Pro-Ject Essential II


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  • low-resonance 12″ MDF platter with felt mat to protect records from scratches
  • one-piece aluminum tonearm with sapphire bearings for superior rigidity and low resonance
  • includes pre-mounted Ortofon OM-5E moving magnet cartridge
  • stainless-steel main bearing runs in bronze bushing with Teflon? bottom for smooth, quiet platter rotation
  • stiff, lightweight particle board base with shock absorbing feet
  • low-vibration synchronous motor
  • integrated motor control with DC power supply for silent operation
  • fully manual operation
  • 33-1/3 and 45 rpm speeds (manual speed change)
  • speed variance: 0.14% (at 33-1/3 RPM), 0.25% (at 45 RPM)
  • wow and flutter: 0.12%
  • signal-to-noise ratio: 65dB
  • 39″ fixed RCA cable
  • external power supply reduces likelihood of electro-mechanical interference

Pro-Ject knows that turntable setup can be a challenge for the novice. That’s why the Essential II 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.

Weight 4000 g
Dimensions 330 × 420 × 112 mm

Speed 33, 45 (manual speed change)
Principle Belt drive
Speed variance 33: 0.80% 45: 0.70%
Wow & flutter 33: 0.29% 45: 0.27%
Platter 300 mm particle board with felt mat
Main bearing Stainless steel
Tonearm 8.6”, aluminium
Tracking force range 0 – 25 mN (OM5 18 mN recommended)
Included accessory Power supply, dust cover
Power consumption 4,5 Watts max