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Pro-Ject - Debut Pro - Turntable (AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER!!)

$1,199.00

Thank you for visiting The Audio Tailor.

We’re Stuart, Gabby, Liam and Vaughan. It’s a pleasure to have you here!

The first question we get from customers usually starts with, “What’s the difference between...”

When you’re shopping for new speakers, a turntable, or even thinking of putting together that home theatre of your teenage dreams - you’ll likely be faced with stacks of comparisons.

Why would I buy the Bluesound Pulse 2i when the Flex 2i is half the price?

Is Pro-Ject the best?

Should I wait for a sale? Or get this now? What will I be missing out on when the new model comes out next year?

Endless questions. Lots of FOMO. Loads of hmm-ing and ha-ing.

And there SHOULD be.

Because you don’t go to a Hi-Fi store and drop $2000, $3000, or $15000 on something you're not 100%, positively, secure-in-your heart sure of.

It’s a lot of hard-earned money on the line.

Imagine doing hours of your own research. Reading up the suppliers’ websites, taking notes from Hi Fi blogs, categorizing the differing opinions as you trawl r/audiophile. You know what you’re getting. You’ve narrowed the online stores down to the final five. You’ve checked and re-checked that you’re getting the best deal. You’re sure you’re not getting ripped off by shipping.

You hit the “Checkout” button. Momentary relief!

That is...

Until your speakers haven’t arrived by the estimated delivery date and you have yet to hear a peep about its progress.

Until your new turntable arrives with a crack in the dust cover.

Until your long-awaited amp set-up fails to deliver the kind of sound you had in mind. Now you’re not even sure if you got the right one anymore, or how to troubleshoot it.

What could possibly be worse?

What about: No after-sales service. No phone number to call. And no one responding to your tickets.

Not to mention the hundreds of man hours you’ve already lost on reading layman opinions from the likes of Graham H. from Melbourne and Sarah D. from Perth; dutifully scrolling through pages and pages of reviews. Torturing yourself by looking for all the ones with less than 3 stars... when you could have been sitting back and diving into a whole new world of immersive sound and deliciously satisfying body vibrations.

Would it make sense to go to audio specialists that know brands, specs, and installation like the back of their hands?

Should you spend less time on weighing up pros and cons and more time enjoying good music?

Want to get the absolute best home theatre for your budget and surroundings without the weight of 100++ brand offerings bogging you down?

We like to think so!

And that’s why we’re here. Two things to know about us:

Thing 1: We were voted Australia’s 2021 Hi Fi Retailer of the Year (Yay! And THANK YOU!)

Thing 2: This is purely because we are sound specialists and audioheads - NOT salesmen.

We got into this business because we genuinely love audio and because we realized there was a lot of faceless dropshipping in the HiFi industry - and not enough expertise out there. People who keep coming back to us do so because they’re getting attention to detail and individualized solutions that they can’t find elsewhere.

Our clients don’t need to worry about budget, brand name, or size.

All they need to worry about, is talking to us.

Because, when you come to us, you’re in for a conversation.

We want to know the picture in your head.

That final portrait of you back from the flea market with Pearl Jam’s Ten, eager to place it gently upon a turntable you haven’t quite decided on yet.

A summer barbeque in your garden with the boys. Having a yarn around a beer-filled cooler while appreciating the crisp, clear, quality of sound streaming through the open doors of your listening space.

The kids having mates over - quiet for once - immersed in a good movie, lights out, in the comfort of the home theatre that is your pride and joy. “I wish we had one of these at our place!”

Once we know precisely what your ultimate scenario looks like, we’ll want to know what you’re working with.

What kind of budget have you set aside?

What’s the existing set-up look like?

How big is the listening room you have in mind?

How much ambient light is coming in?

Are you running drywall or wood panelling? Carpet or hardwood?

What about room resonance and reflection?

No idea what we’re going on about? No worries. We intend to talk you through all that. Our aim is that you get the absolute best sound system for your home, at a price point you’re happy with, and an aesthetic you can’t help but want to show off.

To get to this end goal, an unhealthy interest in all things audio simply isn’t enough. That’s why we spend countless hours behind the scenes sourcing products from only the most reliable brands and trustworthy suppliers - regardless of their branding and marketing.

We don’t rely on them to tell us what’s good about their equipment. We’ve developed our own proactive testing process to judge what’s what. So you get hands-on knowledge every single time. Coupled with our tight networks and stable supply chain meticulously refined over the years, we strive to ensure that the experience you get at The Audio Tailor is personal, seamless, and painless.

Personal, because it’s uniquely you in musicality, design, and taste. Your options are hand picked by us from amongst some of the world’s biggest, best, and most dependable brands.

Seamless, because we’re only small. You get one of us. Not one of dozens of salesmen milling about the place, working for commission and pushing the most expensive products.

