BRAND: Pro-Ject Audio

SERIES: Debut Carbon RecordMaster HiRes
TYPE: Turntable

EBreathe new life into analogue masterpieces with DSD. Simply connect your Debut Carbon RecordMaster HiRes turntable to your PC via USB, play a record, rip your precious vinyl collection into High-Resolution Audio. The internal high class A/D converter (AKM, AK5552VN) supports native conversion from analogue to DSD 11.2 MHz digital. Using a PC application (Vinyl Studio Lite, supplied on CD) you are able to rip, edit and store tracks from your vinyl records. When doing so, you will enjoy your valuable record collection with all its authentic warmth and smoothness anytime and anywhere with digital convenience.


Pro-Ject Audio Systems introduces highest quality vinyl experiences for more than 25 years at very reasonable prices into customers homes. We have foreseen the trend of high resolution audio files and have realized that there is a growing demand for recording the vinyl treasures in high res quality. So you get easier access to the fascinating sound of vinyl on your portable digital audio player.We introduced our first turntable with Phono A/D conversion and USB output back in 2006, the DEBUT III PHONO USB.

Today we offer a range of turntables with digital output from 250 to 400 Euro (Elemental Phono USB, Primary Phono USB, Essential II Phono USB,Essential II Digital, Debut Carbon Phono USB) In the last 3-4 years hi-res music in form of FLAC, WAV or DSD files has been getting more popular as the concerned music lovers seek for even better quality than what the CD format offers. Those files are able to reach the sound quality of the vinyl record in a digital format. To satisfy this demand we offer a new product.

  • Precision belt drive with decoupled synchronous motor
  • Electronic speed control with 33/45 rpm (78) speed change, which acts as “Speed Box” with ultimate speed stability
  • 8.6‘‘ carbon tonearm
  • Heavy non-resonant acrylic platter
  • Built in MM phono preamplifier with line output and USB out for audio recording in PCM 24bit/192kHz or DSD256 11.2MHz
  • Simultaneously connection with amplifier & PC/Mac
  • 2M Red moving-magnet cartridge fitted
  • Available in 3 high-gloss finishes (piano, red or white) and walnut mat
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33, 45 (electronic speed change) 78 (manual)

Drive principle
belt drive

300mm acrylic platter

Speed drift
33: ±0,2% 45: ±0,16%

Wow & flutter
33: ±0,12% 45: ±0,11%

Mains bearing
stainless-steel axle in a bronze bearing housing

8,6” Carbon

Effective arm length
218,5 mm


Tracking force
10 – 30mN


A/D Converter
Asahi Kasai Microdevices, AK5552VN

DSD compatibility

Sampling frequency
up to 192kHz

Line (RCA), S/PDIF optical & USB-B (USB 2.0)

Line In (RCA)

Included accessories
15 volts DC power supply, dust cover

Power connection
110/120 or 230/240 Volt – 50 or 60 Hz

415 x 118 x 320mm (WxHxD)\

5 kg net