PRO-JECT - ESSENTIAL (WHITE)
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Category: Analog Gear, Turntables.
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Pro-Ject Essential Turntable
Pro-Ject's Lowest Priced Turntable Ever
Pro-Ject’s Essential turntable is an ideal entry point to the world of demanding audio reproduction. Featuring a Pro-Ject 8.6 UniPivot tonearm factory fitted with an Ortofon OM 3E moving magnet phono cartridge, the Essential delivers excellent sound quality at an unbeatable price. A resonance-optimized MDF plinth with three-point rubber feet and MDF platter with felt mat eliminate unwanted vibration. A silent synchronous motor with a two-step pulley drives the platter’s outside edge via a precision silicon belt.
"It doesn't matter whether you listen to REM's Automatic for the People or The Sorcerer's Apprentice by Dukas, this little Pro-ject delivers the sound with infectious enthusiasm."
The Essential incorporates a chrome plated stainless steel axle that rests on a polished steel bearing in a bronze housing for minimal wow-and-flutter and speed accuracy. A single-piece fixed headshell 8.6” tonearm features hardened stainless steel bearings and rigid aluminum tube to provide superb tracking and resonance reduction, and enables accurate adjustment of cartridge azimuth with ease. A fixed RCA interconnect cable and dust cover are included.
Fitted cartridge: Ortofon OM 3E
Amplifier connection: MM-input Nominal speeds: 33 / 45
Tonearm: Pro-Ject 8.6up
Effective tonearm length: 8.6”
Effective tonearm mass: 8.9g
Supplied counterweight: 4-9g
Optional counterweight: 8-15g
Downforce range: 10 - 30mN
Speed variance: ±1.5%
Wow and flutter: ±0.25%
Signal to noise: -65dB
Platter weight/diameter: 1.76lbs/11.8”
Power consumption: 2W
Dimensions (lid open, WHD): 16.4”x14.4”x15.4”
Dimensions (lid closed, WHD): 16.4”x4.4”x13.2”
User Manual (PDF, 114 KB)
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