Pro-Ject Essential III vs Rega Planar 2

Pro-Ject Essential III

Pro-Ject Essential III review

Apr 02, 2019

Pro-Ject Essential III from the Austrian company offers high-quality desk with new cables and the Ortofon OM10 cartridge with the elliptical stylus. It is remarkable for its easy setup that is not so...

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Rega Planar 2

Rega Planar 2 review

Mar 29, 2019

This audiophile-grade turntable has everything to make the sound flow naturally. Its heavy build ensures the flat vibration and no resonance going through the speakers. It is belt-driven and features...

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Product

Pro-Ject Essential III
Rega Planar 2

Model

Essential III
Planar 2

Brand

Pro-Ject
Rega

Rating

0
4.0 of 5

Reviews

0
34

Cartridge

Type

moving magnet (MM)
moving magnet (MM)

Appropriate needle pressure, g

3
2,5

Supplied headshell weight, g

5,5
3,5

Stylus

Replaceable

Type

diamond

Model

Ortofon OM10
Rega Carbon

Motor

Drive method

belt
belt

Platter type

aluminum diecast
acrylic

Speed, RPM

33.3, 45
33.3, 45

Torque

>4.5 kgf-cm
>1.6 kgf-cm

Wow & flutter (WRMS), %

0.2
0.1

Sound

Frequency response, Hz

20 - 20000
20 - 20000

Signal to noise ratio, dB

65
65

Gain

Output level

4 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec

Controls

Operation type

full manual
full manual

Pitch control

Pitch variation, %

+/-0,7

Braking system

electronic
electronic

Connections

USB

0
0

RCA

1
1

Other

has not
has not

Features

Dust cover

45 RPM adapter

Other

has not
has not

Power

Motor type

DC
DC

Power consumption, W

4,5
3

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size, cm/inches

9.5 x 41.5 x 33/4.4 x 16.9 x 13
11.7 x 44.7 x 36 x/4.6 x 17.6 x 14.2

Weight, kg/pounds

5.1/11.1
5.5/12.1

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  • 12.1
  • 1.3Pro-Ject Essential III
  • 12.1Rega Planar 2

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