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Pro-Ject Debut PRO

Manual belt-drive turntable with pre-mounted Sumiko Rainier cartridge

Item # 252DBTPRO

This solidly built turntable celebrates Pro-Ject's 30th anniversary in style, with upgraded materials and performance.

This solidly built turntable celebrates Pro-Ject's 30th anniversary in style, with upgraded materials and performance.

Item # 252DBTPRO

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About the Pro-Ject Debut PRO

A special-edition 30th anniversary turntable from Pro-Ject

Pro-Ject has been in the turntable business for 30 years, and they're celebrating by releasing the Debut PRO — the best model yet in the company's popular Debut Series. This 'table features the same solid workmanship found in Pro-Ject's perennial favorite, the Debut Carbon. It's similar to the classic Debut Carbon — it features the same solid workmanship — but it benefits from some notable upgrades that offer even better sonic performance.

A special-edition 30th anniversary turntable from Pro-Ject

Pro-Ject has been in the turntable business for 30 years, and they're celebrating by releasing the Debut PRO — the best model yet in the company's popular Debut Series. This 'table features the same solid workmanship found in Pro-Ject's perennial favorite, the Debut Carbon. It's similar to the classic Debut Carbon — it features the same solid workmanship — but it benefits from some notable upgrades that offer even better sonic performance.

First of all, there's an 8.6" one-piece carbon-aluminum tonearm that offers superior rigidity and low resonance, with adjustable vertical tracking angle (VTA). Plus, there's a high-performance Sumiko Rainier cartridge factory-mounted on that tonearm. The heavy aluminum platter features a TPE ring inside for improved resonance damping, and there's a new nickel-plated aluminum bearing block. It all adds up to rich, detailed sound from your cherished vinyl.

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Product highlights:

  • 8.6" one-piece carbon-aluminum tonearm for superior rigidity and low resonance
  • adjustable azimuth and vertical tracking angle (VTA)
  • includes pre-mounted Sumiko Rainier moving magnet cartridge
  • 33-1/3 and 45 rpm speeds (electronic speed change); 78 rpm (requires use of included round belt)
  • heavy aluminum platter with TPE damping ring
  • stainless-steel axle in bronze bushing provides smooth, quiet platter rotation
  • nickel-plated aluminum bearing block
  • medium density fiberboard (MDF) base with three height-adjustable damped aluminum feet
  • 15-volt DC power motor with separate power supply
  • gold-plated RCA audio jacks (stereo RCA cable w/ ground wire included)
Performance specs:
  • speed variation: ±0.4% (33-1/3 rpm); ±0.5% (45 rpm)
  • wow and flutter: ±0.16% (33-1/3 rpm); ±0.14% (45 rpm)
  • signal-to-noise ratio: 68dB
  • frequency response with included cartridge: 15-25,000 Hz
  • channel separation with included cartridge: 25dB
Dimensions and warranty:
  • 16-3/8"W x 4-7/8"H (with dust cover down) x 13-15/16"D
  • weight: 13.22 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 # 9120097829047

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)
  • Platter
  • Hub (installed)
  • Flat belt
  • Round belt
  • Mat
  • 47" RCA stereo cable (attached ground wire)
  • 45 RPM adapter
  • Anti-skate weight
  • Counter weight
  • Dust cover
  • Hex-key
  • Two-Point Cartridge Alignment Protractor
  • Setup Guide

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Features & specs

Features
Color Black
Operation Manual
Speeds 33-1/3, 45, 78
Drive Type Belt
Pitch Control No
Phono Preamp No
USB Output No
Bluetooth Built-In No
45 RPM Adapter Yes
Audio Cable Detachable
Detachable Power Cable AC power adapter
Materials and Construction
Plinth MDF
Platter Aluminum
Tone Arm Shape Straight
Tone Arm Material Carbon Fiber/Aluminum
Tone Arm Lift Finger, Lever
Cartridge Info
Included Cartridge Sumiko Rainier
Cartridge Type MM
Tracking Weight 2.0 g (20mN)
Frequency Response 15-25,000
Output Voltage 5.0
Load Impedance 47,000
Load Capacitance 100-200
Audio Specs
Signal to Noise Ratio 68
Wow and Flutter 0.16
Dimensions and Warranty
Width (Inches) 16.375
Height (Inches) 4.875
Depth (Inches) 13.9375
Weight 13.22 lbs.
Turntable Parts Warranty 2 Years
Turntable Labor Warranty 2 Years
Cartridge Parts Warranty 1 Year
Cartridge Labor Warranty 1 Year

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Features

Electronically Regulated Synchronous Motor: The electronically regulated synchronous motor drives the turntable platter and guarantees the most accurate and stable speeds. Change between them easily with the toggle switch. A toggle-switch on top of the turntable allows you to easily change speeds between 33-1/3, 45, and 78 RPM.

