Pro-Ject Essential II Turntable

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  • Regular price $299.00

The Essential functions as the entry point to the esteemed range of turntables by Pro-Ject Audio Systems. Featuring a Pro-Ject 8.6 UniPivot tonearm factory fitted with an Ortofon OM 3E moving magnet phono cartridge, the Essential delivers excellent sound quality at a reasonable price. A resonance-optimized particleboard plinth with three-point rubber feet and MDF platter with felt mat resist unwanted vibration. A quiet running synchronous motor with a two-step pulley drives the platter's outside edge via a precision silicon belt. The Essential 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. Fixed RCA interconnect cable included for easy connection. Dust cover provided.


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