Project DEBUT III Turntable

Project DEBUT III (Black)

Turntable

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Unfortunately this product is no longer available.

For advice on an alternative product or details of newer ranges, please contact Telesales here or your local store which you can find here.

Phil, Telesales Manager, 15th year of service

We've always thought that this was a top quality turntable, but don't just take our word for it.

Reproduced from What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision, December 2004

"Having bestowed a glowing First Test in November and subsequently a best in class Award, the time seemed right to pit Pro-ject's fine Debut III into a Group Test. Such is the competence of this record player that we're sure if turntables could speak, this one would say, "Bring it on!" This is a solid, well-engineered deck, complete with a more-than-adequate aluminium tonearm and Ortofon OMB5 cartridge. It's the work of just a few painless moments to put it all together, and once it's assembled it rewards with a sound that utterly defies the budget price. The Debut III offers fast, taut and well-defined low frequencies that drive along with impressive speed and no suggestion of overhang. King Tubbys meets Rockers Uptown is a pitch-black dub collection, but the Pro-ject brings its superb timing to bear and paints a complete picture in an entirely unflustered way. High frequencies offer crisp, attacking counterpoints and the Debut's instinctive grasp of tempo creates a coherent, beautifully integrated presentation. A switch to the clean-cut pleasures of Joni Mitchell's Court and Spark displays the Pro-ject's admirable ability to create a large and convincing soundstage. Again, great timing is to the fore and the sparkling, airbrushed sound is composed and unwaveringly musical. Transients are fully represented, but never intrusive or at the expense of the overall picture. It's a rapid, responsive presentation. This Pro-ject turntable can offer deft subtleties just as competently as full-frequency bombast and remains serene throughout. However, there's more fine detail buried in some of these recordings than the Debut III can extract, but this nit-picking is the sum total of our reservations about this remarkably impressive budget turntable. Compared to a similarly priced CD player, the Pro-ject is way more musical, more communicative and more fun. If you listen to one of these, you won't for a second think vinyl is dead."

VERDICT

If you've only ever heard CD players at this price, the sweet, communicative and musical sound will be a revelation - though it doesn't always extract every ounce of detail."

6 Year Guarantee included

Our VIP club is completely FREE for ALL customers and comprises a fantastic set of privileges. Sign up instantly in-store or online

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

Lowest price guaranteed!

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

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.
T&Cs apply

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

Richer Sounds are happy to offer FREE delivery on all our products to blind, partially sighted and disabled customers.

Please place orders online, then contact webaftersales@richersounds.com who will advise on how to arrange the refund of your delivery charge
We've always thought that this was a top quality turntable, but don't just take our word for it.

Reproduced from What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision, December 2004

"Having bestowed a glowing First Test in November and subsequently a best in class Award, the time seemed right to pit Pro-ject's fine Debut III into a Group Test. Such is the competence of this record player that we're sure if turntables could speak, this one would say, "Bring it on!" This is a solid, well-engineered deck, complete with a more-than-adequate aluminium tonearm and Ortofon OMB5 cartridge. It's the work of just a few painless moments to put it all together, and once it's assembled it rewards with a sound that utterly defies the budget price. The Debut III offers fast, taut and well-defined low frequencies that drive along with impressive speed and no suggestion of overhang. King Tubbys meets Rockers Uptown is a pitch-black dub collection, but the Pro-ject brings its superb timing to bear and paints a complete picture in an entirely unflustered way. High frequencies offer crisp, attacking counterpoints and the Debut's instinctive grasp of tempo creates a coherent, beautifully integrated presentation. A switch to the clean-cut pleasures of Joni Mitchell's Court and Spark displays the Pro-ject's admirable ability to create a large and convincing soundstage. Again, great timing is to the fore and the sparkling, airbrushed sound is composed and unwaveringly musical. Transients are fully represented, but never intrusive or at the expense of the overall picture. It's a rapid, responsive presentation. This Pro-ject turntable can offer deft subtleties just as competently as full-frequency bombast and remains serene throughout. However, there's more fine detail buried in some of these recordings than the Debut III can extract, but this nit-picking is the sum total of our reservations about this remarkably impressive budget turntable. Compared to a similarly priced CD player, the Pro-ject is way more musical, more communicative and more fun. If you listen to one of these, you won't for a second think vinyl is dead."

VERDICT

If you've only ever heard CD players at this price, the sweet, communicative and musical sound will be a revelation - though it doesn't always extract every ounce of detail."
Dimensions WxHxD (mm) 490 x 250 x 400
Colour Black
Brand Project
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For advice on an alternative product or details of newer ranges, please contact Telesales here or your local store which you can find here.

Phil, Telesales Manager, 15th year of service

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6 Year Guarantee included

Our VIP club is completely FREE for ALL customers and comprises a fantastic set of privileges. Sign up instantly in-store or online

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

Lowest price guaranteed!

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

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.
T&Cs apply

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

Richer Sounds are happy to offer FREE delivery on all our products to blind, partially sighted and disabled customers.

Please place orders online, then contact webaftersales@richersounds.com who will advise on how to arrange the refund of your delivery charge