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Pro-Ject Audio Systems
Pro-Ject Audio Systems are widely recognised as one of the finest turntable manufacturers in the world. Their mission is simply to produce the best sounding stereo analogue components at the most competitive prices possible. The current series spans a wide range of price points, with a variety of products targeted to key demographics or to accommodate the modern listener’s unique requirements.
In 2016, Pro-Ject marked their 25th anniversary year with the release of a turntable that combined traditional styling with modern technology; showing their innate ability to keep turntables fresh and interesting at a time when popularity of the vinyl format was at a previously unprecedented level. The Classic proudly sits in the middle of a multi-award winning range of turntables that manage to combine sound performance with the latest technologies and unrivalled style at every level.
Pro-Ject are also obsessed with the importance of stereo playback systems. With modern audio systems often bringing speakers either very close together or into a single enclosure, the real impact and importance of true hi-fi stereo is being lost. That’s why everything Pro-Ject create is made with pure stereo applications in mind; bringing back the true emotional importance of music to audio enthusiasts around the world.
Based in Vienna, Austria, all Pro-Ject Audio Systems turntables are made by a highly skilled workforce with great skill, care and attention in their central-European factory.

Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Esprit SB Turntable
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The Debut Carbon Esprit SB turntable takes the hugely successful, multi-award winning Debut Carbon design and adds even more to the already impressive package. On top of the impressive feature set of the standard Debut Carbon DC, including the stunning carbon fibre tonearm and Ortofon 2M Red cartridge combination; the Esprit SB version also benefits from an intuitive speed controller for effortless changing between 33 and 45rpm. The Debut Carbon Esprit SB can also spin at 78 RPM by manually switching the drive belt to the larger pulley rung (underneath the platter) and setting the speed changer to '45/78'.
(Please Note: 78 RPM records require a special stylus - we recommend the Ortofon 2M 78 Stylus for this turntable).

As well as being convenient, the speed control system also allows for smoother motor operation - further reducing unwanted resonances along with Pro-Ject's specially-developed motor isolation system. The new motor isolation system utilises Pro-Ject's preferred Thermo-Plastic Elastomer (TPE) compound to achieve dramatically reduced resonance transference from the high-quality 9V motor.

Another significant sonic benefit for the Debut Carbon Esprit SB is found in the included platter upgrade. Supplied with a 12" Acryl-IT platter, acrylic is a an excellent playback platform for vinyl, as it offers almost no resonance in the audible frequency range and negates the need for a slipmat, which can sometimes cause problems with slip and/or static.

The Debut Carbon Esprit SB takes an established hi-fi design and adds some impressive upgrades to achieve an even more complete, more high-end turntable system.

  • Debut Carbon DC turntable with built-in speed control
  • Can spin at 33, 45 and 78rpm
  • 12" Acryl-IT platter supplied
  • 8.6CC one-piece carbon fibre tonearm
  • Ortofon 2M Red cartridge pre-installed
  • TPE motor isolation system
  • Cable junction box included, for easy cable upgrades
  • Available in Black, Red and White High-Gloss
  • Dust cover included
Replacement Stylus:  Ortofon 2M Red Stylus 
Pre-Fitted Cartridge:  Ortofon 2M Red 
Nominal Speeds: 33 / 45 / 78 RPM
Platter: 300mm Acrylic
Main Bearing: Stainless steel
Speed Variance: ±0.8%
Wow & Flutter: ±0.1%
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: -68dB
Tonearm: 8.6CC Carbon Fibre
Effective Tonearm Mass: 6g
Effective Tonearm Length: 8.6" (218.5mm)
Overhang: 18.5mm
Power Consumption: 7.4W (<0.5W In Standby)
Dimensions: 415 x 118 x 320mm
  415 x 365 x 405mm (Open Lid)
Weight: 5.6kg

Button labels printed onto chassis from serial number 000729. All models up to this point have a printed label stuck on the chassis.

Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Esprit SB, Hi-Fi Plus, August 2016

Hi-Fi Plus, Issue 138

Reviewed by: Jason Kennedy

Comments of Note:
“The Debut has a smooth and easy to enjoy presentation. It is particularly good at rendering the flow of the music regardless of style and this, combined with a high degree of finesse for the price, makes it the perfect partner if you want to chill.”
“Its calmness of delivery means that low level sounds are well catered for, which goes a long way to producing an engaging result.”
“Bass extension and power is good if not spectacular.”
“There is something charming about the Debut’s approach to tempo”
“Playing Laurie Anderson’s Strange Angels [Warner Bros] with the Debut I was struck by just how much of the recording’s character comes through. This is a polished, and distinctly eighties sounding album with sumptuous bass and mountains of reverb on the kick drum. The Debut let’s you know all of this and more in its own effortless style.”


Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Esprit SB, Hi-Fi Choice, June 2014

Hi-Fi Choice, June 2014

Feature:: Group Test - Turntables £350 - £600
Reviewd By: Andrew Simpson
Sound Quality: 5 Stars
Value For Money: 5 Stars
Build Quality: 4 Stars
Features: 5 Stars
Overall Score: 5 Stars, Group Test Winner

Comments of Note:
“The SB manages to retain a degree of bite without sounding too hard edged.”
“The SB’s midrange is very well balanced.”
“it’s a very smooth and detailed affair with just the right amount of presence to ensure the music remains even across its frequencies.”
“While sounding strong, Nick Drake’s voice is carefully presented and I can hear the delicacy with which he holds the ends of each note with a little intentional reticence, hinting at his character.”
“LIKE: Smooth sound with bags of detail; quality cartridge; top class arm”
“DISLIKE: Nothing at the price”
“WE SAY: A super bargain that’s easy to use and has a well balanced class-leading sound to it”
“The best all-rounder in the group marries quality components with an incredibly appealing price tag”
"With its carbon fibre arm, acrylic platter and Ortofon 2M Red cartridge, the Pro-Ject screams outstanding value. What really sells it is how these ingredients combine to provide a sonic recipe brimming with musical detail. At its price it really sets the standard."

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Express Deliveries

Express Delivery is FREE on all orders over £50. Express Delivery offers delivery in 24-72 hours from time of purchase. We use premium couriers for this service, mainly DPD & Royal Mail. DPD will offer you a one hour window for delivery to make sure someone is at home, or you can reschedule the delivery if no one is around. 

Standard Deliveries

Here at Kronos AV, we have vast experience with e-commerce sales. Making sure that your parcel arrives undamaged is a huge priority for us. That’s why at Kronos AV, we only use premium couriers for all our orders. All our parcels are shipped with DPD or Royal Mail and are always sent Signed For to make sure it gets to the right person. 

If for any reason your parcel does arrived damaged, please get in touch, and we will be happy to get everything resolved for you. We are always on hand to help!

Details

Delivery is FREE on all orders over £50. In order to offer FREE delivery to UK customers, we use several premium couriers to ensure your delivery arrives safe.

Most large orders (over 2kg) ship using DPD or DHL courier and smaller orders (under 2kg) by Royal Mail signed for services.

The most appropriate courier will be chosen for the items ordered to ensure the quickest possible delivery.

We can offer very generous trade in offers across the majority of our product range. 

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