Pro-Ject Debut Carbon DC vs Denon DP-300F

Pro-Ject Debut Carbon DC vs Denon DP-300F - which one worth buying

Pro-Ject Debut Carbon DC vs Denon DP-300F

Having had to conduct a comparison Denon DP-300F vs Pro-Ject Debut Carbon DC, I loved the idea that Denon was fully automatic because the convenience factor is very helpful. It comes with everything you need to get going without needing to go out and replace anything immediately. At the same time Debut Carbon versus Denon turned out to be well built, sturdy and with a very good quality cartridge already installed (Ortofon 2M Red), it really doesn't need any upgrading in my opinion. But let's see other aspects to compare these TTs in full.

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Features & Performance

DC doesn't have a preamp while his opponent's got it at 2.5 mV nominal at 1 kHz level. Playing at the same speed (33.3, 45 RPM) Pro-Ject Debut Carbon DC and Denon DP-300F both own moving magnet (MM) type of cartridge.

The sound quality is phenomenal for Pro-Ject's price point. Granted, this was an upgrade from a 100$ multifunctional turntable, but the resolution, depth, and clarity was such an astounding improvement, I was completely surprised by just how much better than DP-300F this thing sounds.

Design & build quality

DC's build quality and the materials are a notch above the orbit. This model's predecessor, the AC motor version, suffered from many complaints of an audible motor hum when the unit wasn't playing a record. I can tell you there is no hum whatsoever. Also, superior build quality with Denon expert re-engineering makes this table an obvious winner among turntables of its price range and a must-have for your vintage vinyl collection in any home entertainment system.

Pro-Ject Debut Carbon DC

Pros

  • I like this one because of the ability to upgrade to improve sound quality in the future such as Acryl-it Platter, or by using a better RCA cable.
  • No hum, I even connected the adapter to the wall outlet and power conditioner.

Cons

  • If you are used to just hitting a button and walking away, this will take some getting used to. There are no buttons. Nor is there an auto-return. You will need to set up, manually place the arm, and drop it. You will also need to stick around when your tunes are done.

Denon DP-300F

Pros

  • Fully automatic (auto start/stop).
  • Included stylus is elliptical rather than conical.
  • Rubber anti-slip mat and dust cover included.
  • You wouldn't need to worry about dropping the tone arm in the right place and keeping an eye on the player to shut it off when it hits the run out groove.

Cons

  • Playback speed consistency issues ruin an otherwise wonderful record player.

Pro-Ject Debut Carbon DC

Pro-Ject Debut Carbon DC review

Mar 28, 2019

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. See price Article navigation Design Se...

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Denon DP-300F

Denon DP-300F review

Mar 27, 2019

Denon is a Japanese company producing HI-FI and HI-END audio equipment for professional and home use. All these qualities are presented in its budget turntable the Denon DP-300F. See price Article n...

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Common

Product

Pro-Ject Debut Carbon DC
Denon DP-300F

Model

Debut Carbon DC
DP-300F

Brand

Pro-Ject
Denon

Rating

4.4 of 5
3.8 of 5

Reviews

342
192

Cartridge

Type

moving magnet (MM)
moving magnet (MM)

Appropriate needle pressure, g

2,5
5

Supplied headshell weight, g

3,5
10

Stylus

Replaceable

Type

diamond

Model

Ortofon 2M
DSN-85

Motor

Drive method

belt
belt

Platter type

aluminum diecast
aluminum diecast

Speed, RPM

33.3, 45
33.3, 45

Torque

>4.5 kgf-cm
>4.5 kgf-cm

Wow & flutter (WRMS), %

0.2
0.1

Sound

Frequency response, Hz

20 - 20000
20 – 20000

Signal to noise ratio, dB

68
60

Gain

39-45

Output level

Pre-amp "PHONO": 2.5 mV nominal at 1 kHz. Pre-amp "LINE": 150 mV nominal at 1 kHz

Controls

Operation type

full manual
full manual

Pitch control

Pitch variation, %

Braking system

electronic
electronic

Connections

USB

0
0

RCA

1
1

Other

has not
has not

Features

Dust cover

45 RPM adapter

Other

has not
has not

Power

Motor type

DC
DC

Power consumption, W

1
2

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size, cm/inches

10.1x 40.6 x 30.4/4.7 x 16.3 x 12.6
12.4 x 43.4 x 38/4.8 x 17.1 x 15

Weight, kg/pounds

5.9/12.3
5.5/12.1

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