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Post subject: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Thought???  PostPosted: Nov 06, 2013 - 08:59 AM
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Hello, I asked my local record store owner today if he could recommend a fairly low price'd turntable but that will work/play well.. This was the recommendation

what does everyone think? It certainly has good reviews


http://www.project-audio.com/main.php?prod=debutcarbon&cat=turntables&lang=en
 
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Post subject: RE: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Thought???  PostPosted: Nov 06, 2013 - 12:44 PM
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Yes - a basic, no frills, turntable. Something like this would almost certainly have sold for less in the heyday of vinyl, but the market is a lot smaller today, so the price reflects this and is good value for money these days.

If you buy one, throw away the felt mat and invest in a decent rubber one. Felt mats collect dust and promote slip - unless you're a DJ, that's the last thing you need.

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Post subject: RE: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Thought???  PostPosted: Nov 06, 2013 - 07:28 PM
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I've had mine for about 5 months and no major complaints. The only thing I've noticed is that sometimes when I release the tonearm, the hydraulic mechanism takes a while to kick into gear; not sure if it's a defect but then again, I haven't noticed it happen in weeks.

And seconding the mat suggestion. Almost every time I picked up a record, the felt mat came with it.

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Post subject: RE: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Thought???  PostPosted: Nov 07, 2013 - 03:35 AM
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Almost every time I picked up a record, the felt mat came with it.


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Probably a result of static build-up on the record. Another good reason for ditching it. Conductive rubber is the way to go.

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Post subject: RE: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Thought???  PostPosted: Nov 07, 2013 - 06:59 AM
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My Pro-Ject is probably one step above the one pictured. I bought it used from a friend who got in in trade. I'm well pleased with it and agree with Graeme that it's good value for the price.
 
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Post subject: RE: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Thought???  PostPosted: Nov 07, 2013 - 08:24 PM
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I also have a Project. It is the Xpression111 I think it was called. Cost 1k 13 years ago. I have it fitted with a Grado gold cartridge and stylus.
I am extremely happy with it. I don't think you will go wrong with the one you mention.

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Thanks for all the reply's. I think I will get one of these. I just have one question what is the standard stylus that is fitted on the model i linked??? and do you know how much it will cost to replace needles? plus where do they sell them, becauseI couldn't see any on the site
 
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becauseI couldn't see any on the site


You didn't look very hard - Ortofon OM 10 or 2M red

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Graeme wrote:
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becauseI couldn't see any on the site


You didn't look very hard - Ortofon OM 10 or 2M red


ahh yes sorry man bad, pretty stupid of me.... any recommendations on which is better to get?
 
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philiprollett wrote:
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becauseI couldn't see any on the site


You didn't look very hard - Ortofon OM 10 or 2M red


ahh yes sorry man bad, pretty stupid of me.... any recommendations on which is better to get?


I've no opinion regarding the OM cart but I have a 2M Red in my office setup and it is very good. I'm sure it would sound great on that new TT.

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