The Debut Carbon EVO in Satin Black from Pro-Ject is a premium, manual turntable designed to deliver a first-class audio performance with true high-end credentials in an affordable package that’s aesthetically capable of taking centre-stage in any home. At the centre of the Debut Carbon EVO’s design is its 8.6” one-piece carbon fibre tonearm, chosen for its optimal acoustic properties, carbon fibre is rarely found on turntables below £500, allowing the Debut Carbon EVO to stand apart from the competition as a special proposition. In combination with the pre-mounted Ortofon 2M Red moving magnet cartridge, special sapphire bearings, high-purity copper internal tonearm wiring and shielded termination box, the tonearm system delivers a true high-end sound quality with a detailed sound presentation that conveys every musical emotion. Structurally, the Debut Carbon EVO is mostly recognised by its expertly finished main chassis. The traditional rectangular footprint has a timeless minimalism and is made of MDF for its excellent anti-resonant properties and this tendency to minimise vibrations continues throughout the Debut design.
The in-house designed and manufactured AC drive motor is made to fine tolerances for minimal noise, but to further eliminate any potential interference the motor is decoupled from the main chassis by a new mounting plate with TPE-damping. The mounting plate isolates the motor while still keeping it perfectly level with the sub-platter drive system for absolute speed stability. The turntable plinth also sits on three height-adjustable aluminium feet with TPE-damping to ensure an absolutely stable platform with good isolation from the shelf it is placed upon.
Out of the box, the Debut Carbon EVO is capable of playing 33, 45 and 78 RPM records. The new speed control solution is implemented in a highly intuitive fashion using a three-position rocker switch (33 – OFF – 45). For precise speed at 78 RPM, a separate drive-belt is included. As well as bringing convenience to the overall design, the speed control system also ensures the motor rotation is electronically regulated for absolute accuracy and stability.
The motor drives a sub-platter system for a more elegant overall aesthetic. The sub-platter is mounted into a precision-engineered stainless steel main bearing with bronze bushing. The sub-platter sits beneath the heavy main steel platter with TPE damping. This proven drive system experiences minimal friction and allows for excellent technical measurements and unrivalled speed stability.
|8.6" one-piece Carbon Fibre tonearm with low-friction sapphire bearings
|Factory-mounted and aligned Ortofon 2M Red cartridge
|Heavy steel platter with Thermo-Plastic Elastomer (TPE) damping ring
|Electronic speed selection for 33 & 45 RPM (78 RPM possible with supplied drive belt)
|TPE-damped motor suspension plate for effective motor isolation
|Premium gold-plated RCA outputs and supplied Connect-IT E turntable-ready cable
|Height adjustable TPE-damped aluminium levelling feet
Supplied with detachable dust cover with adjustable hinge
|Principle: Belt drive
|Platter: 300mm Steel Platter with TPE Damping (inc. felt mat)
Speed Drift: 33: 0.50% 45: 0.60%
|Wow & Flutter: 33: 0.17% 45: 0.15%
|Signal to noise: 68dB
|Tonearm: 8.6" Carbon Fibre
|Effective Arm length: 218.5mm
|Effective Tonearm mass: 6.0g
|Counterweight for mass: 5 - 10g (pre-mounted)
|Tracking Force Range: 0 - 50mN (pre-set to 15.5mN for OM 5E)
|Output: Phono level only, captive RCA leads
|Included Accessories: RCA cable, Dustcover, Felt mat
|Power Supply: 15V DC/0.8A Detachable Power Supply
|Power Consumption: 4W Max
|Dimensions (W x H x D): 415 x 113 x 320mm (with lid closed)
|Colour: Satin Black
|Warranty: 2 years