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Pro-Ject Debut Carbon EVO

Manual belt-drive turntable with pre-mounted Sumiko Rainier cartridge (Satin Walnut)

Item # 2521130039

Pro-ject evolves their popular Debut Carbon turntable with upgraded materials and construction for better performance.

Pro-ject evolves their popular Debut Carbon turntable with upgraded materials and construction for better performance.

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Item # 2521130039

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About the Pro-Ject Debut Carbon EVO

The evolution of the Debut Carbon turntable

Pro-Ject calls this turntable the Debut Carbon EVO because it's an evolutionary step forward from the beloved original Debut Carbon. For instance, the heavy steel platter now has a resonance-damping internal TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) ring inside for smoother, quieter operation. And the motor and suspension system has been improved. You can now switch speeds between 33-1/3 and 45 rpm with a convenient button hidden on the underside of the chassis, and the 'table's medium density fiberboard (MDF) base rests on three height-adjustable damped aluminum feet.

The evolution of the Debut Carbon turntable

Pro-Ject calls this turntable the Debut Carbon EVO because it's an evolutionary step forward from the beloved original Debut Carbon. For instance, the heavy steel platter now has a resonance-damping internal TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) ring inside for smoother, quieter operation. And the motor and suspension system has been improved. You can now switch speeds between 33-1/3 and 45 rpm with a convenient button hidden on the underside of the chassis, and the 'table's medium density fiberboard (MDF) base rests on three height-adjustable damped aluminum feet.

It's a nice-looking turntable, too, with sleek styling and several gorgeous color options.

Pre-mounted Sumiko Rainier cartridge

Pro-Ject has included an excellent pre-mounted Sumiko Rainier moving magnet cartridge. It features an integrated body style and an elliptical diamond stylus that tracks a record groove with precision. Solid frequency response in the 15-25,000 Hz range ensures that you can hear every note in your favorite recordings. 

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Product highlights:

  • newly designed motor suspension with TPE (ThermoPlastic Elastomer) damping for silent operation
  • one-piece carbon fiber tonearm for superior rigidity and low resonance
  • pre-mounted Sumiko Rainier moving magnet cartridge
    • frequency response: 15-25,000 Hz
  • heavy 12" steel platter with resonance-damping internal TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) ring
  • precision stainless-steel bearing system for smooth, quiet platter rotation
  • medium density fiberboard (MDF) base with three height adjustable damped aluminum feet
  • 33-1/3 and 45 rpm speeds (electronic speed change), 78 rpm with manual belt change
  • speed variation: 0.5% (33-1/3 rpm); 0.6% (45 rpm)
  • wow and flutter: 0.17% (33-1/3 rpm); 0.15% (45 rpm)
  • signal-to-noise ratio: 68 dB
  • gold-plated RCA audio jacks (RCA cable w/ ground wire included)
Dimensions and warranty:
  • 16-3/8"W x 4-7/16"H (with dust cover down) x 12-5/8"D
  • weight: 13.2 lbs.
  • warranty: 2 years (1 year warranty for the supplied cartridge)
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • requires a phono preamp or phono input on receiver or preamplifier
  • MFR # PRO1130039

What's in the box:

  • Turntable (tonearm and cartridge installed)
  • AC power supply (attached 6.5' DC cord)
  • 3 AC plug adapters (US/UK/EU)
  • Metal platter
  • Hub (installed)
  • Flat belt
  • Round belt
  • Felt mat
  • 47" RCA stereo cable (attached ground wire)
  • 45 RPM adapter
  • Anti-skate weight
  • Counter weight
  • Dust cover
  • Plastic hook-tool
  • Hex-key
  • Two-Point Cartridge Alignment Protractor
  • Setup Guide

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Features & specs

Features
Operation Manual
Speeds 33-1/3, 45, 78
Drive Type Belt
Pitch Control No
Cartridge Type MM
Phono Preamp No
USB Output No
45 RPM Adapter Yes
Specs
Signal to Noise Ratio 68
Wow and Flutter 0.15
Weight 12.34 lbs.

