Project DEBUT CARBON DC Turntable

Project DEBUT CARBON DC (Black)

Turntable

In stock
£349
"The latest version of the long-running Debut remains a winner. Recommended." What Hi-Fi Sound & Vision magazine 5-star review.

Engineering from a class above

For some time now, the Pro-Ject Debut has been a near default choice in the budget turntable market - and for good reason. Rather than adding fancy automated mechanisms, Pro-Ject has always concentrated on giving the best engineering quality possible for the money. Following on from other award-winning Pro-Ject Debut turntables, the Debut Carbon DC offers a stunning specification with sound quality to match.

Carbon fibre tone-arm
The key feature with the Debut Carbon is the addition of a carbon fibre tone-arm tube. Usually only found on much more expensive turntables, a carbon fibre tone-arm tube provides significant benefits to the sound quality. Being stiffer than steel, the tone arm is more rigid. This helps convey the music more accurately as there's also reduced arm resonance. In short, the music sounds tighter, punchier and more detailed than before.

Tweaks taken from the SE model
The revised Debut Carbon comes with a larger and more stable platter, providing a more solid bass response with added weight, while improved motor dampening using Sorbothane helps give better isolation. In terms of sound quality, isolating the motor means less background noise and a more dynamic and revealing sound.

Engineered for purity of sound
The rigid plinth with anti-vibration feet is ideal in providing a similarly taut sound quality. The motor itself is decoupled to further reduce vibration. 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. There's also a good quality Ortofon cartridge included, so it's ready to go straight out of the box.

Updated styling
With its gloss black plinth, the Debut Carbon looks far classier than previous Debut III models. Combined with its high quality engineering, this Pro-Ject turntable really does give the impression that it comes from the class above.

For quality vinyl replay, pure and simple, there's nothing to beat the Debut Carbon DC at this price.

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
"The latest version of the long-running Debut remains a winner. Recommended." What Hi-Fi Sound & Vision magazine 5-star review.

Engineering from a class above

For some time now, the Pro-Ject Debut has been a near default choice in the budget turntable market - and for good reason. Rather than adding fancy automated mechanisms, Pro-Ject has always concentrated on giving the best engineering quality possible for the money. Following on from other award-winning Pro-Ject Debut turntables, the Debut Carbon DC offers a stunning specification with sound quality to match.

Carbon fibre tone-arm
The key feature with the Debut Carbon is the addition of a carbon fibre tone-arm tube. Usually only found on much more expensive turntables, a carbon fibre tone-arm tube provides significant benefits to the sound quality. Being stiffer than steel, the tone arm is more rigid. This helps convey the music more accurately as there's also reduced arm resonance. In short, the music sounds tighter, punchier and more detailed than before.

Tweaks taken from the SE model
The revised Debut Carbon comes with a larger and more stable platter, providing a more solid bass response with added weight, while improved motor dampening using Sorbothane helps give better isolation. In terms of sound quality, isolating the motor means less background noise and a more dynamic and revealing sound.

Engineered for purity of sound
The rigid plinth with anti-vibration feet is ideal in providing a similarly taut sound quality. The motor itself is decoupled to further reduce vibration. 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. There's also a good quality Ortofon cartridge included, so it's ready to go straight out of the box.

Updated styling
With its gloss black plinth, the Debut Carbon looks far classier than previous Debut III models. Combined with its high quality engineering, this Pro-Ject turntable really does give the impression that it comes from the class above.

