Project DEBUT CARBON ESPRIT SB Turntable

Project DEBUT CARBON ESPRIT SB (Black)

Turntable

In stock
£469
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.

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

Free UK delivery

Next day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

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
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.
Auto/Manual manual
Belt Drive/Direct Drive belt_drive
Carbon Fibre Tonearm Yes
Cartridge Included? Ortofon 2M Red -MM
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 415 x 320 x 118
Dimensions WxHxD (mm) 415 x 118 x 320
Phono Input No
Power Consumption- Normal Use 4
Replacement Stylus Code 2M Red
Speeds 33 / 45
Unit Dimensions (WxDxH) 415mm x 320mm x 118mm
USB Output No
Weight (KG) 6
Brand Project
Colour Black
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simplistically excellent. I needed a new turntable to replace an elderly ( and damaged in a recent ish move) Sony, and to complete a new system also recently purchased as a ‘welcome to semi retirement ‘ present to myself! Looks and sounds superb, an absolute breeze to set up, and slightly unusual in terms of the large Perspex platter, and straight carbon fibre pickup arm. Speed change is simple touch switching, and seems ( and sounds) accurate, and the low voltage motor powered by a separate transformer means a complete lack of mains and possible inherent hum anywhere near the pickup. The supplied Ortofon catridge via a preamp delivers a pleasing neutral sound, looking forward to re-discovering my largish eclectic collection of vinyl. Just to add too, that the Reigate branch excelled in their efforts to please...and not just treating you as a means to selling a product!
Date published: 2018-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Had purchased another turntable but was never happy with it then purchased the Project Carbon and what a difference. Looks and sounds amazing, would definitely recommend spending that bit more for one of these! Can I also add that Richer Sounds are fantastic to buy from, I have made several purchases from them and their service is second to none!
Date published: 2018-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A++ Top Turntable Great turntable. Essentially solves all the niggles with the standard carbon by adding speed change button and acrylic platter. Upgraded the stylus to an Ortofon Blue and now I'm totally satisfied.
Date published: 2018-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good looking and sounds great Easy to set up and really happy can now be guaranteed records playing at correct speed compared with my old mains frequency synchronous deck.
Date published: 2018-05-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Project DEBUT CARBON ESPRIT SB Bought deck a month ago to enable playing of old 78s as well as singles and LPs. Sound quality excellent and changing over stylus and belt straightforward for the 78s
Date published: 2018-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding performance After revisiting vinyl LPs after many years of found the sound quality from this system outstanding
Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Project Debut Carbon I upgraded from an Project Essential 2 to the Debut Carbon and I couldn't be happier, makes even my oldest vinyl sound like new. Goes nicely with my Cambridge Audio amp and speakers!
Date published: 2017-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value for money. Bought this on a recommendation and have not been disappointed, easy to set up and makes listening to vinyl a joy again.
Date published: 2017-12-15
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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

Free UK delivery

Next day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

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