Pro-Ject turns 30 this year, and the company is launching a new addition to its midrange Debut turntable series to celebrate.
The all-new Debut Pro is the latest model in a series that began in 1998 with the release of the original Debut tire, and which has since seen various iterations come and go. It comes in the area above the 2020-released, five-star, Debut Carbon Evo.
Able to play 33, 45 and 78 rpm discs, the Debut Pro is very much built on Debut design, but, says Pro-Ject, improves on all aspects, with each component being rebuilt to achieve performance. higher quality.
For example, the Debut Pro is the first Debut tire with the company’s carbon-aluminum tone arm technology. The use of these two materials in the 8.6 inch tube results in an arm that is both light and stiff, well cushioned and shielded. The tone arm can also be adjusted for azimuth and VTA (vertical tracking angle) settings, so that user adjustment can be provided, and comes with the new Pick-IT Pro movable magnetic cartridge pre-installed and adjusted.
The Pick-IT Pro cassette is the result of Pro-Ject’s close collaboration with Ortofon and is based on the classic Ortofon 2M body. Pro-Ject says that the sound has been inspired by traditional GPFG designs with lower compliance, lower capacitance and slightly higher power.
Finally, the self-developed and manufactured AC motor is connected from the main chassis by a mounting plate with TPE-damped mounting points to reduce interference and subsequent noise. To further minimize the possibility of noise, the turntable also sits on three height-adjustable, cushioned metal feet.
Pro-Ject Debut Pro is dressed in a black satin finish and goes on sale in September at a price of £ 699.
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