Sumiko Announces Successor to the Pro-Ject Debut III - The Debut Carbon Turntable

By |

Sumiko Announces Successor to the Pro-Ject Debut III - The Debut Carbon Turntable


Pro-ject-Debut-Carbon-Turntable.jpgThe launch of the Debut turntable from Pro-Ject Audio Systems in the late 1990's anticipated a resurgence of interest in vinyl record playback by creating a basic, yet performance driven, turntable at an affordable price.

Additional Resources
• Read more source component news from HomeTheaterReview.com.
• Explore reviews in our Source Component Review section.
• See a review for the Sumiko Pearwood Celebration II cartridge.

Over the last decade, the Debut, in its several iterations, has become a reference for the entry-level turntable. April 2012 sees the release of the Debut Carbon, a rethinking of the Debut platform that sets a new standard.

The most profound upgrade is the addition of the 8.6" completely carbon fiber tonearm that increases stiffness while reportedly decreasing unwanted resonances resulting in a higher fidelity presentation. Fitted to the carbon fiber arm is a true high-end cartridge, the 2M Red by Ortofon.

The resonance-reducing MDF plinth supports a heavier 300mm diameter metal platter for smoother rotation and lower wow and flutter. The platter and plinth assembly sits upon four-point "O"-ring feet designed for energy absorption and the plinth-mounted motor is isolated by a new Sorbothane suspension keeping unwanted noise and vibration to a bare minimum. Chassis mounted RCA output jacks allow for the use of higher quality interconnects for better sonic performance.

The Debut Carbon is offered in seven high-gloss fashion colors (Black, Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Silver or White) and a full-sized hinged dustcover is included. The Debut Carbon will be available April 2012 for $399.
  • Comment on this article

Post a Comment
comments powered by Disqus

Latest Source Component News

Jun 06
Cambridge Audio Announces New Budget-Priced AX Series Components Cambridge Audio announced this week the introduction of a new range of audiophile separates designed to deliver hi-fi performance on...
Cambridge Audio Announces New Budget-Priced AX Series Components

Apr 23
Marantz Releases M-CR612 High-Res Network CD Receiver These days, it hardly makes sense to add a new component to your hi-fi system if it doesn't do high-res...
Marantz Releases M-CR612 High-Res Network CD Receiver

Apr 09
Audio Research Introduces CD6 and CD9 Special Edition Transport/DACs Audio Research has announced a new SE upgrade to its CD6 and Reference CD9. The new Special Edition enhancements were...
Audio Research Introduces CD6 and CD9 Special Edition Transport/DACs

Feb 01
McIntosh Introduces MTI100 Integrated Turntable Let's face it: even those of you who love vinyl have to admit that a good turntable setup can be...
McIntosh Introduces MTI100 Integrated Turntable

Dec 04
BBC Docs and Series Coming to the Kaleidescape Store Kaleidescape has struck a deal to bring BBC's most beloved series and documentaries to its platform.
BBC Docs and Series Coming to the Kaleidescape Store