Project Debut Carbon EVO Walnut

Regular price $749.99

Debut Carbon EVO

Shipping from Sept 7

Time for Evolution. We have taken our most popular
turntable design and improved every aspect of it.
The result is an incredible refined product.

 
Exciting new Debut Carbon EVO launching in October in Canada.
In Canada it is offered in Black and White high gloss and Walnut
 
Replacing the Debut Carbon turntable wasn't easy. The Debut sold in great numbers and has been the top selling turntable in Europe and America

It was not easy, as the Debut is already close to perfect, especially when it comes to price/performance and the materials used for production:
-We already have a carbon tonearm – the rest uses aluminum or even cheap plastic
-We already have a 100€ cartridge – the rest uses 30€ or even lesser cartridges
-We have a heavy MDF chassis 8x lacquered or with real wood veneer – the rest has lightweight cheap plastic or particle board chassis with plastic veneers, a lot of air enclosure
-We already have a motor suspension – the rest is screwed, or even worse glued in
-We already have a semi-symmetric, excellent sounding and wonderfully crafted phono cable – the rest uses cheap cables that look like you can rip them apart with your bear hands
-We already have a one-piece tonearm – the rest has a glued together tonearm with many small plastic pieces
-We already have a 1,2kg heavy platter – the rest uses a 300g plastic platter
-We have a power generator board, producing the cleanest power for the motor, resulting in the most accurate and stable speeds – the rest just takes power directly from the wall


So, it was not easy to find improvements without the price exploding:
1) New platter: 
Our old platter was heavier than anybody else’s. But because of the metal it was resonating.

Our TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) technology now helps to damp it completely and also increases the weight to 1,7 kg. Because the TPE is mounted on an outer ring, the moving energy will also create a flywheel effect. The result is an even quieter and noiseless operation and less wow and flutter - more stable speeds.
Note, that speed stability was always close to perfect because of our expensive AC motor synchronization (or in other words the built-in power generator board, as mentioned above). Cheaper alternatives are no power generator board or even a cheap DC motor. But DC motors result in extreme speed variations and need to be readjusted all the time (for this reason you will find access to speed control fine-adjustments on almost all DC turntables – it is an often overlooked and not talked about fact, that you need to readjust those speeds constantly, if you want accurate speeds!)
2) Metal, height-adjustable feet:
Better stability – easier setup.
That was one of the only real drawbacks of the old Debut Carbon, as heavy-duty feet and a perfectly level turntable are essential for real high-end sound.

3) New motor-suspension:
Motors vibrate, that is true for any motor, and therefore they must be suspended and isolated from the turntable plinth.
Our old suspension worked perfectly almost all the time, but we have improved it to work even better. We used our technology and experience gained from past suspensions and high-end turntable suspension with more advanced TPE damping and high-mass sandwich constructions to come up with a new solution for the Debut Carbon Evo.
Expensive but effective.


4) The Debut Carbon Evo, which is now our standard Debut model, also gets electronic speed control as a result from increased customer feedback and demand for this feature. 9 inch records and high-quality 45rpm records are getting more popular and more common due to their superior sound quality. The speed control switch is moved to the bottom of the plinth, to keep the clean look the Debut is known for.

Again, we have set the bar for an affordable high-performance turntable that also looks and feels incredibly luxurious higher than ever before. We are excited to win more customers for our hobby and passion: analog music listening.

PS:
There will be no other Debut Carbon Evo versions with built in phono stage, Bluetooth, or anything else. Our philosophy is:
1)Why build features that 90% of our customers are not using, but have to pay for (nothing is free eventually)
2)Why include a mediocre phono stage, BT, USB output, etc. in a close to perfect turntable?
At that level of performance, it is always the better and more economical choice to buy a separate phono stage, BT sender or USB phono stage module which are available from Pro-Ject in many different levels and feature variety.

Technical Specifications


Nominal speeds 33/45 r.p.m.. *** 78 r.p.m. optional
Speed variance 33: ±0.50% 45: ±0.60%
Wow and flutter 33: ±0.17% 45: ±0.15%
Signal to noise 68dB
Effective tonearm mass 6g
Effective tonearm length 8.6 " ( 218.5 mm)
Overhang 18,5 mm
Power consumption 4 W/ 0 W in Stand-By
Outboard power supply 15V / 0 – 0.8 mA DC (set at 0.5 mA), universal power supply
Dimensions (W x H x D) 415 x 118 x 320 mm, dust cover open 415 x 365 x 405mm
Weight 5,6 kg
Dimensions packaging (W x H x D) 488 x 235 x 393 mm
Weight incl. packaging 8.0 kg
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Ortofon 2M Red:
Frequency range 20-22.000 Hz
Channel separation