Pro-Ject Essential II Turntable - Black - B Grade (036179)
One small dent / chip on front left bottom of turntable, shown in picture below. Otherwise turntable looks perfect.
"An excellent entry-level turntable that gets all the basics spot-on. It makes listening to records fun, and we can't ask for more than that." What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision magazine. Best turntable up to £400, 2015 Awards
Genuine hi-fi turntable
Unlike many other turntables around this price, the Pro-Ject Essential 2 has all the elements of a proper hi-fi turntable - just at a lower price. The deck has a new motor control making it quieter and minimises unwanted vibrations. 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 a remarkable precision of sound.
Single piece aluminium tone-arm
Continuing its hi-fi credentials, the Pro-Ject Essential II is supplied with a good quality tone-arm. Made from a single piece of aluminium, it's both light and rigid. The more rigid the more precisely it tracks, making listening to your 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 on its own, 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.
A design classic
In a classic case of form following function, the Project Essential 2 offers effortless style through its pared down minimalism. To emphasize the style statement, you can now order the Essential 2 in red or white as well as the more traditional black.
Essential in both name and nature, the Pro-Ject Essential 2 has everything you need to enjoy your records.
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Belt Drive/Direct Drive belt_drive
Cartridge Included? Yes - Ortofon OM5e - MM
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 420 x 330 x 112
Dimensions WxHxD (mm) 420 x 112 x 330
Phono Input No
Replacement Stylus Code Stylus 5E
Unit Dimensions (WxDxH) 420 x 330 x 112
USB Output No
Weight (KG) 4