Pro-Ject Debut Carbon

Product Code: PRT035

£ 349.00

ex-vat: £ 290.83

The Pro-Ject Debut Carbon is one of Pro-Ject’s iconic decks. It features an 8.6 inch carbon fibre tonearm, a 12 inch platter, a rear-mounted junction box, and a new motor isolation system with a unique rubber compound for dramatically reduced resonance transference from the high-quality 230V motor.

Key features include

  • 8.6 inch one-piece carbon fibre tonearm.
  • High-quality counterweight.
  • Two isolation ‘feet’ to decouple the motor from the plinth.
  • 12 inch platter.
  • Junction box installed, allowing for the easy upgrade of turntable interconnects.
  • New power supply.
  • Factory-fitted Ortofon 2M Red.
  • Various high-gloss finishes available.
  • Hinged dustcover included.

Please note: you’ll need a phono stage to use the Debut Carbon. Also, this model will not work with the Pro-Ject Speed Box. Speed change is operated manually, or electronically via the Speed Box S/E.

Download the user manual.


Press Reviews

“The Debut delivers an impressively clean and insightful sound, one that digs deep while keeping a firm hold of the overall musical structure. It’s not just clinical reproduction though – we’re taken with the Pro-ject’s expressive nature, too. Move on to the likes of Holst’s Planet Suite and the Debut Carbon continues to impress with high detail levels, relatively wide dynamics and a pleasing subtlety. Put it all together and you have a product that sounds at home on all types of music and that, for the money, is generally well built.”


“With its full-size platter and smart-looking arm, the Debut in Carbon form does offer an uplift in performance in return for a modest price increase, and certainly gets quite striking results from the gutsy-sounding Ortofon 2M Red cartridge.”


“In action, the Debut Carbon really surprised with its ability to reproduce the tone of voice and instruments in all the music I used. Yet the Pro-Ject skilfully avoids any of the many traps set by the LP format; budget decks can often sound speed-unstable or edgy and the Debut does not. For the money, it’s an essential audition.”


“Whether for first-time turntable buyers or anyone wishing to enjoy high-quality LP playback without spending a lot of money, Pro-Ject’s Debut Carbon is a great way to go.”

The Absolute Sound


33, 45 RPM (Manual Speed Change)
Drive Principle
Belt drive
300 mm metal with felt mat
Main Bearing
Stainless steel
Wow & Flutter
+/- 0.10%
Speed Drift
+/- 0.80%
Signal to Noise
- 68 dB
Pre-Fitted Cartridge
Ortofon 2M Red
8.6 inch carbon fibre
Effective Arm Length
218.5 mm
Effective Arm Mass
6.0 g
18.5 mm
Tracking Force
10-30 mN
Included Accessories
RCA cable, lid
Dimensions (WxHxD)
415 x 118 x 320 mm
5.6 kg