Essential II USB
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The Pro-ject Essential II with Ortofon OM 5E Cartridge provides class-leading sound quality in an innovative turntable made for vinyl enthusiast. In a classic case of form following function, the Essential II offers effortless style through its pared down minimalism.
Unlike many other turntables around this price, the Essential II has all the elements of a proper hi-fi turntable, just at a lower price. Essential in both name and nature, the Pro-Ject Essential II has everything you need to enjoy your records.
The Pro-Ject Essential II USB is an entry level turntable that blows you away with its clarity and features that are mostly found in higher level turntables. Vinyl enthusiasts can enjoy their collection of vinyl records at crisp and crystal clear sound clarity on this immaculate looking turntable. Vinyl LPs revolve smoothly while the Ortofon OM-5e moving-magnet cartridge glides to provide superior tracking ability and resonance reduction.The ones looking for a decent turntable to play their vinyl LPs are in for a treat as this turntable provides far more than expectations from an entry level turntable. Pro-Ject has dexterously designed the Pro-Ject Essential II USB turntable to please the eyes as well as the ears.
The low-resonance MDF platter spins on a precision axle and bearing that minimize friction for smooth, silent rotation and it’s stiff, lightweight chassis rests on shock absorbing feet that help resist external vibration. This makes the body of The Pro-Ject Essential II USB turntable far more superior than any other entry level turntables.One of the major factors that Pro-Ject audio kept in mind while designing the Pro-Ject Essential II is that assembling it should be a hassle-free task. User friendliness is what Pro-Ject Audio aimed for and it has achieved so quiet successfully. Setting up the Pro-Ject Essential II USB turntable takes a few minutes as it comes out of the box virtually ready to play. It has a pre-matched, factory mounted phono cartridge and tonearm which takes the guesswork out of installation. All it takes is a few simple steps to dial in key settings like tracking force and anti-skating which hardly takes a couple of minutes.
Just because the Pro-Ject Essential II turntable is so user-friendly, it doesn’t mean it’s not crafted for serious sound. The Pro-Ject Essential II turntable runs on a DC motor over a belt drive made of silicone belt for ultra-quiet operation. In addition to that it has a chrome plated stainless steel axle that rests on a polished steel bearing in a bronze housing for low wow-and-flutter and speed accuracy. For enhanced performance, the Pro-Ject Essential II USB turntable has a single-piece fixed headshell 8.6" tonearm features hardened stainless steel bearings and rigid aluminium tube to provide superb tracking and resonance reduction. The tonearm comes factory fitted with an Ortofon OM5e moving magnet phono cartridge.
That’s not it, the Pro-Ject Essential II USB turntable is packed with unbelievable features such as the built-in MM phono preamplifier that allows direct connection of the turntable to a receiver, a preamplifier or an integrated amplifier’s auxiliary input for analog recording playback. This extra-ordinary turntable also has an analog-to-digital converter with USB connectivity. The Pro-Ject Essential II USB turntable also includes chassis-fitted RCA interconnect jacks and comes with a 1.0 meter stereo RCA cable, a 1.5 meter USB cable, a 3.5mm mini-jack adapter, and a dust cover.
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