Project ESSENTIAL 2 Turntable

Project ESSENTIAL 2 (Black)

Turntable

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£179
"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.

6 Year Guarantee included

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

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

Lowest price guaranteed!

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

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

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500

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

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

 Disabled assistance

Richer Sounds are happy to offer FREE delivery on all our products to blind, partially sighted and disabled customers.

Please place orders online, then contact webaftersales@richersounds.com who will advise on how to arrange the refund of your delivery charge
"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.
Auto/Manual manual
Belt Drive/Direct Drive belt_drive
Cartridge Included? Yes - Ortofon OM5e - MM
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 420 x 330 x 112
Dimensions WxHxD (mm) 420 x 112 x 330
Phono Input No
Replacement Stylus Code Stylus 5E
Speeds 33/45
Unit Dimensions (WxDxH) 420 x 330 x 112
USB Output No
Weight (KG) 4
Brand Project
Colour Black
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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6 Year Guarantee included

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

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

Lowest price guaranteed!

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

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

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500

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

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

 Disabled assistance

Richer Sounds are happy to offer FREE delivery on all our products to blind, partially sighted and disabled customers.

Please place orders online, then contact webaftersales@richersounds.com who will advise on how to arrange the refund of your delivery charge