With the holidays upon us and the year approaching its end, it’s a great time for reflection & gratitude. As such, we’d love to take a moment to extend our thanks to the team over at Future Audiophile. They’ve reviewed over 150 pieces of audiophile gear this year (no small feat!) and we’re honored to share that the Debut Carbon EVO has taken up the mantle of Best of Audiophile Turntable of the Year. Our MaiA DS3 also got some love. Read on!

Best Audiophile Turntable of 2023

Pro-Ject Debut Carbon EVO Turntable

“At $600, the Pro-ject Debut Carbon Evo strikes a perfect balance between affordability, design sexiness, and performance to get the win.” –Future Audiophile Gear of the Year Awards

Pro-Ject Debut Carbon EVO - Future Audiophile Best Audiophile Turntable of the Year

“It is easy to see why the Debut Carbon EVO is one of the most popular turntables in this competitive price range. Its attractive chassis and wide variety of color combinations will make for a nice-looking setup, to be sure… More importantly, it sounds great, as its clean aesthetics carry over to a very clean and balanced midrange with just a touch of sonic warmth.” –Brian Kahn, Future Audiophile

Best Audiophile Integrated Amp of 2023 – Runner-Up

Pro-Ject MaiA DS3 Integrated Amplifier

“People think of Pro-Ject for just turntables, but they need to look deeper into the line for products like this audiophile gem.” –Future Audiophile Gear of the Year Awards 

Pro-Ject MaiA DS3 - Future Audiophile Best Audiophile Integrated Amplifier of the Year

“As I mentioned earlier, if you are looking for an integrated amplifier priced around $1500, you have a plethora of options. The beauty of the Pro-Ject MaiA DS3 is that it includes all the inputs, outputs, and functions of a full-sized integrated amplifier in a compact package. Combine it with speakers… and you will have a near reference-quality system for far less than estate-level cost.” –Steven Stone, Future Audiophile