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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 the vast majority of our products to blind, partially sighted and disabled customers. (*see our delivery page for T&Cs.)

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
Phono Input No
Power Consumption- Normal Use 5
Replacement Stylus Code 2M Red
Speeds 33 / 45
USB Output No
Weight (KG) 5.6
Brand Project
Colour Black
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality build exceptional sound Quality sound. Solid plinth reduces vibration. Works well with Denon PMA-800NE amplifier
Date published: 2019-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Huge value for money... Really well engineered for the price, except the clear Perspex cover and hinges. Nothing at all wrong with them, they just don’t match the high quality of the main unit... just aesthetics. The set up manual is written by the engineer rather than the average person constructing a boxed item! But if you’ve done similar in the past, it will come back to you! As a mid range unit, and bought as an introduction to vinyl for my daughter. Hopefully it will be a legacy or a step onto the next level.
Date published: 2019-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic easy set up and excellent sound Got this to replace an old rega,was a little worried about quality at first but after setting up and giving it a whirl,this is a fantastic turntable awesome quality and sound,very very happy.cheers Richer Sounds
Date published: 2019-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vinyl comes to life Early Christmas present as I plan to restart my vinyl collection all over again. Hooked it up with project phono box mm and my B&W Zeppelin speaker. Sound is tremendous, literally hearing details I have never noticed before on CD or in my youth of listening to vinyl on old turntables. Easy set up, fantastic price and good delivery from Richer Sounds.
Date published: 2018-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolute quality For the money the project debut carbon is the best on the market. Quality sound and looks great with carbon tone arm. I’ve added my onkyo amplifier with a built in preamp, and Dali pico speakers.. the three sound great together!
Date published: 2018-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely sound no humming, im very pleased I am enjoying all my records on this great turntable
Date published: 2018-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good for the money. Originally bought an Audio Technica AT120 but the sound was never very good. Possibly a faulty unit. However, got in touch with Cheltenham store and was asked to bring it in for a check. On listening to it, Jason agreed that the sound was not good. After some looking around I decided to add some more cash and go for the Project. Have to say the difference is amazing! Running through a Project phono box the treble is much better and the overall sound is improved no end. Have to add that the service from Cheltenham store was and is excellent.
Date published: 2018-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best budget to mid range deck Bought this as an upgrade to an ageing project debut 2 and did a load of research and tests beforehand. IMO you can’t buy a better new turntable for this kind of money. Sounds great, better quality cartridge than entry level stuff, looks the biz as well. Easy to setup out of the box and has revealed details in LP’s which were lost in the mix before. I can wholeheartedly recommend this deck.
Date published: 2018-10-26
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Project DEBUT CARBON DC (Black) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 105.
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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 the vast majority of our products to blind, partially sighted and disabled customers. (*see our delivery page for T&Cs.)

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