Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Electricity Turntable The Very Best-Sounding Under-$400 Turntable Made: Plug-and-Play Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Electricity Includes Installed Ortofon 2M Red Cartridge, Carbon-Fiber Tonearm, Electricity energy supply, and A Lot More Plainly speaking, not one other turntable comes close for that cost. Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Electricity boasts an amazing carbon-fiber tonearm for stiffness, an up-to-date Electricity power for resolute speed stability, and the critically acclaimed Ortofon 2M Red moving-magnet cartridge for exceptional detail retrieval. When you are prepared to hear what high-finish analog really seems like in an very affordable cost, this superb plug-and-play 'table is the only person that needs to be in your radar. By decreasing undesirable resonances, The 8.6" carbon-fiber tonearm immediately yields greater fidelity from the LP you play. Combined with preinstalled 2M Red, this arm/cartridge combination delivers exceptional tracking and recovery from the musical nuances within vinyl grooves. A substantial platter, low-noise motor with effective decoupling, stable isolation ft that safeguard Debut Carbon Electricity from vibrations, and multiple high-gloss color choices are icing around the cake. Honestly, we do not know how this really is built and offered for under $400. 100% Music Direct Guaranteed. "I am confident the Carbon Electricity will sonically outshine any cheap CD player, particularly when it comes to musical flow and general warmth. ...A feeling of depth and spaciousness as well as the image stability is impressive. Most highly suggested. I'm not sure what else comes close for $399."
- Michael Fremer, Stereophile Terrific Support and Suspension Keep Vibrations and Noise low A beautiful, piano-gloss finished, resonance-reducing MDF plinth supports huge, wide low-resonance platter for smooth rotation and low wow and flutter. Furthermore, a felt record pad provides you with superior record support and decoupling. Debut Carbon DC's platter and plinth assemb
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Product dimensions: 12.6 x 16.thrice 4.6 inches 12.4 pounds
Shipping Weight: 16.7 pounds (View shipping rates and guidelines)
Item model no .: 9120050435933
Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (30 testimonials)
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Date first offered at world wide web.21pw.com: This summer 15, 2014
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Sounds good, but a little finicky and cheap occasionally. By Mike Voigt on Feb 12, 2015
Overall, this can be a nice turntable, but having a couple of caveats. First and foremost, there's a still an electric motor hum, despite the Electricity model. It is the same AC motor because the regular carbon, they simply added a much better Electricity-AC generator, therefore the speed is much more accurate, and the hum is reduced. There are several good recommendations for eliminating the hum here: http://world wide web.]AVSForum.com/forum/173-2-funnel-audio/1513521-eliminating-hum-pro-ject-debut-carbon-turntable.html However, for $450, I'd expect for results as they are.
The only real other concern is certain parts from it are cheap. The platter mat is a straight up joke (It is the thinnest, least expensive bit of felt possible), the relies upon lid have to do with starting as low as they may be, and the anti-skate weight just feels flimsy. It isn't an elaborate turntable, and it appears like $10 price of better parts might have managed to get look, feel, and work far better.
All of this being stated, when you do actually have it dialed in, it may sound great! Nice cartridge, tracks great, and looks pretty sweet. Provided you are comfortable with the potential of getting to tinker having a $450 machine away from the box, the payoff is probably worthwhile.2 Comments Was this review useful for you? Yes No Delivering feedback...
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... that this turntable replaced a mid-70s Sansui (a really nice turntable, but OLD) and I never owned a ... By Customer on December 4, 2014
I should preface this review by writing that this turntable replaced a mid-70s Sansui (a really nice turntable, but OLD) and Irrrve never owned a non Electricity model. Nevertheless, I really like this turntable. It may sound fantastic and is dead quiet. Indeed, I initially think it is damaged as there wasn't any hiss, HUM, or seem whatsoever before the music began. We've took in to very little else since receiving it. We've took in to orchestral, jazz, and rock and it's handled every genre with considerable aplomb. I'm still greatly within the honeymoon phase, but I can't imagine changing my review (unless of course it inexplicably reduces). One really small factor... I am not in love with the felt pad because it from time to time stays with the records. I might eventually upgrade towards the Pro-ject Acryl-It Platter Upgrade, but right now i'm smitten.Comment Was this review useful for you? Yes No Delivering feedback...
