Pro-ject Debut Carbon Espirit
The Debut Carbon Esprit turntable takes the hugely successful, multi-award-winning Debut Carbon design and adds even more to the already impressive package. On top of the impressive feature set of the standard Debut Carbon DC, including the stunning carbon fibre tonearm and Ortofon 2M Red cartridge combination; The Debut Carbon Esprit can also spin at 78 RPM by manually switching the drive belt to the larger pulley rung (underneath the platter) and setting the speed changer to ’45/78′.
(Please Note: 78 RPM records require a special stylus – we recommend the Ortofon 2M 78 Stylus for this turntable).
As well as being convenient, the speed control system also allows for smoother motor operation – further reducing unwanted resonances along with Pro-Ject’s specially-developed motor isolation system. The new motor isolation system utilises Pro-Ject’s preferred Thermo-Plastic Elastomer (TPE) compound to achieve dramatically reduced resonance transference from the high-quality 9V motor.
Another significant sonic benefit for the Debut Carbon Esprit is found in the included platter upgrade. Supplied with a 12″ Acryl-IT platter, acrylic is an excellent playback platform for vinyl, as it offers almost no resonance in the audible frequency range and negates the need for a slipmat, which can sometimes cause problems with slip and/or static.
The Debut Carbon Esprit takes an established hi-fi design and adds some impressive upgrades to achieve an even more complete, more high-end turntable system.