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Klipsch R-15PM/Pro-Ject Debut Carbon

Versatile desktop record-playing system with Bluetooth®

Item # 700DCBR15

By itself, the  Pro-Ject Debut Carbon  turntable is well-loved by our customers.

By itself, the  Pro-Ject Debut Carbon  turntable is well-loved by our customers.

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About the Klipsch R-15PM/Pro-Ject Debut Carbon

An all-in-one setup for enjoying the wonders of vinyl

By itself, the Pro-Ject Debut Carbon turntable is well-loved by our customers. We wanted to make it accessible to anyone — even vinyl newbies — so we've packaged the attractive, hard-working turntable with Klipsch's amazing R-15PM powered speakers. Take a few minutes to connect 'table to speakers, and you'll be enjoying the rich, warm sound of your favorite records right away, and for many years to come.
Klipsch R-15PM speakers (back)

Versatile Klipsch R-15PM speakers are self-powered, feature a built-in phono preamp, and let you stream from a compatible device via Bluetooth.

An all-in-one setup for enjoying the wonders of vinyl

By itself, the Pro-Ject Debut Carbon turntable is well-loved by our customers. We wanted to make it accessible to anyone — even vinyl newbies — so we've packaged the attractive, hard-working turntable with Klipsch's amazing R-15PM powered speakers. Take a few minutes to connect 'table to speakers, and you'll be enjoying the rich, warm sound of your favorite records right away, and for many years to come.

What Pro-Ject fans are raving about

What makes customers love this turntable? It boils down to high quality at a reasonable price. That's Pro-Ject's mission, and their attention to detail makes the Debut Carbon a fantastic value.

A one-piece carbon fiber tonearm reduces unwanted resonance that colors sound. The turntable's sturdy MDF chassis rests on shock-absorbing rubber feet that provide a solid, low-resonance foundation. The belt drive system and TPE (ThermoPlastic Elastomer) motor mount isolate the motor's vibration from the chassis to prevent noise from being transferred to the (included, pre-mounted) cartridge. 

Rock-solid powered Klipsch speakers

You may have noticed that we didn't include a phono preamp with this bundle, nor is there one built into the turntable itself. No worries — Klipsch equipped the R-15PM with a built-in phono preamp, so they're ready to produce rich, warm vinyl sound as soon as you connect an RCA cable (included) to the left-hand speaker. 50 watts per channel, 5-1/4" copper spun woofers, and 1" tweeters in patented Tractrix® horn configuration guarantee high-quality playback of your favorite records.

They're plenty versatile, too. If you (or your kids) want to go digital, use the speakers' built-in Bluetooth to stream audio wirelessly, or plug your computer in directly to the Type B USB port on the left-hand speaker. There's even a stereo minijack connection for plugging in smartphones and tablets, and a mono RCA output so you can add a subwoofer.


Product highlights:

  • all-in-one bundle for high-performance stereo sound from your records, computer, and portable music players
Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Turntable:
  • upgraded motor suspension with TPE (ThermoPlastic Elastomer) damping for silent operation
  • one-piece carbon fiber tonearm for superior rigidity and low resonance
  • includes pre-mounted Ortofon 2M Red moving magnet cartridge
  • heavy 12" steel platter with felt mat provides excellent speed stability and protects records from scratches
  • 33-1/3 and 45 rpm speeds (manual speed change)
  • gold-plated RCA audio jacks (47" stereo RCA cable with ground wire included)
  • weight: 12.4 lbs.
  • 16-3/8"W x 4-11/16"H (with dust cover down) x 13-1/8"D
Klipsch Reference R-15PM Powered Speakers:
  • two 50-watt RMS amplifiers and phono preamp built into left speaker
  • Bluetooth® technology for streaming with compatible devices
  • USB Type B input for connecting your Mac® or PC
  • frequency response: 62-24,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • each speaker features:
    • 1" aluminum diaphragm compression tweeter matched with a 90° x 90° Tractrix® horn
    • 5-1/4" copper spun woofer
    • rear-firing bass-reflex port
  • optical digital audio input (2-channel PCM only)
  • switchable (phono/line) stereo RCA input
  • minijack stereo input (mini-to-mini cable included)
  • RCA mono output for optional powered subwoofer
  • 7"W x 12-1/2"H x 9-7/8"D (each)
  • warranty: 2 years (turntable), 1 year (cartridge), 1 year (speakers)
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # Project DCGB+ Klipsc

