Where there is vinyl, you need turntables to play the vinyl. Pro-Ject has emerged as one of the strongest brand of modern hi-quality turntables.
Audiophile “Best Buy” turntable
Turntable innovation for vinyl starters with class-leading sound quality!
A quiet-running synchronous motor with silicone belt is driving a low-resonance platter made from laminated particle board. A new motor control with DC power supply minimizes 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 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.
About the Craze of Vinyl
People thought these are long dead and world is moving towards digital - and they were wrong!
Vinyl and record sale was declining from 80’s to dawn of 20th century, but vinyl was down but not out. And there were audiophiles who used to swear by the sonic superiority of vinyl. CD is digital which approximates the sound in 0 & 1’s . Many listeners find digital sound is lifeless and crave for the analogue sound made by records. Some listeners crave for the physical experience of playing the record, handling the big cover, appreciating artwork, keeping the needle on platter – even the experience of setting the turntable and cleaning the records!
More and more listeners started realising this the Resurgence of vinyl and turntables become big phenomenon in 21st century.
Pro-Ject Audio Systems was founded by Heinz Lichtenegger 1990 in Vienna, with the idea that analogue playback is the most cost effective way to listen to music
of audiophile quality. Inspired by the concept of supporting analogue in the face of the digital onslaught, Pro-Ject Audio Systems became one of
the most powerful driving forces in reinventing analogue turntables for the hi-fi market. Today Pro-Ject audio Systems is the world leader in
the manufacture of quality hi-fi turntables, as turntables are once again accepted as a must-have for every concerned music lover. Pro-Ject Audio Systems’ products
are exported to almost 80 countries worldwide and is the recipient of nearly every award in the audio industry.
Cartridge – Ortofon OM 5E
Cartridge limits the performance of turntable and a lot of budget turntables save cost by using cheap cartridges. Not with Pro-Ject – it is pre- fitted with premium Ortofon OM5E cartridge – itself costing around 7000 Rs in international markets!
Ortofon is a Danish origin manufacturer of electronic audio equipment. It is world's largest producer of magnetic cartridges selling almost half a million cartridges annually.
The OM 5E is a magnetic cartridge (MM) with an elliptical shaped stylus that provides balanced and distortion-free playback for general purpose applications.
If your tonearm has a standard headshell or a cartridge mount, then step up to optimal sound reproduction with OM’s. A glance at anyone of these cartridges will reveal Ortofon's answer to perfect tonearm matching. Ingeniously tucked into the top of the mounting bracket is a tiny, removable weight-plate. The weight plate can be removed to reduce the weight. With Pro-Ject turntables Ortofon cartridges are pre-fitted with best configuration and balancing!
Technical specifications Pro-Ject Essential II / Pro-Ject 8.6
Nominal speeds - 33/45 r.p.m.
Speed variance - 33: ±0,80% 45: ±0,70%
Wow and flutter - 33: ±0,29% 45: ±0,27%
Signal to noise - 65dB
Effective tonearm mass - 8,0g
Effective tonearm length - 8.6" (218.5mm)
Overhang - 22.0mm
Power consumption - 4.5W
Outboard power supply - 15V/500mA DC
Dimensions (W x H x D) - 420 x 112 x 330mm
Weight - 4.0kg
Dimensions packaging (W x H x D) - 488 x 235 x 393mm
Weight incl. packaging 6kg
Technical specifications MM-Cartridge Ortofon OM 5E
Frequency range 20-25.000Hz
Channel separation 22dB/1kHz
Output voltage 4mV
Recommended load impedance 47kohms/amplifier connection – MM-input
Compliance/stylus type 20µm/mN – elliptical
Recommended tracking force 17,5mN