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Pro-Ject - Essential II USB Turntable

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Pro-Ject Essential II USB Turntable

The Pro-Ject Essential II USB turntable features a quiet-running synchronous motor with silicone belt driving a low-resonance platter made from MDF. A new motor control with DC power supply minimizes unwanted vibration effectively. The main platter bearing consists of a 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 USB utilizes a straight 8.6" tonearm design made from a single piece of aluminum with sapphire bearings, for a far better plug-and-play solution than its predecessor. Special feet effectively decouple the turntable from the surface.

Because Essential II USB comes with a built-in phono preamp 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 is available for free and the perfect solution for recording and processing of your audio data.


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
Simultaneous line-level RCA & USB connections
Pre-mounted gold-plated RCA interconnect cable
Special turntable feet for effective decoupling


Fitted cartridge: Ortofon OM 5e
Nominal speeds: 33 / 45
Tonearm: aluminum
Effective tonearm length: 8.6"
Effective tonearm mass: 8g
Overhang: 0.73"
Supplied counterweight: 3-5.5g
Downforce range: 0 - 25mN
Speed variance:
33: 0.14%
45: 0.25%
Wow and flutter: 0.12%
Platter: MDF, 11.8"/1.8 lbs.
Power consumption: 4.5W
Dimensions: 16.4" x 4.4" x 13.2"
Weight: 9 lbs

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