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Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Phono USB (DC)

Manual Belt-drive Turntable with Pre-mounted Cartridge and USB Output
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Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Phono USB (DC) Details

Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Phono USB (DC) with Ortofon OM 10e Cartridge: Built-in phono stage and USB output!

  • 8.6-inch carbon tonearm
  • Comes with factory-mounted Ortofon OM 10e cartridge
  • Increased platter size with more weight
  • New DC power supply with ultra precision frequency DC-driven AC generator (like Speed Box) for ultimate speed stability
  • New TPE motor suspension
  • Integrated Phono-MM preamplifier
  • Connections: Line-level RCA to amp and USB to PC/Mac (simultaneously)
  • Precision belt-drive with synchronous motor
  • Silicone drive belt
  • Stainless steel main bearing
  • Cone-shaped feet
  • Felt mat
  • Dust cover included

Designed to set new standards in this category for the coming decade, the new Debut Carbon Phono USB (DC) is the best-buy turntable classic with carbon tonearm, computer connection and DC power supply. The timing is perfect, as the popularity of analog audios and the demand for good turntables is skyrocketing.

The first Debut turntable, introduced in the late 1990s, marked a revolution in the hi-fi industry. For the first time after the arrival of Compact Disc and the assumed demise of vinyl records, an analog product re-emerged in the “mass market” – something all music lovers could afford. The new DC models continue this legacy and improve upon it.

Carbon tube tonearm and low-noise motor
The tonearm’s carbon tube increases stiffness and decreases unwanted resonance. This material is extensively used in high-end tonearms, but, for cost reasons, was never used in products at lower price levels — until now. Together with other improvements like an increase in platter size and weight to realize even smoother rotation, the overall sound quality is greatly improved. The belt drive offers low noise AC motor with effective motor decoupling (utilizing TPE damping) and ultra-precision DC-driven AC frequency generator (like the Pro-Ject Speed Box) for ultimate speed stability without unwanted vibration.

Integrated Phono-MM Preamp w/ USB Output
Because the Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Phono USB turntable includes a built-in phono preamplifier with USB output, connection to both line-level input of your Hi-Fi system and USB port on your computer can be done simultaneously.

Built-in Phono Preamp
The built-in phono equalizer preamp allows you to connect the turntable to an integrated amp or receiver that does not have a dedicated phono input. You cannot disable the built-in phono preamp. Plinth-mounted RCA output jacks allow for the use of higher quality interconnects for even better sonic performance.

USB Phono Stage
The Debut Carbon Phono USB turntable allows you to transfer treasured vinyl records to any digital file format on your computer (software not included) with audiophile sound quality via its moving magnet phono preamplifier, A/D converter and USB (type-B) output (USB cable included). Compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems.

High-quality cartridge included
Comes with pre-mounted Ortofon OM 10e cartridge for great sound and easy setup.

Resonance-reducing construction
The attractive, resonance-reducing MDF plinth supports a heavier 12-inch diameter metal platter for smoother rotation and lower wow and flutter. Additionally, a felt record mat is employed for superior record support and coupling. The platter and plinth assembly sits upon four-point "O"-ring feet designed for energy absorption and the plinth-mounted motor is isolated by a new TPE suspension keeping unwanted noise and vibration to a bare minimum. The motor is even decoupled from the plinth to reduce vibration transmission.

Pro-Ject recommends Audacity, a free sound recording and editing program available at audacity.sourceforge.net.

Additional Information

Name Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Phono USB (DC)
Sub Title Manual Belt-drive Turntable with Pre-mounted Cartridge and USB Output
Manufacturer Pro-Ject
Manufacturer Part# Debut Carbon Phono USB (DC)
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Speeds: 33-1/3, 45
Cartridge Type: MM
Phono Preamp: Built-in
USB Output
45 RPM Adapter
Signal to Noise Ratio: 68
Wow and Flutter: 0.1
Dimensions: 16.4 x 4.6 x 12.6 (W x H x D in inches) lid closed

What's in the Box
Turntable (tonearm and cartridge installed)
AC power supply (w/ attached 6.5' DC cord)
3 AC plug adapters (US/UK/EU)
Metal platter
Hub (installed)
Drive belt (installed)
Felt mat
47" Stereo RCA cable (w/ ground wire)
Female RCA to male 3.5mm adapter
6' USB (type-B) to USB (type-A) cable
45 RPM adapter
Anti-skate weight
Counter weight
Dust cover
Plastic hook-tool
Instructions For Use
Two-Point Cartridge Alignment Protractor