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Pro-Ject: Debut Carbon USB Turntable - Piano Black

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upgraded USB version of our bestselling audiophile deck
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  • upgraded USB version of our bestselling listening turntable
  • excellent value for less than $500
  • includes high-end Ortofon OM10 Cartridge
  • fuller, richer sound via Carbon Fiber tonearm
  • belt drive motor
  • removable RCA and USB cable
  • glossy piano black finish


The Pro-Ject Debut USB Carbon turntable is a resouding upgrade to their popular Debut III turntable. The Debut Carbon USB features an Ortofon OM10 Cartridge upgrade for fuller richer sound (better sound than Ortofon OM5e that came with the Debut III), a Carbon Fiber tonearm usually found in higher end turntables, and a completely redesigned, vibration-dampening inner-body. Boasting an excellent price point, but with improved hi-fi features, USB connectivity, and better cartridge, the Debut Carbon USB is an excellent entry to mid-level audiophile deck or a simply beautiful looking listening turntable.

Beyond its sleek exterior, the quality features run deep with the aforementioned upgrades plus a low-tolerance chrome-plated stainless-steel axle that runs on a polished ball bearing in a brass bearing housing; a reduced vibration motor; and resonance damping feet. All of those features equate to a better listening experience versus your basic $200.00 turntable. A consistent bestseller online and at our stores, highly recommended.


  • 8.6" Carbon tube tone-arm
  • manual, belt drive operation
  • base made of MDF (Medium Density Fibreboard, a very dense engineered wood material)
  • 12" balanced steel platter
  • low-tolerance chrome-plated stainless-steel axle runs on a polished ball bearing in a brass bearing housing
  • motor decoupled to reduce vibration
  • resonance damping feet


  • belt drive turntable, fully manual operation
  • power supply: 110/120 or 230/240 Volt - 50 or 60 Hz
  • dimensions: 415 x 118 x 320 mm / 16.34 x 4.65 x 12.6 inches
  • weight: 6 kg / 13.23 lbs


  • Ortofon 2M Red Cartridge
  • felt platter mat
  • dustcover


  • Debut Carbon replaced the Debut III in 2011-12
  • upgraded Ortofon OM10 Cartridge for better sound quality
  • new Carbon Fiber tonearm reduces resonance and provides better sound quality
  • larger 12" balanced steel platter (vs. 11" platter on Debut III)
  • redesigned body and suspension for less vibration
  • RCA cable is removable
  • this version adds USB connectivity
UPC: 29848278

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