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The Debut PRO was released to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Pro-Ject Audio Systems. However, it is far more than a special edition; it's a new premium addition to the Debut range, exhibiting the very best technical design, elegant aesthetics and true high-end sound from an affordable audiophile device.
By adding more high-end features than ever before to a Debut design, the result is a still-affordable turntable that delivers like nothing else at the price point. But, thanks to their decades of experience in engineering, the Debut PRO also has an eye-catching and sophisticated appearance.
The Debut PRO is most recognised by its expertly finished main chassis, available in a luxurious satin black paint. The traditional rectangular footprint has a timeless minimalism, and is made of MDF for its excellent anti-resonant properties, and this tendency to minimise vibrations continues throughout the design.
The AC drive motor is made to fine tolerances for minimal noise, but to further eliminate any potential interference the motor is decoupled from the main chassis by a mounting plate with TPE-damped fixing points. This isolates the motor while still keeping it level with the sub-platter drive system for absolute speed stability. The turntable plinth also sits on three height-adjustable metal feet with TPE-damping in a unique nickel-plated finish for the Debut PRO.
Equipped to play 33 and 45 RPM records with a simple switch of the elegant top-mounted rocker switch or, when setting to 45 RPM playback and manually adjusting the drive belt to a larger pulley ring, the turntable can also play 78 RPM records. As well as bringing convenience to the overall design, the speed control system also ensures the motor rotation is electronically regulated for total accuracy and stability.
The sub-platter is mounted into a precision-engineered main bearing with bronze bushing and 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, effectively damping all resonances. The high mass of the platter also minimises wow and flutter for a cleaner sonic performance.
The Debut PRO is the first Debut model to feature Pro-Ject’s coveted Carbon-Aluminium one-piece tonearm technology. The 8.6” tube is incredibly light and rigid, utilising the light-weight, sturdy characteristics of carbon fibre, and combining it with aluminium for its added damping properties and better electrical shielding, resulting in improved resistance to external interferences.
For the Pick-IT PRO, Pro-Ject worked closely with Ortofon – the world-renowned manufacturers of premium pick-up cartridges – to develop something new. A very special cartridge, designed to deliver a more lively and robust sound with a big dynamic range. Based on the classic Ortofon 2M body, its sound is inspired by traditional SPU designs with its lower compliance, lower capacitance and slightly higher output. The result is a high-performance sound with true character.
Supplied with the Pick it Pro cartridge pre-installed, all of the accessories you need, a dust cover and a Connect it E phono cable in the box, the Debut PRO is ready to play once it’s connected to a hi-fi system with a moving magnet phono stage.
Hi-Fi Choice awards the Pro-Ject Debut Pro the Editors Choice
"Entry level has a new champion."
The Pro-Ject Debut Pro Review By Trusted Reviews
"The build, the finish, the specification and, most importantly of all, the performance all go to make the Debut Pro one of the very best pound-for-pound turntables around"
Pro-Ject Debut Pro Reviewed by WHAT Hi-Fi?
"If you are looking for a record player at this level, ignore this one at your peril. Highly recommended."
Project's Debut Pro Reviewed by Hi-Fi News
"If, as CEO Heinz states, the PRO is the ultimate expression of the Debut concept, and further gains mean moving up to the next range in the catalogue, he couldn’t have come up with a more fitting way to mark Pro-Ject’s 30th anniversary. Simply stated, the Debut PRO is a knock-out."
AV Forums review the Pro-Ject Debut PRO Turntable
"What fascinates me about the PRO is that even though it’s comfortably the most expensive Debut yet, it actually demonstrates more potential stretch than the more affordable Carbon Evo."
Pro-Ject's Debut Pro picked for What Hi-F's Best turntables of 2022
"Pro-Ject has revised a budget deck to nail the entry-level market, and has succeeded on every front"
Best Value Turntable 2021-2022
"Described as ‘the ultimate expression of the Debut concept’, it sounds assured and involving – it’s an absolute knock-out, and a new champion for the entry level."
Debut turntables are an icon in the Hi-Fi world that are constantly evolving, based both on usability feedback and audience demand, along with a desire to keep up with the latest technologies and materials. The Debut models of today are versatile and reliable devices that more than live up to Pro-Ject's strict high-quality standards in both build and sound reproduction.
The Debut PRO is a fantastic example of a well-built, affordable turntable that will provide you with magnificent sound at no compromise to quality. The Debut PRO is not only my favourite turntable due to its smooth sound reproduction but in addition, the elegant aesthetics that come with the turntable. I am personally besotted with the new nickel-coated components, elevating the Debut design to something quite sophisticated. I know it has certainly caught the eye of all of my house guests.
Yes, it is possible for this turntable to be upgraded with a true balanced connection to a supporting Pro-Ject phono stage.*
For turntables with an RCA output, you can purchase one of our RCA > MiniXLR or RCA > XLR cables, depending on the phono stage you are connecting to.
For turntables with a MiniXLR output, you can run a MiniXLR > MiniXLR or MiniXLR > XLR cable, depending on the phono stage you are connecting to.
For turntables with a 5pin TAC output, you can purchase a 5P > MiniXLR or 5P > XLR cable.
For more information on the True Balanced Connection concept click here.
*True Balanced Connections always require a Moving Coil cartridge to be installed.
Many of our turntables may have multiple compatible counterweights available. The counterweight you actually need is the one that allows you to balance your existing cartridge while ideally sitting near the tonearm bearing when fully installed.
If your counterweight sits right at the back of the tonearm, it runs the risk of introducing some micro-vibrations, so aiming for a counterweight where your cartridge weight is in the lower range of the supported weights is ideal.
To help you make the right decision, we've produced a comprehensive list of all our tonearms and counterweights.
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