“…The Essential is naturally not an elaborate turntable, but it’s European-built, fully set up and is virtually plug and play; all you need is a phono stage.

The plinth is a slab of particle board (supported on three compliant feet) and this houses the three key elements of a record player.

The motor is a synchronous type with two pulleys for 33.3 and 45rpm, while the main bearing, on which the platter spins, is chromed-steel with a ball-bearing thrust pad and sintered bronze housing…” To read more about this at TechRadar, click this link.