Pro-Ject PJ65180668 Debut III Turntable – High Gloss Black
The Pro-Ject PJ65180668 Debut III record player includes a Pro-Ject 8.6 tonearm and an Ortofon OM 5E moving-magnet cartridge. Also the cartridge comes already installed and aligned; install the counterweight, set the tracking and lastly, antiskating forces and you’re ready to go.
The first Debut turntable, introduced in the late 1990s, was a revolution for the hi-fi industry. The Pro-Ject PJ65180668 Debut III, built to set new standards for the coming decade! The most obvious improvement is the inclusion of a Carbon tube for the tonearm. Which increases stiffness and decreases unwanted resonance. Together with other improvements, an increase in platter size and weight for smooth rotation. Clear and direct overall sound quality.
The approved belt drive design offers a low noise AC motor with effective motor decoupling (utilising TPE-damping) and also ultra precision frequency DC-driven AC generator (like the Speed Box) for ultimate speed stability without unwanted vibration. The Phono RCA cable, Connect it E, is a high-quality semi-balanced interconnect cable with gold-plated RCA connectors, guarantees the perfect connection for the Pro-Ject PJ65180668.
A quiet running AC motor with a two-step pulley drives the hub and platter via a flat-ground belt. The medium density fibre plinth stands on four fet which act as shock absorbers. The motor is decoupled from the plinth to reduce vibration transmission. Also The platter is a sandwich construction utilising the hub, a sheet-steel platter weighing 1.3kg and a felt mat. The platter’s low-tolerance chrome-plated stainless steel axle runs on a polished ball bearing in a brass bearing housing. External power supply avoids potential electro-mechanical interference
The Pro-Ject PJ65180668 turntable comes with the Ortofon OM5E MM-cartridge fitted. Uniform material: the tonearm tube and bearing housing, made from aluminum. The headshell and undamped armtube, fashioned from a single piece. The inverted horizontal bearings consist of two hardened stainless steel points bearing in sapphire cushes. Also flexible counterweight shaft avoids vibration at undesirable frequencies. Lastly, the counterweight is suitable for cartridges weighing between 3 and 5.5 grams.