Project DEBUT CARBON DC (Red)

Turntable

In stock
£349
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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.

We'll happily come to you!

Our experienced advisors are able to visit you at your home or place of work today, to help select the right equipment at the best prices.

6 Year Guarantee included 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

Our VIP club is completely FREE for ALL customers and comprises a fantastic set of privileges. Sign up instantly in-store or online

Free UK delivery

Next day delivery and timed options available for online purchases of selected products. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later 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

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

Lowest price guaranteed! 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 / trace in discounts.
T&Cs apply

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

"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.
More Information
Auto/Manual Manual
Belt Drive / Direct Drive belt_drive
Carbon Fibre Tonearm Yes
Cartridge Included? Yes - MM
Dimensions WxDxH 415 x 320 x 118
Dimensions WxHxD (mm) 415 x 118 x 320
Power Consumption- Normal Use 4.5
Replacement Stylus Code 2M Red
Speeds 33 / 45
USB Output No
Weight (KG) 5.6
Brand Project
Colour Red
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very nice turntable Great turntable. Amazing sound. The anti-skating weight should have a better fitting as it is falling when the dust cover is being closed. Apart from this tip top.
Date published: 2016-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes a difference Excellent piece of kit, big improvement on CDs and more standard turntables, but you do need similar quality amp and speakers to make the difference. Always buy my Hi-Fi kit from RS, service, advice delivery can't be beaten.
Date published: 2016-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great and affordable product The product is definitely worth its price. The sound is amazing and soft, even if plugged into a poor speaker set. I tried this on the record for which I have a CD equivalent and the difference is easily heard so it does fulfill its most important function - provides the quality sound expected. Although fully manual, it is not complicated to set up and use. The most tricky part was setting the arm balance but still not a mission impossible ;). The design is perfect, modern and classic in one, and it is a very solid and well built item. It comes with a catridge so is basically ready to use almost straight from the box, unless you need to get a pre-amp. PDC may seem a bit costly but if one does plan to listen a lot, it may be the best choice as it seems to be a product for years, both in terms of sound and product quality. I was considering a Pioneer one as I have sentiment to some old brands but sadly to say it looked very plastic. I am really happy with this purchase.
Date published: 2016-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Project Debut Carbon. Why would you not ? I've had my heart set on the Debut Esprit, until I chatted with Alan from RC, Brighton. He said that for the money the Debut Carbon was exceptional value for money. Well he certainly wasn't wrong. In red it looks stunning and to my non audiophile ears sounds the sound it just as good. On Record Day RC gave me a free CA 551P, which I've hooked up to my Mac via a set of QD performance 2RCA to 3.5mm jackplug. The sound is output via a CA DacMagic to a pair of AKG550's. It might to some eyes not be an orthodox set-up but for me it works. As I'm not an audiophile, I'll use 'normal' words.... It sounds great. 'Wide' sound through both ears and with detail that I've never heard before from my 1980's collection of LP's, which range from Simply Red through to AC/ DC. I'm a normal bloke and for me set-up was a tad confusing but only regarding the counterweight. Should I screw it all the way ? The short answer is 'yes' but check out You Tube and you can't go far wrong. anyway a great sounding TT.
Date published: 2015-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks and plays beautifully……lovely! I am very pleased with this record player. It looks great and plays great too. I would highly recommend this record player to any one seeking to purchase in this price range. You do have to remove the platter to change from 45rpm to 33rpm, so bear this in mind if you like to switch between the two, as it is not available at the flick of a switch.
Date published: 2014-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant player Thiplayer exceeds my expectation. The design is really good. Looks fantastic in red. Easy to put together and just sounds amazing. If you have a budget then this is the one to buy
Date published: 2014-08-31
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Buy in-store & take it home today! Find store details Buy by phone Call our UK based team on 0333 900 0093

We'll happily come to you!

Our experienced advisors are able to visit you at your home or place of work today, to help select the right equipment at the best prices.

6 Year Guarantee included 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

Our VIP club is completely FREE for ALL customers and comprises a fantastic set of privileges. Sign up instantly in-store or online

Free UK delivery

Next day delivery and timed options available for online purchases of selected products. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later 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

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

Lowest price guaranteed! 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 / trace in discounts.
T&Cs apply

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

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