Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Esprit SB 3-Speed Turntable With Ortofon 2M Red Cartridge

Model: DCESPRITGB UPC: 844682004532 Item: 1228


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The Pro-Ject Audio Debut Carbon DC Esprit SB 3-Speed Turntable breathes new life into your vinyl collection. This turntable replaces the previous model's steel platter with an acrylic platter, which provides both improved sound and aesthetic quality for your listening area. It's built with a full Speed Box to help with playback of records in speeds of 33, 45 and 78 rpms, so your full vinyl collection can be played at its natural pace.

Pro-Ject Audio DC Esprit Turntable Features:

  • Carbon tube tonearm helps reduce unwanted noise during playback
  • Three speed availability - 33, 45, and 78 rpms
  • Available in multiple color options
  • This turntable comes premounted with the Ortofon 2M Red phono cartridge

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Pro-Ject Audio Debut Carbon Esprit SB 3-Speed Turntable With Ortofon 2M Red Phono Cartridge

The most-wanted audiophile design turntable with carbon tonearm, 3 speeds and DC power supply!  

The first Debut turntable, introduced in the late 1990s, was a revolution for the hi-fi industry. For the first time after the arrival of Compact Disc and the assumed demise of vinyl records, an analogue product re-emerged in the “mass market” – something all music lovers could afford.  

The new DEBUT CARBON DC ESPRIT SB was designed to set new standards in this category for the coming decade – perfectly timed as analogue today is again a respected source, while the demand for good turntables with all speeds is growing fast!  

The CARBON TUBE for the tonearm increases stiffness and decreases unwanted resonance. This material normally is extensively used in highend tonearms, but – because of cost reasons – was never used in products at lower price levels. 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 low noise AC motor with effective motor decoupling (utilising TPE), ultra precision frequency DC-driven AC generator for ultimate speed stability. Ultimate convenience is achieved, because of electronic speed change ("Speed Box") and the possibility of playing 78rpm.  

A simple exchange of stylus to 2M78 (not included) and a drive belt turnover to larger diameter of pulley is required - that's all!

The Debut Carbon Esprit SB USB Turntable comes with Ortofon's 2M Red phono cartridge. The 2M Red Series features an improved engine, which provides an increased output of 5.5mV and a tipped Elliptical diamond and split pole pins with a copper wire.


Pro-Ject Audio Debut Carbon Esprit SB 3-Speed Turntable Highlights:

  • 33/45 & 78rpm out of the box  
  • Built-in precision Speed Box with switch on upper side  
  • 8,6” carbon tonearm  
  • Heavy non resonant acrylic platter  
  • New DC power supply with synchronous AC motor  
  • New TPE motor suspension  
  • Magnetic cartridge 2M red from Ortofon


Pro-Ject Audio Debut Carbon Esprit SB 3-Speed Turntable Specifications:

  • Speed: 33, 45 / 78 (electronic/manual speed change)
  • Drive principle: Belt drive
  • Platter: 300mm acrylic platter
  • Mains bearing: Stainless steel
  • Wow & flutter: +/- 0,10%
  • Speed drift: +/- 0,80%
  • Signal to noise: - 68dB
  • Tonearm: 8,6”, Carbon
  • Effective arm length: 218,5 mm
  • Effective arm mass: 6,0 g
  • Overhang: 18,5mm
  • Tracking force: 10 - 30mN
  • Power connection: 110/120 or 230/240 Volt - 50 or 60 Hz
  • Power consumption: 7,4 watt max / < 0,5 watt standby
  • Dimensions: 415 x 118 x 320mm (WxHxD) lid closed
  • Weight: 5,6 kg net


Ortofon 2M Red Phono Cartridge Specifications:

  • Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec: 5,5 mV
  • Channel balance at 1kHz: 1,5 dB
  • Channel separation at 1 kHz: 22 dB
  • Channel separation at 15 kHz: 15 dB
  • Frequency range at - 3 dB: 20-22.000 Hz
  • Frequency response: 20-20.000 + 3 / - 1 dB
  • Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force: 70 micrometers
  • Compliance, dynamic, lateral: 20 micrometers/mN
  • Stylus type: Elliptical
  • Stylus tip radius: r/R 8/18 micrometers
  • Tracking force range: 1,6-2,0g (16-20 mN)
  • Tracking force, recommended: 1,8 g (18 mN)
  • Tracking angle: 20 degrees
  • Internal impedance, DC resistance: 1,3 kOhm
  • Internal inductance: 700 mH
  • Recommended load resistance: 47 kOhm
  • Recommended load capacitance: 150-300 pF
  • Cartridge colour, body/stylus: Black/Red
  • Cartridge weight: 7,2g
  • Replacement stylus unit: 2M Red (interchangeable with 2M Blue)
  • Stylus protection guard: 2M Red


What's In The Box:

  • 15 volts DC / 1,6A power supply
  • Dust cover



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