Pro-Ject Essential II USB Turntable

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Pro-Ject Essential II USB Turntable

The Essential functions as Pro-Ject's entry point to the world of USB based turntables. Featuring a Pro-Ject 8.6 UniPivot tonearm factory fitted with an Ortofon OM 3E moving magnet phono cartridge, the Essential Phono USB delivers excellent sound quality at a reasonable price and the ability to make digital files from your vinyl records. A resonance-optimized particleboard plinth vibration. A quiet running synchronous motor with a two-step pulley drives the platter’s outside edge via a precision silicon belt. The Essential Phono USB incorporates a chrome plated stainless steel axle that rests on polished steel bearing in a bronze housing for low wow-and-flutter and speed accuracy. A single-piece fixed headshell 8.6" tonearm features hardened stainless steel bearings and rigid aluminum tube to provide superb tracking and resonance reduction. Accurate adjustment cartridge azimuth is easily accomplished. Another unique feature of the Essential Phone USB is the addition of a built-in MM phono preamplifier and Analog to Digital converter with USB connectivity. The phono preamp allows for direct connection of the Essential Phono USB to a preamplifier, receiver or integrated amplifier’s auxiliary input for analog recording playback (fixed RCA interconnect cables are provided). Additionally, the Essential Phono USB allows for high-quality transfer of your vinyl record collection into the digital file format of your choice. Requires music-recording software (not supplied). For use with Windows®, MacOS® and Linux®. Chassis fitted RCA interconnect jacks, 1 meter stereo RCA cable, 1.5 meter USB cable and 3.5mm mini-jack adapter included. Dust cover provided.


TURNTABLE - TONEARM Fitted Phono Cartridge Ortofon OMB 3E
Nominal Speeds 33 / 45
Tonearm Pro-Ject 8.6 Uni-Pivot
Effective Tonearm Length 8.6" (218.5 mm)
Effective Tonearm Mass 8.9g
Overhang 18.5mm
Supplied Counterweight Cartridge Weight 4-9 g
Optional Counterweight Cartridge Weight 8-15 g
Down Force Range 10-30nM
Speed Variance ±1.5%
Wow and Flutter ±0.25%
Signal to Noise -65dB
Platter Weight 0.8kg
Platter Diameter 300 mm
Power Consumption 2W
Dimensions WHD (Lid Closed) 16.4 x 4.4 x 13.2 in. / 415 x 112 x 335 mm
Dimensions WHD (Lid Open) 16.4 x 14.4 x 15.4 in. / 415 x 365 x 390
Weight 8.2lbs., 3.7kg
Finish Matte Red, White or Black

THD 0.005%
Input Impedance 47k ohms/100pf
Power Consumption 16V/40mA ACGain32dB
Output Voltage 160mV/1kHz at 4mV/1kHz
RIAA Equalization > 0.5dB, 20Hz-20kHz
USB Output Digital Serial Data Protocol USB 1.1