Summary: I am really quite the novice. I didn't even realize that manual meant you had to manually return the arm to the rest. I thought all turntables do that automatically. Now that I know better I am very pleased with my purchase. I never knew my old record sounded so so good.
Summary: This review pertains to the Debut Carbon Esprit SB only! (model year 2013). I was looking for a easy-to-use, easy-to-set turntable for a second room system- outside of my main listening room -which also has a TT setup consisting of a VPI mark III, Origin tonearm, VPI quartz power generator, and...
Summary: This review pertains to the Debut Carbon DC Esprit only! (model year 2014!). I was looking for a easy-to-use turntable for my second system, for outside the main listening room, which has a VPI mark III, with Origin tonearm, VPI quartz power generator, and high-end moving coil from ZYX , played...
Summary: This is a great turntable for the price. I really enjoyed using it, however I would up returning it. Not because of a glaring design flaw, or bad sound but because I wanted to go to a higher level. There are a few issues. I am not a fan of the desing of the motor mount.
Pros: Good sound, simple setup.
Cons: Perhaps a few quality control issues, as well as a peculiar motor mount.
Summary: Just getting back into vinyl and very impressed with the quality of a $400 turntable. I replaced a 10 year old Denon, that sounded OK, but in side by side comparisons the Pro-ject blew it away. I am very impressed with the quality of the so-called entry level turntable.
Pros: Good sound, nice looking and appears quality built. The cartridge is such an improvement over my last turntable it is like night and day.
Cons: Small amount of hum from the motor, but not noticeable when the music starts.
Summary: Took me longer then most to set up but my own stupid mistakes. But with this turntable is the best sound I heard out of my 20 yr old Sony ES system. I had a Sony PSLX250H turntable hook up for my albums which sounded good. But after playing this Pro-Ject Debut Carbon all I Can say is WOW.