Project DEBUT CARBON ESPRIT SB (Black)

Turntable

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£449
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With its top quality platter and tone-arm, the Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Esprit SB gives a taste of the high-end, without the price!


Eye-catching acrylic platter

Swapping the pressed steel platter of the standard Debut model for an acrylic one makes a big difference. These are usually only standard on turntables costing twice as much or more and the resulting improvement in sound quality is marked with improved timing, cohesion of sound and superior detail.

Carbon fibre tone-arm
Another feature with the Debut Carbon Esprit SB is the addition of a carbon fibre tone-arm tube. Usually found on more expensive turntables, this provides significant benefits to the sound quality. Being stiffer than steel, the tone arm is more rigid, which helps convey the music more accurately. In short, the music sounds tighter, punchier and more detailed.

Isolated motor
Improved motor dampening using Sorbothane gives better isolation. In terms of sound quality, isolating the motor means less background noise and a more dynamic and revealing sound. The motor itself is decoupled, synchronous design that, together with a precise belt drive system gives a smooth, high torque drive.

Attention to detail
The rigid plinth with anti-vibration feet helps in providing a taut sound. Using a brass bearing housing and stainless steel axle, the platter hub is superbly engineered and built to close tolerances for longevity. And there's a good quality Ortofon cartridge included with the turntable, so it's ready to go straight out of the box.

Minimalist good looks
With its glossy plinth, the Debut Carbon Esprit SB looks smart without being flashy. Combined with its high quality engineering, it really does give the impression that it's from the class above.

Yet again, for quality vinyl replay, pure and simple, there's nothing to beat the Debut Carbon Esprit SB at this price.

Also available in gloss red or white finishes, available to special order in store or by calling our telesales team.

We'll happily come to you!

Our experienced advisors are able to visit you at your home or place of work today, to help select the right equipment at the best prices.

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

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

Free UK delivery

Next day delivery and timed options available for online purchases of selected products. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later 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

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

Lowest price guaranteed! 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 / trace in discounts.
T&Cs apply

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

Save £50 on this turntable with voucher code BLACK50

With its top quality platter and tone-arm, the Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Esprit SB gives a taste of the high-end, without the price!


Eye-catching acrylic platter

Swapping the pressed steel platter of the standard Debut model for an acrylic one makes a big difference. These are usually only standard on turntables costing twice as much or more and the resulting improvement in sound quality is marked with improved timing, cohesion of sound and superior detail.

Carbon fibre tone-arm
Another feature with the Debut Carbon Esprit SB is the addition of a carbon fibre tone-arm tube. Usually found on more expensive turntables, this provides significant benefits to the sound quality. Being stiffer than steel, the tone arm is more rigid, which helps convey the music more accurately. In short, the music sounds tighter, punchier and more detailed.

Isolated motor
Improved motor dampening using Sorbothane gives better isolation. In terms of sound quality, isolating the motor means less background noise and a more dynamic and revealing sound. The motor itself is decoupled, synchronous design that, together with a precise belt drive system gives a smooth, high torque drive.

Attention to detail
The rigid plinth with anti-vibration feet helps in providing a taut sound. Using a brass bearing housing and stainless steel axle, the platter hub is superbly engineered and built to close tolerances for longevity. And there's a good quality Ortofon cartridge included with the turntable, so it's ready to go straight out of the box.

Minimalist good looks
With its glossy plinth, the Debut Carbon Esprit SB looks smart without being flashy. Combined with its high quality engineering, it really does give the impression that it's from the class above.

Yet again, for quality vinyl replay, pure and simple, there's nothing to beat the Debut Carbon Esprit SB at this price.

