ProJect Debut Pro Turntable
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Next Generation Pro-Ject Debut Turntable
Electronic Speed Change - 33⅓, 45 & 78 RPM
Height Adjustable Damped Aluminium Feet
New One Piece Carbon Aluminium Hybrid Tonearm
Available In Sleek Satin Black
About The Pro-Ject Debut Pro Turntable
Pro-Ject, one of the world‘s leading hi-fi stereo companies, turned 30 years old in 2021 and can look back on a long list of successes. Since 1991 they have been offering high-quality hi-fi products at a reasonable price for discerning music lovers. They started with turntables because they are the first choice for the most natural and affordable music reproduction. Their main focus is always on the materials and technology used. The shape and design of Pro-Ject’s turntables are always dictated by functionality. To this day, their designs have always been kept functional and clean, so the first Pro-Ject product was very simple but made from the highest quality materials: MDF, steel, aluminium, glass and carbon. Plastic was not used for reasons of sound, durability, and love of the environment. The result was a high-quality but simple-looking product with great sound at a low price. After the Debut Carbon Evo revolutionized the Debut series in 2020, the Debut Pro raises the bar even higher. Pro-Ject designed not only a new turntable, but also a completely new cartridge. Now, for their 30th anniversary, Pro-Ject are again going back to their roots.
Pro-Ject Pick it Pro: Pro-Ject have always been looking for the best price/performance ratio, with perfect manufacturing quality and, of course, the distinction of being ‘Made in Europe’. For this reason, they decided to work with Ortofon to develop a unique range of cartridges. Thanks to the excellent manufacturing skills of Ortofon they were able to produce a very special cartridge: the Pick it Pro. Cartridges are electromechanical transducers, where mechanical energy is transformed into an electrical signal. The real difference in sound happens here. The turntable itself should be as neutral as possible. The colour and life of the music come from the cartridge. Pro-Ject, therefore, designed the new Pick it Pro to deliver a more lively and robust sound that convinces with its big dynamic range. The actual sound of the cartridge depends on how you combine the different components that make up the cartridge: stylus, cantilever, cantilever suspension, coil material, number of coil windings, generator, etc. You cannot judge the cartridge by looking at just one specific part. Experience and the art of fine-tuning make a cartridge unique and special. The perfect combination of components is the key to achieve the great, charismatic sound of the Pick it Pro. Intensive research, development and careful listening tests were all necessary to gain the sound Pro-Ject were looking for and the results speak for themselves.
8.6" Carbon-Aluminium Sandwich Tonearm: This one-piece tonearm has been designed with two very distinct material layers, an inner aluminium tube enveloped in an ultralight carbon-fibre sheath. The carbon-fibre layer lends the tonearm a high degree of rigidity, while the inner aluminium tube takes over the damping of the tonearm to ensure perfect tracking of the record groove.
VTA & Azimuth Adjustments: A completely flexible design, the robust nickel-plated aluminium tonearm allows you to adjust both the azimuth & the vertical tracking angle to your tastes by loosening two grub screws at its base. This gives you the height pliancy your tonearm needs for use with different turntable mats, cartridges & accessories for a sound that suits you.
Nickel-Plated Aluminium Components: The nickel-plated finish of the Debut Pro components have resulted in a hard, resistant surface that is not only beautiful to look at, but sustainable. Avoiding plastic materials that continue to age over time, the precision CNC milled nickel-plated elements of the Debut Pro are modern, elegant & extremely hard wearing.
It's Oh So Quiet: Inhibiting motor vibrations from reaching the stylus, the Debut Pro houses a motor suspension system that is responsible for the perfect decoupling of the motor. Thermoplastic elastomer suspends the motor above the plinth body, minimising audible wow & flutter during playback.
The Damped, Fly-Wheel Platter: The 300mm, die-cast aluminium platter is precision balanced. On the underside's inner-rim, a ring made of TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) dampens all vibrations, delivering smooth, enjoyable & uninterrupted playback. Adding extra mass to the outer rim of the platter also produces a stunning fly-wheel effect, creating the perfect transference of moving energy. The result is quiet operation with minimal wow & flutter.
Perfect Timing: The Debut Pro accommodates for all types of listeners. With a simple flick of the switch for everyday 33⅓ or 45 RPM listeners, accurate speed is guaranteed with the precision electronic speed control. And for the more rare listeners of 78 RPM shellac records, a simple change over to the supplied round belt & an Ortofon 2M 78 stylus (separately available here), is all that is needed.
