Reviews and Problems with Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Phono USB
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Good & Bad
29 April 2013
Summary: This is a fine turntable. Likely the best I have every heard. In fact, the difference between the Pro-Ject Debut Carbon and my prior table was almost startling. However getting to that wonderful sound was not much fun. The instructions provided were dated and useless since they applied to another model. My e-mail to the manufacturer brought an automated referral to the US distributor who did respond (incorrectly) that the instructions were now correct.
Pros: May be the best turntable I have ever heard.
Cons: Unfortunately the support and attention to details like updated instructions drags it way down.
Summary: Like the others said, desperately needs updated instructions.The web version helps. Those looking to use USB might start by using Audacity (free) software. The Audacity help files provide some guidance. Star rating assumes correct adjustment and connection.
Pros: Solid unit. Good sound.
Cons: Tone arm and anti-skating adjustments are very fussy. Cover is nice but it too is a bit fussy to adjust.
Summary: When buying a pricey turntable from Crutchfield, you should expect that the right instructions are in the box and that they are accurate. In my case, the instructions were entitled for a "Pro-ject Debut Carbon." I didn't notice that "USB" was missing. So I set it up and followed the instructions to the letter, which direct you to connect the cables to the "Phono input on your amplifier.
Pros: High quality playback.
Cons: Wrong instructions in the box and are inadequate in any case.
Summary: This turntable shipped with the wrong user guide so the hook-up instructions are completely wrong for this product. If you buy this, go online and get the correct manual first or you won't get Pro-ject's warning about NOT hooking up to the phono input, nor will you get any instructions about how to use the USB cable with your computer.
Pros: Warm sound, crisp treble and big bass. Made my old LPs sound like new again. Platter is heavy steel so there is little vibration and the motor is nearly silent. Carbon fiber tonearm is cool looking as well.
Cons: Wrong manual in the box, faulty RCA cable, and the anti-skate weight is a pain to set up. Balancing the tonearm is also a bit fussy but that can be said about many other turntables as well.
Summary: Great look and warm, full sound run through a beginner's setseup: Cambridge Audio Topaz AM10 (using cd channel and not phono because TT and amp's phono channel both boost the signal to create too much noise) and PSB Image B4s with a NHT sub.
Pros: Sound, overall design,
Cons: Poor set up instructions. Adjusting the weights took some time, which is to be expected. However, the anti-skating weight comes off fairly easy so patience is a virtue here.
Summary: Ich habe mir die Bewertung angesehen und muss auch sagen das dieser Plattenspieler die fuenf Sterne ohne Einschraenkung verdient. Den USB Anschluss habe ich noch nicht getestet, aber das ist auch nicht das wichtigste Kriterium für mich.
Summary: Zunächst einmal: Der Plattenspieler an sich ist sehr gut, sieht prima aus und hat 5 Sterne verdient. Nur konnte ich das Ziel, damit meine Schallplatten einfacher zu digitalisieren, nicht erreichen. Ich verwende Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit. Der Plattenspieler war an einem Hochpegeleingang meines Verstärkers und über USB direkt am PC (kein Hub) angeschlossen. Meine Soundkarte ist eine externe Creative USB Soundblaster HD.