Overview: The Pro-Ject Debut III is a manual belt-driven
turntable which includes a pre-mounted
Ortofon OM-5E moving magnet phono cartridge. A felt-covered
steel platter mates to a chrome plated stainless-steel axle running in a brass
bearing housing for exceptional speed stability and accuracy. The aluminum
tone-arm employs inverted hardened stainless-steel points for superior tracking
with the supplied phono cartridge. A silicone-damped arm-lift is also supplied.
Belt Driven: The Pro-Ject Debut III features a quiet running
AC motor with a two-step pulley which drives the hub and platter via a
flat-ground belt. The Debut III supports 33-1/3 and 45 rpm speeds.
Note: The optional Pro-Ject Speed Box II (252SBIIB, sold
separately) can be connected to the turntable to change speeds
electronically between 33-1/3 and 45 rpm.
Decoupled Motor: The motor is decoupled from the plinth to
reduce vibration transmission.
MDF Plinth: The medium density fiber (MDF) plinth stands on
four special, resonance damping feet for exceptional stability.
Note: The turntable should be positioned on a
low-resonance surface such as wood or multiple layer ply-board to avoid
structural vibrations disturbing replay.
Steel Platter: The Debut III features a 10" balanced steel platter
(2.86lbs/1.3kg) with felt mat. The platter's low-tolerance chrome-plate
stainless-steel axle run on a polished ball bearing in a brass bearing housing.
8.6" Aluminum Tone-Arm: The Debut III features an 8.6" tone-arm with
aluminum headshell made out of one piece. The single-screw fixing of the
arm-tube allows rotation for easy adjustment of needle azimuth despite the fixed
headshell. The inverted tone-arm bearing is comprised of inverted hardened
stainless steel points and sapphire thrust-pads. The Debut III also employs a
silicon damped tone-arm-lift.
MM-Cartridge: The turntable is supplied with a Ortofon OM5e
fitted MM-cartridge. The cartridge has an output voltage of 4mV and its
recommended load resistance is 47kohms.
Note: If your amplifier does not have a suitable Phono
MM input, a separate phono pre-amplifier (such as 252PBIIB, sold
separately) is required to connect the turntable to your amplifier.
Internal Wiring: The turntable's internal wiring consists of high-grade
flexible copper from the headshell right through to the fixed connection cable.
Fixed Connection Cable: The fixed connection cable (39") has gold-plated RCA
jacks and appropriate capacitance and inductance values.
Dust Cover: The Pro-Ject Debut III comes supplied with a
dust cover to prevent dust build-up on the turntable.
Filter Cartridge: Ortofon OM5e (output voltage: 4.0mV)
Amplifier Connection: MM-input (recommended load resistance:
Nominal Speeds: 33-1/3, 45 rpm
Tone-arm Length: 8.6" (218.5mm)
Tone-arm Mass: 0.335oz (9.5g)
Overhang: 0.728" (18.5mm)
Counterweight: 0.123-0.194 oz (3.5-5.5g).
Speed Variance: +/-0.8%
Wow & Flutter: +/-0.12%
Signal-to-Noise: -65 dB
Down-force Range: 10-30 mN
Power Consumption: 2W
Outboard Power Supply: 15V/550 mA AC (AC 120V / 60Hz, 13.0W)
- Dust Cover Closed:
16.375" (wide) x 4.75" (tall) x 13.0625" (deep)
- Dust Cover Open:
16.375" (wide) x 14.375" (tall) x 15.6875" (deep)
Weight: 12.125 lbs (5.5kg)