The DEBUT CARBON DC vinyl turntable is an upgraded version of the Pro-Ject DEBUT CARBON vinyl turntable by this renowned Austrian brand.
Its design is based on the original DEBUT CARBON, and features several specific improvements.
Pro-Ject Debut Carbon - 2m red SE : Motor and drive
This Pro-Ject Debut Carbon with 2m red phono cartridge delivers a new AC motor with a new suspension, completed with two TPE vibration isolation bushings. This system reduces vibration in the vinyl turntable, thus improving the signal-to-noise ratio.
The motor also features a new bearing with stainless steel spindle. It is powered by an external DC power supply, and the circuit has an alternative current with a stable frequency of 50 Hz.
The speed can be changed easily between 33 and 45 RPM by lifting the platter and moving the drive belt.
Pro-Ject Debut Carbon - 2m red SE : Tonearm and cartridge
Its 8.6” carbon fire tonearm is made of a single piece of carbon fibre weighing 6g. Its rigidity gives it superior neutrality and precision to the aluminium model.
This Pro-Ject Debut Carbon 2M Red turntable is fitted with the Ortofon 2M Red MM cartridge.
Pro-Ject Debut Carbon - 2m red SE : Phono cable and accessories
It is worth mentioning that the tonearm cables are not captive and so the standard cables can easily be replaced by higher performing models, such as Pro-Ject's 'Connect It' range.
This Pro-Ject Debut Carbon with 2m red phono cartridge is also delivered with a translucent dust cover.
Pro-Ject Debut Carbon - 2m red SE : Platter
The platter is made of steel and topped with a felt platter mat. However, if you replace this platter at a later date with an Acryl It, it becomes a Pro-Ject DEBUT CARBON ESPRIT vinyl turntable!
Pro-Ject Debut Carbon - 2m red SE : Listening ans test review
It delivers very precise and well-balanced sound quality.
Reduced noise means you can really focus on the music and the details. The sound stage is quite amazing for a turntable within this price range.
Its excellent dynamic range and neutrality mean that it is versatile enough to handle a wide range of musical genres, delivering excellent results for everything from jazz and blues to classical and rock.
Once again, Pro-Ject's technical and technological solutions have worked their magic.
And at this price, there really is no competition. But act fast – this is a limited edition with this cartridge and at this price! Franck
Pro-Ject Debut Carbon turntable:
Speeds: 33 and 45 rpm manual speed change
Drive principle: silicone belt
Motor: synchronous, insulated by TPE vibration isolation bushings
Platter: 300mm metal with felt mat
Spindle: stainless steel
Wow & Flutter: +/- 0.1% - Speed drift +/- 0.8%
Signal-to-noise ratio: - 68dB
Tonearm: 8.6”, 218.5 mm carbon fibre
Effective tonearm mass: 6.0 g
Tracking force: 10 - 30mN
Accessories: Phono cable, dust cover, 45 RPM adapter
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M Red MM
Dimensions: 415 x 118 x 320mm closed dust cover
Weight: 5.6 kg
Ortofon 2M Red MM cartridge:
Output: 5.5 mV
Channel separation at 1kz: 22dB
Frequency response at -3dB: 20 Hz/25 KHz
Compliance: 20 Um/Nm
Tracking force: 1.6g-2.0g
Optimum tracking force: 1.8g
Internal impedance: 1.3 kOhm
Internal inductance: 700 MHz
Load resistance: 47 KHz
Load capacitance: 150-300 pF
Weight: 7.2 g
Replacement stylus: 2M Red or 2M Blue stylus