Product Comparison: Pro-Ject RPM 1 Carbon vs Pro-Ject Debut Carbon

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General Specifications
RPM 1 Carbon
Debut Carbon
About the Product
RPM-1 Carbon utilises a lot of innovations and enhancements: A low resonance chassis holds a newly designed inverted platter bearing with ceramic ball for further reduced rumble.
The new DEBUT Carbon DC was designed to set new standards in this category for the coming decade – perfectly timed as analogue today is again a respected source, while the demand for good turntables is growing again! The most obvious improvement is the inclusion of a CARBON TUBE for the tonearm, which increases stiffness and decreases unwanted resonance.
Key Specs
Drive Type
Belt drive
Direct Drive
Operation Type
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Pro-Ject RPM 1 Carbon Turntable
  • Loving it. Glad I went for the RPM1 - the isolation of the motor makes a big difference imho.
  • The Motor is stand alone (and powered by a low voltage three pin adapter) and doesn't touch the turntable body, the weight of the motor keeps it in place.
  • This is a very good thing. It even looks pretty cool. Excellent sound for the price. It also looks like it's built to last.
  • Lovely design and fairly easy to set up even for a novice like me. Lovely sound.
  • Very good quality and nice design. The outer motor is completely silent, the speed is perfect and it's easy to change from 33 to 45.
Size & Weight
4.33 in.
4.6 in.
14.96 in.
16.4 in.
13.78 in.
12.5 in.
8.38 lbs.
12.3 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Pro-Ject RPM 1 Carbon Turntable
  • The platter is of heavy solid construction in some type of plastic and is very heavy.
  • Absolutely amazing mid range turntable. The turntable itself looks amazing.
  • Fairly compact, so does not need a huge amount of room. Finish quality is fantastic
  • Incredible quiet turn table. The turntable mass is high enough to prevent speaker feedback.
  • The build quality of this table is also very good with high quality materials
Record Sizes
7, 12
Playable Record Speeds
33 ⅓, 45
33 ⅓, 45
Ortofon 2M red
Ortofon 2M red
Integrated Preamp
What customers say about "Audio"
Pro-Ject RPM 1 Carbon Turntable
  • No hum no distortion, everything sounds great, crisp and clean
  • I was amazed by the overall quality build and sound.
  • Looks fantastic, and sound quality spot on via Cambridge amp.
  • I’m using a rega fono mk2 preamp, and have to say, not one person who has sat with me to listen to it has failed to be astounded by it.
  • It stages old vinyl like Ultravox - Vienna, so so well, far beyond it’s price point.
On/Off switch
On/Off switch
Vinyl player
Vinyl player
Platter Material
Felt mat
Dust Cover Included
Speaker(s) Included
Stereo RCA audio out
Stereo RCA audio out
Inverted platter bearing with ceramic ball, Precision belt drive with synchronous motor, Magnetic antiskating, Counterweight with TPE damping
Increased platter size with more weight, Precision belt drive with synchronous motor, New DC power supply with ultra precision frequency DC-driven AC generator (like Speed Box) for ultimate speed stability, 7 high-gloss colours
What customers say about "Features"
Pro-Ject RPM 1 Carbon Turntable
  • The Tone arm and gimbal are highly engineered, esp. the gimbal, which has an anti-skate adjustment combined with a tracking force weight so that you can set the stylus forces correctly.
  • The Ortofon 2M RED pickup reproduces my vinyl beautifully with clarity and confidence, with great reproduction of all frequencies.
  • The Ortofon red cartridge sounds rich and clear.
  • Easy to set up and once combined with a Pro-ject pre-amp, a really solid sound through our micro system.
  • My RPM 1 is connected to my 2016 Arcam Solo Movie 5.1 via a ProJect Phono Box S and Chord C-Line RCA interconnects. Can't recommend enough.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
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