After the Debut Carbon EVO revolutionized the Debut series in 2020, the Debut PRO raises the bar even higher. We designed not only a new turntable but also a completely new cartridge. Now, for the 30th anniversary, we are again going back to Pro-Ject’s roots.
The Debut PRO brings an absolutely new design to Pro-Ject turntables. The audiophile turntable is convincing in all respects – not only visually, but more importantly in terms of sound. The precision CNC milled parts are optically perfectly coordinated and lead the Debut PRO to its modern simple, elegant and unprecedented design. The nickel finish of all these aluminium components result in a hard, resistant surface. This process enables us to produce very high-quality and sustainable components and avoid plastics and similar materials that continue to age over time and would more importantly also degrade sound quality.
NOTE from Crighton:
This model is such a lift in performance over the Debut EVO, ProJect probably should have created a new range or category above the Debut. But again, ProJect’s modesty and history of creating solid performing, superb priced turntables means it has been released within the “Debut” family.
- Perspex Cover
- Pick it PRO Cartridge
- Nickel Coated Components
- Hybrid Carbon Aluminium Sandwich Tonearm
- Fully adjustable VTA & Azimuth
- 33/45/78 RPM
- New Bearing block
- Special TPE damped & anti magnetic Platter
- Damped & height adjustable Metal Feet
Pick It PRO
Pro-Ject’s new Pick it PRO delivers a more lively and robust sound and convinces with its big dynamic range. The perfect combination of components is the key to achieve the great charismatic sound of the Pick it PRO.
The tonearm bearing is a completely new design. Precision CNC’d out of a single block of aluminium, you can see all the production stages above. The last step is putting a nickel finish on it. This will increase the rigidity of the bearing, ensuring free and fluid movement of the tonearm and precise tracking without material degradation in looks or function.
The electronically regulated synchronous motor drives the platter and guarantees the most accurate and stable speeds. Change between them easily with the toggle switch. With the supplied round belt for 78 rpm you can also listen to Pro-Ject’s shellac records.
A New Platter – a Deeper Dish
The new Debut PRO platter is a first on any Pro-Ject turntable. It features a notch for the record label and together with Pro-Ject’s Record Puck PRO (available separately) the puck’s weight will press it tightly into the platter. The die-cast aluminum platter is reworked and precision balanced in an extra step to obtain an evenly spinning platter. It is anti-magnetic, allowing MC cartridges to work properly. Delve deep into the vast upgrade path the Debut PRO has to offer!
The anti-magnetic heavy aluminum platter has a ring made of TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) on the inside that helps to dampen all resonances and minimizes wow and flutter. Pro-Ject’s separately available Record Puck PRO provides an extra level of damping and stability, so it is the perfect add-on for the Debut PRO.
The new Debut PRO features a one-piece carbon-aluminium sandwich tonearm. The carbon layer gives the tonearm a high degree of rigidity, while the inner aluminium tube takes over the damping of the tonearm. This makes the tonearm perfect to be upgraded with higher-end MC cartridges!
Azimuth & VTA Adjustment
The newly designed tonearm base allows you to adjust both the azimuth and the vertical tracking angle (VTA). The tonearm height can be continuously adjusted by loosening the two grub screws. These settings give you the option of adapting the tonearm to height changes allowing the use of different turntable mats or other cartridges to always achieve the best sound quality. Setting and experimenting with the VTA & Azimuth is crucial in extracting every last bit of performance out of Pro-Ject’s cartridges.
- Speed: 33, 45/(78) (electronic speed change)
- Drive principle: belt drive with electronic speed control
- Platter: 300mm, die cast aluminium platter with TPE damping and felt mat
- Platter bearing: high precision stainless steel axle in bronze bushing
- Wow & flutter: 33: +/-0.16%; 45: +/-0.14%
- Speed drift: 33: +/-0.40%; 45: +/-0.50%
- Signal to noise: 68dB
- Tonearm: 8.6” one-piece carbon-aluminium tonearm
- Effective arm length/mass: 218.5 mm / 10.0 g
- Overhang: 18.5mm
- Included accessories: 15V DC / 0,8A power supply, dust cover, 78 RPM round belt, 7‘‘ single adapter
- Power consumption: 4W / 0W standby
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 415 x 113 x 320 mm
Weight: 6 kg net
Check out the brochure for more information – ProJect Debut PRO Brochure
Check out our first look unboxing video: