Audio-Technica AT-LP5 vs Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Esprit SB

Audio-Technica AT-LP5

Audio-Technica AT-LP5 review

May 30, 2019

The AT-LP5 model from the leading company Audio Technica is not a novelty already, but it keeps leading positions among its closest competitors thanks to the adjustable counterweight and anti-skate c...

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Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Esprit SB

Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Esprit SB review

Jun 10, 2019

The Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Esprit SB is an affordable turntable from the Debut line. In fact, it’s a further development of the famous Debut model but with significant changes in the design that...

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Product

Audio-Technica AT-LP5
Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Esprit SB

Model

AT-LP5
Debut Carbon Esprit SB

Brand

Audio-Technica
Pro-Ject

Rating

4.7 of 5
4.3 of 5

Reviews

39
59

Cartridge

Type

moving magnet (MM)
moving magnet (MM)

Appropriate needle pressure, g

2

Supplied headshell weight, g

10
6

Stylus

Replaceable

Type

diamond
diamond

Model

AT95EX
Ortofon 2M Red

Motor

Drive method

direct
belt

Platter type

aluminum diecast
acrylic

Speed, RPM

33.3, 45
33.3, 45, 78

Torque

>1.6 kgf-cm

Wow & flutter (WRMS), %

0.2
0.2

Sound

Frequency response, Hz

20 - 22000
20 - 22000

Signal to noise ratio, dB

50
68

Gain

36

Output level

Pre-amp “PHONO”: 3.5 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec. Pre-amp “LINE”: 150 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec
5.5 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec

Controls

Operation type

automatic
full automatic

Pitch control

Pitch variation, %

Braking system

electronic
electronic

Connections

USB

1
0

RCA

1
1

Other

has not
has not

Features

Dust cover

45 RPM adapter

Other

has not
has not

Power

Motor type

DC
AC

Power consumption, W

6

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size, cm/inches

15.7 x 45 x 35.2/6.1 x 17.7 x 13.8
11.8 x 41.5 x 32/4.6 x 16.3 x 12.5

Weight, kg/pounds

10.5/23.1
4.9/10.8

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  • 12.5
  • 10.7
  • 12.5Audio-Technica AT-LP5
  • 10.7Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Esprit SB

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