The Austrian company Pro-Ject, one of the leaders in the market of vinyl players, has presented its cutting-edge budget turntable – the Debut Carbon DC.
The Debut Carbon DC player was developed by Pro-Ject using modern materials, and this is most noticeable in the design of the player, that is remarkable for a carbon-fiber tonearm.
This turntable is offered in 8 high-gloss finishes: black, shiny red, green, blue, yellow, silver, white or as walnut mat. The supporting disk is covered with a felt mat, which reliably protects the plate from possible contamination and vibrations.
The player also has weight and size that are larger than standard (12.6 x 16.3 x 4.7 inches in size and 12.35 lbs in weight), which had a positive impact on the stability of the entire structure.
Setting up the Debut Carbon is easy even for beginners who are just starting to get involved, as this turntable is ready for use almost immediately after unpacking The only difficult part of the setup was with the balancing the tonearm. There is also no need to align the cartridge, as it’s already installed on the toner box. This is great for beginners, since aligning the phono cartridge can be the most difficult part of the player installation.
The Pro-Ject Debut Carbon DC review is a good way to find out that the distinctive feature of the Debut Carbon is that, unlike most other low-priced turntables, this turntable has gold-plated RCA sockets for connecting to an amplifier, so if you prefer, the connecting cable can be replaced with any other cable.
Even badly recorded music sounds great on the Debut Carbon, as it is equipped with an Ortofon 2MRed pickup cartridge.
The Debut Carbon doesn’t have a built-in preamp that allows customizing and updating the player without replacing the entire turntable.
At its core, the Debut Carbon is a revived model of the very first Pro-Ject player, having in its device only the most necessary to reproduce high-quality analog sound. Deprived of fashionable technology, the Pro-Ject Debut Carbon DC specs are original because they were created by Pro-Ject in 90s. However, despite the fact that Pro-Ject offers its unique hi-end features in their budget turntable, it definitely has many competitors in the $500 price range.