Summary: Upgraded from a cheap USB model to the project. What a difference. Normal vinyl hiss is pushed far into the background. The sound from this table is full, with deep lows and crisp highs. The new model has better motor isolation than the previous, and hum is non evident. Sounds amazing with my denon pre amp and power amp through the polk monitor 70s. Loving every minute.
Pros: Great stock cartridge , great sound
Cons: Stock cables are cheap, and fit extremely loose.
Summary: I consider myself an amatuer when it comes to vinyl. I wanted a good entry level player and this has been excellent. The instructions were extremely easy and set-up was a breeze. Great product and I am extremely happy thus far.
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.
Summary: Great product. Simple in design and easy to setup. I didn't use the the setup directions that came with the product, instead I watched instructions on YouTube. I was set up and ready to play in about 15 min. Excellent entry level turntable.
Pros: - Easy setup - Simple design - Looks and plays great
Cons: Provided instructions not as easy to follow as watching an instructional video
Summary: Upgraded from a low end Sony player and was looking for something that would bring out the best sound from my growing vinyl collection without breaking the bank. The Debut Carbon is exactly what I was looking for. You could easily pay a grand or two more and still not find better sound. Records that had excessive pop and hiss on my old player sound way better/cleaner.
Pros: Great sound Awesome build quality Great price
Cons: A little extra work to switch between 33 1/3 and 45rpm (but it's a minor quibble)
Summary: Wanted to get back into vinyl recordings , but not so sure I wanted to spend a thousand or more on a turntable . This fit the bill just right . Great sound at a reasonable price . Don't understand other reviews of difficult set up . Just read the directions and was up and running under a half hour . Easy to see why this product is so popular and hard to keep in stock !