Pro-ject 6 Debut III Espirit with OM10 Phono Stage - Belt Drive Turntable
The Debut Carbon Esprit SB (DC) brings all the benefits of the Debut Carbon (DC) but adds an electronic speed change and an acrylic platter. It is the perfect turntable to listen to LPs and singles, but also 78 rpm shellac records.
The most obvious improvement is the inclusion of a Carbon tube for the tonearm, which increases stiffness and decreases unwanted resonance. Together with other improvements like an increase in platter size and weight to realize even smoother rotation, the overall sound quality is greatly improved. The approved belt drive design offers a low noise AC motor with effective motor decoupling (utilising TPE-damping) and ultra precision frequency DC-driven AC generator (like the Speed Box) for ultimate speed stability without unwanted vibration. The acrylic platter gives the sound a natural liveliness, free from discoloration and resonance. There is no longer a need for a felt mat between the record and the platter. The included Phono RCA cable, Connect it E, is a high-quality semi-balanced interconnect cable with gold-plated RCA connectors that guarantees the perfect connection.
The Pro-Ject Debut IIIis our bestselling entry-level / intermediate audiophile turntable. It features easy setup, quality parts, high quality engineering and Pro-Ject quality. This turntable will sound much better than your typical plastic-based, entry level turntable. The Debut Carbon features a carbon-fiber tonearm with integrated headshell and pre-mounted Ortofon 2M Red cartridge (a very popular cartridge for audiophiles). The MDF body (medium density fiberboard) is the same material used in high-end turntables and features a decoupled motor (motor is connected to the body by a suspension system). All this equates to an environment that produces little resonance / vibration to interfere with your listening experience. The Debut Carbon will deliver consistent and rich sound. Highly recommended.
The DC model is a new upgrade (released late 2014) to the already popular Debut Carbon turntable. The DC model features a new DC motor which offers a more stable speed playback and uses less energy when in idle. The motor suspension has also been upgraded using a new TPE construction (thermo plastic elastomer, a material found in Pro-Ject’s high-end models). If you want to know more about the DC model vs. the previous model, read our guide.
The Esprit SB model adds two additional features. The Esprit SB features a built-in Speed Box which gives you button control of 33 / 45rpm playback. The standard metal platter is replaced by the popular Acrylic platter which is known to improve sound quality (and aesthetics).
push-button 33 / 45 rpm speed change
8.6″ Carbon tube tone-arm
manual, belt drive operation
plays 33 / 45 rpm records
base made of MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard, a very dense engineered wood material)
low-tolerance chrome-plated stainless-steel axle runs on a polished ball bearing in a brass bearing housing