Pro-Ject Essential II Turntable With Ortofon OM5e Cartridge

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Essential II Turntable With Ortofon's OM5e Phono Cartridge - 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 minimzes unwanted vibration effectively. The main platter bearing consists of stainless steelspindle and bronze bushing with Teflon bottom to seccure 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.  


Essential II Turntable Highlights:

  • 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  
  • Special turntable feet for effective decoupling  
  • Colour options: Black, Red, White  


Essential II Turntable Specifications:

  • Speed: 33, 45 (manual speed change)
  • Principle: Belt drive
  • Speed Variance:
    • 33: 0.80%
    • 45: 0.70%
  • Wow & Flutter
    • 33: 0.29%
    • 45: 0.27%
  • Platter: 300mm with felt mat (0.8 kg)
  • Main Bearing: Stainless Steel
  • Effective Arm Length: 218.5mm
  • Overhang: 22.0mm
  • Effective Tonearm Mass: 8.0g
  • Counterweight for Mass: 3-5.5g (included)
  • Tracking Force Range: 0-25mn (OM5 18mn recommended)
  • Included Accessory: Power supply, dust cover
  • Power Consumption: 4.5 watts
  • Dimensions: 420 x 112 x 330mm (W x H x D)
  • Weight: 4.0kg net


OM 5e Phono Cartridge Specifications:

  • Output voltage at 1000 Hz 5cm/sec: 4 mV
  • Channel balance: 2 dB
  • Channel separation at 1 kHz: 22 dB
  • Channel separation at 15 kHz: 15 dB
  • Frequency range at -3 dB: 20-25.000 Hz
  • Frequency response 20-20.000 Hz: +/- 2 dB
  • Tracking ability at 315 Hz at recommended tracking force*: 65 micrometers
  • Compliance, dynamic, lateral: 20 micrometers/mN
  • Stylus type: Elliptical
  • Stylus tip radius: r/R 8/18 micrometers
  • Tracking force range: 1,5-2,0 g (15-20 mN)
  • Tracking force recommended: 1,75 g (17,5 mN)
  • Tracking angle: 20 degrees
  • Internal impedance, DC resistance: 750 Ohm
  • Internal inductance: 450 mH
  • Recommended load impedance: 47 kOhm
  • Cartridge colour, body/stylus: Black/Black
  • Cartridge weight: 5g
  • Replacement stylus unit: Stylus 5 E


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