Pro-Ject Essential II  

Audiophile „Best Buy“ turntable  


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open page Specifications       PDF Productinfo [pdf, 773 KB]       PDF User Manual [pdf, 279 KB]       

• 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  


• Dust cover included  


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.  


SRP € 259,00  


Recommended accessories:  



Brush It

Clean It

Spin Clean


Optical accessories:  

Felt mats


Accessories for better sound and for playing 45rpm records:  

Acryl It E

Adapt It

Clamp It

Connect It C line

Cork It

Damp It

Leather It


Recommended phono electronics:  

Phono Box

Phono Box USB


Accessories needed to play 78rpm gramophone records:  

Playing 78rpm gramophone records is not possible with Essential II turntable!  





Hi-Fi Choice 10/2013  

Hi-Fi World 11/2013: "Room filling sound that is very convincing."  

WHAT HI-FI 01/2014: Awards 2013 - best turntable up to £400  

WHAT HI-FI 10/2014: Awards 2014 - best turntable up to £400  


Last update 24.10.2016

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