The new Debut Carbon EVO represents the epitome of Pro-Ject’s philosophy: high performance, clean aesthetics, and superb value. The elegant, simple aesthetic is unmarred by gimmicks and is a pure, high-performance turntable. Need a phono preamp, Bluetooth / digital connectivity, USB interface, or integrated amp? Pro-Ject has you covered with a wide range of external electronics, optimized for any application.
Vinyl playback starts with the cartridge. The new Sumiko Rainier phono cartridge combines superb trackability with uncanny accuracy and clarity without sacrificing smoothness. Factory mounted and aligned on an 8.6″ low-mass carbon fiber tonearm, the Rainier offers a replaceable stylus that can be easily upgraded without the need to replace the cartridge, reset the alignment, or rebalance the arm.
Motors vibrate, a challenge for any designer to overcome as they negatively affect sound quality. The Debut Carbon EVO features a new motor suspension system made with high-mass composite construction for perfect alignment. Additionally, it has been decoupled from the plinth to reduce vibration and smoothly distribute rotational force. The only vibes we want are in the record grooves.
The DCE implements a sophisticated onboard power control circuit that generates a very precise signal to ensure accurate and consistent speed regardless of power supply fluctuation. There’s no need for adjustment, gimmicky lights and sliders, or additional external controllers - just reliable accuracy.
Given the increasing popularity of 9″ and high-quality 45rpm records, electronic speed change has been incorporated on the EVO. The selection switch is cleverly integrated with the power rocker switch under the front left corner.
The solid MDF plinth is painstakingly layered with 8 coats of paint, available in finishes that look and feel luxurious. The EVO is crafted in traditional high-gloss black, white and red (satin finishes available) along with a real walnut veneer. And the included dust cover reflects a build quality beyond typical entry-level turntables.
Most Debut owners are aware of Acryl it: a stylish acrylic platter that elevates the performance of all Debut variants via resonance control. Now you can further upgrade the platter assembly with Pro-Ject’s Debut Alu Sub-Platter: a higher-precision design that adds mass to the drive system, delivering improved speed stability and even more resonance control than Acryl it.
Debut Carbon EVO ships with 2 different drive belts:
The 78rpm belt is designed for use with the larger/bottom pulley diameter with the differently-shaped slot. Installing the 78rpm belt incorrectly compromises its integrity and can lead to damage.
Additionally, please note that it’s not advisable to play 78rpm records with the Rainier stylus as it will sound poor and cause undue harm to discs or your cartridge. Sumiko has developed a 78 stylus for this very reason - it tracks the grooves properly and reduces the risk of harm to your collection.
Sumiko Rainier Cartridge