Debut Carbon Esprit SB

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Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Esprit SB, Hi-Fi Plus, August 2016

Hi-Fi Plus, Issue 138

Reviewed by: Jason Kennedy

Comments of Note:
“The Debut has a smooth and easy to enjoy presentation. It is particularly good at rendering the flow of the music regardless of style and this, combined with a high degree of finesse for the price, makes it the perfect partner if you want to chill.”
“Its calmness of delivery means that low level sounds are well catered for, which goes a long way to producing an engaging result.”
“Bass extension and power is good if not spectacular.”
“There is something charming about the Debut’s approach to tempo”
“Playing Laurie Anderson’s Strange Angels [Warner Bros] with the Debut I was struck by just how much of the recording’s character comes through. This is a polished, and distinctly eighties sounding album with sumptuous bass and mountains of reverb on the kick drum. The Debut let’s you know all of this and more in its own effortless style.”

Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Esprit SB, Hi-Fi Choice, June 2014

Hi-Fi Choice, June 2014

Feature:: Group Test - Turntables £350 - £600
Reviewd By: Andrew Simpson
Sound Quality: 5 Stars
Value For Money: 5 Stars
Build Quality: 4 Stars
Features: 5 Stars
Overall Score: 5 Stars, Group Test Winner

Comments of Note:
“The SB manages to retain a degree of bite without sounding too hard edged.”
“The SB’s midrange is very well balanced.”
“it’s a very smooth and detailed affair with just the right amount of presence to ensure the music remains even across its frequencies.”
“While sounding strong, Nick Drake’s voice is carefully presented and I can hear the delicacy with which he holds the ends of each note with a little intentional reticence, hinting at his character.”
“LIKE: Smooth sound with bags of detail; quality cartridge; top class arm”
“DISLIKE: Nothing at the price”
“WE SAY: A super bargain that’s easy to use and has a well balanced class-leading sound to it”
“The best all-rounder in the group marries quality components with an incredibly appealing price tag”
"With its carbon fibre arm, acrylic platter and Ortofon 2M Red cartridge, the Pro-Ject screams outstanding value. What really sells it is how these ingredients combine to provide a sonic recipe brimming with musical detail. At its price it really sets the standard."