Painless, because we don’t recommend anything until we’re clear about your needs. We follow up with you to make sure everything’s arrived in one piece. For us, the transaction isn’t over until your equipment is safely installed and fully satisfying.

TL;DR

Some of the big things we feel are missing in the HiFi world are:

  • The need for expertise before, during, and after the sale
  • A vast wealth of comparative knowledge, and
  • A commitment to end-to-end service.

At The Audio Tailor, we hope we’ve made it clear that service doesn’t shut off when a problem pops up. It’s an opportunity to tighten the ship we run, bolster our 5-star reputation, and most importantly - make someone’s day.

Hi! We see you’ve actually made it to the end of this page. Love it!

We’d like to end this by giving a shout out to all the enthusiasts and audiophiles we’ve been fortunate enough to work with over the years. It has been a privilege to share our desire, passion, and journey for the purest sound and finest entertainment solutions for your homes and businesses.

Thank you to all our customers - past, present, and future - for helping us chase after something above the ordinary.

To make your audio dreams come true - call, email, or hop on down to our Brisbane store.

We’re looking forward to meeting you!

Product Description

Featuring innovations inspired by the original Pro-Ject 1 turntable that launched our brand 30 years ago, the Debut Pro turntable is convincing in all respects – visually striking and audibly dazzling.

Pre-fitted with the Pick It Pro

Developed in conjunction with award-winning cartridge experts, Ortofon, the Pick It Pro is the culmination of something Pro-Ject have been working on for some time. When listening to this cartridge you will hear a lively & robust sound that convinces with its wide dynamic range.

Intensive research, development, & listening have enabled Pro-Ject to achieve the exact sound they were looking for.

8.6" carbon-aluminium sandwich tonearm

This one-piece tonearm has been designed with two very distinct material layers, an inner aluminium tube enveloped in an ultralight carbon-fibre sheath.

The carbon-fibre layer lends the tonearm a high degree of rigidity, while the inner aluminium tube takes over the damping of the tonearm ensuring perfect tracking of the record groove.

VTA & azimuth adjustments

A completely flexible design, the robust nickel-plated aluminium tonearm allows you to adjust both the azimuth & the vertical tracking angle to your tastes by loosening two grub screws at its base.

Giving you the height pliancy your tonearm needs for use with different turntable mats, cartridges & accessories for a sound that suits you.

Nickel-plated aluminium components

The nickel-plated finish of the Debut Pro components have resulted in a hard, resistant surface that is not only beautiful to look at, but sustainable.

Avoiding plastic materials that continue to age over time, the precision CNC milled nickel-plated elements of the Debut Pro are modern, elegant & extremely hard wearing.

It's oh so quiet

Inhibiting motor vibrations from reaching the stylus, the Debut Pro houses a motor suspension system that is responsible for the perfect decoupling of the motor.

Thermoplastic elastomer suspends the motor above the plinth body, minimising audible wow & flutter in your playback.

The damped, fly-wheel platter

The 300mm, die-cast aluminium platter is precision balanced.

On the underside's inner-rim, a ring made of TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) dampens all vibrations, delivering smooth, enjoyable & uninterrupted playback.

Adding extra mass to the outer rim of the platter also produces a stunning fly-wheel effect, creating the perfect transference of moving energy. The result is quiet operation with minimal wow & flutter.

Perfect timing

The Debut Pro accommodates for all types of listeners.

With a simple flick of the switch for everyday 33⅓ or 45 RPM listeners, accurate speed is guaranteed with the precision electronic speed control.

And for the more rare listeners of 78 RPM shellac records, a simple change over to the supplied round belt & an Ortofon 2M 78 stylus (sold separately) is all that is needed.

Height-adjustable feet

Three height-adjustable, nickel-plated aluminium feet ensure level positioning and accurate speed control on every surface.

Damped with TPE technical rubber, the adjustable feet on the Pro-Ject Debut Pro deliver the flexibility to fine tune the faithfulness of your playback.

Specifications:

  • What’s in the box: 1.2m RCA cable, Power supply, 45 RPM adapter, tracking force gauge
  • Speed 33⅓, 45/78 (electronic speed change & belt change)
  • vPlatter 300mm, die cast aluminium platter with TPE damping
  • Drive Principle belt drive with electronic speed control
  • Platter bearing precision stainless steel axle in bronze bushing
  • Wow & flutter33: +/-0,16%; 45: +/-0,14%
  • Signal to noise68dB
  • Effective arm length/mass:218 mm / 10 g
  • Power consumption4W / 0W standby
  • Speed drift33: +/-0,40%; 45: +/-0,50%
  • Tonearm8.6” one-piece carbon-aluminium
  • Overhang18.5mm
  • Dimensions415 x 113 x 320mm (WxHxD)
  • Weight6kg net

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