Project Essential 2 Turntable £149 VIP @ Richer Sounds
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Project Essential 2 Turntable £149 VIP @ Richer Sounds

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Found 18th Aug 2017
Great starter Turntable for those looking for a new deck . Around £30 cheaper than anywhere else. For VIP price just say you seen this price and they will honour it. Enjoy !
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Good price.

Can't believe how much Technic MK 2 decks go for now!
Comes with Ortofon Om 5E cartridge best price for that is £29.89 from Germany... ebay.co.uk/itm…851
Edited by: "morrig" 18th Aug 2017
Before buying, check you amplifier has a phono input because this model doesn't have a built in pre-amp on the line output. A lot of modern home cinema amps need this. If not, you can buy a separate phono stage amplifier for about £20-30.
Would those in the know recommend going for this or taking a step up to the rega planar I (£250) or something similar? What would be a good amp/speakers to have in a system with either of these turntables? I have no particular budget but this will be my first system so I need some guidance!
Good price, I bought it last week for the 179 they'd reduced it to. My first vinyl setup and they helped me with a system and amp etc. and it works amazingly, so glad I finally got myself one
jahbls31 m ago

Would those in the know recommend going for this or taking a step up to …Would those in the know recommend going for this or taking a step up to the rega planar I (£250) or something similar? What would be a good amp/speakers to have in a system with either of these turntables? I have no particular budget but this will be my first system so I need some guidance!




At this end of the price scale, both the Project and the Rega will give you similar performance (i.e. decent for the money but won't shake your world).

There are plenty of T amps for sale on Amazon at around £50. amazon.co.uk/Gem…amp


You will need a phono amp too, can be as cheap as this if you want
amazon.co.uk/Av-…amp


Speakers is really up to you, Q Acoustics 3010 or the older 2010i are brilliant for the money.
richersounds.com/pro…aph
richersounds.com/pro…aph


General guidance is to spend the most money on transducers (turntable cartridges and speakers) the electronics in the middle don't matter as much. Get any speaker cables, don't be fooled by the expensive nonsense that some manufactures sell.
JGav14 m ago

At this end of the price scale, both the Project and the Rega will give …At this end of the price scale, both the Project and the Rega will give you similar performance (i.e. decent for the money but won't shake your world). There are plenty of T amps for sale on Amazon at around £50. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gemtune-SA-50-Amplifier-Adapter-Standard/dp/B00KBIV1WW/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1503061284&sr=1-2&keywords=t+ampYou will need a phono amp too, can be as cheap as this if you want https://www.amazon.co.uk/Av-link-128-513-Pre-Amplifier-Turntables/dp/B005ES0KJY/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1503061375&sr=1-2&keywords=phono+ampSpeakers is really up to you, Q Acoustics 3010 or the older 2010i are brilliant for the money.https://www.richersounds.com/product/standmount-speakers/q-acoustics/2010i-gr/qaco-2010i-graphhttps://www.richersounds.com/product/standmount-speakers/q-acoustics/3010/qac-q3010-graphGeneral guidance is to spend the most money on transducers (turntable cartridges and speakers) the electronics in the middle don't matter as much. Get any speaker cables, don't be fooled by the expensive nonsense that some manufactures sell.

Thanks for the detailed post. Am I completely off the mark by considering either of the two turntables paired with a Onkyo A9010?
How does this compare to a Rega Planar 1? I haven't got a clue how any of it works so forgive my dull question.
Got this on the last deal for 129. Really nice player and easy to setup. Cds still sound better to my ear.
jahbls2 h, 11 m ago

Thanks for the detailed post. Am I completely off the mark by considering …Thanks for the detailed post. Am I completely off the mark by considering either of the two turntables paired with a Onkyo A9010?


Not at all, the 9010 won best amp under £300 in What hi-fi awards. whathifi.com/onk…iew I'd personally go for the Rega Planar 1. I have a Project Carbon 2 and have had issues with noise which their engineers have given different fixes for. Thinking about upgrading to a Rega Planar 3.
khitomer45 m ago

Not at all, the 9010 won best amp under £300 in What hi-fi awards. …Not at all, the 9010 won best amp under £300 in What hi-fi awards. https://www.whathifi.com/onkyo/9010/review I'd personally go for the Rega Planar 1. I have a Project Carbon 2 and have had issues with noise which their engineers have given different fixes for. Thinking about upgrading to a Rega Planar 3.



I wouldn't touch a low-end Pro-Ject again (to be honest I won't touch a high end one either) simply for the fact they were quite happy to knowingly release turntables with rumble/motor isolation issues galore, offer no solutions of their own and despite buying a third party kit (which they later incorporated into their more expensive revisions) that is supposed to fix this issue, it's still present on my Debut III which cost even more than this.

I haven't heard of any rumble issues with Rega turntables, but never tried them myself.
JGav3 h, 15 m ago

At this end of the price scale, both the Project and the Rega will give …At this end of the price scale, both the Project and the Rega will give you similar performance (i.e. decent for the money but won't shake your world). There are plenty of T amps for sale on Amazon at around £50. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gemtune-SA-50-Amplifier-Adapter-Standard/dp/B00KBIV1WW/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1503061284&sr=1-2&keywords=t+ampYou will need a phono amp too, can be as cheap as this if you want https://www.amazon.co.uk/Av-link-128-513-Pre-Amplifier-Turntables/dp/B005ES0KJY/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1503061375&sr=1-2&keywords=phono+ampSpeakers is really up to you, Q Acoustics 3010 or the older 2010i are brilliant for the money.https://www.richersounds.com/product/standmount-speakers/q-acoustics/2010i-gr/qaco-2010i-graphhttps://www.richersounds.com/product/standmount-speakers/q-acoustics/3010/qac-q3010-graphGeneral guidance is to spend the most money on transducers (turntable cartridges and speakers) the electronics in the middle don't matter as much. Get any speaker cables, don't be fooled by the expensive nonsense that some manufactures sell.

I have the Q Acoustic 2010 speakers and they are excellent. Tempted now to pair them with this TT deal 🏽 🏽
I'd best dig out all my original The Jam viynl .😁
This is a discontinued model. Good for £149, but the Rega Planar 1 is a big improvement.
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I have a set of Q Accoustic 2010i for sale for £60 delivered if anyone is interested?
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