The Debut PRO S is designed for mindful music listeners. Those who want to interact with their vinyl intimately, and who seek to achieve a high-performance sound worthy of far more expensive record playing systems.
The Debut PRO S builds on the standard Debut design with a 10” S-Shape tonearm. Made from an aluminium tube and mounted in a milled bearing housing, its mounting plate facilitates VTA adjustment for optimal set-up. The SME-type connector allows you to switch easily between headshells, enabling you to customise your setup with a range of cartridges to suit any record. Plus, the Debut PRO S comes pre-installed with Pro-Ject's Pick-IT S2 C cartridge for exceptional stereo sound.
As a result of the new tonearm, the Debut PRO S also features a larger MDF main chassis. Like other Debut models this is machine-made to provide a stable, inert base for the turntable to perform. The traditional rectangular footprint has a timeless minimalism, finished in a luxurious satin black paint, masking its clever anti-resonance properties.
The in-house designed and manufactured AC drive motor is made to fine tolerances for minimal noise, but to further eliminate any potential interference the motor is decoupled from the main chassis by a mounting plate with TPE-damped fixing points. The mounting plate isolates the motor while still keeping it perfectly level with the sub-platter drive system for absolute speed stability. The turntable plinth also sits on three height-adjustable metal feet with TPE-damping. The result is a platform free from unwanted vibrations, ideally suited to record playback.
The Debut PRO S is equipped to play 33 and 45 RPM records with a simple switch of the hidden rocker switch, underneath the chassis. When setting to 45 RPM playback and replacing the drive belt with the included round belt on the larger pulley ring, the turntable can also play 78 RPM records. As well as bringing convenience to the overall design, the speed control system also ensures the motor rotation is electronically regulated for total accuracy and stability.
The motor drives a sub-platter system for a more elegant overall aesthetic. The heavy, diamond cut aluminium sub-platter is mounted into a precision-engineered main bearing with bronze bushing. The sub-platter sits beneath the heavy aluminium platter, which has a ring of TPE damping, held in place by an additional stabilising ring of aluminium, effectively damping all resonances. The high mass of the overall platter assembly minimises the effects of wow and flutter for a cleaner sonic performance and exceptional musical timing.
Intensive research, development and listening tests have been necessary to gain the exact sound that Pro-Ject were looking for in producing the Debut PRO S. By adding more unique features than ever before to a Debut design, the result is a still-affordable turntable that offers unrivalled flexibility at the price point.
Supplied with the Pick-IT S2 C cartridge pre-installed, all the accessories you need, a dust cover and a Connect-IT E phono cable in the box, the Debut PRO S is ready to play once it’s connected to a hi-fi system with a moving magnet phono stage.