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Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Turntable


Introduction to the Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Turntable

Each year the RIAA releases sales figures to try to show that their industry is dying and then points to a wide variety of causes. Dig into the numbers and you will find one bright spot for the music sales: vinyl. Vinyl is now selling better than it has in a number of years, with large growth year over year. From people returning to vinyl after decades away, or younger listeners moving into it for the first time, the old record is selling better than it has in years.

Of course you need something to play these on, and turntable vendors have been happy to provide a wide assortment of turntables for the new listener. Pro-Ject has been making turntables for two decades now and they have always had a major focus on value with their Debut line. Now they have introduced the Debut Carbon, which is their cheapest table to come standard with a carbon fiber tonearm, and improved the standard cartridge to be the well-regarded Ortofon 2M Red. Is this the easiest way to get straight into high quality vinyl playback without spending a fortune?


  • 8.6" Carbon Fiber Tonearm
  • Ortofon 2M Red MM Cartridge
  • Belt Drive Turntable
  • Speed: 33/45 RPM (Manual belt change)
  • Wow and Flutter: +/- 0.10%
  • Speed Drift: +/- 0.8%
  • Platter: 300mm Diameter Aluminum with Felt Mat
  • Tonearm Overhang: 18.5mm
  • Effective Tonearm Mass: 6.0g
  • Dimensions: 4.7" H x 16.5" W x 12.7" D
  • Weight: 12.5 Pounds
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