Converting your records to digital? Start with better sound
When it comes to bringing your vinyl collection into the digital age, a great-sounding turntable is the starting point for capturing better-sounding digital music files. The Pro-Ject Essential II Phono USB is just such a turntable. This well-crafted, easy-to-use 'table features a high-fidelity phono preamp with a built-in analog-to-digital converter and USB output that makes it a breeze to transfer music to your computer for easy archiving. Save your tunes as MP3, WAV, or other music files that you can store on your computer or download to your portable player. The built-in preamp means you can also connect the Essential II Phono USB 'table directly to almost any audio system.
Crafted for serious sound
Pro-Ject's minimalist design philosophy focuses squarely on the features that benefit performance — no unnecessary bells and whistles here. The Essential II Phono USB's stiff, lightweight chassis rests on shock absorbing feet that help resist external vibration. Its low-resonance MDF platter spins on a precision axle and bearing that minimize friction for smooth, silent rotation. The turntable's tried-and-true belt-drive system uses a silicone belt to isolate motor vibration and prevent noise from being transmitted through to your amp and speakers. A newly designed motor control with a DC power supply further minimizes unwanted vibration. And last but not least, the Essential II Phono USB's rigid one-piece aluminum tonearm, with low-friction sapphire bearings and an Ortofon OM-5e moving-magnet cartridge provides, superior tracking ability and resonance reduction.
Enjoy the rich sound of vinyl without the hassle
Pro-Ject knows that turntable setup can be a challenge for the novice. That's why the Essential II Phono USB comes out of the box virtually ready to play. Its pre-matched, factory-mounted phono cartridge and tonearm take the guesswork out of installation, and give you optimized sound quality with minimal effort. A few simple steps to dial in key settings like tracking force and anti-skating are all it takes to get this 'table primed and ready to deliver spacious, detailed music.