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DEBUT SE3

PROJECT
DEBUT SE3
Black Turntable

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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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£285

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6 YEAR GUARANTEE INCLUDED FOR OUR VIP MEMBERS
6 YEAR GUARANTEE INCLUDED - What you get

Full parts and labour cover
If your unit goes wrong we'll fix it. No quibbles and no fuss. (Excludes projector bulbs)

Like for like machine replacement if unit is unrepairable
If, for any reason, we are unable to repair your unit, we'll replace it. Naturally, models do change so, while we can't guarantee that it will be the same model, we do guarantee that it will have equivalent specifications.

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We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
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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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Connections
Connection Features
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Onboard Phono Stage
Does it feature an onboard phono stage? Allows the turntable to be plugged into an amp without a phono input
No
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.
N
Green Credentials
Eco Friendly Features
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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.
No
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
2
General
General Features
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Pitch Control
Is pitch control included? Adjusts the pitch of the music - usually by around +/- 9%
No
Auto/Manual
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.
Manual
Speeds
33/45
Dimensions
Size of unit (W x D x H) in mm
415 x 320 x 118
Weight
Weight of unit,unboxed, in Kg
6.9
Direct Drive
Does it feature a Direct Drive system?
No
Belt Drive
Does it feature a Belt Drive system?
Yes
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.
No
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.
No
General
General Features
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Replacement Stylus Code
Replacement stylus code - required for ordering a new stylus for the cartridge.
Stylus 10
Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 45 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Performance This replaced my Aiwa P860 turntable I bought 10 years ago just to listen to some old vinyl. Played through my Denon amp/Mission speakers from 25 years ago my albums sound way better than I remember. The Aiwa turntable is exactly the same product as the low end Denon, Audio Technika and Marantz turntables that sell today for up 124, so for less than double that it's so worth it. 10 January 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by Super quality with incredible sound Bought this from the Newcastle store. Brilliant advice from Chris and the other staff. Instructions for setup are tricky but youtube videos are useful. Once you know how it is easy to setup. The quality of the sound produced is just simply incredible. 08 January 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by Simplicity and sound quality - 5* I visited the Richer Sounds store in Birmingham on Boxing Day with two turntables on my shortlist: a Denon DP 300 and this Project. The Project was a little more expensive, but was considerably reduced due to being an open-box item, putting it in the same league as the Denon. I spoke to Ben who explained the difference between the two: while the Denon has buttons to easily change speed, and the arm is fully automatic, the Project has been designed for optimum sound quality, so has a short signal path with no "convenience" circuitry: to change the speed you remove the platter and move the drive belt (easy if you need to do it), and arm doesn't auto-return. As we play albums and sound quality was my priority I went for the Project. The turntable looks fantastic and does sound amazing through my Cambridge AM10 and matching speakers. I'm hearing new things in music I've been listening to for years. Set up was somewhat fiddly, but I got there in the end. Highly recommended. 03 January 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by An excellent turntable This turntable is absolutely beautiful, in terms of style and sound. I would definitely recommend this turntable to anyone beginning in collecting vinyl. The only downside is the power adapter gives off an audible buzz after a few minutes of the unit being powered on, can't really notice this when the music is loud, but quiet listening is disturbed by the buzzing. 16 November 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by EXCELLENT VALUE FOR MONEY TURNTABLE IS VERY GOOD, GIVES GOOD CLARITY ON MY OLD VYNIL. EASY TO SET UP, VIDEOS ARE ON YOUTUBE IF YOU GET STUCK. VERY PLEASED WITH PURCHASE ESPECIALLY THE PRICE WHICH RICHER SOUNDS HAD ON OFFER AT THE TIME. I WAS LOOKING FOR A GOOD STARTER TURNTABLE AND I HAVE NO COMPLAINTS WITH MY PURCHASE. 09 October 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great turntable, Amazizng advice and service from Richer Sounds! After a lot of research I finally decided to purchase the Project Debut SE3 from Richer Sounds - and I am so gald I did. The sound is amazing! The service and advice I recieved from Richer Sounds was superb! 03 October 2016
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
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