Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Esprit SB vs Rega Planar 1

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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Rega Planar 1

Rega Planar 1 review

Jun 10, 2019

The Rega Planar 1 has a significant number of modifications, but in spite of this, the signature sound of the British company is preserved. Almost all the elements were modified to some extent, to ma...

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Product

Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Esprit SB
Rega Planar 1

Model

Debut Carbon Esprit SB
Planar 1

Brand

Pro-Ject
Rega

Rating

4.3 of 5
4.1 of 5

Reviews

59
48

Cartridge

Type

moving magnet (MM)
moving magnet (MM)

Appropriate needle pressure, g

Supplied headshell weight, g

6

Stylus

Replaceable

Type

diamond
diamond

Model

Ortofon 2M Red
Rega Carbon

Motor

Drive method

belt
belt

Platter type

acrylic
plastic

Speed, RPM

33.3, 45, 78
33.3, 45

Torque

>4.5 kgf-cm

Wow & flutter (WRMS), %

0.2
0.2

Sound

Frequency response, Hz

20 - 22000
20 - 20000

Signal to noise ratio, dB

68
75

Gain

Output level

5.5 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec
2.5 mV nominal at 1 kHz

Controls

Operation type

full automatic
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

AC
AC

Power consumption, W

5

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size, cm/inches

11.8 x 41.5 x 32/4.6 x 16.3 x 12.5
11.7 x 44.7 x 36/4.6 x 17.6 x 14.2

Weight, kg/pounds

4.9/10.8
4.2/9.2

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  • 12.7Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Esprit SB
  • 9.3Rega Planar 1

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