  • The included flat belt is for 33 & 45 RPM records and is installed on the top/smaller diameter of the motor pulley. A 45 RPM adapter is included
  • The included round belt is for 78 RPM records only. It is designed for use with the larger/bottom pulley diameter with the differently shaped slot. You'll also need to change out the pre-installed cartridge for a 78 rpm compatible cartridge (sold separately - see Accessories Tab).

Die-Cast Aluminum Platter: The die-cast aluminum platter is reworked and precision balanced in an extra step to obtain an evenly spinning platter. It is anti-magnetic, allowing even MC cartridges to work properly. The anti-magnetic heavy aluminum platter has a ring made of TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) on the inside that helps to dampen all resonances and minimizes wow and flutter.

Carbon-Aluminum Tonearm: The Debut Pro features a one-piece carbon-aluminum sandwich tonearm. The carbon layer gives the tonearm a high degree of rigidity, while the inner aluminum tube takes over the damping of the tonearm. The super stiff and uniquely dampened tonearm ensures perfect tracking of the record groove. This makes the tonearm perfect to be upgraded with higher-end MC cartridges (sold separately). The precision CNC milled and nickel coated tonearm bearing parts are also completely new and designed just for the Debut Pro.

Azimuth & VTA Adjustment: The newly designed tonearm base allows you to adjust both the azimuth and the vertical tracking angle (VTA). The tonearm height can be continuously adjusted by loosening the two grub screws. These settings give you the option of adapting the tonearm to height changes allowing the use of different turntable mats or other cartridges to always achieve the best sound quality. Setting and experimenting with the VTA & Azimuth is crucial in extracting every last bit of performance out of any high-end cartridge.

Sumiko Rainier MM Cartridge: The Debut Pro comes with a Sumiko Rainier MM phono cartridge. The Sumiko Rainier is MM (moving magnet) cartridge that offers great sound with the majority of moving magnet phono-stages on the market (including preamps built into your amplifier or receiver). The Rainier achieves full and rich analog sound with no sacrifice to detail retrieval through Sumiko's resonance control design.

MDF Plinth with Adjustable Damped Feet: The Pro-Ject Debut Pro employs a heavy-duty MDF plinth that is finished with 8 coats of hand-painted satin black. The plinth rests on 3 height adjustable damped aluminum feet to guarantee the perfect stand & reduce risk of acoustical feedback.

Gold-Plated RCA Outputs: The Pro-Ject Debut Pro is outfitted with a set of gold-plated stereo RCA outputs that provide excellent audio signal transfer and resistance against corrosion. The gold-plated RCA output jacks allow for connection to the Phono MM Input of your receiver, integrated amplifier, or preamplifier. 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 higher quality cable if preferred.

Note: If your receiver or amplifier does not have a suitable Phono MM input, a separate Phono Preamplifier (sold separately - see Accessories Tab) is required to connect the turntable to your receiver or amp.

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

  • Dimensions with Dust Cover Closed: 16.375" (w) x 4.875" (h) x 13.9375" (d)
  • Dimensions with Dust Cover Open: 16.375" (w) x 14.6875" (h) x 15.8125" (d)

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

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Q
Will this turntable still benefit from, and be able to use the acryl it platter from the previous debut turntables?
[ BRADLEY  May 03, 2022 ]
1 answer
A
It is my understanding that the acryl it platter fits this table. You'd get the benefit of less static, but as the pro's platter is much better than the lower model Debut turntable platters, the advantages are less.
[ Paul  May 03, 2022 ]
Q
On the Pro-Ject website it mentions the new Pick it Pro cartridge comes with the Debut Pro. Will this come with this new one, or the old Sumiko Ranier?
[ J  Nov 07, 2021 ]
2 answers
A
I can confirm it comes with the Sumiko Ranier. Sumiko handles US imports for Pro-Ject and includes their cartridges.
[ Mike  Nov 30, 2021 ]
A
We offer the models distributed to the U.S. market. Pro-Ject's US page states this turntable comes with the Sumiko Rainier cartridge. Once we get them in stock, we will be able to perform our hands-on research and confirm the cartridge that's included.
[ Paul  Nov 08, 2021 ]  Staff

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