Pro-Ject Debut Carbon DC (Black) Turntable

Pro-Ject Debut Carbon DC (Black)

Turntable

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£299
"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.

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T&Cs apply

Buy now, pay later available
by phone, on items over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call your local store or our Telesales team 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. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. 19.9% APR representative. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

All products that are available to purchase on the Richer Sounds website can be delivered free to blind, partially sighted or those with a disability.

Please contact web after sales for more info.
For delivery of in-store only deals, please contact your local store for more details.
T&Cs apply - see our delivery page.

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"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.
Brand Project
Colour Black
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 415 x 320 x 118
Phono Input No
Weight (KG) 5.6
Carbon Fibre Tonearm Yes
Cartridge Included? Ortofon 2M Red -MM
Replacement Stylus Code 2M Red
Speeds 33 / 45
USB Output No
Auto/Manual manual
Belt Drive/Direct Drive belt_drive
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Noisy and finickity Endless adjustments to try to prevent skipping, skating, noise over the years since I bought mine. Bought replacement cartridges, followed forums, took clued up friends advice. In the end, though I had a lot of good times when it was behaving, I wouldn't recommend this model.
Date published: 2021-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple, sophisticated, easy to setup, sounds great Looking for a good quality turntable that looks great for a newly decorated room. The plan was to keep it minimalistic in style, but I had to have a record deck, so chose this Pro-Ject DC. Really simple to set-up. Together with the Project-MM pre-amp it connects straight into our SONOS Five, no setup required and now we can use the deck to play in all the rooms in the house. Preferable to the 'SONOS' version of the Pro-Ject DC as it doesn't have the lights and buttons on the top surface - much cleaner looking, performs the same, and costs less.
Date published: 2021-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound, sleek and simple design I bought it to replace a 90's turntable, and the clarity and quality of the sound is just amazing. I like the simple and sleek design too, quite stylish. Definitely reccomend it.
Date published: 2021-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sound Pleased with the advice received from Piers at Maidstone branch and his wise direction to YouTube set up video which made it quite easy.
Date published: 2021-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely delighted Spent days doing research and comparing everything on offer and googling myself stupid and finally decided on the Project. So happy I did. Easy to set up and the sleek looks and amazing clarity of the sound from the Ortifon stylus made me incredibly happy and satisfied, would recommend it to anyone.
Date published: 2021-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect 1st Turntable Got this in the recent sale for £279 which was a great price. It is the first turntable I've owned so I don't have much to compare it to but it is everything I needed. Easy to setup and sounds great, I would highly recommend it
Date published: 2021-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good quality, lovely sound Wasnt sure about having manual TT but this is a lovely sounding TT
Date published: 2021-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb Turntable I bought this turntable at the same time as purchasing a network stereo receiver & speaker set when replacing an old Technics hifi (23 years old) & Sony turntable. This Pro-Ject feels and sounds good quality for it's price and is very quiet when running/spinning. We've paired it up with the Denon DRA800H network stereo receiver (Black) & speakers (Dali Spektor 2 Speaker Pair) bought as a package guided by Laurence (Hull Branch) was worth every penny, the advice given was great and so useful, Many Many thanks.
Date published: 2021-02-19
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Pro-Ject Debut Carbon DC (Black) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 173.
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6 Year Guarantee included
for VIPs

Our VIP club is completely FREE for ALL customers and comprises a fantastic set of privileges.

Sign up instantly in-store or here.
You can also read all about the benefits of our 6 Year Guarantees here.

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 14 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
by phone, on items over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call your local store or our Telesales team 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. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. 19.9% APR representative. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

All products that are available to purchase on the Richer Sounds website can be delivered free to blind, partially sighted or those with a disability.

Please contact web after sales for more info.
For delivery of in-store only deals, please contact your local store for more details.
T&Cs apply - see our delivery page.