Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Evo Turntable

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Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Evo Turntable

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Key info

  • Affordable record player design with high-end characteristics.
  • Factory-mounted and aligned Ortofon 2M Red cartridge (worth £95 SRP).
  • Electronic speed selection for 33 & 45 RPM (78 RPM possible with supplied drive belt).
  • Height adjustable TPE-damped aluminium leveling feet.
  • 6 one-piece Carbon Fiber tonearm with low-friction sapphire bearings.

All specifications

Physical characteristics
Weight 8.0kg
Dimensions (HxWxD) 235 x 488 x 393 mm
Technical specifications
Wow and flutter 33: ±0.17% 45: ±0.15%
Signal to noise 68dB
Speed 33/45 r.p.m.. *** 78 r.p.m. optional
Effective arm length / mass: 8.6
Power supply 15V / 0 – 0.8 mA DC (set at 0.5 mA), universal power supply

The Debut Carbon EVO is a premium, manual turntable designed to deliver a first-class audio performance with true high-end credentials from an affordable package that’s aesthetically capable of taking centre-stage in any home. Taking its name from the multi-award winning Debut Carbon turntable, the Debut Carbon EVO expands on its predecessor’s features, finishes and technical abilities thanks to newly developed engineering capabilities.

At the centre of the Debut Carbon EVO’s design is its 8.6 one-piece carbon fibre tonearm. Chosen for its optimal acoustic properties, carbon fibre is rarely found on turntables below £500, allowing the Debut Carbon EVO to stand apart from the competition as a special proposition. In combination with the pre-mounted Ortofon 2M Red moving magnet cartridge, special sapphire bearings, high-purity copper internal tonearm wiring and shielded termination box, the tonearm system delivers a true high-end sound quality with a detailed sound presentation that conveys every musical emotion.

Structurally, the Debut Carbon EVO is most recognised by its expertly finished main chassis, available in nine elegant finish options. The traditional rectangular footprint has a timeless minimalism, and is made of MDF for its excellent anti-resonant properties, and this tendency to minimal vibrations continues throughout the Debut design.

The in-house designed and manufactured AC drive motor is made to fine tolerances for minimal noise, but to further eliminate any potential interference the motor is decoupled from the main chassis by a new mounting plate with TPE-damping. The mounting plate isolates the motor while still keeping it perfectly level with the sub-platter drive system for absolute speed stability. The turntable plinth also sits on three height-adjustable aluminium feet with TPE-damping to ensure an absolutely stable platform with good isolation from the shelf it is placed upon.

Out of the box, the Debut Carbon EVO is capable of playing 33, 45 and 78 RPM records. The new speed control solution is implemented in a highly intuitive fashion using a three-position rocker switch (33 – OFF – 45). For precise speed at 78 RPM, a separate drive-belt is included. As well as bringing convenience to the overall design, the speed control system also ensures the motor rotation is electronically regulated for absolute accuracy and stability.

The motor drives a sub-platter system for a more elegant overall aesthetic. The sub-platter is mounted into a precision-engineered stainless steel main bearing with bronze bushing. The sub-platter sits beneath the heavy main steel platter with TPE damping. This proven drive system experiences minimal friction and allows for excellent technical measurements and unrivalled speed stability.

The Debut Carbon Evo is a truly accomplished turntable with audiophile credibility throughout. With nine finishes to choose from, there is something to suit any home environment – allowing your passion for vinyl music to take centre stage. Finished with a removable, hinged dust cover and supplied as standard with Pro-Ject’s semi-balanced, low-capacitance, shielded, turntable-ready Connect-IT E phono cables and an Ortofon 2M Red cartridge pre-installed, the Debut Carbon Evo is the worthy evolution of an audio icon, guaranteed to delight and amaze all who encounter it.

The Evolution

The Debut Carbon EVO focuses on the core aspects that make a turntable sound great. Technically correct design – expert craftsmanship – handmade in the EU. This turntable is built to last you a lifetime!

Redesigned motor suspension

Pro-Ject used their technology and experience gained from the past and fit damping techniques of highend turntables into the Debut Carbon EVO. Looking at more advanced TPE damping and highmass sandwich constructions they were able to come up with a new motor and suspension solution for the Debut Carbon EVO.

Anytime the perfect stand

Pro-Jects’ new Debut Carbon EVO does not just look great – it also always stands perfectly level. It uses 3 height adjustable heavy-duty metal feet to ensure a level positioning on every surface.

Controlled playback speeds

Besides being able to effortlessly change replay speeds with the push of a button, the playback speed is electronically controlled with the utmost precision, which results in the most accurate and stable speeds.

Damped from the inside

Pro-Jects’ previous metal platter was already heavier than anybody else‘s on the market, but metal platters inherently have a disadvantage: resonance. Pro-Jects’ TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) technology now helps to damp the resonance completely and also increases the weight to 1,7 kg. Because the TPE is mounted to the inside of the platter‘s rim, the moving energy will also create a flywheel effect. The result is an even quieter and noiseless operation with less wow and flutter.

Clean look & new colours

You wont find any button, switch or printing on the plinth to ensure the luxurious aesthetics. The speed control switch has been moved to the bottom of the plinth, to keep the clean look the Debut is known for. The Debut Carbon EVO is not only timeless by offering traditional high-gloss black, white and red finishes or our fabled real-wood walnut veneer. Completely new, unique and trend-setting are the beautifully realized satin signature finishes in 5 different variations.

Key Features

  • Affordable record player design with high-end characteristics.
  • 6 one-piece Carbon Fiber tonearm with low-friction sapphire bearings.
  • Factory-mounted and aligned Ortofon 2M Red cartridge (usually worth £95 SRP).
  • The Debut Carbon EVO in Gloss Black is available with a FREE Acryl it platter upgrade (usually costs over £100 SRP).
  • Heavy steel platter with Thermo-Plastic Elastomer (TPE) damping ring.
  • Electronic speed selection for 33 & 45 RPM (78 RPM possible with supplied drive belt).
  • TPE-damped motor suspension plate for effective motor isolation.
  • Premium gold-plated RCA outputs and supplied Connect-IT E turntable-ready cable.
  • Height adjustable TPE-damped aluminium leveling feet.
  • Hinged adjustable dust cover.
  • Nine elegant finish options.

User reviews

1 review
  1. 5/5

    ian (verified owner)

    I couldn’t be happier with my new turntable, paired with Kanto YU6 speakers the sound is incredible and it looks brilliant. Also, the service from Premium Sound was outstanding, product received next business day.

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