Pro-Ject Audio Systems unveiled a new addition to its Debut line of turntables, the $499 Debut Carbon Evolution (or Debut Carbon EVO), a worthy successor to the celebrated Debut Carbon.
The Debut Carbon Evolution comes with Pro-Ject's signature, 8.6" one-piece carbon fibre tonearm with integrated headshell, fitted with a Sumiko Rainier phono cartridge (Ortofon 2M Red in the UK).
It features low-friction sapphire tonearm bearings and one-piece continuous run high quality copper internal wiring, direct to the gold-plated chassis-mount RCA connectors.
The new Evolution features an improved motor suspension system that uses a steel plate and TPE decoupling.
For the first time, a Debut turntable allows you to switch between 33 and 45 RPM without removing the platter and adjusting the belt, by flipping the power switch to the left (for 33) or the right (for 45).
The heavy 12", 3.7 pound (1.7kg) steel platter is now lined around the outer edge with an anti-resonant thermo-plastic elastomer (TPE).
The turntable features a heavy, solid MDF plinth, layered with eight coats of paint and has three height-adjustable, TPE-damped metal feet, which are also found on the pricier Pro-Ject X1 turntable.
It is available in nine different color options, 3 high gloss, 5 satin matte finish or real walnut veneer. (gloss red, gloss white, piano black, satin black, satin blue, satin green, satin white, satin yellow, and walnut).
The Debut Carbon Evolution will be available in the US in mid-September, retailing for $499.