What's in the box:

  • The Klipsch / Pro-Ject bundle consists of the Klipsch R15PM powered speakers with the Pro-Ject Debut Carbon DC turntable (black) (both individually packaged).
  • The Klipsch R-15PM speaker box includes:
  • Powered speaker (right)
  • Passive speaker (left)
  • 68" AC power cord
  • Remote control
  • CR2025 3V battery (installed in remote)
  • 16' Length of 18AWG speaker wire (bare tinned wire on each end)
  • 6.5' USB-A to USB-B cable
  • 8 Self-adhesive rubber feet
  • Instruction Booklet
  • Warranty Information
  • Important Safety Instructions
  • The Pro-Ject Debut Carbon DC turntable box includes:
  • Turntable (tonearm and cartridge installed)
  • AC power supply (w/ attached 6.5' DC cord)
  • 3 AC plug adapters (US/UK/EU)
  • Metal platter
  • Hub (installed)
  • Drive belt (installed)
  • Felt mat
  • 47" Stereo RCA cable (w/ ground wire)
  • 45 RPM adapter
  • Anti-skate weight
  • Counter weight
  • Head-shell weight
  • Dust cover
  • Plastic hook-tool
  • Hex-key
  • Instructions For Use
  • Two-Point Cartridge Alignment Protractor

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Features & specs

Operation Manual
Speeds 33-1/3, 45
Cartridge Type MM
Phono Preamp No
USB Output No
Pitch Control No
45 RPM Adapter Yes
Signal to Noise Ratio 68
Wow and Flutter 0.1
Weight 12.4 lbs.

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Turntable Features
Powered Speakers Features

Turntable Features

Belt Driven: The Pro-Ject Debut Carbon features a quiet running AC motor with a two-step pulley which drives the hub and platter via a flat-ground belt. The Debut Carbon supports 33-1/3 and 45 rpm speeds.

Resonance-Reducing Construction: The attractive resonance-reducing MDF plinth supports a heavier 12" (300mm) diameter metal platter for smoother rotation and lower wow and flutter. Additionally, a felt record mat is employed for superior record support and coupling. The platter and plinth assembly sits upon four-point "O"-ring feet designed for energy absorption and the plinth-mounted motor is isolated by a new TPE suspension keeping unwanted noise and vibration to a bare minimum. The motor is even decoupled from the plinth to reduce vibration transmission.

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.

High-Fidelity Sound: The 8.6" single-piece tube carbon fiber tone-arm that increases stiffness while decreasing unwanted resonances resulting in a higher fidelity presentation of your vinyl recordings. Fitted to the carbon fiber arm is a true high-end cartridge, the 2M Red moving magnet (MM) phono cartridge by Ortofon. This arm/cartridge combination is capable of exceptional tracking and recovery of the musical nuance found within the record's grooves.

RCA Output Jacks: Plinth mounted RCA output jacks allow for the use of higher quality interconnects for even better sonic performance. Connect the turntable to the Phono input of your home receiver.

Note: If your receiver does not have a suitable Phono MM input, a separate phono pre-amplifier, such as the Pro-Ject Phono Box, is required to connect the turntable to your amplifier.

Dust Cover: The Pro-Ject Debut Carbon comes supplied with a 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, 0.35A
  • Output: 15V - 0.8A (0.5A)

Dimensions: Width 16.375" Height 4.6875" (14.625" with dust cover raised), Depth 13.125" (15.75" with dust cover raised).

