Project ESSENTIAL 2 (Black)

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"An excellent entry-level turntable that gets all the basics spot-on. It makes listening to records fun, and we can't ask for more than that." What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision magazine. Best turntable up to £400, 2015 Awards

Genuine hi-fi turntable

Unlike many other turntables around this price, the Pro-Ject Essential 2 has all the elements of a proper hi-fi turntable - just at a lower price. The deck has a new motor control making it quieter and minimises unwanted vibrations. The main bearing is made from stainless steel and runs within a bronze bushing with a Teflon coating. This type of build integrity is usually reserved for much more expensive designs and gives the Essential 2 a remarkable precision of sound.

Single piece aluminium tone-arm
Continuing its hi-fi credentials, the Pro-Ject Essential II is supplied with a good quality tone-arm. Made from a single piece of aluminium, it's both light and rigid. The more rigid the more precisely it tracks, making listening to your records a more involving experience. For long-lasting quality, the tone-arm is fitted with sapphire bearings.

Factory-fitted Ortofon cartridge
The final flourish to this turntable is the inclusion of an Ortofon OM5e cartridge. Usually valued at over £50 on its own, it's a fantastic bonus to have this bundled in with the turntable. Its elliptical shaped stylus provides a balanced and distortion-free sound that's also kind to your records in terms of its low wear rate.

A design classic
In a classic case of form following function, the Project Essential 2 offers effortless style through its pared down minimalism. To emphasize the style statement, you can now order the Essential 2 in red or white as well as the more traditional black.

Essential in both name and nature, the Pro-Ject Essential 2 has everything you need to enjoy your records.

We'll happily come to you!

Our experienced advisors are able to visit you at your home or place of work today, to help select the right equipment at the best prices.

6 Year Guarantee included What you get

Full parts and labour cover
If your unit goes wrong we'll fix it. No quibbles and no fuss. (Excludes projector bulbs)

Like for like machine replacement if unit is unrepairable
If, for any reason, we are unable to repair your unit, we'll replace it. Naturally, models do change, so while we can't guarantee that it will be the same model, we do guarantee that it will have equivalent specifications

Our VIP club is completely FREE for ALL customers and comprises a fantastic set of privileges. Sign up instantly in-store or online

Lowest price guaranteed! We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
T&Cs apply

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500 For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Find out more

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

"An excellent entry-level turntable that gets all the basics spot-on. It makes listening to records fun, and we can't ask for more than that." What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision magazine. Best turntable up to £400, 2015 Awards

Genuine hi-fi turntable

Unlike many other turntables around this price, the Pro-Ject Essential 2 has all the elements of a proper hi-fi turntable - just at a lower price. The deck has a new motor control making it quieter and minimises unwanted vibrations. The main bearing is made from stainless steel and runs within a bronze bushing with a Teflon coating. This type of build integrity is usually reserved for much more expensive designs and gives the Essential 2 a remarkable precision of sound.

Single piece aluminium tone-arm
Continuing its hi-fi credentials, the Pro-Ject Essential II is supplied with a good quality tone-arm. Made from a single piece of aluminium, it's both light and rigid. The more rigid the more precisely it tracks, making listening to your records a more involving experience. For long-lasting quality, the tone-arm is fitted with sapphire bearings.

Factory-fitted Ortofon cartridge
The final flourish to this turntable is the inclusion of an Ortofon OM5e cartridge. Usually valued at over £50 on its own, it's a fantastic bonus to have this bundled in with the turntable. Its elliptical shaped stylus provides a balanced and distortion-free sound that's also kind to your records in terms of its low wear rate.

A design classic
In a classic case of form following function, the Project Essential 2 offers effortless style through its pared down minimalism. To emphasize the style statement, you can now order the Essential 2 in red or white as well as the more traditional black.

Essential in both name and nature, the Pro-Ject Essential 2 has everything you need to enjoy your records.
More Information
Auto/Manual manual
Belt Drive/Direct Drive belt_drive
Cartridge Included? Yes - MM
Dimensions WxDxH 420 x 330 x 112
Dimensions WxHxD (mm) 420 x 112 x 330
Phono Input No
Power Consumption- Normal Use 4.5
Replacement Stylus Code Stylus 5E
Speeds 33 / 45
USB Output No
Weight (KG) 4
Brand Project
Colour Black
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Project turntable Excellent entry level turntable Punches above it's weight
Date published: 2018-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Project turntable An excellent purchase giving crystal clear sound at a reasonable price.
Date published: 2018-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressive for the price I replaced a very budget turntable with this, and was very impressed with the difference in quality, both in terms of the build and sound quality of the Pro-Ject turntable, for the relatively modest increase in price.
Date published: 2018-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ideal return to vinyl My wife bought this for my Xmas, it makes a return to vinyl after a 25 year break. And have been so impressed. After taking time to setup the turntable accurately the ease of use is spot-on. It goes without the saying the sound produced, when listened next to a CD or mp3, is much fuller. I've run through a Pro-ject preamp, through a Yamaha AV Receiver and out through B&W 601 stand-mounted. I've rekindled my love of Queen Live, re-found Beach Boys Pet Sounds album and launched into a discovery of LCD Sound System and Rag n Bone Man. Loving the Pro-ject.
Date published: 2018-01-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just right Bought this for my son for Christmas, as specified by him. Very happy with the purchase, fairly easy to assemble and good quality all round
Date published: 2018-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great turntable, great value Relatively easy to set up since comes pre-calibrated. Easy to use and sounds great!
Date published: 2018-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A bit of a belter This is an amazing turntable for the money. It looks good but sounds really, really good and that is what really matters. Folks new to turntables may find the setup a bit fiddly and the drive belt is a bit vulnerable and may get knocked off now and again but these are minor issues. I bought it to play my old vinyl again but am so pleased I might even buy some new ones.
Date published: 2018-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific kit Delighted with the sound, impressed with the build quality, and pleased I managed to set it up correctly - so far, so good! Wish the belt was more substantial, but glad to know spare parts are readily available and I can expect a modest purchase to last a good few years! Happy New Year!!
Date published: 2017-12-30
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SAVE

£

60

We'll happily come to you!

Our experienced advisors are able to visit you at your home or place of work today, to help select the right equipment at the best prices.

6 Year Guarantee included What you get

Full parts and labour cover
If your unit goes wrong we'll fix it. No quibbles and no fuss. (Excludes projector bulbs)

Like for like machine replacement if unit is unrepairable
If, for any reason, we are unable to repair your unit, we'll replace it. Naturally, models do change, so while we can't guarantee that it will be the same model, we do guarantee that it will have equivalent specifications

Our VIP club is completely FREE for ALL customers and comprises a fantastic set of privileges. Sign up instantly in-store or online

Lowest price guaranteed! We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
T&Cs apply

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500 For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Find out more

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details