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.
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.
Pro-Ject Debut Carbon EVO owner's manual
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 use 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 cartridge.
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-plated 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 higher quality cable if preferred.
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.
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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