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Pro-Ject Essential II

Turntable with Ortofon OM 5E Cartridge

Regular Price: $329.00

Special Price: $249.00


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Regular Price: $329.00

Special Price $249.00

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Pro-Ject Essential II Details

Pro-Ject Essential II Turntable with Cartridge: Class-leading sound quality

Pro-Ject Partner

  • 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-inch aluminum tonearm with sapphire bearings
  • Ortofon OM5e cartridge, pre-mounted
  • Pre-mounted gold-plated RCA interconnect cable
  • Special turntable feet for effective decoupling
"Pro-Ject has done it again. The Essential II is a frill-free entry-level product that gets all the basics spot-on. It’s easy to set-up and even easier to enjoy. It makes listening to records fun, and we can’t ask much more than that. "
    What Hi-Fi?

The Pro-Ject Essential II turntable features a quiet-running synchronous motor with silicone belt, which drives a low-resonance MDF platter. A new motor control with DC power supply effectively minimizes unwanted vibration. 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. The Essential II utilizes a straight 8.6-inch tonearm design made from a single piece of aluminum with sapphire bearings, which offers a far better “plug & play” solution than its predecessor. Special feet effectively decouple the turntable from the surface.

The Essential II comes with a great performing Ortofon OM5e cartridge pre-mounted, so right off the bat you’ll have everything you need to enjoy your records.

Additional Information

Name Pro-Ject Essential II
Sub Title Turntable with Ortofon OM 5E Cartridge
Manufacturer Pro-Ject
Manufacturer Part# Essential II

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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 tonearmmass: 8.0gr
counterweight for mass: 3 - 5.5g (included)
tracking force range: 0 - 25mn (OM5 18mn recommended)
included accessory: power supply, dust cover
Power consumption: 4.5 watts
dimensions (WxHxD): 420 x 112 x 330mm (16.5" x 4.4" x 13")
weight: 4.0 kg, 8.4 lbs.

What's in the Box
Turntable (tonearm and cartridge installed)
AC power supply (w/ attached 6.5' DC cord)
3 AC plug adapters (US/UK/EU)
MDF platter
Drive belt
Felt mat
45 RPM adapter
Anti-skate weight
Counter weight
Dust cover
Plastic hook-tool
Instructions For Use
Two-Point Cartridge Alignment Protractor