Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Evo Turntable with Ortofon 2M Red Cartridge

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The audiophile 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!

Pro-Ject have put all of their technology and experience gained from the past into the Debut Carbon EVO. Looking at more advanced TPE damping and highmass sandwich constructions they have come up with a new motor and suspension solution for the Debut Carbon EVO.

"Our 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."


The Debut Carbon is already nearly the perfect turntable, especially considering the price and the materials used. Now, much research has gone into making the Debut Carbon EVO even better, but Pro-Ject's main objective has not changed over the years. The goal is still to build an affordable high-performance turntable that not just looks incredibly luxurious and modern, but also features a great sound quality.

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! Additional features that might negatively impact the overall audio performance or longevity are left out.

'Vinyl won't survive,' they said, throughout the transition era where tapes reigned supreme and CDs started to emerge. When music started to be digitised, compressed, and turned into something it wasn't. They didn't count on us remembering that classic sound, that quality, that had the potential to move us.

Today's Debut Carbon EVO is a very different turntable, with precision as a big factor on top of design and sound quality. In line with turntables with a much higher price tag, the Debut Carbon EVO has a carbon fibre tonearm and heavy platter to reduce resonance for smooth, clear music, and comes pre-fitted with the Ortofon OM10 cartridge to match. It's also been upgraded to a DC power supply for more precise speed stability and reduced vibrations.


8.6" Carbon tonearm

Premium, cutting edge materials are used for all components, especially our carbon fibre tonearms. 

- Higher rigidity Heavily reduced reverberation
- No sound colouration - your music sounds pure and natural
- Pre-fitted with Ortofon OM10 cartridge for great sound and a quick start

Sorbothane motor suspension

A new suspension system ensures noise and vibration is kept to a bare minimum for the best sound.

- Significant reduction in vibration
- Minimised rumble
- Interference-free drive mechanism for pure uninterrupted audio
- Powered by a DC supply with ultra frequency DC-driven AV generator for greater speed stability

Full width, medium density main platter

The Debut Carbon EVO utilises a medium density platter with a diameter wide enough to support the entire LP for increased stability.

- Improved wow & flutter
- Felt mat provided for record grip and smooth performance.

Free Turntable setup 

We carefully set up every turntable and cartridge we sell. So if you're new to turntables or have decades of experience, you know you'll be getting the most enjoyment from your system. You can be safe in the knowledge that you can take your turntable home, plug it straight in and start enjoying good music without any worry of something being setup incorrectly. 

Nominal speeds: 33/45 rpm. (78 r.p.m. optional)

Speed variance: 33: ±0.50% 45: ±0.60%

Wow and flutter 33: ±0.17% 45: ±0.15%

Signal to noise: 68dB

Effective tonearm mass: 6g

Effective tonearm length: 8.6 " ( 218.5 mm)

Overhang: 18.5 mm

Power consumption: 4 W/ 0 W in Stand-By

Outboard power supply: 15V / 0 – 0.8 mA DC (set at 0.5 mA), universal power supply

Dimensions: (W x H x D) 415 x 118 x 320 mm, dust cover open 415 x 365 x 405mm

Weight: 5.6 kg

Dimensions packaging: (W x H x D) 488 x 235 x 393 mm

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