Overview: Project's Debut III is now available in a new
configuration designed for the "digital age". Fitted with an onboard moving
magnet phono preamplifier, A/D converter and USB output, this turntable is
capable of performing the digitalization of analog signals for recording direct
to your computer via a USB interface and suitable music recording software (not
included). The Pro-Ject Debut III USB 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.
USB Phono Stage: The Pro-Ject Debut III USB turntable allows you to transfer
treasured vinyl records to any digital file format on your computer (software
not included) with audiophile sound quality via its moving magnet phono
preamplifier, A/D converter and USB (type-B) output (USB cable included). The Debut III USB provides
the ability to enjoy your favorite records via portable digital playback,
computer network, or server based media systems.
Note: Compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems.
Moving Magnet Preamplifier: High-fidelity audio is ensured
by Pro-Ject's use of dual-mono low-noise preamplifier circuitry, accurate RIAA
equalization and the exceptional performance of the Debut III tone-arm/ phono
cartridge and drive mechanism.
Belt Driven: The Pro-Ject Debut III USB 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 USB 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 USB 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 USB 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 USB 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.
Internal Wiring: The turntable's internal wiring consists of high-grade
flexible copper from the headshell right through to the RCA connection jacks.
RCA Connection with Grounding Screw: Connection to your amplifier can be made with connecting cables of your choice
through the turntable's gold-plated stereo RCA phono jacks and grounding screw. Since the turntable has a built-in pre-amplifier, it should not be connected to a receiver's phono input. Instead, it should be connected to a line-level input, such as an auxiliary input.
Note: The Pro-Ject turntable comes supplied with a 47"
stereo RCA cable with ground wire. It also comes supplied with a
RCA-to-minijack adapter to connect to your PC.
Dust Cover: The Pro-Ject Debut III USB comes supplied with a
dust cover to prevent dust build-up on the turntable.
Filter Cartridge: Ortofon OM5e
Amplifier Connection: MM-input
Output Voltage: 160mV/1kHz @ 4mV/1kHz input
Input Impedance: 47kohms/100pF
Noise Floor: -88dB
RIAAA EQ Curve Accuracy: 20-20,000Hz , >0.5dB
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
USB Output: Digital Serial Data Protocol USB (type-B) 1.1
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: 15 lbs (6.8kg)