The Pro-Ject Essential 2 digital brings the joy of Vinyl to any modern day hi-fi system straight from the box. The Essential II Digital expands the potential for digital audio fans to re-visit their treasured vinyl collection without the need to radically change their current system. This unique deck offers an optical digital output as well as line level RCA ouputs too.

The multi-award winning Essential II turntable from Pro-Ject has been a huge international sensation since its launch back in 2013. Its understated yet elegant design is built on solid hi-fi principles have delivered a great turntable at an affordable price. But now Pro-Ject have taken their own traditional design, and completely revolutionised it to accommodate the needs of the vinyl listener.

The Essential II Digital aims to be the first turntable that can be connected straight out of the box to any modern hi-fi system. The brand new integrated phono stage gives users the option between an analogue line level output or a 24-bit/96kHz digital Optical output. The Optical output uses a high quality Analogue-Digital Converter (ADC) to send a clean, uninterrupted signal to any digital hub. So whether listening to music through a soundbar, an AV receiver, a DAC, a digital pre-amplifier or a multi-room system with different input options - the Essential II Digital should fit in flawlessly. The analogue output uses a phono stage based upon Pro-Ject's iconic Phono Box design to deliver a brilliant performance from the fitted Ortofon cartridge.

The Essential II Digital further stands out from those around it thanks to the new black and white high-gloss paint finishes, and the "Digital" logo emblazoned on the plinth. It also boasts all the pre-existing features that have made the Essential II an international award winner. The 8.6" aluminium tonearm, heavy MDF platter and low-voltage motor with perimeter belt drive make a winning combination; while the Ortofon OM5e is the perfect cartridge to get instant gratification from your vinyl collection.

  • Ideal for connection to multiroom systems (SONOS, HEOS etc) or TVs, soundbars and portable audio
  • Belt drive with silicone belt
  • Low vibration synchronous motor
  • Integrated motor control with DC power supply secures silent running
  • Main platter bearing made from stainless steel runs in bronze bushing with Teflon bottom
  • 8.6" aluminium tonearm with sapphire bearings
  • Factory fitted Ortofon OM5e cartridge
  • Built in phono stage based on Phono Box design
  • Optical output
  • Special turntable feet for effective decoupling
  • Dust cover & felt mat included

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