ProJect Debut PRO, the best dish of the year.

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ProJect Debut PRO, the best dish of the year.

After the Debut Carbon EVO revolutionized the Debut series in 2020, the Debut PRO raises the bar even higher. We have not only designed a new turntable, but also a completely new cartridge. Now, for the 30th anniversary, we return again to our origins.

The Debut PRO brings an absolutely new design to Pro-Ject turntables. The audiophile turntable convinces in all aspects – not only visually, but also, and most importantly, in terms of sound.

The precision CNC-milled parts are optically perfectly coordinated and lead the Debut PRO to its unprecedented modern, simple and elegant design. The nickel finish of all these aluminum components results in a hard and resistant surface. This process allows us to produce very high quality and sustainable components and avoid plastics and similar materials that continue to age over time and, more importantly, would also degrade sound quality.

The toner bearing is a completely new design. Precision CNC manufactured from a single block of aluminum, you can see all stages of production above. The last step is to put a nickel finish on it. This will increase the rigidity of the bearing, ensuring free, fluid movement of the toner and accurate tracking without material degradation in appearance or function.

Deep drive.
The electronically regulated synchronous motor drives the platter and guarantees the most precise and stable speeds. Switch between them easily with the toggle switch. With the supplied round belt for 78 rpm you can also listen to your shellac records.

A new platter – a deeper plate.

The new Debut PRO platter is a first for any Pro-Ject turntable. It features a notch for the record label and together with our Record Puck PRO (available separately) the weight of the record will press it firmly into the platter. The die-cast aluminum plate is reworked and precisely balanced in an additional step to obtain a plate that rotates evenly. It is anti-magnetic, allowing MC cartridges to function properly. Delve into the extensive path of improvement that Debut PRO offers.

The heavy aluminum antimagnetic platter has a ring made of TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) inside that helps dampen all resonances and minimizes wow and flutter. Our Record Puck PRO, available separately, provides an additional level of cushioning and stability, making it the perfect complement to the Debut PRO.

The new Debut PRO features a one-piece carbon and aluminum sandwich tonearm. The carbon layer provides the toner with a high degree of rigidity, while the inner aluminum tube is responsible for damping the toner. This makes the toner perfect for upgrading with high-end MC cartridges.

The new toner base design allows both azimuth and vertical tracking angle (VTA) to be adjusted. Toner height can be adjusted steplessly
loosening the two grub screws. These settings give you the option to adapt the toner to changes in height allowing the use of different turntable mats or other cartridges to always achieve the best sound quality. Adjusting and experimenting with VTA and Azimut is crucial to extracting every last drop of performance from your cartridges.

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