The current model Debut Carbon has been with Pro-ject for coming up to five years now, and has been a key product in some form for over seven years. With the release of the Essential III line, Pro-ject are now offering a stronger feature-set at a comparable price-point. This creates a more compelling and refreshed entry-level audiophile turntable offering, and reserves features such as the carbon fibre tonearm for higher price-point models.
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 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.
8.6” carbon tonearm
Increased platter size with more weight
Precision belt drive with synchronous motor
New DC power supply with ultra precision frequency DC-driven AC generator (like Speed Box) for ultimate speed stability.