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15 July 2021
Henley Audio are honoured to be celebrating the 30th anniversary of one of the world’s leading hi-fi stereo companies, Pro-Ject. Since 1991, Pro-Ject have been offering high-quality products at a reasonable price for discerning music lovers, where they first began producing turntables due to their natural and affordable music reproduction. Pro-Ject turntables have always maintained a functional and clean design, where all components are made from the highest quality materials that are all manufactured from scratch and carefully constructed in their European factory.
To celebrate Pro-Ject’s 30th anniversary, the company have introduced a new addition to the Debut Line: The Debut Pro.
In recognition of this milestone, Pro-Ject wanted to go back to their roots bringing a new design to their turntables. Not only was a new turntable made, but also a completely new cartridge. Pro-Ject teamed up with Ortofon to develop a unique range of cartridges. With thanks to Ortofon’s excellent manufacturing skills, they were able to produce a very special cartridge: The Pick it PRO. This cartridge was designed to deliver a more lively and robust sound which encourages its big dynamic range.
Experience and the art of fine-tuning makes a cartridge unique and special. The perfect combination of components is the key to achieve the great charismatic sound of the Pick it PRO. Intensive research, development and listening tests have been necessary to gain the exact sound that Pro-Ject were looking for.
The 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. The super stiff and uniquely dampened tonearm construction ensures perfect tracking of the record groove.
With the new tonearm of the Debut PRO, both the azimuth and the vertical tracking angle (VTA) can be set. The settings of the Debut PRO give you the option of adapting the tonearm to height allowing the use of different turntable mats or other cartridges to always achieve the best sound quality.
The die-cast aluminium platter gets reworked and precision balanced in an extra step to obtain a perfect platter. The heavy aluminium platter has a ring made of TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) on the inside that helps dampen all resonances and minimises wow and flutter.
The Debut PRO brings an absolutely new design to Pro-Ject turntables. The audiophilic turntable is convincing in all respects – not only visually, but more importantly in terms of sound.
The Pro-Ject 1 and its successor, the Debut series, revolutionised listening to music. These products brought back the love of analogue playback devices which was a turning point for the vinyl industry. The old technology has made a comeback and is here to stay. The Debut PRO is a milestone for decades to come: A cult product that celebrates the great success of analogue music reproduction and the joy of stereo hi-fidelity in your home.
Along with the release of the Debut PRO and Pick it PRO, Pro-Ject have released the Record Puck PRO. This new Record Puck ensures a firm fit between the record and the platter surface & perfectly fits the modern and elegant design of the Debut PRO. Record pucks use weight to secure a playing vinyl record against the turntable platter.