Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Evo Turntable Review & Comments

The Sound Counsel

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Totally agree, this is a stonking little turntable for the money. I've been pretty impressed since it landed in the shop. Bosh a reasonably priced Sumiko on this and you'll be in vinyl nirvana for a reasonable sum of money.

Dan
 

bogart99

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There were good prices on Ebay last weekish with their 20% off job, which will reappear again. The price of a 2M Blue stylus was around £100 so not breaking the bank once somebody wants to move up the ladder a little bit. I have been impressed with Project TTs for some time now, that says something with me coming from a Rega entrenched like.. Am looking myself to get a RPM 5 Carbon.
 

acgingersnaps

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Just moved from a debut carbon to an X1. Love Project. Great value.
 

camcroft

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One minor thing that I can't understand is why they don't put a fastener / lock on the arm rest as a safety feature so that the arm doesn't jump out of the rest. I sent Project a mail about this and they said they would think about it in the future. Most turntables from cheap to expensive have this feature and it wouldn't cost a lot to implement it.
 
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Ascotbilly

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It looks neat. I don’t know much about the Project range. Which Rega RP TT is it closest to ?
 

Steve Stifler

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Nice review @Ed Selley :)

This looks like a great first step into getting a lot out of vinyl. Rather than progress up the turntable hierarchy with upgrades to reach it, the Debut Carbon Evo looks like a great product to get in at and keep for a long time.
 

beecee

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I just picked up the Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Esprit SB, pretty much the same but with a speed change button, great TT ,
 

Boink!

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It's not immediately obvious, but the speed change switch is under front left of the base:
 

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Sleuth

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Is this new Evo version worth the £100 plus price premium over the non Evo? It's possible to pick up the non Evo for under £300 now & it would be great to get a view on whether it's worth spending quite a bit more for the Evo. Thanks for any thoughts.
 

acgingersnaps

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Is this new Evo version worth the £100 plus price premium over the non Evo? It's possible to pick up the non Evo for under £300 now & it would be great to get a view on whether it's worth spending quite a bit more for the Evo. Thanks for any thoughts.
If you just play LP's probably not. I had the old one for several years and was very happy. Lifting the platter to change the speed did get tiresome, mind. Takes a cart change well too. I had a Nag MP110 on it at the end, and it sounded great.
 

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