Special Record player most listeners will be happy to welcome them even without a special occasion. If Pro-Ject Audio Systems Celebrating 30th anniversary – congratulations! – and therefore brings a special turntable to the start, that should be fine with us as well. Especially since Pro-Ject is his new one, made in Europe Debut PRO attested a “best possible price-performance ratio” as well as “perfect manufacturing quality”.
A one-piece was made especially for the lathe operator 8.6-inch carbon-aluminum tonearm with “high stiffness and optimal damping” developed with one developed in cooperation with Ortofon MM pickup called Pick it PRO is reinforced with elliptically cut diamonds. Pro-Ject promises a solution that guarantees “very detailed and low-distortion reproduction”.
And because the vertical scanning angle (VTA) and the azimuth can be adjusted, there is no problem with corresponding adjustment options in the event of a cartridge or turntable support being changed.
Speaking of turntables: The Aluminum platter will be reworked and precision balanced after its die casting. An embedded ring made of thermoplastic elastomer should effectively minimize resonances as well as wow and flutter.
The bearing block and the height-adjustable feet of the Pro-Ject Debut PRO are also precisely CNC-machined from aluminum – as well as the optionally available Record Puck PRO. A surface refinement achieved with the help of nickel is intended to increase the resistance to external influences. The chassis the Debut PRO, however, consists of hand-painted MDF.
When it comes to speed, you can 33 rpm as 45 rpm drive, for playback of Shellac records A round belt that is also included with the Pro-Ject Debut PRO is used. In any case, a new engine suspension should ensure optimal decoupling of the engine, i.e. reduction of engine vibrations.
The turntable Pro-Ject Debut PRO will from the end of August to be found in the racks of specialist retailers and for 750 euros take it home with you. The aforementioned Record Puck PRO costs 50 euros.