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Project Essential II Phono Digital Optical Turntable inc. Lid and cartridge

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Project Essential 2 Phono Digital Optical Turntable inc. cartridge and Perspex Dust Cover.

The multi-award winning Essential II turntable from Pro-Ject has been a huge success since its launch back in 2013. The simplistic yet elegant design built on solid hi-fi principles have delivered a great turntable at an affordable price. But now Pro-Ject have taken their own traditional design, and completely revolutionised it to accommodate the needs of the vinyl listener.

The Essential II Digital aims to be the first turntable that can be connected straight out of the box to any modern hi-fi system. The brand new integrated phono stage gives users the option between an analogue line level output or a 24-bit/96kHz digital Optical output. The Optical output uses a high quality Analogue-Digital Converter (ADC) to send a clean, uninterrupted signal to any digital hub. So whether listening to music through a soundbar, an AV receiver, a DAC, a digital pre-amplifier or a multi-room system with different input options - the Essential II Digital should fit in flawlessly. The analogue output uses a phono stage based upon Pro-Ject's iconic Phono Box design to deliver a brilliant performance from the fitted Ortofon cartridge.

The Essential II Digital further stands out from those around it thanks to the new black and white high-gloss paint finishes, and the "Digital" logo emblazoned on the plinth. It also boasts all the pre-existing features that have made the Essential II an international award winner. The 8.6" aluminium tonearm, heavy MDF platter and low-voltage motor with perimeter belt drive make a winning combination; while the Ortofon OM5E is the perfect cartridge to get instant gratification from your vinyl collection.


Key Features:

Ideal for connection to multiroom systems (SONOS, HEOS etc) or TVs, soundbars and portable audio
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
Factory fitted Ortofon OM5e cartridge
Built in phono stage based on Phono Box design
Optical output
Special turntable feet for effective decoupling
Lid & felt mat included

Technical Data:

Output: RCA or Optical 
Nominal Speeds: 33/45 rpm 
Speed Variance: 0.12% 
Wow & Flutter: 33: 0.14% 45: 0.25%
Noise Floor:: >73dB 
Effective Tonearm Length: 8.6" (218.5mm) 
Effective Tonearm Mass: 8.0gr
Overhang: 22.0mm 
Tracking Force Range: 0 - 25mn 
Pre-Fitted Cartridge: Ortofon OM5e
Optical Output: 24/96kHz 
Power Consumption: 4.5W 
Power Supply: 15v/500mA DC 
Dimensions (W x H x D): 420 x 112 x 330mm 
Weight: 4kg