"The latest version of the long-running Debut remains a winner.
Recommended." What Hi-Fi Sound & Vision magazine 5-star review at £299.95
With quality engineering from a class above, the Pro-Ject Debut Carbon
sets new standards at its price.
For quite some time now, the Pro-Ject Debut has been a near default
choice in the budget turntable market - and for good reason.
Rather than adding fancy automated mechanisms, Pro-Ject have always
concentrated on giving the best engineering quality possible for the
Following on from other award-winning Pro-Ject Debut turntables, the
Debut Carbon offers a stunning specification with sound quality to match.
NOW FEATURING A CARBON FIBRE TONE ARM
The key feature with the new Debut Carbon is the addition of a carbon
fibre tone arm tube.
Usually only found on much more expensive turntables, a carbon fibre
tone arm tube provides significant benefits to the sound quality.
Being stiffer than steel, the tone arm is more rigid than before.
This helps convey the music more accurately as there's also reduced arm
In short, the music sounds tighter, punchier and more detailed than
ALSO FEATURING OTHER TWEAKS PREVIOUSLY SEEN ON THE SE VERSION
The revised Debut Carbon also comes with a larger and more stable
This provides a more solid bass response with added weight. Improved
motor dampening using Sorbothane helps give better isolation.
In terms of sound quality, isolating the motor means less background
noise and a more dynamic and revealing sound.
ALL THE OTHER FACTORS THAT MADE THE ORGINAL DEBUT III SO
COMPELLING ARE STILL PRESENT AND CORRECT
The rigid plinth with anti-vibration feet is ideal in providing a
similarly taut sound quality.
The motor itself is decoupled to further reduce vibration.
Using a brass bearing housing and stainless steel axle, the platter hub
is superbly engineered and built to close tolerances for fine sound and
There's also a good quality Ortofon cartridge included with the
turntable, meaning it's ready to go straight out of the box.
IT'S NOT JUST THE SOUND THAT'S BETTER, THE STYLING HAS BEEN
With its gloss black plinth, the Debut Carbon looks far classier than
previous Debut III models.
Combined with its high quality engineering, this Pro-Ject turntable
really does give the impression that it comes from the class above.
For quality vinyl replay, pure and simple, there's nothing to beat the
Debut Carbon at this price.