegant, efficient and beautifully crafted turntable.
Ortofon 2M Red cartridge pre-fitted
The Pro-Ject Debut Carbon comes pre-fitted with an Ortofon 2M Red Moving Magnet cartridge. Ortofon are the leading name in turntable cartridges, and the 2M Red is one of their most widely-loved creations. With a diamond-tipped stylus on a responsive, graceful cantilever, the 2M Red is a versatile cartridge that picks up previously-unheard details, and delivers a warm, open listening experience.
8.6” carbon fibre tonearm
The Pro-Ject Debut Carbon comes fitted with a carbon fire tonearm. Carbon fibre is popular in high-performance cars and bikes, prized for its incredible strength while adding very little weight. That same strength-to-weight ratio makes carbon fibre an ideal material for a tonearm, making it stiff (so the tonearm doesn’t flex or bend, which causes distortions) while keeping it light enough to respond smoothly to the movement in the record grooves. The result is a detailed, clear sound that brings your records to life like no other. Carbon fibre also shields the sensitive tonearm wires from interference, keeping even more distortion from creeping into your music.
Plenty of upgrade options
The Pro-Ject Debut Carbon turntable's design offers plenty of upgrade options, including adjustable counterweights and anti-skating weight to accommodate a range of cartridges. You can also upgrade the phono cable that connects the Pro-Ject Debut Carbon turntable's gold-plated RCA connections to your system, or even experiment with new phono stage options like the Tube Box S2 to fully explore your sound.
Pro-Ject Audio has been reviving music since 1990. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, when factories were closing in droves, founder Heinz Lichtenegger bought a turntable factory in the small Czech town of Litovel. Retaining the experienced staff and re-imagining classic turntable designs, we went to work constructing low cost, design-oriented turntables that would help people rediscover music the way it should be.
We're still working with the same staff out of the same small factory in Litovel. We've kept revising our low cost options for the easiest use, best sound and cleanest finish. But we also build midrange and high end turntables... and a whole lot more.
We don't expect you to believe everything we say. You've got no reason to trust us, so don't. Look up reviews and ask your friends. We're talked about and reviewed positively, and for good reason. Whether you're after a cheap and easy 'table, a high end award winner or quality hi-fi equipment, you'll keep coming across one name. That's Pro-Ject Audio Systems.
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