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...Read More
Comparison of Rega Planar 2 vs Pro-Ject Debut Carbon DC is a rather hard occupation. For about $200 more than the P-1, you get the P-2 with a better tone are that's one piece, a much more massive glass platter, and better platter bearing than even Pro-Ject has. I wouldn't recommend Debut Carbon for a true beginner or someone who wants the convenience of an automatic table. But you still can compare both turntables versus each other on your own using given below information.
Neither units have phono preamp. Playing at the same speed (33.3, 45 RPM) Pro-Ject Debut Carbon DC and Rega Planar 2 both own moving magnet (MM) type of cartridge. These three features add up to better audio than P-1, and even Pro-Ject is capable of. If you're an audiophile, the extra cost of the P-2 is worth it for sure.
Tracking force adjustment of P-2 is a bit tricky since the tonearm weight has no markings, but the manual indicates the right amount of weight that it applies when you spin the weight 1/2 and one full turn. Overall there are no doubts that a cheaper model has lower build quality compared to the expensive one.
The Pro-Ject Debut Carbon DC is better turntable in this comparison. Check Pro-Ject Debut Carbon DC price