Metal Feet: The new Debut PRO stands on three height-adjustable damped aluminium feet to guarantee perfect stability.
Pro-Ject Audio Systems was founded in 1991 by Heinz Lichtenegger. The products are designed in Mistelbach, Austria and exclusively made in Europe at manufacturing plants in the Czech Republic and Slovakia and then shipped to more than 80 countries world-wide. Pro-Ject are best known for their high quality belt drive turntables which are often seen as the best in class at their various price points. In particular the Debut series of turntables has been the go-to record player of choice for many a budding music lover at the affordable end of the price spectrum.
Pro-Ject turntables allow you to experience again the clarity, warmth and magic to be found in the grooves on your vinyl, at very reasonable prices. With simple designs and high construction standards, performance has always been the priority. Fully manual operation coupled with the best materials and components available at each price level ensures the best possible value. Of course, here at Audio Trends, we've been selling them since the beginning of time (almost) and due to our passion for all things analogue - read vinyl - can tell you everything you need to know about our fantastic range of their products.
Whilst turntables are a large part of the Pro-Ject story the company has also ventured into high quality micro sized audio products in recent years including phono preamps, DAC’s, streamers and amplifiers.
Our Take On The Pro-Ject Debut Pro Turntable
The Pro-Ject Debut Pro is the ultimate expression of Pro-Ject’s Debut turntable line and takes design and performance into new territory. With a mix of tried and true and brand new technology the Debut Pro impresses with its simple clean lines and cutting edge construction quality reflecting everything the Pro-Ject team has learned over the last 30 years. The new one-piece carbon-aluminium tonearm is a sonic & technical marvel wrapped up in a refined design that doesn’t shout technology but just quietly gets on the with the job at hand. This form follows function philosophy permeates every area of the Pro’s design and the listener is left with the lingering impression that all the parts coalesce into a perfected product so well poised it simply radiates with the effortlessness of excellence.
Main Features & Specifications
- Design: Manual belt drive turntable with electronic speed change
- Speeds: 33⅓/45 rpm & 78 rpm using supplied round 78 belt
- Wow & Flutter: 33⅓: ±0.16% 45: ±0.14%
- Speed Drift: 33⅓: ±0.4% 45: ±0.5%
- Signal to Noise: 68dB
- Platter: 300mm, die cast aluminium platter with TPE damping and felt mat
- Platter Bearing: High precision stainless steel axle in bronze bushing
- 8.6” One-Piece Carbon-Aluminium tonearm
- Effective Mass: 10g
- Effective Length: 8.6 " (218.5 mm)
- Overhang: 18.5mm
- Included In The Box: Adjustable acrylic dust cover, 15V / 0.8A DC power supply, 7” adaptor (for vinyl singles with a large centre hole), Connect It E RCA phono cable, standard flat drive belt for 33⅓ & 45 rpm, round drive belt for 78 rpm records, easy to follow setup guide with all the information you need to correctly set up your new Debut Pro turntable.
- Available Finishes: Satin Black
- Power Consumption: 4W (0W in stand-by)
- Turntable Dimensions (WxHxD): 415 x 113 x 320mm, dust cover open 415 x 360 x 405mm
- Weight: 6kg
- Manufacturer's Warranty: 2 Years
Pro-Ject Pick It Pro
- Cartridge Principle: MM (Moving Magnet)
- Output Voltage at 1 kHz: 4 mV
- Channel Separation at 1 kHz: 22dB
- Tracking Ability at 315Hz: 70 µm
- Frequency Response: 20 – 20,000 Hz +/- 2dB
- Stylus Type: Elliptical
- Stylus Tip Radius: r/R 8/18 µm
- Tracking Force Range: 1.8 – 2.2g (mN)
- Tracking Force Recommended: 2.0g (mN)
- Tracking Angle: 20°
- Compliance: 12 µm/mN
- Internal Impedance, DC Resistance: 750 Ω
- Internal Inductance: 450 mH
- Recommended Load Resistance: 47 kΩ
- Recommended Load Capacitance: 150-300pF
- Cartridge Weight: 7.2g
- Manufacturer's Warranty: 12 Months - cartridge only
Note: Main Features & Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE