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Pro-Ject Debut Carbon DC Record Player Green 888365628158 (Open Box)
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Product# J16942
OVERVIEW

Hi-fi turntable with carbon tonearm.

The first Debut turntable, introduced in the late 1990s, was a revolution for the hi-fi industry. For the first time after the arrival of Compact Disc and the assumed demise of vinyl records, an analog product re-emerged in the "mass market" - something all music lovers could afford.

The new Debut Carbon DC Record Player has been designed to set new standards in this category for the coming decade - perfectly timed as analogue today is again a respected source, while the demand for good turntables is growing again!

The most obvious improvement is the inclusion of a carbon tube for the tonearm, which increases stiffness and decreases unwanted resonance.

This material normally is extensively used in high-end tonearms, but - because of cost reasons - was never used in products at lower price levels. Together with other improvements like an increase in platter size and weight to realize even smoother rotation, the overall sound quality is greatly improved. The approved belt drive design offers low noise AC motor with effective motor decoupling (utilising TPE-damping) and ultra precision frequency DC-driven AC generator (like Speed Box) for ultimate speed stability without unwanted vibration.

FEATURES
  • 8,6" carbon tonearm
  • Increased platter size with more weight
  • Precision belt drive with synchronous motor
  • New DC power supply with ultra precision frequency DC-driven AC generator (like Speed Box) for ultimate speed stability.
  • New TPE motor suspension
  • Felt mat
  • Magnetic cartridge options from Ortofon OM 10 or 2M red
  • Includes dust cover

Let your wax live again!

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Pro-JectDebut Carbon DC Record Player
 
3.3

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • Excellent sound (4)
  • Professional features (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5)

Reviewed by 7 customers

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5.0

Wow! Excellent Turntable! And no motor hum!

By Chowdah

from Phoenix, AZ

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Professional Features
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Pro-Ject Debut Carbon DC Record Player:

      First let me say that this is not my first, nor is it my only current turntable. I have many high quality tables and this one is indeed very impressive. First off...the sound. Wow! Many of my records sound better than ever on this unit. Also, the supplied cartridge is very detailed and open sounding. I wanted to comment on another review here regarding static. This table will not "create" static. Like all turntable setups with vinyl and slip mats static can develop and be present. If you have lots of static look elsewhere for the cause such as environment. Also, may, I suggest a cork mat. The supplied felt is definitely not ideal. I would like to address this motor "hum" issue that many have noted on the web. This table has no motor hum that I can hear. It is very quiet. I've directly compared it to a high quality belt drive Technics unit and the Carbon DC is just as quiet. While some have said that the supplied RCA connectors are low quality I could not have been more pleased. Nice thick cables with beefy connector ends.This unit was easy to set up, the counterweight is good quality and the table looks very nice. Love it! 5 Stars!

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Buy something else. Big Problem.

      By Jack White

      from Southern Alabama

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Quality Sound

        Best Uses

          Comments about Pro-Ject Debut Carbon DC Record Player:

          After doing much research over about two years I decided on buying this turntable. So far it's turned out to be a big mistake. I should have returned it but I didn't have much time to listen to it during the 45 day return period.

          This turntable has a big problem with static. I've tried so many things but to no avail. Tried it with different receivers, cables, mats, etc... Not to mention the different cleaning methods and fluids. Even the Milty Anti Stat gun didn't do the trick.

          What's sad is that you can tell the turntable has the potential to sound great. It just can't deal with static. That's something you won't read about from the professional reviewers.

          Very, very disappointed in this turntable. I hope anyone who reads this will learn from my mistake. I don't have a turntable to recommend, but I hope everyone stays clear of this one.

           
          5.0

          GREAT "bang-for-the-buck!

          By Steve

          from Oriental, NC

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Professional Features
          • Set-up is easy yet precise.

          Cons

          • Limited Features
          • Limited Features as with ALL high end turntables

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording
          • USB feature enables digital recording

          Comments about Pro-Ject Debut Carbon DC Record Player:

          As per the review title, this is a really good bang-for-the-buck turntable. I did a LOT of research on turntables under 500, and most all led me to this one.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Dead out of the box

          By lpass

          from Connecticut

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Pro-Ject Debut Carbon DC Record Player:

          This is not a review of the table per se or of musicansfriend's service, just my experience so far. I will update this once I have a new table to try. My table came to me dead out of the box. I unboxed it, went through he setup and finally plugged it in, but the motor was dead from the get go. I had to return it and am awaiting another unit. It may be a great table as other reviewers have noted, but a dead motor out of the box may be indicative of some poor quality control as well. Hope to be able to review the table completely soon.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Everythings Perfect except

          By LO

          from Morro Bay, CA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Professional Features

          Cons

          • Poor Quality Sound

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

          Comments about Pro-Ject Debut Carbon DC Record Player:

          I was so excited upon unboxing this product, and after all the setup, which was relatively easy with a video guide, I plugged it into my audio interface. The single issue with this turntable is the buzz that comes through the output of the turntable due to the DC motor. Turntables with a direct drive do not have this issue and unfortunately, I did not research the issue. Apparently the Pro-Ject Debut Carbon turntables had this issue, and the company refuses to acknowledge it while continuously selling their products. Just a little buyer beware for the Debut Carbon DC. It works fine, but if you want a high quality sound without buzz interfering stray away from this.

           
          5.0

          Excellent turntable

          By Mark

          from Philadelphia, Pa

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Looks and Sounds Great

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio

            Comments about Pro-Ject Debut Carbon DC Record Player:

            Added a turntable for my children who are college students and into vinyl. Both old and new albums sound great. Easy to use, great sound.

             
            4.0

            Why did I wait so long to replace my vintage turntable?

            By JintheBK

            from Brooklyn, NY

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Excellent Sound
            • Looks Classy
            • Seems Sturdy
            • Sounds amazing

            Cons

            • Instructions Unclear

            Best Uses

              Comments about Pro-Ject Debut Carbon DC Record Player:

              Replaced my 30 year old Bang & Olufson RX, which at the time was a great turntable. The improvement in sound and enjoyment of my vinyl has been surprising. This player has so much more strength and detail. Plus it looks sharp!

              I plan to upgrade the piece of felt that covers the platter with something a bit more substantial.

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