I have the Debut Carbon Esprit. First of all, I have Zero hum, never did as I grounded the turntable as the set up instructions state. Second, the arm on the debuted Carbon is fine and can handle the Ortofon 2m Black. I am currently running that on my system right now. It pulls every detail I can hear with my 54 year old ears out of my record albums. It sometime pulls too much and I have replaced albums with new reiss.ues or pristine Japanese pressings becauShe of the 2M black's accuracy....but the 2m Black is for another thread debate on another day. As for the turntable I love it and it satisfy my needs for my listening preferences...I tell my friends that I cannot justify spending money on Audio equipment that's going to produce a degree of sound only my dog can distinguish. I can buy a lot more albums with the cash I save on a more expensive piece of Hardware that produces sounds I cannot hear and enjoy.