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New Turntable!

Posted by DjPaulT on February 9th, 2015

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Thank you guys for all of the birthday wishes I appreciated them very much. Got surprised with this brand new Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC) turntable for my birthday. This table is is hot off the assembly line and is Pro-Ject’s newest in the Debut line.

This Pro-Ject Debut Carbon is a significant upgrade from the Pro-Ject Debut III that I have been using. The first thing Pro-Ject did was to give the Debut Carbon (DC) a new power supply with a precision built-in frequency generator (like their Speed Box) — increasing the turntable’s speed stability while decreasing unwanted motor vibration. This extra degree of accuracy and smoothness gives you a more focused stereo image, tighter bass, and greater detail than before. Then, Pro-Ject added new TPE (ThermoPlastic Elastomer) dampers to the motor mounts to better decouple and isolate it from the ‘table’s chassis, reducing motor noise and rumble to a bare minimum. The result is a turntable that delivers sonic performance rarely found on models in its price range.

The Debut Carbon (DC)’s one-piece carbon fiber tonearm provides greatly increased stiffness compared to typical aluminum tonearms, while reducing unwanted resonance that colors sound. The turntable’s sturdy MDF chassis rests on shock absorbing rubber feet that provide a solid, low-resonance foundation. Its heavy 12″ steel platter spins on a precision axle and bearing for excellent speed stability and smooth, silent rotation. The belt drive system and new TPE motor mounts isolate the motor’s vibration from the chassis to prevent noise from being transferred to the cartridge, and on to your amplifier and speakers.

The table comes with the Ortofon 2M Red cartridge and stylus. I replaced the stylus with the Ortofon Super 30 that I had been using on my previous table because it is quite superior. I also replaced the factory steel platter with an acylic one.

39 Responses to “New Turntable!”

  1. Ray in Australia Says:

    Oooo very nice 🙂 Beautiful
    Hope u had a great birthday too. All the best
    Ray xox

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Ray I had a very nice birthday. Found lots of records on my trip too 🙂

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  2. Stefano Says:

    Always nice to obtain a new device!
    Looking forward to your new post. Hope it’s another re-rip. Lots of them still waiting for a new treatment.

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  3. Alec Says:

    Awesome turntable! You’ll have to give us a follow-up post in a couple months to let us know what you think of it. I was debating buying one of those, and would love to know what someone who has one thinks!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Alec already the biggest thing I have noticed is the motor is really quiet. My old table I could hear the motor noise especially during quiet parts of the song and the fade out.

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  4. julio aguilar Says:

    Wow a great turntable… congratulations mate!
    Regards Paul!

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  5. Marceloide Says:

    Sencillamente maravillosa. Muchas felicidades por esa adquisición. Saludos.

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  6. OMAR HAMID Says:

    Great turntable Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Omar 🙂

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  7. mothloop Says:

    What a great new toy. Have fun playing!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Mothloop 🙂

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  8. Jeff Says:

    Paul, the new turntable looks AWESOME!! It’s enough to make anyone’s “stylus” rise to the occasion!! I’m so excited for you to have this in your possession. I can only imagine how it will bring your records to a whole new sonic level of excellence. I read somewhere recently that the new technology is producing sound so much purer than it has ever done in the past. Today’s technology has gotten so much better in the execution of sound. And once again, what you do has to be celebrated and boasted about because you seem to be the only one besides Ben Liebrand who is archiving and rescuing our dance music history from oblivion. I know there are others, but your commitment to such stellar audiophile sound is overwhelming. You are a sonic savior Paul.

    Well, enjoy your new device and so happy you’re back safely.

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jeff yes technology is getting much better especially with audiophile tables. I hope that you guys will be able to hear some dofference in the quality. I am using the same stylus on this one but the perks are in the quieter motor. The other table I have I could sometimes hear motor noise so hopefully this one will eliminate that.

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    ric Reply:

    stylus rise to the occasion eh, Jeff? How kinky!

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    Jeff Reply:

    You got me there Ric!

