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  • Belt-driven turntables traditionally feature one or more motors spinning at a constant rate, connected to the platter with a rubber belt. They have very low vibration, ideal for Hi-Fi.
What Hi-Fi? magazine is the world's leading independent guide to home entertainment products. Any product they award with a 5 star rating is instantly marked out as one of the best around..
Belt-driven turntables traditionally feature one or more motors spinning at a constant rate, connected to the platter with a rubber belt. They have very low vibration, ideal for Hi-Fi.

(For more features refer to the specification table below.)



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"This UK-only special improves on an already talented original. The attractive and versatile Debut SE3 is a fine buy." What Hi-Fi Sound & Vision magazine.

A classic, now better than ever

Designed specifically for the UK market, the S/E3 version of the Debut comes with a larger and more stable platter. This provides a more solid bass response with added weight. Improved motor dampening gives better isolation, while in terms of sound quality, isolating the motor means less background noise and a more dynamic and revealing sound.

Superbly engineered
The rigid plinth with anti-vibration feet is ideal in providing a similarly taut sound quality. The motor is decoupled to further reduce vibration and, using a brass bearing housing and stainless steel axle, the platter hub is superbly engineered and built to close tolerances for fine sound and longevity. The Project 8.6s tone-arm now features a one-piece design for improved rigidity around the headshell area. This means that less detail is lost and more information can be heard.

Improved styling too
With its new gloss black plinth, the Debut S/E3 looks far classier than before. Combined with its high quality engineering, this Pro-Ject turntable really does give the impression that it comes from the class above.

If it's quality vinyl playback you're after, without the gimmicks, then there's simply none better than the Pro-Ject Debut S/E3.

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Connection Features
Onboard Phono Stage
Does it feature an onboard phono stage? Allows the turntable to be plugged into an amp without a phono input
USB Output
Does it have a USB output? This allows the turntable to be plugged directly into a computer - allowing for easy copying from vinyl to the computer's hard drive. Output may only be compatible with PC or Mac.
Green Credentials
Eco Friendly Features
Eco Friendly
Does this product conform to energy efficient standards? These standards include the American "Energy Star", the European "Energy Flower" or "EcoLabel" and the UK EST (Energy Saving Trust) certification.
Power Consumption - Normal Use
This is the power used in watts when the unit is on, using standard settings. Note, different manufacturers use different methods to arrive at this figure. In some cases only the maximum power consumption is quoted
General Features
Pitch Control
Is pitch control included? Adjusts the pitch of the music - usually by around +/- 9%
The type of operation. Auto turntables start/stop the record, lift the arm and return it to rest. Semi-Auto perform a proportion of these functions.
Size of unit (W x D x H) in mm
415 x 320 x 118
Weight of unit,unboxed, in Kg
Direct Drive
Does it feature a Direct Drive system?
Belt Drive
Does it feature a Belt Drive system?
Cartridge Included?
Whether or not a cartridge is included. MM = Moving Magnet, MC = Moving Coil.
Yes - MM
Carbon Fibre Tonearm
Does the deck come supplied with a carbon fibre tonearm? Generally stiffer than equivalent metal ones, a carbon fibre tonearm usually enhances the sound quality.
Acrylic Platter
Does the deck come supplied with an acrylic platter? Generally more expensive to produce than a metal one but often preferred for their sound quality.
General Features
Replacement Stylus Code
Replacement stylus code - required for ordering a new stylus for the cartridge.
Stylus 10
Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 39 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by If you have vinyl? Then you need this! Like a piece of art that you can hear. This turntable sounds as good as it looks. 20 September 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent turntable Wonderful item easy to set up and the vinyl sound great 13 September 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent way to return to your old lps. Like a lot of people, I gave up on records over 20 years ago but never quite got round to selling them off. So glad I didn't, the Project turntable is easy to set up, I remember it used to seem to be so difficult but this took literally 5 minutes. The old records sound brilliant, not better than CDs but different. It is warm and a lush sound, not as detailed or "hifi" perhaps but a great way to listen to music. Enjoy the music of your youth again and get lost in all of your old music one more time. 21 July 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great great great turntable. Stunning turntable both visually and audibly. I have been aware of Pro-Ject turntables for several years from both friends who are owners of Pro-Ject turntables and from reviews in magazines and online. This purchase was for my girlfriend who has over the past few years been collecting vinyl and wanted to be able to play vinyl in our lounge. The deck can be slightly tricky to set up and I would recommend looking up youtube from some great tip and instructions on how to set it up properly. Once set up it is a dream to use if not a little tricky to chance from 33' to 45', but the sound is amazing and for is price unbeatable. 07 June 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Excellent Service from Richer Sounds Having bought the turntable and tried to unpick the hazy set-up instructions , I still could not set it up. I took it back to Richer Sounds the following day and after some head scratching it was realised that the drive band was missing and a different unit was substituted without question. Great service. Oh and the deck sound great too, levels of detail that I had never been able to pick out before. Some hassle therefore but worth it in the end. 09 May 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chuffed to bits Present to me from family; thoroughly chuffed. Like two presents in one: fabulous sound and beautifully engineered. Denon 250 SE amp (with Denon phono pre-amp), Genexxa Pro 5 speakers. My son got himself a Debut 2 some years back, so the Debut 3 SE was the obvious choice he tells me. All about sound quality without the twiddly bits that either cost more or mean lower sound spec. Platter is heavy - like a flywheel to keep speed constant. Motor mount is spring damped, so acoustically isolated. The feet are also damped. Love the minimalist elegantly-engineered design, focussing on the all-important great sound. Some of our LPs are over 40 years old, and hearing things now I never heard before! Close your eyes and it's like the instruments are in the room with you - occasionally hear fingers on strings. And provided the vinyl itself is in good nick, the quiet sections are just that - utterly soundless! My son says Richer Sounds in Cambridge were really good to deal with. 17 April 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Unlucky ? I bought this turntable 8 months ago and I experienced problems since, somehow it seems not be able to connect properly to my amplifier. Every time i want to play a record I need to ground the turntable as a strong and persisting hum is coming out from the left speaker till I adjust the earth. I also get quiete a lot crackling and popping sound from the right speaker which I am unable to eliminate. I spent months researching the causes of these problems on internet and going back to RS store many times without solution. After arranging a turntable test at RS store with one of the manager, he confirmed that there is nothing is wrong with it and that possibly there is something in my that is interfering with my turntable. I then contact the UK distributer Henley Designs and they told me that is very unlikely. After months of frustration I decided to live and leave this story behind. 01 April 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great style and sound This turntable sounds great and looks good, Excellent cartridge included. Metal platter is better than MDF. Its a shame there is no Auto. 21 March 2016
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