Pro-Ject Debut Carbon DC (Black) Turntable

Pro-Ject Debut Carbon DC (Black)

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£299 RRP £369

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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.

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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!

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Free UK delivery on orders over £50

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

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

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call 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

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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.
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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
Power Consumption- Normal Use 5
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 5 out of 5 by from Remembrance of times past Buying a first turntable after 40 years is terrifying, having heard a basic one a friend bought because it looked "vintage" I was less than impressed . I didn't want to spend a fortune as I already have a fab cd player and collection, but I did need something that would do my ancient vinyl collection justice. The thing with Richer Sounds is that they guide you so well and you never feel you are being patronised by a condecending audiophile. They care about quality but really try to offer you the best at the price point you need. The Carbon DC met not just my price point but it's audio quality made me fall in love with records I hadn't hear for 40 years, oh and it's easily upgradeable as well as a system, when I can afford it, perfect!
Date published: 2020-10-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Minimalist turntable with simple control functions The turntable was delivered in the manufacturers packaging. All the components were securely packed and it will be easy to reuse the packaging for our pending house move. The turntable was simple to assemble although, as others have pointed out, the anti-skating weight is fiddly to locate. Having been using a vintage Ariston turntable for many years where the arm and platter were spring mounted within the chassis and wobbled at the slightest touch, I was surprised by how solidly mounted the arm and platter were on the Debut Carbon. Pro-Ject state that the motor is decoupled (utilising TPE-damping) and a stable speed control system minimises vibration. The turntable feet provide a resilient mounting but there is no adjustment facility so the support platform for the turntable must have some means of levelling to ensure the turntable platter is completely level. I have read reviews that mention that the arm rest has no locking clip. I have not found this to be a problem. The arm clips firmly into the ‘u’ shaped rest which is asymmetrical with an extended height on the record side so the arm has to be lifted over the rest and positioned at the lead-in track before lowering with the hydraulic lift. When I started doing listening tests the thing that stood out in particular was how well defined the sound stage is relative to what I have been used to. I am now finding that the listening position and speaker angle are much more critical to achieve the optimum result. The overall sound is well balanced; the bass is controlled although I have found that female vocals on some recordings can sound a little harsh at times. Overall I was looking for a minimalist turntable with simple control functions, where the cost has been put into the basic construction and operation, and that is exactly what I have got. I am very pleased with my purchase and would recommend the Pro-Ject Debut Carbon without hesitation.
Date published: 2020-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good quality turntable Seems to be a good quality product. After a good clean with fluid recommended by a very knowledgable & helpfull member of staff, my old vinyl sounds way better than I ever expected. Must be amazing with all the upgrades.
Date published: 2020-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warranty replacement with fantastic service Had the Project Debut 3 SE which developed a fault and was replaced by the Debut Carbon DC. Noticable improvment in sound quality. Plenty of detail with deep controlled bass and plenty of sparkle in the top end. Really enjoying it so far.
Date published: 2020-09-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good entry level turntable. As a previous owner of a higher end turntable (£3k +), i wanted to get back to playing my vinyl. After much deliberation i finally chose the Debut Carbon. I am very glad to say that i am very pleased with the performance. While it does not have the dynamics of my previous deck it does play very well. Overall very happy with my purchase.
Date published: 2020-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent sound, well built, simple record player Easy to setup. Great sound. No bells or whistles but they are not required
Date published: 2020-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great basic deck Bought a couple of months ago and am really happy with the build quality and sound of this deck. Simple operation.
Date published: 2020-08-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Impressive piece of kit! Having decided to replace my record deck and re-acquaint myself with vinyl, I was pleasantly surprised by the enthusiasm & knowledge of the Cheltenham team. The deck is excellent, and you need patience to set it up. Having said that it has succeeded in bringing redundant LP’s to life.... I’m not sure they ever sounded this good!
Date published: 2020-08-21
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£299 RRP £369

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Pro-Ject Debut Carbon DC (Black) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 143.
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6 Year Guarantee included
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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

Free UK delivery on orders over £50

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

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

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call 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.