'Pro-Ject Audio’s Debut Carbon EVO Turntable is a stunning record player that sounds as good as it looks. The slim and minimalist design is backed by some seriously good tech, which results in smoother, warmer, more lifelike sound.' - Rolling Stones Audio Award 2021
The Debut Carbon EVO is a premium, manual turntable designed to deliver first-class audio performance with true high-end credentials from an affordable package that’s aesthetically capable of taking centre-stage in any home. The multi-award-winning Debut Carbon turntable line Debut Carbon EVO expands on its predecessor's features, finishes and technical abilities thanks to newly developed engineering capabilities.
At the centre of the Debut Carbon EVO’s design is its 8.6” one-piece carbon fibre tonearm. Chosen for its optimal acoustic properties, carbon fibre is rarely found on turntables below £500, allowing the Debut Carbon EVO to stand apart from the competition as a special proposition. In combination with the pre-mounted Ortofon 2M Red moving magnet cartridge, special sapphire bearings, high-purity copper internal tonearm wiring and shielded termination box, the tonearm system delivers a truly high-quality sound with a detailed sound presentation that conveys every musical emotion.
Structurally, the Debut Carbon EVO is most recognised by its expertly finished main chassis, available in nine elegant finish options. The traditional rectangular footprint has timeless minimalism and is made of MDF for its excellent anti-resonant properties, and this tendency to minimal vibrations continues throughout the Debut 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 new mounting plate with TPE-damping. 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 aluminium feet with TPE-damping to ensure a stable platform with good isolation from the shelf it is placed upon.
Out of the box, the Debut Carbon EVO can play 33, 45 and 78 RPM records. The new speed control solution is implemented in a highly intuitive fashion using a three-position rocker switch (33 – OFF – 45). For precise speed at 78 RPM, a separate drive-belt is included. As well as bringing convenience to the overall design, the speed control system also ensures the motor rotation is electronically regulated for absolute amazing 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 stainless steel main bearing with a bronze bushing. The sub-platter sits beneath the heavy main steel platter with TPE damping. This proven drive system experiences little to no friction and allows for excellent technical measurements and unrivalled speed stability.
The Debut Carbon Evo is a truly accomplished turntable with audiophile credibility throughout. With nine finishes to choose from, there is something to suit any home environment – allowing your passion for vinyl music to take centre stage. Finished with a removable, hinged dust cover and supplied as standard with Pro-Ject’s semi-balanced, low-capacitance, shielded, turntable-ready Connect-IT E phono cables and an Ortofon 2M Red cartridge pre-installed, the Debut Carbon Evo is the worthy evolution of an audio icon, guaranteed to delight and amaze all who encounter it.
NEW Heavier steel platter with TPE damping
• NEW Motor suspension with better damping
• NEW Height-adjustable metal feet
• NEW Electronic speed switch
• NEW Satin signature-colours in a gorgeous finish
• 8,6” one-piece carbon tonearm
• Pre-adjusted Ortofon 2M Red cartridge
• Precision belt drive with electronic speed control
• 8x hand-painted or real walnut veneer MDF chassis
• Semi-symmetrical phono cable with metal connectors
• Gold plated RCA connectors
• Dust cover included
• Handmade in Europe
Affordable record player design with high-end characteristics
8.6" one-piece Carbon Fiber tonearm with low-friction sapphire bearings
Factory-mounted and aligned Ortofon 2M Red cartridge (usually worth £95.00 SRP)
Heavy steel platter with Thermo-Plastic Elastomer (TPE) damping ring
Electronic speed selection for 33 & 45 RPM (78 RPM possible with supplied drive belt)
TPE-damped motor suspension plate for effective motor isolation
Premium gold-plated RCA outputs and supplied Connect-IT E turntable-ready cable
Height adjustable TPE-damped aluminium levelling feet
Hinged adjustable dust cover
Nine elegant finish options
Speed: 33, 45/(78) (electronic speed change)
Drive principle: belt drive with electronic speed control
Platter: 300mm, 1.7kg heavy steel platter with TPE
damping and felt mat
Platter bearing: high precision stainless steel axle in
Wow & flutter: 33: +/-0,17%; 45: +/-0,15%
Speed drift: 33: +/-0,5%; 45: +/-0,6%
Signal to noise: 68dB
Tonearm: 8,6” one-piece carbon tonearm
Effective arm length/mass: 218,5 mm/6,0 g
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 kg net