The Debut III record player includes a Pro-Ject 8.6 tonearm and an Ortofon OM 5E moving-magnet cartridge. The cartridge comes already installed and aligned; all you need do is install the counterweight, set the tracking and antiskating forces and you’re ready to go.
- 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.
- 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.
Tonearm Pro-Ject 8.6:
- The turntable is supplied with Ortofon OM5E MM-cartridge fitted.
- Uniform material: the tonearm tube and bearing housing are constructed from aluminum.
- The headshell and undamped armtube are fashioned from a single piece.
- The inverted horizontal bearings consist of two hardened stainless steel points bearing in sapphire cushes.
- Flexible counterweight shaft avoids vibration at undesirable frequencies.
- The counterweight supplied is suitable for cartridges weighing between 3 and 5.5 grams.
- Single-screw fixing of armtube allows rotation for easy adjustment of needle azimuth despite fixed headshell.
- The internal wiring consists of high-grade flexible copper from the headshell right through to the connection cable.
- The connection cable has gold-plated plugs and appropriate capacitance and inductance values.
- Output voltage 4mV.
- Recommended load resistance 47kohms (MM-input).