Powered Speakers Features

Two-Way Driver Design: The Klipsch R-15PM powered bookshelf speakers deliver room-filling sound from a two-way driver design. Each speaker includes a 1" aluminum diaphragm compression driver mated to 90° x 90° square Tractrix Horn and 5.25" copper spun magnetically shielded IMG woofer. The tweeter and woofer are crossed over at 1800Hz.

  • Tractrix Horn-Loaded Tweeter: Each speaker has a Tractrix horn-loaded 1" aluminum dome tweeter for a natural, lifelike sound. The square Tractrix horn delivers a 90° x 90° dispersion pattern for a broader sound-stage.
  • Copper Spun IMG Woofer: Each loudspeaker uses a copper spun IMG (Injection Molded Graphite) 5.25" woofer for accurate midrange and midbass performance.

Built-in Amplification: The Klipsch R-15PM's "Right Speaker" employs a built-in, ultra-low noise 50 watt x 2 channel amplifier to power both speakers in the system. The built-in amplifier has been custom deigned to maximize driver performance and eliminate the need for external amplification. The "Right Speaker" and "Left Speaker" are fitted with binding-post speaker terminals on the back of the cabinet and come with 16' of speaker wire (18AGW) to connect the speakers together.

Bass Reflex MDF Cabinet: The Klipsch R-15PM employs a bass reflex enclosure with a rear-firing port for greater efficiency and bigger bass response. The ported enclosure features a MDF cabinet finished with a brushed black polymer veneer. The rigid MDF cabinet utilizes internal cross-bracing to minimize panel vibrations that can color sound. No grilles come with these speakers.

  • Dimensions: Width 7", Height 12.5" Depth 9.875"
  • Weight: 10.3 pounds

Bluetooth Music Streaming: The Klipsch R-15PM active loudspeakers feature built-in Bluetooth A2DP/AVRCP technology which allows you to wirelessly stream audio from your Bluetooth-enabled Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows PC/Phone, or Mac computer/laptop. You'll be able to stream stored music or music apps from your Bluetooth-enabled device and control basic playback from the included remote control. Advanced playback control and song/artist information will still be done from your Bluetooth device. Once paired, the R-15PM will automatically re-connect with your device when in wireless range (up to 33').

Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Klipsch R-15PM.

USB-B Input: The "Right Speaker" of the Klipsch R-15PM features a rear-panel USB (type-B) input for connecting your Windows PC or Mac computer/laptop. Through the R-15PM's USB connection, you are able to play music files (up to 24-bit/96kHz) stored on your Windows PC or Mac computer/laptop through the powered speaker system.

Optical Digital Input: The Klipsch R-15PM is fitted with an optical (toslink) digital input on the back of the "Right Speaker" for connection to a digital audio device like your TV, Blu-ray, or CD player. The speaker's optical digital input will accept 2ch stereo PCM only (up to 24-bit/96kHz).

Dual Analog Inputs w/ Phono Switch: The Klipsch R-15PM is equipped with two analog audio inputs on back of the "Right Speaker"; there is one stereo minijack (3.5mm) input for connecting a portable audio device with a headphone jack and one stereo RCA input for connecting an analog audio component. The stereo RCA input has a Phono switch which allows you to connect a turntable, so you can enjoy your vinyl record collection.

Sub Out: The Klipsch R-15PM features a mono-sub RCA output on the back of the "Right Speaker" that allows you to connect a powered subwoofer for added bass response. Your powered sub should have its own low-pass crossover.

IR Remote: The Klipsch R-15PM includes an IR wireless remote control for wireless operation of the powered speaker, plus control of your Bluetooth paired devices. The remote offers easy access to system features such as dedicated source selection, volume up/down, play/pause, and previous/next track. Make sure to point the IR remote at the IR sensor on the "Right Speaker".

AC Power: The Klipsch R-15PM's "Right Speaker" which is equipped with the built-in amplifier must be plugged into an AC power outlet using the included 68" detachable AC power cord.

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