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Genuine hi-fi turntable
Unlike many other turntables around this price, the Pro-Ject Essential 2 USB is a proper hi-fi turntable - just at a lower price. A new motor control makes the Essential 2 USB quieter and minimises unwanted vibrations, while the main bearing is made from stainless steel and runs within a bronze bushing with a Teflon coating. This type of build integrity is usually reserved for much more expensive designs and gives the Essential 2 USB excellent musical precision.
Thanks to the USB socket, the Essential 2 USB can connect to your PC or laptop, and you can record, via software, straight to your hard drive. From here simply burn on to CD or transfer to your digital music library. Additionally, the Essential 2 USB has a phono stage built-in, meaning that you don't need an amp with one, or a separate phono pre-amp.
Single piece, aluminium tone-arm
Continuing its hi-fi credentials, the Pro-Ject Essential II USB is supplied with a good quality tone-arm made from a single piece of aluminium, making it both light and rigid. The more rigid, the more precisely it tracks, making listening to records a more involving experience. For long-lasting quality, the tone-arm is fitted with sapphire bearings.
Factory-fitted Ortofon cartridge
The final flourish to this turntable is the inclusion of an Ortofon OM5e cartridge. Usually valued at over £50, it's a fantastic bonus to have this bundled in with the turntable. Its elliptical shaped stylus provides a balanced and distortion-free sound that's also kind to your records in terms of its low wear rate.Essential in both name and nature, the Pro-Ject Essential 2 USB has everything you need to enjoy your records.
Ideal for connection to multiroom systems (SONOS, HEOS etc) or TVs, soundbars and portable audio
Perfect solution if only a digital input is available
Belt drive with silicone belt and low vibration motor
8,6” aluminium tonearm with sapphire bearings
Ortofon OM5e cartridge pre-mounted
Built-in phono pre-amplifier with analogue & digital out
Gold-plated RCA interconnect cable included
Special turntable feet for effective decoupling
High-gloss colour o: Black
Drive Method - Belt Drive
Speeds - 33 RPM & 45 RPM
Platter - 300mm particle board with felt mat
Wow and Flutter - 33: 0.29% & 45: 0.27%
Signal-to-Noise Ratio - N/A
Tonearm - 8.6” aluminium tonearm with sapphire bearings
Cartridge - Ortofon OM5e cartridge included
Dimensions (WxHxD) - 16.54" x 4.41" x 12.99"
Weight - 8.82 lbs
Warranty - 1year
Pro-Ject Essential II USB Turntable with OM5E Cartridge (black)