PRO JECT Essential II Phono USB Turntable With Ortofon OM 5E Cartridge

Model: ESIIUMBLK UPC: 9120050438262 Item: 1427

Product Information

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 Phono USB utilizes a straight 8,6“ aluminum 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 decouples the turntable from the surface.  

Because Essential II Phono USB comes with pre-mounted cartridge and built-in phono preamplifier with USB output, connection to both line-level input of your hifi system and PC/Mac easily can be used simultaneously! Open-Source recording software Audacity is not based on a specific platform, is available for free and the perfect solution for recording and processing of your audio data.  


Pro-Ject Audio Essential II USB Turntable Features:

  • 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” aluminium tonearm with sapphire bearings  
  • Ortofon OM5e cartridge, pre-mounted  
  • Pre-mounted gold-plated RCA interconnect cable  
  • Built-in MM phono stage  
  • Connections: line-level RCA to amp & USB to PC/Mac (simultaneously)  
  • Special turntable feet for effective decoupling  


Pro-Ject Audio Essential II USB Turntable Features:

  • Speed: 33, 45 (manual speed change)
  • Principle: belt drive
  • Speed variance: 33: 0,14% 45: 0,25%
  • Wow & flutter: 0,12%
  • Platter: 300mm particle board with felt mat (0,8kg)
  • Main bearing: stainless steel
  • Tonearm: 8,6” aluminium
  • Effective arm length: 218,5 mm
  • Overhang: 22,0mm
  • Effective tonearm mass: 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: 7 watts
  • Dimensions: 420 x 112 x 330mm (WxHxD)
  • Weight: 4,1 kg net