Posted by DjPaulT on February 9th, 2015
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.