Pro-Ject Essential II vs Rega Planar 1

Pro-Ject Essential II

Pro-Ject Essential II review

Apr 03, 2019

Pro-Ject Essential II is an entry-level record player with all the basic functionality. It provides vinyl fans with a strong dynamic and rhythmic ability. Pro-Ject Essential II specs lack innovative ...

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Rega Planar 1

Rega Planar 1 review

Jun 10, 2019

The Rega Planar 1 has a significant number of modifications, but in spite of this, the signature sound of the British company is preserved. Almost all the elements were modified to some extent, to ma...

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Product

Pro-Ject Essential II
Rega Planar 1

Model

Essential II
Planar 1

Brand

Pro-Ject
Rega

Rating

3.4 of 5
4.1 of 5

Reviews

24
48

Cartridge

Type

moving magnet (MM)
moving magnet (MM)

Appropriate needle pressure, g

3,5

Supplied headshell weight, g

5

Stylus

Replaceable

Type

diamond

Model

Ortofon OM-5E
Rega Carbon

Motor

Drive method

belt
belt

Platter type

aluminum diecast
plastic

Speed, RPM

33.3, 45
33.3, 45

Torque

>4.5 kgf-cm
>4.5 kgf-cm

Wow & flutter (WRMS), %

0.25
0.2

Sound

Frequency response, Hz

20 - 25000
20 - 20000

Signal to noise ratio, dB

65
75

Gain

Output level

4 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec
2.5 mV nominal at 1 kHz

Controls

Operation type

full manual
full manual

Pitch control

Pitch variation, %

+/-1,5

Braking system

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
AC

Power consumption, W

3
5

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size, cm/inches

11.2 x 41.5 x 33.5/4.4 x 16.5 x 13
11.7 x 44.7 x 36/4.6 x 17.6 x 14.2

Weight, kg/pounds

3.7/8.8
4.2/9.2

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  • 8.1
  • 12.3
  • 8.1Pro-Ject Essential II
  • 12.3Rega Planar 1

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