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I love this turntable By joe viola on November 5, 2014 I had been worried after i bought the kodak playtouch camcorder it would have a similar hum that plagued the initial Debut Carbon with AC power. However my unit is perfect. I really like this turntable. well worth the money for me. I've compared this directly using the orbit plus turntable from U-Turn audio. there's no comparison. The Carbon Electricity is a lot more well-built compared to orbit. And also the seem is clean, Obvious and detailed yet warm simultaneously. A champion in my opinion.2 Comments Was this review useful for you? Yes No Delivering feedback... Appreciate your feedback.If the review is inappropriate, Please tell us. Sorry, we unsuccessful to record your election. Please try again 10 of 12 people found the following review helpful Good table, bad cartridge
by S. Grey on The month of january 3, 2015
I've been listening to vinyl since I was 5 years old (34 years). My first real turntable would be a direct drive Marantz. I later graduated to some second-hands Rotel servo model having a midrange Audio Technica cartridge. Its its problems, that table delivered music which was very enjoyable before the motor unsuccessful. Personally i think you should an evaluation to know the backdrop from the reviewer, with regard to perspective. As all this stuff is mid-fi at the best, I had been very anxious to test something just a little better.
Enter this project debut carbon. I'm playing it with an Adcom GTP-400 and GFA535L power amp, with custom made loudspeakers using Vifa and Morel components. With a decent source, it is a pretty revealing system, although missing some in bass punch.
Setup impressions: It is a pretty table, and perfectly functional. installation and setup was quite simple. The only issue I have had would be the weight-on-a-line anti-skate, that is clumsy, and the cuing damper sometimes doesn't wish to lower fully. The felt pad incorporated is affordable and will have to be changed.
First listening impressions (about 30 lps worth)... The table is excellent. The electricity setup is extremely speed stable. the noise and rumble are at really low levels... spectacular. It tracks wonderfully. but... and ideas arrive at the reason it loses a star for me personally:
The Ortofon 2m red cartridge. It's less than exactly the same performance level on the table. Initially I really hated it having a passion, but in a little additional time to have it dialed in, it's charms came out and the drawbacks somewhat lessened. Around the positive side it features a very neutral tonal balance, but is sort of missing within the upper mid / lower treble. Read more › Comment Was this review useful for you? Yes No Delivering feedback... Appreciate your feedback.If the review is inappropriate, Please tell us. Sorry, we unsuccessful to record your election. Please try again 4 of 4 people found the following review helpful Very happy with this turntable
By Blake Davis on November 21, 2014
Happy with this particular turntable. I'd the fundamental II first and loved it, but this is the perfect upgrade -- improved components all around (cartridge, Tone arm, Platter and base). It is simple to tell a positive change in seem quality too, even from somebody that is not a real audiophile.Comment Was this review useful for you? Yes No Delivering feedback... Appreciate your feedback.If the review is inappropriate, Please tell us. Sorry, we unsuccessful to record your election. Please try again 3 of 3 people found the following review helpful Really digging it.
By phrimplepoot on June 2, 2015
Upgrading for this turntable from the Denon DP-300F.
The great: the platter is a lot heavier. The tonearm is a lot better. The Ortofon 2M Red cartridge sounds much, a lot better than the cost of crap the Denon included and considerably much better than the Shure M97XE I placed on the Denon machine to exchange these cost of crap.. base, Acrylic Cover, Motor, and ft are higher quality. When you overcome minor challenges, she tracks superbly. (For that record, In my opinion diminishing returns start at approximately 300 dollars for cartridges.)
unhealthy: base for tonearm (to incorporate the tonearm rest) is chintzy. The bit of felt that came for that platter is really a joke. (really, men?) the counterweight is definately not accurate. After not tracking whatsoever, I busted out my Shure SFG-2 tracking pressure scale and all was right using the world. In my next comment, I suppose it is because the platter is metal: this table is a lot worse for static compared to Denon.
Other: With sensitivity comes noise. be ready for that. Some say, "this is really a noisy table." In my experience that screams, "I'm accustomed to tables that aren't sensitive to the information (and dirt and static noise) around the record."
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