Pro-Ject, seemingly based on Jony Ive’s design lookbook, has unveiled an all-white limited-edition version of its mid-range Debut PRO turntable.
The original version of the Austrian company’s Debut Pro was released last year as a successor to their audiophile-friendly Pro-ject Debut Carbon Evo.
Like the original, the limited edition Debut PRO features a precision aluminum platter, complete with TPE cushioning and height-adjustable metal feet.
Aside from the crisp finish, the only major spec difference from the original satin black model is a pre-installed Ortofon’s 2M White cartridge instead of the 2M Red.
In addition to pre-installing the cartridge, Pro-Ject also bundles a dust cover and a Pro-Ject Connect-IT E-phono cable.
The limited-edition Pro-Ject Debut PRO goes on sale later this month, priced at £699 in the UK and €799 in Europe. The original cost $999 in the US, so we expect the same for this version.
Advice: Debut Pro is all white with its retro Apple feel
While Pro-ject may be celebrating its 90s inception with these limited-edition steel wheels, there’s definitely a touch of 00s tech-chic with that finish.
Its minimalist design has tempted us to pair it with the ill-fated Apple iPod Hi-Fi, but let’s face it: this turntable deserves better than being rigged up to that booming mess.
The original Debut Pro is a fantastic piece of kit, delivering a stable and controlled sound, and this fresh new look certainly gets our aesthetic approval. It’s one thing for the best turntables to go for a bold color look… it’s one all the way something different for someone to be literally all that color, tonearm and all. We’d love to have this as a technical artifact, but that would waste its music potential.
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