The Pro-Ject Debut Carbon series turntables are a great value coming in at around $400. The Pro-Ject Debut Carbon is the perfect starter turntable for audiophiles. It’s easy to setup and use, and lets you upgrade parts over time. The Carbon sounds excellent with the included 2M Red cartridge and offers stellar damping for the price. You can’t go wrong with Pro-Ject, especially at this price point.
Review: “Very nice upscale record player especially for folks who want something of higher quality but don’t have thousands to spend. All the guesswork of setting it up is taken away which is a great plus. It’s a beautiful piece and sounds amazing. My only negatives are that the dust cover is a little awkward (but maybe I just still don’t have it adjusted correctly) and the tonearm rest seems a little odd – the lifter doesn’t get it hig enough to make it to the rest so you have to manually lift it – just seems a little odd when you’re trying to change / flip the album. But I still love it and would highly recommend it.”