Project Debut Carbon Recordmaster HiRes Walnut inc Ortofon 2M Red
Debut Carbon RecordMaster HiRes: Digitally High-Resolution captures analogue vinyl in its purest form
The ProJect Recordmaster is a turntable that will satisfy many music listeners particularly in the area of value for money.It provides so many features that have never been seen as a package before at its price point.And building on ProJect's reputation for affordable quality turntables it also features a real wood finish plinth,that complements the sonic performance with a beautiful aesthetic.
The Recordmaster is a testament to the evolution of ProJects designs.It is packed with a combination of features and build quality that sets it apart from the competition at its price point.Let's start with the increased platter size which decreases vibration and reduces stress on the main bearing.Then there is the decoupled low noise AC motor that means that the motor is isolated from the plinth and this also leads to a substantial reduction in vibration.
A substantial sonic improvement comes with the inclusion of the highly acclaimed Ortofon 2M Red cartridge/stylus combination.The 2M stylus features an eliptical stylus with is a much finer cut of diamond that not only extracts more information from the record grooves but decreases record wear due to its larger footprint in the groove thus spreading the stylus pressure. 2M Red is an excellent choice. You'll hear quieter backgrounds, a cleaner midrange, and more detail, treble, and bass. Then there is also the ProJect Acryl-It platter, delivering a more fluid sound that leaves no space for platter resonances. The Acryl-It platter truly dampens resonance and leaves you with just the music - a very special space.
In terms of tonal balance, the Pro-Ject Debut Recordmaster and Ortofon 2M Red combination sounds neutral with crystalline highs and velvety mid-range.It's a clean, insightful sound that digs deep to reveal all manner of texture and nuance in the music. All the while, the deck keeps a firm grip on the musical structure, with a good level of rhythmic precision.It’s expressive, clearly displaying a good deal of subtlety and fairly wide dynamics.Every little attention to detail for damping has paid off as the Pro-Ject doesn’t pick up any noise from the motor.The turntable is extremely quiet, which lets you hear more of the record itself instead of the hum of a motor or the subtle vibration of an a poorly damped turntable.
The Pro-Ject Debut Recordmaster Hi-Res and Ortofon 2M Red combination is a fine-sounding package for the money.
We now come to the features that create great convenience.Firstly there is an inbuilt phono preamplifier which means the turntable is easily connected to almost any audio device with an auxiliary input without the need for an outboard phono preamplifier to amplify the signal up to line level.It also has a USB output so that you can record to your computer.Another convenient feature is the automatic speed control that changes between 33 rpm and 45 rpm at the touch of a button.There is certainly no other turntable on the market at this price that offers the sound quality,convenience and aesthetics of the ProJect Recordmaster.
Vinyl Records are inherently statically charged and attract dust, fluff and grit like a magnet. To protect that atmospheric sound of playing your precious vinyl we highly recommend you invest in the anti-static Project Record Brush. It will prevent your stylus running over these contaminants and damaging your records.
The Clean it carbon fibre stylus cleaning brush is suitable for daily cleaning of the stylus. The stylus brush is the best tool for quick maintenance and daily cleaning of your needle tip. Clean it gently removes dust and crustification with thousands of the finest carbon fibres. The result is a clean and good sounding diamond stylus that ensures a perfect reproduction of your records.
The AM Record Cleaner Box Set not only includes the Anti-Static Record Cleaning Brush but also an equally important stylus cleaner to remove the build up on the stylus due to playing your vinyl. The record cleaner fluid and cloth are the perfect solution to cleaning up your record collection and optimising your vinyl listening experience.
• Precision belt drive with decoupled synchronous motor
• Electronic speed control with 33/45 rpm (78) speed change, which acts as “Speed Box” with ultimate speed stability
• 8.6‘‘ carbon tonearm
• Heavy non-resonant acrylic platter
• Built in MM phono preamplifier with line output and USB out for audio recording in PCM 24bit/192kHz or DSD256 11.2MHz
• Simultaneously connection with amplifier & PC/Mac
• 2M Red moving-magnet cartridge fitted
• Available in high-gloss black and walnut matt