In a growing marketplace for quality entry-level turntables, few if any offer the design, features, and finish of Pro-ject’s DEBUT Carbon DC. Introduced in the nineties, Pro-ject’s DEBUT turntables were a revolution for the hi-fi industry. The broad acceptance of the Compact Disc had analogue music pegged as dead technology, but it was Pro-ject’s Debut series, the first affordable “mass-market” analogue product since the CD, that reinforced the definitive value of vinyl’s audio reproduction.
Well over a decade on and Pro-ject continue to fine-tune their DEBUT table with precision detail. Most notably, the present inclusion of a carbon fibre tonearm. Carbon tubes increase stiffness and decrease resonance, making them more responsive while at the same time less susceptible to resonant vibrations that cause distortion. Due to production costs, it’s normally the kind of material reserved for high-end tonearms on high-end tables. Not with Pro-ject. In addition to this is the increased platter size and weight for improved rotation and overall sound quality. Plus, thanks to its low noise AC motor and effective decoupling, the precision frequency DC-driven AC generator increases speed stability without increasing unwanted vibration. What all that means is that the motor, which is ultra quiet, is also suspended from the table's platter, further isolating your playback from unwanted vibrations that cause distortion. It also comes fitted with the Ortofon OM5E cartridge and is available in a whole stack of colours.
Entry-level is an interesting term because it often infers a sense of being budget or cheap. However, the Project DEBUT Carbon is anything but. This table is regarded as entry-level because it’s that first benchmark of quality audio reproduction, quality analogueaudio. It’s that first taste of the real warmth vinyl music is so often touted to produce and the reason why so many are returning to records as their preferred choice of playback. The Project DEBUT Carbon DC is a serious table offering a serious listening experience and the perfect addition to any home hi-fi system.
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