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Pro-Ject Audio Systems was founded by one of Austria’s leading high-end audio distributors, Heinz Lichtenegger, in early 1991. A genuine music lover and a dyed-in-the-wool audiophile, Heinz challenged the common “cost-no-object” approach to analog audio equipment by manufacturing turntables, tonearms, and accessories at a reasonable price without compromising build quality or sonic performance. 

 

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Pro-Ject Debut Carbon

 

The best-buy turntable classic with carbon tonearm and DC power supply!

The first Debut turntable, introduced in the late 1990s, was a revolution for the hi-fi industry. For the first time after the arrival of Compact Disc and the assumed demise of vinyl records, an analogue product re-emerged in the “mass market” – something all music lovers could afford.

The new Debut Carbon (DC) has been designed to set new standards in this category for the coming decade – perfectly timed as analogue today is again a respected source, while the demand for good turntables is growing again!
The most obvious improvement is the inclusion of a CARBON TUBE for the tonearm, which increases stiffness and decreases unwanted resonance. This material normally is extensively used in high-end tonearms, but – because of cost reasons – was never used in products at lower price levels. Together with other improvements like an increase in platter size and weight to realize even smoother rotation, the overall sound quality is greatly improved. The approved belt drive design offers low noise AC motor with effective motor decoupling (utilising TPE-damping) and ultra precision frequency DC-driven AC generator (like Speed Box) for ultimate speed stability without unwanted vibration.
The DEBUT CARBON will be offered in high-gloss black or shiny red, green, blue, yellow, silver or white as no-added-cost option.

 

 


 

 

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Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Esprit SB

 

The new DEBUT CARBON ESPRIT SB (DC) has been designed to set new standards in this category for the coming decade – perfectly timed as analogue today is again a respected source, while the demand for good turntables with all speeds is growing fast!

The CARBON TUBE for the tonearm increases stiffness and decreases unwanted resonance. This material normally is extensively used in highendtonearms, but – because of cost reasons – was never used in products at lower price levels. Together with other improvements like an increasein platter size and weight to realize even smoother rotation, the overall sound quality is greatly improved.
The approved belt drive design offers low noise AC motor with effective motor decoupling (utilising TPE), ultra precision frequency DC-driven AC generator for ultimate speedstability.
Ultimate convenience is achieved, because of electronic speed change ("Speed Box") and the possibility of playing 78rpm.
A simple exchange of stylus to 2M78 (not included) and a drive belt turnover to larger diameter of pulley is required, that´s all!

The DEBUT CARBON ESPRIT SB will be offered in high-gloss black or shiny redor white.


 
 

 


 

 

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 Pro-Ject Debut RecordMaster

 

An audiophile turntable with convenience features; built in phono preamp, USB computer connection and 3 speed capability.
The first Debut turntable, introduced in the late 1990s, was a revolution for the hi-fi industry. For the first time after the arrival of Compact Disc and the assumed demise of vinyl records, an analogue product re-emerged in the “mass market” – something all music lovers could afford. The new Debut RecordMaster has been designed to set new standards in this category, utilizing decades of turntable design and manufacturing experience.

Audiophile performance without gimmicks, high performance without fussy setup and calibration. It comes with a 300mm steel platter belt drive design isdecoupled from the MDF plinth with a TPE (Thermo Plastic Elastomer) suspension. A high precision, DC-driven AC generator creates ultimate speed stability (no need for expense and noise of stroboscope speed adjustment). Push button electronic speed change (like the legendary "Speed Box“ control) to easily change between 33.3 and 45rpm, and the capability of playing 78rpm. A simple exchange of stylus to OM78 (not included) and a drive belt turnover to larger diameter of pulley is required, that's all!

Like all Pro-Ject designs, the Recordmaster eschews frills and silly "features", focusing on performance and preservation of your vinyl collection Dustcover, and factory mounted/aligned Ortofon cartridge included. Available in a real walnut veneer with a matte finish.

 

 


 

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 Pro-Ject Essential III

 

 The new Essential III builds on the successes of the Essential II. The Essential II is a fabulous sounding turntable. It’s the least expensive turntable on the market that includes both a high precision main bearing and a solid, adjustable tonearm that’s based on the award winning Debut design. It’s become the starter turntable of choice for audiophiles the world over. 

The new Essential III adds some nice upgrades compared to the Essential II. Cosmetically, the Essential III takes a cue from the award winning Debut Carbon DC, with a lustrous high-gloss finish that’s available in Black, Red, or White. The platter also gets an upgrade: it’s constructed of a dense MDF for minimal resonance and finished in a high-gloss piano black. The visual effect is striking, especially on the Red and White tables where the high-gloss platter contrasts nicely with the plinth. It looks really spectacular if you display it with some fun colored vinyl to accentuate the colors! The adjustable 8.6” one-piece aluminum tonearm is significantly more sophisticated than anything close to its price range, and utilizes sapphire bearings for minimal friction and many years of reliable performance. The Essential III also includes a factory mounted/aligned Ortofon OM10 cartridge. You won’t find a better performing, better matched cartridge/tonearm combination in this price range.  

The main platter bearing is precision machined high grade stainless steel and the drive pulley is crafted from aluminum. A new DC motor speed controller board regulates the platter speed and the Essential III now includes Connect it E interconnect hardwired directly to the output. 

 The ESSENTIAL III will be offered in high-gloss black or shiny redor white.

 


 

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Pro-Ject Classic

 

Using a compact, simple, and elegant form factor, The Classic is an homage to the traditional wooden-frame design established by the famous turntable manufacturers of the 50’s and 60’s.  With the combination of an improved belt-drive design and a low-noise AC synchronous motor, the high precision DC-driven frequency generator provides ultimate speed stability at both 33 and 45 rpm. A technologically advanced metal and MDF sub-chassis is suspended by TPE balls to effectively decouple the completely redesigned 9” carbon fiber and aluminum composite tonearm and TPE-dampened aluminum platter from ambient vibration.

• Height adjustable decoupling feet
• Precision balanced, TPE*-dampened aluminum platter w/ felt mat
• Metal/MDF sandwich chassis floating on TPE* suspension
• 9” carbon fiber/aluminum tonearm with MM & MC capability
• Precision Japanese ball bearing at base of tonearm
• Integrated central vertical cable outlet for unhindered arm movement
• Ultra low-friction Zircon pinpoint cardan tonearm bearings
• Azimuth and VTA both fully adjustable
• TPE-dampened counterweight with chrome finish
• Factory installed and adjusted Ortofon 2M Silver phono cartridge
• Classic wooden chassis available in 3 matte finishes: Walnut, Rosenut, and Eucalyptus