For quality vinyl replay, pure and simple, there's nothing to beat the Debut Carbon DC at this price.
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 5
Replacement Stylus Code 2M Red
Speeds 33 / 45
Unit Dimensions (WxDxH) 415 x 320 x 118
USB Output No
Weight (KG) 6
Brand Project
Colour Black
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great simplistic design and quality for the price I have had this turntable since Monday. It was very simple to set up as alot of the turntable is pre built. Its minimalistic design fits with almost all surroundings. Pro ject have done a very good job to make this piece easy to oporate but to still have the good quality and clarity thats to be expected of there products.
Date published: 2018-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome sound. I bought this on recommendation so knew wht i was getting into. But coupled with my amp and speakers the sound just blew me away. I'm not a audiophile but I do recognise a quality product.
Date published: 2018-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb Product and delivery Service I purchased my Project Debut Carbon DC about 6 weeks ago. The ordering process on-line was extremely easy to use. The turntable arrived dead on time and beautifully packaged. Setting up the turntable was easy as the hard parts had been done before despatch. I have been enjoying listening to my vinyl again, some of which dates back to the mid-1960s, after some 7 or 8 years during which time we moved and my old turntable disappeared. The Project Debut Carbon DC is very much superior to my 1800's turntable. It is like listening to some of my LPs for the very first time. I intend to update my pre-amp soon. I have already identified the one I want and luckily Richer Sounds sell it, so I'll be back there in a couple of months. Great shop, great service; what more do you want or need.
Date published: 2018-05-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great sounding and looking turntable,but... Bought this a few weeks ago after a good couple of months of deciding whether to get a new turntable or not.Was’nt sure whether to get the Carbon or a cheaper Pro-ject,but seens has I bought it when it was going for £300 it was a no brainer really. Set up took about 15-20 mins of going through it slowly and watching a few videos on the net.The balancing of the tone arm for me was the trickiest,but in the end I got there. The Ortofon red cartridge is great but it’s really awkward to put the cover back in place after taking it off,so I just leave it off now. The debut is connected to to a Pro-ject pre-amp and a Cambridge Audio amp. Overall the sound is really good,nice and powerful,but there is one or two little things what are a nuisance. Has soon as the stylus hits the vinyl there is a kind of hum/buzzing sound which is there has long has the vinyl is spinning.The louder you have the amp the more you will hear it when there is nothing playing.Okay so what,you can only hear it when nothing is playing,but I’m not sure if it’s only mine what does it or not,and if it’s faulty or not (which it probably isn’t) There is a few issues with this which have been ongoing over the last few years.There has been problems with the motor screws under the platter which where making weird sounds etc. I think these have now been sorted by Project changing the motor,and I haven’t seen any new videos on the net about it for a while. Someone recently on this review has said about the cheap power supply.I bought from Project a new power supply called the High Power It,which replaces the standard cable. It’s meant to get rid of electronics hiss etc and improves the current to the motor. I have noticed what I call the phono/aux hum has been greatly reduced,but hasn’t really done anything for the hum I have when the stylus is on the vinyl. Strange though when the cover is down the humming sound reduces which is somewhat strange. Anyone with any answers it would be good to hear from you.If everyone had something like this then it wouldn’t really bother me that much.One or two reviewers on here have said they have so maybe it’s not just mine. Like I said it’s a great player and I really like it,I’m probably being a little to fussy and comparing it to god knows how many years of listening to cd’s. I’m glad I got it for £300 rather than £350 though. Lastly the Richer Sound staff where great at my local store.
Date published: 2018-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound , excellent build quality Bought as a 50th birthday gift , absolutely loves it. Brilliant sound and looks sleek and neat and excellent build quality.
Date published: 2018-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Pro ject I purchased this turntable a month ago , having already owned a Pro ject turntable i decided it was time to upgrade and i was not disappointed in my choice, the built and sound quality is superb and i am very happy with the whole setup. Highly recomended.
Date published: 2018-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent looking turntable So far so good. Bought this 3 weeks ago and haven’t been disappointed
Date published: 2018-04-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Noisiest turntable I have ever owned The positive thing is it sounds great until I turn the amp up. If the amp is on just below halfway I get an earth loop buzz. I have tried a different pre amp and no joy. My old cheap turntable doesn’t have these issues. Also static is a problem when touching the tone arm I get a small shock after a record has played, also flipping a record has the same effect. The supplied cable has microphony noise. I have checked the earth in all my kit and that isn’t the issue. Plenty of stuff on the net about buzzing / earthing issues with this turntable possibly down to the cheap power supply. Definitely now worth the money.
Date published: 2018-03-02
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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