Pro-Ject Essential II Phono USB


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Crafted for serious sound

  • Pro-Ject’s minimalist design philosophy focuses squarely on the features that benefit performance ? no unnecessary bells and whistles here. The Essential II Phono USB’s stiff, lightweight chassis rests on shock absorbing feet that help resist external vibration. Its low-resonance MDF platter spins on a precision axle and bearing that minimize friction for smooth, silent rotation. The turntable’s tried-and-true belt-drive system uses a silicone belt to isolate motor vibration and prevent noise from being transmitted through to your amp and speakers. A newly designed motor control with a DC power supply further minimizes unwanted vibration. And last but not least, the Essential II Phono USB’s rigid one-piece aluminum tonearm, with low-friction sapphire bearings and an Ortofon OM-5e moving-magnet cartridge provides, superior tracking ability and resonance reduction.

Enjoy the rich sound of vinyl without the hassle

  • Pro-Ject knows that turntable setup can be a challenge for the novice. That’s why the Essential II Phono USB comes out of the box virtually ready to play. Its pre-matched, factory-mounted phono cartridge and tonearm take the guesswork out of installation, and give you optimized sound quality with minimal effort. A few simple steps to dial in key settings like tracking force and anti-skating are all it takes to get this ‘table primed and ready to deliver spacious, detailed music.


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The main platter bearing consists of a stainless steel spindle consists of a stainless steel spindle and bronze brushing, with a Teflon bottom to secure low friction.

The main chassis is made from stiff, lightweight particle board. Utilising a straight 8,6? aluminium tonearm design made from a single piece of aluminium with sapphire bearings, the Essential II Phono USB is a far better “plug & play? solution than it?s predecessor. It also features upgraded feet for enhanced decoupling. Because the Essential II Phono USB comes with a pre-mounted cartridge and built-in phono preamplifier with USB output, connection to both the line-level input of your hifi system and a PC/Mac easily can be used simultaneously with ease.

While the Essential line doesn’t aim to reinvent the wheel, it does provide what is necessary to enjoy your vinyl at an excellent quality with ease for a reasonable price. With a long list of features, great build quality and high fidelity sound, it’s the ideal budget turntable for any listener.

Key Features

  • Belt drive with silicone belt
  • Low vibration synchronous motor
  • Integrated motor control with DC power supply for silent running
  • Main platter bearing made from stainless steel with Teflon bottom
  • 8,6? aluminium tonearm with sapphire bearings
  • Pre-mounted gold-plated RCA interconnect cable
  • Built-in MM phono stage
  • Connections: line-level RCA to amp & USB to PC/Mac (simultaneously)
  • Upgraded feet for effective decoupling
Weight 4000 g
Dimensions 330 × 420 × 112 mm

Speed 33, 45 (manual speed change)
Principle belt drive
Platter 300mm MDF with felt mat (0.8kg)
Effective tonearm mass 8.0gr
Included accessories power supply, dust cover
Power consumption 4.5 watts


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