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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.
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 drive system. Auto turntables 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.
Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 27 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Fabulous Sound I needed to replace my my ancient but wonderful JVC deck but could not be happier. The sound quality is superb and playing records is a joy. The construction of the deck is solid and excellent quality. Assembly instructions not the best in the world but then it is not actually that difficult and there is a helpful guide on YouTube. Fabulous deck. I love it. 06 January 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great peice of kit! After my old turntable died i spend a good time researching what to get. Richer Sounds gave me the best service and narrowed down my options for what i actually required out of a turntable. I choose the Project Debut 3SE and have not looked back - the sound is amazing! There are no gizmos to break down or anything. I strongly recommend thus Turntable to anyone who like me wants the best sound quality they can afford ! 06 January 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by High quality product The first thing to strike me as I unpacked this (extremely well packed turntable!) was that it is well engineered and beautiful to look at. If you read and follow the assembly instructions to the letter (especially re. balancing the arm) setting up is straightforward. An excellent turntable at a very reasonable price. 11 December 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by This turntable actually does lives up to all the hype! Once set up this turntable really delivers, and I'm very pleased with the quality of its performance. The Project Debut SE3 is simple in its appearance and unfussy without being 'just basic.' Only one tiny gripe, which was in the setting up, and that was the anti-skate device. Very fiddly! Thank goodness my wife has better eyesight and co-ordination than I do. However, everything else was fine and it was worth the effort. I am now able to enjoy my vinyl collection again with even better satisfaction and look forward to adding new vinyl in the near future. 03 November 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brought my vinyl to life After several years of listening to Cd's decided to dust down my vinyl. I was not disappointed. Sound is much improved, Base and tone and general feel of vinyl much better than Cd. Previously had a rega 3 but bought this based in reviews and advice from the guys at richer sounds. Overall I would recommend this turntable. But you should always listen prior to purchase to see if it's right for you. 18 October 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fabulous! Thanks to the very helpful advice given by the staff in Manchester, I love my new turntable. 30 September 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great sound quality The turntable was easy to set up; the instructions are plainly written. Clean smooth lines make it attractive to look at and the sound it produces is remarkably true. My LPs have never sounded better. I don't think I could have done better than buying the Debut, since all I needed was a simple turntable which would give good reproduction 07 September 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lovely rich, deep sound Once I'd followed video link to set it up the results were great. I was up and dancing again! 29 August 2015
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RRP = Recommended Retail Price. RRPs are based on information supplied by What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision magazine, manufacturers, Hi-Fi Choice, Home Cinema Choice, Google, Which? & Pricerunner. Further information is available on request.