Pro-Ject ESSENTIAL 2 (Black) is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 150.
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Pro-Ject ESSENTIAL 2 (Black)

Turntable
£9 .95 RRP £149 .95
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For purchases over £500, you can settle the balance in 6 months, and in 10 months on purchases over £1000 and pay no interest whatsoever. If you settle part of your loan in the deferral period you won’t pay interest on that part. You can still pay off the loan sooner if you make additional payments. If you’d rather spread the cost over 36 months, you can set up a loan repayment plan when the payment-free period comes to an end at 19.9% APR representative. 19.9% interest. A one-off settlement fee of £29 will be applied. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. Richer Sounds Limited acts as a credit broker and not the lender. Barclays Partner Finance acts as the lender. Click for eligibility criteria or to Find out more.

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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.
Features
Auto/Manual
Manual
Belt Drive/Direct Drive
Belt Drive
Speeds
33/45
Dimensions
Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
420 x 112 x 330
Weight
Weight (KG)
4
Accessories
Cartridge Included
Yes - Ortofon OM5e - MM
Replacement Stylus Code
Stylus 5E
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A proper turntable. If you after a bargain, then look no further. Great value for money. Yes you will need a separate phone stage. Or a good amp with one built in. But for £179 you will struggle to get a better sound. A worth while upgrade.(Unless you love static) The Pro-Ject Audio Systems PS1940775011 IT Cork Turntable Mat.
Date published: 2018-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing entry level turntable. It is pretty clear why this turntable recieved a 'product of the year' award in 2015. The best entry level turntable money can buy.
Date published: 2018-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 10/10 Quality/Price I bought this 3 months ago and couldn´t be happier. You won´t find a better turntable at this price! Easy to set-up and great sound overall.
Date published: 2018-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic sound! Time to upgrade my daughters cheap, nasty sounding turntable. Was recommended Pro-Ject III by a friend. Richersounds had a special deal on the Pro-Ject II and recommend this as it fell within our budget. The sound and quality is unbelievable! My husband is now very jealous and wants to get one! Thank you Richersounds!
Date published: 2018-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great turntable Easy to set up, and sound is crystal clear. Recommend!
Date published: 2018-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Project turntable Bought this at richersounds in Newcastle and was given the best advice. Getting it setup and ready to use was very easy. I'm more than impressed with how it's playing my records old and new. Would definitely recommend as a place to start.
Date published: 2018-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lifts up vinyl quality Bought this as wanted better sound quality than was getting with my vintage turntable. Breeze to set up mostly, only fiddly bit was the anti skating weight, wire could do with being easier to see, its nearly invisible. Looks great and the sound is miles better. I can hear instruments on my vinyl i never knew were there before. Turntable comes with a felt mat but swapped it for a good cork one and that made it even better. The turntable is a bit on the light side, but at this money its a no-brainer. If you're looking to buy a great sounding turntable with no frills just great sound this is the one for you. PS carried it to the car for me which as a disabled customer was nice.
Date published: 2018-02-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from First turntable I have bought in 30 years A really excellent turntable with fantastic sound. Old records seems to have a new life. All in all a fantastic bit of kit. The only (minor) downside is that the external belt drive takes a bit of getting used to - the first few times I took off a record the belt came with it.
Date published: 2018-02-14
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Buy now, pay later available in-store or by phone, on items over £500

We offer 6 and 10-month options.

Call your local store or our telesales team for details

For purchases over £500, you can settle the balance in 6 months, and in 10 months on purchases over £1000 and pay no interest whatsoever. If you settle part of your loan in the deferral period you won’t pay interest on that part. You can still pay off the loan sooner if you make additional payments. If you’d rather spread the cost over 36 months, you can set up a loan repayment plan when the payment-free period comes to an end at 19.9% APR representative. 19.9% interest. A one-off settlement fee of £29 will be applied. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. Richer Sounds Limited acts as a credit broker and not the lender. Barclays Partner Finance acts as the lender. Click for eligibility criteria or to Find out more.