Pro-ject’s Essential Phono USB turntable ($399.99) features a quiet-running synchronous motor with silicone belt driving a low-resonance platter made from MDF. The main chassis is made from lightweight, but very stiff particle board. Utilising a straight 8,6“ aluminium tonearm with a single-pivot bearing made from steel, a spectacular good tracking of vinyl grooves is guaranteed. Due to the brilliant concept, unwanted resonances are effectively transferred into the tonearmbase and turntable chassis. Armtube and headshell are made from a single piece of aluminium.
Because Essential Phono USB comes with pre-mounted cartridge and built-in phono preamplifier with USB output, connection to both line-level input of your hifi system and PC/Mac easily can be used simultaneously!