Belt drive with silicone belt Integrated motor control with DC power supply secures silent running 8,6" aluminium tonearm with sapphire bearings Ortofon OM5e cartridge, pre-mounted Built-in MM phono stage A quiet-running synchronous motor with silicone belt is driving a low-resonance platter made from MDF. A new motor control with DC power supply minimzes unwanted vibration effectively. The main platter bearing consists of stainless steelspindle and bronze bushing with Teflon bottom to seccure low friction. The main chassis is made from lightweight, but very stiff particle board. Essential II Phono USB utilises a straight 8,6" aluminium tonearm design made from a single piece of aluminium with sapphire bearings, which offers a far better "plug & play" solution, than it's predecessor. Special feet effectively decouples the turntable from the surface. Because Essential II 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! Open-Source recording software Audacity® is not based on a specific platform, is available for free and the perfect solution for recording and processing of your audio data.