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DEBUT PRO TURNTABLE FROM PRO-JECT

It’s a 30th anniversary celebration, this one. The Debut PRO arrives with a pre-adjusted Pick-IT PRO cartridge, new 8.6” one-piece carbon-aluminium tonearm with fully adjustable VTA and azimuth, new nickel-plated aluminium tonearm bearing block, new aluminium platter with TPE damping and more…

DEBUT PRO TURNTABLE FROM PRO-JECT

There’s also improved damping around the  motor suspension, a so-called ‘precision’ belt drive system, height-adjustable metal feet, electronic speed change rocker switch (support for 33, 45 and 78 RPM playback), eight-layer hand-painted MDF chassis in Satin Black, you get a Connect-IT E phono cable included, there’s gold-plated RCA output connectors and a dust cover. 

More detail?

DEBUT PRO TURNTABLE FROM PRO-JECT

Well, the Debut PRO is the first Debut to feature Pro-Ject’s Carbon-Aluminium one-piece tonearm technology. You get an 8.6” tube, finished with a new CNC milled aluminium bearing block with “special” bearings, high-purity copper internal tonearm wiring, and a shielded junction box with gold-plated RCA output connectors. 

DEBUT PRO TURNTABLE FROM PRO-JECT

The tonearm is supplied with the new Pick-IT PRO moving magnet cartridge, pre-installed and aligned.

DEBUT PRO TURNTABLE FROM PRO-JECT

As for that cartridge? This one was created alongside Ortofon based on the Ortofon 2M body with a sound that leans towards the traditional SPU designs with its lower compliance, lower capacitance and slightly higher output.

DEBUT PRO TURNTABLE FROM PRO-JECT

The MDF plinth features an AC drive motor, decoupled from the main chassis by a mounting plate with TPE-damped fixing points.

The mounting plate for the Debut Pro isolates the motor while still keeping it perfectly level with the sub-platter drive system. The turntable plinth also sits on three, height-adjustable metal feet with TPE-damping in a nickel-plated finish.

A sub-platter sits beneath the brand new heavy aluminium platter, which has a ring of TPE damping, held in place by an additional stabilising ring of aluminium. So this is a relatively high-mass platter, especially for the Debut range. 

Price for the Debut Pro? £699 in the UK. You can buy it from September 2021 in the satin black finish, I mentioned.

To read more, click www.henleyaudio.co.uk 

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    Ian From Berks
    5th August 2021 at 6:23 pm

    Have to say it looks rather swish

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