Pro-ject have always designed around the best price/performance ratio, with European-made manufacturing quality. For this reason, they decided to work with Ortofon to develop a unique range of cartridges. Thanks to the excellent manufacturing skills of Ortofon they were able to produce a very special cartridge: The Pick it PRO.
Cartridges are electromechanical transducers, where mechanical energy is transformed into an electrical signal. The real difference in sound happens here. The turntable itself should be as neutral as possible. The colour and life of the music come from the cartridge.
Pro-ject, therefore, designed their new Pick it PRO to deliver a more lively and robust sound that convinces with its big dynamic range.
The actual sound of the cartridge depends on how you combine its different components: stylus, cantilever, cantilever suspension, coil material, number of coil windings, generator, and more. You cannot judge the cartridge by looking at just one specific part. Experience and the art of fine-tuning make a cartridge unique and special.
The perfect combination of components is the key to achieve the great, charismatic sound of the Pick it PRO. Intensive research, development, and listening tests have been necessary to gain the sound they were looking for.
8.6" Carbon-Aluminium Tonearm
The Debut PRO features a one-piece carbon-aluminium sandwich tonearm. The carbon layer gives the tonearm a high degree of rigidity, while the inner aluminium tube takes over the damping of the tonearm. This super stiff and uniquely dampened tonearm construction ensures perfect tracking of the record groove.
Adjustable VTA & Azimuth
With the new tonearm of the Debut PRO, both the azimuth and the vertical tracking angle (VTA) can be set. The tonearm height can be continuously adjusted by loosening the two grub screws.
These settings of the Debut PRO give you the option of adapting the tonearm to height changes, allowing the use of different turntable mats or other cartridges to always achieve the best sound quality.
Nickel-plated metal parts
The nickel finish of the aluminum components results in a hard, resistant surface. This process enables us to produce very high-quality and sustainable components and avoid plastics and similar materials that continue to weaken over time. The precision CNC milled parts are optically perfectly coordinated and lead the Debut PRO to its modern simple, elegant and unprecedented design.
Always the perfect speed
The speed, electronically controlled with precision, guarantees the most accurate and stable speeds. Change between speeds easily with the toggle switch. With the supplied round belt for 78 rpm, you can also listen to your shellac records. So that no motor vibrations reach the pickup, the Debut PRO has a new motor suspension, which is responsible for the perfect decoupling of the motor.
The new Debut PRO platter is a first on any Pro-Ject turntable. It features a notch for the record label and together with our Record Puck PRO (available separately) the puck's weight will press your record tightly against the platter. The die-cast aluminum platter is reworked and precision balanced in an extra step to obtain an evenly spinning platter. It is anti-magnetic, allowing MC cartridges to work properly. Delve deep into the vast upgrade path the Debut PRO has to offer!
The heavy aluminum platter has a ring made of TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) on the inside that helps to dampen all resonances and thus minimize wow and flutter.
Pick it PRO cartridge. Lively and robust sound
The perfect combination of components is the key to achieve the great sound of the Pick it PRO.
Nickel Coating. Sustainable components
The nickel finish of the aluminium components results in a hard, resistant surface.
Hybrid Tonearm. Carbon aluminum sandwich
This super stiff and uniquely dampened tonearm ensures perfect tracking of the record groove.
33/45/78 RPM. High precision motor control
The playback speeds are electronically controlled with precision, which guarantees the most accurate and stable music reproduction. Change between speeds easily with the toggle switch.
VTA & Azimuth. Fully adjustable
The Debut PRO comes with fully adjustable Azimuth & VTA. It offers you the possibility to modify your turntable as you want it.
Bearing Block. Complete new design
The precision CNC milled and nickel coated tonearm bearing parts are completely new and designed just for the PRO.
Special Platter. TPE damped & anti-magnetic
The heavy aluminum platter has a ring made of TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) on the inside that helps to dampen all resonances and minimizes wow and flutter.
Metal Feet. Damped and height adjustable
The three height adjustable damped aluminum feet guarantee the perfect stand & massively reduce risk of acoustical feedback.
- Speed: 33, 45/(78) (electronic speed change)
- Drive Principle: belt drive with electronic speed control
- Platter: 300mm, die cast aluminum platter with TPE damping and felt mat
- Platter Bearing: high precision stainless steel axle in bronze bushing
- Wow & Flutter: 33: +/-0,16%; 45: +/-0,14%
- Speed Drift: 33: +/-0,40%; 45: +/-0,50%
- Signal to Noise: 68dB
- Tonearm: 8.6” one-piece carbon-aluminium tonearm
- Effective Arm Length/Mass: 218.5 mm / 10.0 g
- Overhang: 18.5mm
- Included Accessories: 15V DC / 0,8A power supply, dust cover, 78 RPM round belt, 7‘‘ single adapter
- Power Consumption: 4W / 0W standby
- Dimensions: 415 x 113 x 320mm (WxHxD)
- Weight: 6 kg net