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Features

High Precision Motor Control: The rocker switch on the bottom of the turntable allows you to change speeds with the push of only a single button. Besides being able to effortlessly change replay speeds with the push of a button, the playback speed is electronically controlled with the utmost precision, which results in the most accurate and stable speed. The Debut Carbon Evo supports 33-1/3, 45, and 78 rpm speeds.

Note: To playback 78 rpm records, you'll need to us the included round belt (instead of the flat belt). You'll also need to change out the pre-installed cartridge for a 78 rpm compatible cartidge.

Sumiko Rainier MM Cartridge: The Debut Carbon Evo comes with a pre-installed Sumiko Rainier MM (Moving-Magnet) Cartridge that delivers a broad soundstage with clarity, dynamics, and warmth.

Carbon Tonearm: The new Debut Carbon EVO features the proven 8.6" one-piece Carbon tonearm design. The super stiff, but lightweight tonearm delivers outstanding sound quality with a convincing soundstage. The one-piece arm and headshell design prevents unwanted resonances and offers a solid physical bond to the cartridge.

Improved Motor Suspension: The Debut Carbon Evo features Pro-Ject's newly designed motor suspension. Its improved over the old design to consistently reduce the vibrations better than before. Pro-Ject used their technology and experience gained from the past and fit new damping techniques of high-end turntables into the Debut Carbon Evo. Looking at more advanced TPE damping and high-mass sandwich constructions, Pro-Ject was able to come up with a new motor and suspension solution for the Debut Carbon Evo turntable.

Heavy Steel & TPE Damped Platter: Pro-Ject added a TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) ring on the inside of the 300mm heavy steel 1.7kg platter. The result is an even quieter and noiseless operation with less wow and flutter. Pro-Ject's previous metal platter was already heavy, but metal platters inherently have a disadvantage and that is resonance. Pro-Ject's TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) technology now helps to damp the resonance completely and also increases the weight of the platter. Because the TPE is mounted to the inside of the platter's rim, the moving energy will also create a flywheel effect - resulting in an even quieter and noiseless operation with less wow and flutter.

Gold-Plated RCA Outputs: The Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Evo is outfitted with a set of gold-plate stereo RCA outputs that provide excellent audio signal transfer and resistance against corrosion. A high-quality stereo RCA cable is included. Pro-Ject's Connect-it-E cable is a semi-balanced, low-capacitance cable, with superior shielding. However, you can always upgrade to an even high quality cable if preffered.

Damped & Height Adjustable Feet: The Debut Carbon Evo stands on three height adjustable damped aluminium feet to make sure its level and stable, because a perfectly level turntable is essential for rea high-end sound. These three height adjustable heavy-duty metal feet ensure a level positioning on practically any surface.

Dust Cover: The Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Evo comes supplied with a clear acrylic dust cover to prevent dust build-up on the turntable.

AC Power Adapter: The turntable operates off of standard household current using the supplied external AC power adapter.

  • Input: 100-240V~50/60Hz, 0.6A
  • Output: 15V - 800mA

MDF Plinth with Hand Painted or Real Wood Finishes: The Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Evo's attractive, resonance-reducing MDF plinth is available in a variety of hand-painted finishes or a real-walnut veneer.

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The Pro-ject Debut Carbon Evo comes with a grounding wire. I want to pair this with a Marantz 2230 receiver (has proper phono output), will I need to connect the grounding wire from the TT to the chassis of the receiver ? How difficult is that to do?
[ John  Oct 23, 2020 ]
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Your receiver should have a ground terminal at the back. You should be able to connect the ground wire from the turntable to this terminal with no difficulty.
[ CHANDRAN  Oct 23, 2020 ]  Staff
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Most receivers have a ground screw. The TT comes with spade connector to connect to the receivers, It's easy to do. It's a great turntable and easy to set up.
[ Scott  Oct 23, 2020 ]  Staff

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