Debut PRO

£699.00

The Debut PRO was released to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Pro-Ject Audio Systems, due in August 2021

Debut PRO

The Debut PRO  released to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Pro-Ject Audio Systems.

debut PRO

However, it is far more than a special edition; it’s a new premium addition to the Debut range, exhibiting the very best technical design, elegant aesthetics and true high-end sound from an affordable audiophile device.

The Debut PRO takes the basic Debut design and improves on every aspect, with each component re- engineered for a more high-end performance.

Starting with the tonearm, the Debut PRO is the first Debut model to feature Pro-Ject’s coveted Carbon-Aluminium one-piece tonearm technology.

The 8.6” tube is incredibly light and rigid, utilising the light-weight, sturdy characteristics of carbon fibre, and combining it with aluminium for its added damping properties and better electrical shielding, resulting in improved resistance to external interferences.

The Debut PRO tonearm can also be adjusted for accurate azimuth and VTA (vertical tracking angle) settings, allowing more experienced audiophiles to fine-tune their Debut better than ever before.

Debut PRO arm detail

The arm is then finished with a new CNC milled aluminium bearing block with special bearings, high-purity copper internal tonearm wiring, and a shielded junction box with gold-plated RCA output connectors.

The tonearm is supplied with the new Pick-IT PRO moving magnet cartridge pre-installed and aligned.

For the Pick-IT PRO, Pro-Ject worked closely with Ortofon – the world-renowned manufacturers of premium pick-up cartridges – to develop something new.

Thanks to their excellent manufacturing skills, Ortofon were able to produce a very special cartridge, designed to deliver a more lively and robust sound with a big dynamic range.

The Pick-IT PRO is based on the classic Ortofon 2M body, but its sound is inspired by traditional SPU designs with its lower compliance, lower capacitance and slightly higher output.

When installed on the Debut PRO, the result is a high-performance sound with true character.

Structurally, the Debut PRO is most recognised by its expertly finished main chassis, available in a luxurious satin black paint.

The traditional rectangular footprint has a timeless minimalism, and is made of MDF for its excellent anti-resonant properties, and this tendency to minimise vibrations continues throughout the 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 mounting plate with TPE-damped fixing points.

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 metal feet with TPE-damping in a unique nickel-plated finish for the Debut PRO. The result is a platform free from unwanted vibrations, ideally suited to record playback.

The Debut PRO is equipped to play 33 and 45 RPM records with a simple switch of the elegant top- mounted rocker switch.

When setting to 45 RPM playback and manually adjusting the drive belt to a larger pulley ring, the turntable can also play 78 RPM records.

As well as bringing convenience to the overall design, the speed control system also ensures the motor rotation is electronically regulated for total 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 main bearing with bronze bushing.

The sub-platter sits beneath the brand new heavy aluminium platter, which has a ring of TPE damping, held in place by an additional stabilising ring of aluminium, effectively damping all resonances.

The high mass of the platter also minimises wow and flutter for a cleaner sonic performance.

Intensive research, development and listening tests have been necessary to gain the exact sound that Pro-Ject were looking for in producing the Debut PRO.

By adding more high-end features than ever before to a Debut design, the result is a still-affordable turntable that delivers like nothing else at the price point.

But, thanks to their decades of experience in engineering, the Debut PRO also has an eye- catching and sophisticated appearance.

Supplied with the Pick-IT Pro cartridge pre-installed, all of the accessories you need, a dust cover and a Connect-IT E phono cable in the box, the Debut PRO is ready to play once it’s connected to a hi-fi system with a moving magnet phono stage.

Debut Pro whats in box

Key Features:

  • Pre-adjusted Pick it PRO cartridge
  • 8.6” one-piece carbon-aluminium tonearm
  • Precision aluminium platter with TPE damping
  • Fully adjustable VTA
  • Nickel-plated aluminium bearing block
  • Motor suspension with better damping
  • Height-adjustable metal feet
  • Electronic speed switch
  • Precision belt drive with electronic speed control
  • 8x hand-painted MDF chassis
  • Premium semi-symmetrical phono cable
  • Gold plated RCA connectors
  • Dust cover included
  • Handmade in Europe
  • Available in Satin Black

Specifications Debut Pro

Debut PRO specifications
Speed: 33, 45/(78) (electronic speed change)
Drive principle: Belt drive with electronic speed control
Platter: 300mm die cast aluminium platter with TPE damping and felt mat
Wow & Flutter: 33 = 0.16% / 45 = 0.14%
Speed Drift: 33 = 0.40% / 45 = 0.50%
Signal to Noise: 68dB
Tonearm: 8.6″ one-piece carbon-aluminium
Effective Arm Length: 218.5mm
Effective Arm Mass: 10.0g
Overhang: 18.5mm
Included Accessories: 15V DC / 0.8A power supply, dust cover,
78 RPM round belt, 7″ single adapter
Power Consumption: 4W / 0W standby
Dimensions: 415 x 113 x 320mm (WxHxD)
Weight: 6.0kg net

 

Brand

Pro-Ject

Pro-Ject was founded in 1991, during the onslaught of the compact disc and CD players, with the mission to offer the best analogue experience for reasonable prices. In a time where the digital audio media had been on the rise, and vinyl was declared as outdated and dead, Heinz Lichtenegger kept his belief in the simple but best way to enjoy music – turntables Their aim is to get as many people as possible into the wonderful hobby that is HiFi audio and to deliver a real stereo experience for the lowest cost possible. The best way to start there is with a proper turntable. They want to give the customers back the right to choose what they need, without overblowing their products with unnecessary features. At Pro-Ject they strive to create astonishing products with impeccable value. They only use the best components for the price and manufacture their handmade goods solely in Europe. With an eye for future trends they are always trying to fit the needs of the market. With an unexpected hit-review of the Pro-Ject 1, the success-story began its first major chapter. With the gaining popularity and interest, more and more international distributors began to make Pro-Ject turntables available in their countries. Today they ship into more than 80 countries world-wide and are happy to share some of their passion with every customer. With cutting edge technologies and machines, they are able to create visually pleasing products without losing the eye for the finest details. In Czech Republic, they produce all their turntables from scratch, by hand and in house. From the tiniest screw to the chassis, everything is done by their technicians. A strict four step quality control ensures that everything works as intended. In Slovakia they manufacture micro sized high end audio components. By shrinking the cabinets to a miniature size, they were able to save costs and offer their customers a true price to performance relation.  

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