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

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.

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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

Free UK delivery

Next day delivery and timed options available for online purchases of selected products. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later 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

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 / trace in discounts.
T&Cs apply

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

"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

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 5* Fantastic service from Richer Sounds. The turntable has been excellent so far and is a massive improvement on my previous setup.
Date published: 2017-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Project Awesome excellent sound quality low price, easy set up pleasure to use.
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Being taken for a spin... Early days yet, but I'm loving the simplicity of this deck, and the great sound as I go back through those vinyl canyons. Fairly easy to set up and then use. The belt around the turntable is easy to accidentally knock off. Otherwise, all great
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic turntable I bought this from Richer Sounds in Newcastle as an upgrade. I had to watch a video on how to setup but that made it all the more fun. Great sounds quality.
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent starter deck. Easy to set up, sounds good, great deck to listen to my vinyl on again.
Date published: 2017-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great turntable I bought this a few weeks ago and I am really pleased. I was worried about the exposed belt because some people say it can fall off easily, it hasn’t fallen off once. Very easy to set up
Date published: 2017-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features, price and after sales. If you’re looking for top quality at an affordable price then this is for you, cartridge alone is £50! With Pro-Jects’ top quality build, increadible reliability and great looks and with the guys at Richer Sounds knowledge, experience and great advice, you will be in safe hands. All this for under £200, bargain of the century . Oh, and to top it all....6 year guarantee.
Date published: 2017-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice turntable I bought the pro-ject Essential II a couple of weeks ago and connected it to my Arcam AVR300 via a Pro-ject PhonoBox MM. I'm bowled over by the vinyl sound. I did an a/b test comparing a record with a digital version and the sound from the turntable was much nicer - less harsh and brittle and more three dimensional. I have since fitted an OM10 stylus which effectively upgrades the OM5e cartridge supplied with the turntable. The sound is now even more revealing. The Essential II is a lovely piece of kit and the quality achieved with it is much better than the price would suggest. Highly recommended though be prepared to spend lots of money on vinyl as a result!
Date published: 2017-10-13
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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

Free UK delivery

Next day delivery and timed options available for online purchases of selected products. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later 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

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 / trace in discounts.
T&Cs apply

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

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