PRO-JECT Essential II turntable with Ortofon OM5E cartridge

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Sometimes, you don't need frills. You don't need all the bells and whistles. It's not about flashy designs, unnecessary innovations or reinventing the wheel. Sometimes, you just need the essentials, done right.

Our first Essential turntable was released just for this purpose. It was the 'everything you need, nothing you don't' turntable. And now we've updated it for even easier use and better performance with the Pro-Ject Essential II.

The Pro-Ject Essential II is part of the brand's class-leading budget line that pairs turntable innovation with affordability.

The Essential II turntable utilises a quiet-running synchronous motor with a silicone belt to drive its low-resonance MDF platter. Upgraded from its predecessor, this turntable features a DC power supply that effectively minimises vibration. The main platter bearing consists of a stainless steel spindle consists of a stainless steel spindle and bronze brushing, with a Teflon bottom to secure low friction.

The main chassis is made from stiff, lightweight particle board. Utilising a straight 8,6“ aluminium tonearm design made from a single piece of aluminium with sapphire bearings, the Essential II is a far better "plug & play“ solution than it‘s predecessor. It also features upgraded feet for enhanced decoupling.

While the Essential line doesn't aim to reinvent the wheel, it does provide what is necessary to enjoy your vinyl at an excellent quality with ease for a reasonable price. With a long list of features, great build quality and high fidelity sound, it's the ideal budget turntable for any listener.

Also available with a built-in phono preamplifier and USB connection. 

• Belt drive with silicone belt  

• Low vibration synchronous motor  

• Integrated motor control with DC power supply for silent running  

• Main platter bearing made from stainless steel with Teflon bottom  

• 8,6” aluminium tonearm with sapphire bearings  

• Pre-mounted gold-plated RCA interconnect cable  

• Upgraded feet for effective decoupling 



Technical data

Pro-Ject Essential

Fitted cartridge Ortofon OM 5E
Amplifier connection MM-input
Nominal speeds 33 / 45
Dust cover yes
Tonearm Pro-Ject 8.6
Effective tonearm length 8,6 " (218,5mm)
Effective tonearm mass 8.0g
Overhang 22mm
Downforce range 0 - 25mN
Speed variance 33:±1.4 %  45:0.25%
Wow and flutter ±0.12 %
Signal to noise -65dB
Platter weight/diameter 0,8kg/300mm
Power consumption 4.5W
Dimensions (lid open) 420 x 365 x 390mm
Dimensions (lid closed) 420 x 112 x 330mm
Weight 4.0kg
Dimensions (W x H x D)


Product Info

User Manual


Shipping Weight 6.0000kg
Shipping Width 0.490m
Shipping Height 0.250m
Shipping Length 0.400m

1 Year Warranty

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