ProJect Essential II Digital Turntable + FREE Vinyl


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Purchase any turntable between £200 and £349 and claim a piece of vinyl from the our current stocklist. Once you’ve made your turntable order, drop us an email.

PLEASE NOTE: STOCK LEVELS FLUCTUATE very rapidly. When selecting a piece of vinyl, please let us know an additional 2nd and 3rd choice, in case your first choice is no longer in stock. Offer excludes pieces over £30 (highlighted in red text). To claim your free vinyl, drop us an email ( once you’ve purchased your turntable to let us know your preferred piece, and then two more should it no longer be in stock. SEE OUR CURRENT STOCKLIST.

The Essential II is designed to be the most versatile turntable available in the entry-level section of the market. A newly developed integrated phono stage means that listeners of able to decide between an analogue line level output, or connect to their hifi system via 24-bit/96kHz digital Optical. The optical output makes use of a high quality integrated ADC (Analogue to Digital Converter), while the built in phono stage is based around ProJect's iconic Phono Box model. 

One benefit of connecting the turntable via optical is that you're able to run much longer cables without the same kind of signal loss you would experience when using long analogue RCA leads. This is ideal for those who wish to place their turntable away from their amplifier without compromising on sound. 

The Essential 2 makes use of a new motor control, to provide a quieter running sound in an effort to minimise unwanted vibrations. The Essential 2 Digital is a manual turntable, and includes the same fitted cartridge one woulf find on the more up-market Project model, the RPM 1.3 Genie. An 8.6" aluminium tonearm combined with a sturdy and robust plinth allows for an even greater sound quality, making this turntable one of the most audio capable models in its price-range


Output RCA or Optical
Optical Output 24/96kHz
Speed 33/45
 Effective Tonearm Length 8.6" (218.5mm)
Prefitted Cartridge Ortofon OM5e
 Wow & Flutter 0.12% 
Overhang  22mm
 Tracking Force Range 0-25mm
Power Consumption 4.5W
 Dimension (W x H x D) 420 x 112 x 330mm
 Weight 4.1kg

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Providing your item is in stock, the order is usually dispatched within 24 hours. Please remember that postage and packing is completely free for orders over £50*. Out of stock items will be dispatched as soon as they become available, out of stock items can take between 4 to 21 days for dispatch.

Deliveries usually take 1-3 working days. The majority of orders are sent via our couriers'; Interlink Express on a next-day-delivery service. Smaller, low value or light-weight items are normally posted using Royal Mail Recorded or Royal Mail Special Delivery.

Once your product has been dispatched, you will be notified via email and sent a unique consignment number, you can use this number at to check the status of your delivery. If you have provided a mobile telephone number, Interlink's Predict service will notify you by text (and email) of a one-hour delivery window. If the window they suggest is inconvenient, you can change the date of delivery to a later one via text or email.

*We ship free of charge to mainland UK addresses, excluding the Scottish Highlands or 'Out-Of-Reach' Scottish locations. Please consult the post-codes below to see if your location falls within this category. If you are still unsure, please contact us on 01432 354921. We also ship to Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Scilly Isles, Scottish Isles and Scottish Highlands, however delivery to these locations will incur a charge and can only be sent via a 2-day service.

Shipping CostsMainland UK (Next-Day)Offshore/Out-of-reach (2-day)Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Scottish Islands, Scilly IslandsRepublic of Ireland (2-day)
Under £50 Orders £7.50 £12.50 £15.00
Over £50 Orders FREE £19.99 £29.99
Surcharge Orders £50.00 £69.99 £79.99
Saturday Delivery £12.99 N/A N/A
Sunday Delivery £12.99 N/A N/A
Saturday by 12 Delivery £35 N/A N/A


Post codes exempt from the free delivery service include:

Scottish Highlands Post Codes: AB30-38, AB41-42, AB44-56, FK17-99, G83, IV1-28, IV30-39, IV52-54, IV63, KW1-14, PA21-33, PA34-40, PH15-26, PH31-41, PH49-50
Islands Post Codes: HS1-9, IV40-51, IV55-56, KA27-28, KW15-17, PA20, PA41-49, PA60-78, PH42-44, ZE1-3
Northern Ireland: All BT postcodes
Channel Islands Post Codes: JE, GY
Scilly Isles Post Codes: TR21, TR22, TR23, TR24, TR25