Pro-Ject Debut PRO Audiophile Turntable


After the Debut Carbon EVO revolutionized the Debut series in 2020, the Debut PRO raises the bar even higher. Not only a new turntable but also a completely new cartridge. Now, for the 30th anniversary, Pro-Ject is going back to their roots.

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The Debut PRO brings an absolutely new design to Pro-Ject turntables. The audiophile turntable is convincing in all respects – not only visually, but more importantly also in terms of sound.

The precision CNC milled parts are optically perfectly coordinated and lead the Debut PRO to its modern simple, elegant and unprecedented design. The nickel finish of all these aluminium components result in a hard, resistant surface. This process enables us to produce very high-quality and sustainable components and avoid plastics and similar materials that continue to age over time and would more importantly also degrade sound quality.

The Tonearm

The new Debut PRO features a one-piece carbon-aluminium sandwich tonearm. The carbon layer gives the tonearm a high degree of rigidity, while the inner aluminium tube takes over the damping of the tonearm. This makes the tonearm perfect to be upgraded with higher-end MC cartridges!

The tonearm bearing is a completely new design. Precision CNC’d out of a single block of aluminium, you can see all the production stages above. The last step is putting a nickel finish on it. This will increase the rigidity of the bearing, ensuring free and fluid movement of the tonearm and precise tracking without material degration in looks or function.

The Platter

The new Debut PRO platter is a first on any Pro-Ject turntable. It features a notch for the record label and together with our Record Puck PRO (available separately) the puck’s weight will press your record tightly against the platter. The die-cast aluminium platter is reworked and precision balanced in an extra step to obtain an evenly spinning platter. It is anti-magnetic, allowing MC cartridges to work properly. Delve deep into the vast upgrade path the Debut PRO has to offer!

The anti-magnetic heavy aluminium platter has a ring made of TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) on the inside that helps to dampen all resonances and minimizes wow and flutter. Our seperately available Record Puck PRO provides an extra level of damping and stability, so it is the perfect add-on for the Debut PRO.


The newly designed tonearm base allows you to adjust both the azimuth and the vertical tracking angle (VTA). The tonearm height can be continuously adjusted by loosening the two grub screws. These settings give you the option of adapting the tonearm to height changes allowing the use of different turntable mats or other cartridges to always achieve the best sound quality. Setting and experimenting with the VTA & Azimuth is crucial in extracting every last bit of performance out of your cartridges.


  • 8.6″ one-piece carbon-aluminum tonearm for superior rigidity and low resonance
  • adjustable azimuth and vertical tracking angle (VTA)
  • includes pre-mounted Sumiko Rainier moving magnet cartridge
  • 33-1/3 and 45 rpm speeds (electronic speed change); 78 rpm (requires use of included round belt)
  • heavy aluminum platter with TPE damping ring
  • stainless-steel axle in bronze bushing provides smooth, quiet platter rotation
  • nickel-plated aluminum bearing block
  • medium density fiberboard (MDF) base with three height-adjustable damped aluminum feet
  • 15-volt DC power motor with separate power supply
  • gold-plated RCA audio jacks (stereo RCA cable w/ ground wire included)
Speed: 33, 45/(78)rpm (electronic speed change)
Drive principle: Belt drive
Platter: 300mm, die cast aluminium platter with TPE damping and felt mat
Platter bearing: high precision stainless steel axle in bronze bushing
Wow & flutter: 33: +/-0,16%; 45: +/-0,14%
Speed drift: 33: +/-0,40%; 45: +/-0,50%
Signal to noise: 68dB
Tonearm: 8.6” one-piece carbon-aluminium tonearme
Effective arm length: 218,5 mm / 10.0 g
Effective arm mass: 6.0 g
Overhang: 18.5mm
Tracking force: 10 – 30mN
Power connection: 110/120 or 230/240 Volt – 50 or 60 Hz
Included accessories: 218,5 mm / 10,0 g
Standby power consumption: 4W / 0W standby
Dimensions: 415 x 113 x 320mm (WxHxD)
Weight: 6 kg net