Turntable innovation for vinyl starters with class-leading sound quality & vinyl recording capability!
A quiet-running synchronous motor with silicone belt is driving a low-resonance platter made from MDF. A new motor control with DC power supply minimises unwanted vibration effectively. The main platter bearing consists of stainless steel-spindle and bronze bushing with Teflon bottom to secure low friction. The main chassis is made from lightweight, but very stiff particle board.
Essential II Phono USB utilises a straight 8,6 aluminium tonearm design made from a single piece of aluminium with sapphire bearings, which offers a far better „plug & play solution, than it‘s predecessor. Special feet effectively decouples the turntable from the surface.
Because Essential II Phono USB comes with pre-mounted cartridge and built-in phono preamplifier with USB output, connection to both line-level input of your Hi Fi system and PC/Mac easily can be used simultaneously! Open-Source recording software Audacity® is not based on a specific platform, is available for free and the perfect solution for recording and processing of your audio data.
Specificationsspeed 33, 45 (manual speed change)principle belt drive Speed variance 33: 0,14% 45: 0,25%Wow & flutter 0,12%platter 300mm MDF with felt mat (0,8kg)main bearing stainless steeltonearm 8,6” aluminiumeffective arm length 218,5 mmoverhang 22,0mmeffective tonearmmass 8,0grcounterweight for mass 3 - 5,5g (included)tracking force range 0 - 25mn (OM5 18mn recommended)included accessory power supply, dust coverPower consumption 7 wattsdimensions 420 x 112 x 330mm (WxHxD)weight 4,1 kg net