Also available in gloss red or white finishes, available to special order in store or by calling our telesales team.
More Information
Auto/Manual Manual
Belt Drive / Direct Drive belt_drive
Carbon Fibre Tonearm Yes
Cartridge Included? Yes - MM
Dimensions WxDxH 415 x 320 x 118
Dimensions WxHxD (mm) 415 x 118 x 320
Phono Input No
Power Consumption- Normal Use 4
Replacement Stylus Code Red 2M
Speeds 33 / 45
USB Output No
Weight (KG) 5.6
Brand Project
Colour Black
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pro-ject DEBUT CARBON ESPRIT SB I recently decided to revive my Vinyl but purchasing a turntable I found a bit daunting to say the least. However after consulting a "Richer Sounds" salesperson I purchased the PRO_JECT Debut Carbon Esprit SB. I found this turntable almost ready to go.The cartridge (Ortofon Red) had already been fitted perfectly. So after double checking all was level & setting the playing weight And connecting the cables I really was ready to go. The quality of the sound was simply outstanding. I defy anyone with any turnable to beat the sound I was getting from my Fleetwood Mac "Rumours" album
Date published: 2017-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Project turntable Great sound, & looks great easy to set up, but only by going online as instructions dont apply.
Date published: 2017-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nicely finished with great sound quality This turntable is nicely finished and seems to have good build quality. I am very pleased with the sound reproduction from its combination with the Ortofon cartridge. I particularly like the ability to play 78 rpm records with just the addition of the stylus that is available for this purpose. The alternative belt is provided.
Date published: 2017-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb turntable I auditioned a number of turntables before deciding on this one. I chose it because it had some features normally found on much more expensive turntables. The speedbox is an absolute gem as I can switch from 33rpm to 45rpm with a press of a button rather than removing the platter and shifting the belt. The carbon fibre arm and Ortofon red 2M cartridge works very well indeed. Setup was reasonably straightforward and the tweakability it allows adds to the enjoyment when listening to vinyl. I treasure listening to all my records that I kept for over 30 years and I relish that sound I missed so much.
Date published: 2017-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great turntable! After weeks and weeks of careful research I decided to purchase this turntable. The sound quality is immense and it is very well built. I was a little concerned about setting it up myself but there are so many useful videos online that it was really simple. I definitely recommend this product.
Date published: 2017-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great deck Simon at the London Bridge shop arranged me a proper demo where I could compare decks, cabling, pre amp etc.. Picked It up over the Debut Carbon DC and not regretting it. It has given a second life to my records. Some of those sound more detailed than their digital FLAC 44khz/16bits versions. Thanks again for the welcoming at the London Bridge shop guys.
Date published: 2017-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The extra price over the very good Essential decks is 100% justified! Having had some issues with the Essential III, I was somewhat skeptical - however, the difference between the 2 players is chalk and cheese. Firstly, the over all build - the Debut Esprit Sb is so clearly manufactured to a higher standard. The moment you pull it from the packaging it feels more substantial. Next the tonearm - there is a good reason that the mighty Linn LP12s now ship with a Pro-ject carbon arm, they are truly wonderful when compared to the great arms from the 80s and 90s. You are getting high-end technology at mid-range prices. Compared to old Rega and Linn arms at relative prices there is no competition to today's offerings - I've owned MANY arms, this 8.6 carbon is BETTER than a Linn Akito. If you can get past the anti-skate being weighted rather than dialed in (which you should, it's good enough for ultra pricy arms) you won't look back. It lacks VTA, but the cart was very well aligned. Sound? Rich, warm, well timed and room-filling. Excellent.
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! My first serious foray back to vinyl since the 90s. I've bought a few all-in-ones in the last year but decided to make the jump to get a proper set up again. The turntable itself looks stunning, the sound is amazing. This is sexy as anything!
Date published: 2017-02-25
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Buy in-store & take it home today! Find store details Buy by phone Call our UK based team on 0333 900 0093

We'll happily come to you!

Our experienced advisors are able to visit you at your home or place of work today, to help select the right equipment at the best prices.

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

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

Free UK delivery

Next day delivery and timed options available for online purchases of selected products. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later 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

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

Lowest price guaranteed! 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 / trace in discounts.
T&Cs apply

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

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