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Debut Carbon Esprit SB

The all-new Debut Carbon Esprit SB turntable from Pro-Ject Audio takes the hugely successful, multi-award winning Carbon design and adds even more to the already impressive package.

On top of the new 8.6CC carbon fibre tonearm, new power supply method, improved motor isolation, pre-installed Ortofon 2M Red and new cable junction box found on the standard Debut Carbon; the Debut Carbon Esprit SB version also uses a totally new speed control principle to allow for easy changing between 33 1/3 RPM and 45RPM.

The deck can also spin at 78 RPM by switching the pulley to the larger ring and setting the speed changer to ’45/78′ (Please Note: 78 RPM records require a special stylus – we recommend the 2M 78 Stylus for this turntable).

As well as being convenient, the speed control system also allows for smoother motor operation – further reducing unwanted resonances along with the improved motor isolation.

The new motor isolation system utilises a wholly unique rubber compound developed exclusively by Ortofon A/S to offer dramatically reduced resonance transference from the high-quality 9V motor the turntable employs.

Another sonic benefit is found in the Esprit’s included platter upgrade. Acrylic is a an excellent playback platform, as it offers almost no resonance in the audible frequencies and negates the need for a slipmat which can sometimes cause problems.

The Debut Carbon Esprit SB is available in three stylish, high-gloss colours.

Key Features:

  • Debut Carbon turntable with built-in speed control
  • 12″ Acryl-IT Platter supplied
  • 6CC carbon fibre tonearm
  • Ortofon 2M Red, pre-installed
  • New motor isolation system, designed by Ortofon A/S
  • Cable junction box included, for easy cable upgrade
  • New power supply method
  • Available in Black, Red and White High-Gloss
  • Lid included


Technical Data:

Replacement Stylus: Ortofon 2M Red Stylus


Pre-Fitted Cartridge:

Ortofon 2M Red
Nominal Speeds: 33/45/78 RPM


Speed Variance: ± 0.8%


Wow & Flutter: ± 0.1%


Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 68dB


Tonearm: 8.6CC Carbon Fibre


Effective Tonearm Mass: 6g


Effective Tonearm Length: 8.6″ (218.5mm)


Overhang: 18.5mm


Power Consumption: 7.4W (<0.5W In Standby)


Dimensions (W x H x D):


415 x 118 x 320mm

415 x 365 x 405mm (Open Lid)


Weight: 4.9kg
Debut Carbon Esprit SB