For the Record
Based out of Austria, Pro-ject Audio Systems is known for producing top-end audiophile equipment, and the release of their simple yet elegant Pro-ject Debut Carbon Evo turntable definitely targets discerning vinyl purists. Powering the belt-driven deck is a specially regulated motor – reengineered to be as quiet as possible – that has an ultra-high-precision chip to make sure it’s always running at the perfect speed. As for the nearly four pound metal platter, it comes equipped with a special thermoplastic elastomer ring to reduce vibrations. Finally, there’s the magnificent carbon fibre tonearm, which has been finely crafted to deliver nearperfect playback. It’s the closest thing to having your favourite artist performing right there in front of you. For the style-conscious, the Carbon Evo comes in a variety of eye-catching finishes, including navy blue, red, satin-gold, non-reflective black, and wood-grain veneer.