Project Essential II Digital Turntable

Project Essential II Digital Turntable

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Project Essential II Digital Turntable

The Project Essential II Digital is ideal for connection to multiroom systems, TV's soundbars and portable audio. This comes with a belt drive with a silicone belt. On this turntable is has a low vibration synchronous motor to help minimise the amount of vibration produced. The Essential II has an integrated motor control with a DC power supply. What the DC power supply does is secure silent running. The turntable is fitted with a factory fitted Ortofon OM 5E cartridge which is perfect for your entry-level hifi set up. This also has a high-quality optical output with a built-in phono stage. The main platter bearing is made out of stainless steel which runs in bronze brushing with a Teflon bottom. A very cool mechanism with this turntable is the special feet is has for more effective decoupling. This all comes standard with a Lid and felt mat. 

Once again this is a very good starting point turntable for any customer, having a slight edge on Project's Elemental Turntable. This turntable also has loads of upgrades readily available if it's not up to your personal standard. 

Who is Project?

Project started in the hifi business designing and manufacturing affordable stereo turntables in the early 1990s, beginning with the entry-level Debut model. It was a great success, like all other turntables on the market at that time were at least  £100 more expensive, without offering a performance benefit. Project has gone on to extend the range of turntables they offer at all popular price points and performance levels, through midrange to high-end models.

Replacement Stylus Ortofon Stylus 5E
 Pre-Fitted Cartridge Ortofon OM 5E
 Nominal Speeds 33 / 45 RPM (Manual)
 Speed Variance

33: 0.80%

45: 0.70%

 Wow & Flutter

33: 0.29%

45: 0.27%

Platter  300mm (Particle Board)
 Main Bearing Stainless steel
 Noise Floor >73dB 
Effective Tonearm Length  8.6" (218.5mm) 
Effective Tonearm Mass 8.0gr
Counterweight for Mass:  3 - 5.5g (Incl.) 
Overhang 22.0mm
Tracking Force Range 0 - 25mn
Outputs RCA or Optical 
RIAA Accuracy 20Hz - 20kHz / Max. 0.5dB
Line Output Level

160mV / 1kHz

(at 4mV / 1kHz input)

Optical Output 24-bit / 96kHz
Power Consumption 4.5W 
Power Supply 15V/500mA DC
Included Accessories Felt Mat, Dust Cover, RCA Cable
Dimensions 420 x 112 x 330mm
Weight: 4kg

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


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

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