Pro-Ject Essential II Phono USB

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The new Essential 2 with USB connectivity and integrated phono stage!

A quiet-running synchronous motor with silicone belt is driving a low-resonance platter made from MDF. A new motor control with DC power supply minimises unwanted vibration effectively. The main platter bearing consists of stainless steel spindle and bronze bushing with Teflon bottom to secure low friction. The main chassis is made from lightweight, but very stiff particle board.

Essential II Phono USB utilises a straight 8.6" aluminium tonearm design made from a single piece of aluminium with sapphire bearings, which offers a far better "plug & play" solution, than it‘s predecessor. Special feet effectively decouples the turntable from the surface.

Because Essential II Phono USB comes with pre-mounted cartridge and built-in phono preamplifier with USB output, connection to both line-level input of your hifi system and PC/Mac easily can be used simultaneously! Open-Source recording software Audacity® is not based on a specific platform, is available for free and the perfect solution for recording and processing of your audio data.

Key Features:

  • Belt drive with silicone belt
  • Low vibration synchronous motor
  • Integrated motor control with DC power supply secures silent running
  • Main platter bearing made from stainless steel runs in bronze bushing with Teflon bottom
  • 8.6" aluminium tonearm with sapphire bearings
  • Ortofon OM5e cartridge, pre-mounted
  • Pre-mounted gold-plated RCA interconnect cable
  • Built-in MM phono stage
  • Connections: line-level RCA to amp & USB to PC/Mac (simultaneously)
  • Special turntable feet for effective decoupling
  • Colour options: Black

Technical Data:

  • speed: 33, 45 (manual speed change)
  • principle: belt drive
  • Speed variance: 33: 0.14% 45: 0.25%
  • Wow & flutter: 0.12%
  • platter: 300mm MDF with felt mat (0.8kg)
  • main bearing: stainless steel
  • tonearm: 8.6" aluminium
  • effective arm length: 218.5 mm
  • overhang: 22.0mm
  • effective tonearm mass: 8.0g
  • counterweight for mass: 3 - 5.5g (included)
  • tracking force range: 0 - 25mn (OM5 18mn recommended)
  • included accessory: power supply, dust cover
  • Power consumption: 7 watts
  • dimensions: 420 x 112 x 330mm (WxHxD)
  • weight: 4.1 kg net

MPN: Essential II Phono USB
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What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision's '5 Stars' award

, October 2013

Best turntable up to £400, Awards 2014. 5 / 5.

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