Pro-Ject turntables aren’t a splash-in-the-pan as the recent trend towards analog might imply. The company’s founder Hienz Lichtenegger started the entry-level brand in 1991, long before spinning platters become the trademark of hipster bookshelves across the US.
Now the brand is leading the charge into living rooms as a step up, or “first real table” for many people joining the party. This week Pro-Ject dropped the news that a new addition to the lineup is coming in the form of the Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Evolution. A “refinement” to the popular design aesthetics of the Debut Collection, the new table features a one-piece carbon fiber tonearm technology, electronic speed selection, suspension elements from the X1 model, and a factory mounted Sumiko Rainier phono cartridge.
Plenty of residential camouflage is available, the Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Evolution is available in a wide gamut of 9 finish options. You can find the full feature playlist from the PR release here:
8.6″ one-piece Carbon Fiber tonearm, integrated headshell
Low-friction precision sapphire tonearm bearings
Sumiko Rainier phono cartridge, factory mounted, and precision aligned (United States only)
Heavy 1.7kg die cast aluminum platter w/ TPE Damping
Electronic Speed Selection for 33&45 RPM (78 capable)
TPE-damped motor suspension
Premium gold-plated, chassis-mount RCA jacks
One-piece continuous run, high purity copper internal tonearm wiring, shielded termination box
Height adjustable TPE-damped aluminum leveling feet
Hinged adjustable dust cover included
Two Year parts and labor warranty
Connect it E phono cable with attached external ground wire
Multi-voltage power supply
The Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Evolution will become available in September of this year, priced at $499 in the US.
If you are interested in hearing more about Pro-Ject directly from Heinz Lichtenegger, subscribe and stay tuned to The Occasional Podcast. Season 4 will feature a one-on-one interview interview with the founder of the wildly successful turntable maker in an upcoming episode of the show.