Pro-ject Audio Essential II Digital Turntable

£249.00 inc. VAT

SKU: E2 Digital Category: Brand:


The multi-award winning Pro-ject Audio Essential II Digital 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 turntable 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 turntable 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.

Added Benefits

The added benefit of optical transmission is that you can run longer cables without the same signal loss you would experience with long RCA leads. So if you want your turntable to sit away from your amplifier while still sounding great, that’s now possible!

The Essential II Digital turntable 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 or TVs, soundbars and portable audio (see below FAQ)
  • 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:

Replacement Stylus:Ortofon 5e Stylus
Pre-Fitted Cartridge:Ortofon OM5e
Output:RCA or Optical
Nominal Speeds:33/45 RPM (Manual)
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
Tracking Force Range:0 – 25mn
Optical Output:24/96kHz
Power Consumption:4.5W
Power Supply:15v/500mA DC
Dimensions (W x H x D):420 x 112 x 330mm

Additional information

Weight4.00000000 kg
Dimensions0.00000000 × 0.00000000 × 0.00000000 cm



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