    Jeff

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    ric Reply:

    Sums up two of my passions….music and sex!

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    Jeff Reply:

    Ric,

    Amen to that!! I love dancing too. There’s this great quote that says “dancing is the vertical expression of a horizontal desire.” Couldn’t agree more.

    You’re fantastic Ric!!!! You have a great day and a sexy Valentine’s Day weekend!

    Jeff

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    ric Reply:

    Fabulous quote!
    And you’re ain’t too shabby yourself, Jeff!
    So yes, let’s all have a sexy V-Day!

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  9. Jermajesty Says:

    Lucky you, Birthday Boy! 🙂

    I too would be interested in what differences your expert ears hear amongst all those new bells & whistles.

    What’s the red box to the right, BTW – is that the PSU?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jermajesty. The unit to the left is my Bellari VP=130 Tube Phono Pre-amp. It’s really the brain of it all I love it so much.

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    Jermajesty Reply:

    Ahh… I see in the specs it has a rumble filter – do you use that as part of your process? Rumble is another one of the things I have trouble with when trying to digitize vinyl.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    No I never use it was afraid it would reduce fidelity. Maybe I will give it a try 🙂

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  10. Ziv Says:

    Wow… Beautiful!
    Enjoy 🙂

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  11. dazz22 Says:

    fantastic peace of stuff just the turntable itself looks not cheap lol

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  12. ex15 Says:

    Hi Paul,

    I worked for Decca R&TV back in the 70s..

    Nothing beats a class turntable, nothing looks more glamorous and looks the biz..

    (Here’s happy day)

    Nice one Paul.. :):)

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  13. CL Says:

    Congratulations.

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  14. Jason Says:

    Hi Paul. Congratulations on your new turntable. I’m sure it will give you, and us your loyal followers, much enjoyment. I am looking at assembling a similar set up to you as I have a lot of 12″ singles that are not available on CD that I want to digitize and my current set up is severely lacking in dynamics. I would then also like to share high quality rips of these to people who would be interested. At one stage I did think of donating these to you but 1. it would be too expensive to post them to the U.S. from Australia and 2. it would take up too much of your time and distract you from your own collection.

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  15. Stephen Says:

    What a fantastic way to celebrate your birthday! And having you explain the pros of your new turntable is a lovely gift for us. May your new TT & wax bring you years of audiophile pleasure!

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  16. David Says:

    Looks amazing. Can’t wait to hear the results. I sent you an email using the contact link above. Just wondering if you have received it? I have had problems before when using those type of links to send emails.

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  17. risildowgtn Says:

    oo nyce

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  18. ric Says:

    It looks so futuristic sleek and zen stylish! I’m clueless when it comes to all the terminology, but I’m sure I will be able to hear the difference when I listen to your future rips with this baby!
    Congrats, Paul!

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  19. Sven Says:

    Hi Paul, i hope you had a great birthday and a nice trip do Dallas. This is a nice turntable. Pro-Ject did a fine job again with this one. Have fun with it. Can’t wait to listen to your next rips.

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  20. Junior Says:

    I hope you had a good birthday, Paul.

    Nice gift there too 🙂

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  21. Sebastian Says:

    Congratulations !! Nice turntable… keep going !!

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  22. superC Says:

    Congratulations on the new table – looks awesome!

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  23. Kenneth Says:

    WOW, OH WOW. Very nice table! HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY PAUL! Enjoy your new gift!

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  24. RonNasty64 Says:

    That looks like one sweet ride. Makes me nostalgic for the goode olde days. Just before I had to give up my record collection, used record stores were popping up all over town and it was amazing to have access to titles that were long out of print. I’ll bet it was a lot of fun flipping through all those LP jackets in Dallas.

    Keep on truckin!

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  25. waxman1000 Says:

    Happy Belated Birthday! Your new turntable is a beaut!

    I am still using one of my 1200s for dubbing off my entire collection…

    Thanks for all of the awesome tracks! So many memories!

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  26. woz Says:

    Man, what a good looking table! Your rips are sounding as good as ever!

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