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Pro-Ject Essential III SB Turntable


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Special version of the Essential III with built-in electronic speed control for 33/45rpm records, part of Pro-Ject's innovative and cost efficient range ensuring you only pay for what you need.

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Warranty length 2 Years
Brand Pro-Ject

Tech Specs

- Speed: 33, 45 (electric change)
- Drive principle: belt drive
- Wow/flutter (33/45): 0.70%/0.60%
- Speed drift (33/45): 0.21%/0.19%
- Platter: 300mm MDF
- Bearing spindle: Stainless steel
- Tonearm: 8.6” aluminium
- Effective arm length: 218.5mm
- Overhang: 22.0mm
- Effective tonearm mass: 8.0g
- Compatible cartridges: 3-5.5g
- Tracking force: 0 - 25mn (OM10 18mn)
- Accessories: power supply, dust cover
- Power consumption: 4.5 watts max
- Dimensions (WHD): 420 x 112 x 330mm
- Weight: 5.0kg net

Product Description

Pro-Ject Essential III SB Turntable adds, to the impressive list of features of the standard Essential III, a built-in speed control for 33 and 45rpm.

SB Version

Essential III SB is part of Pro-Ject's ‘FlexiRange’ which allows you to pick exactly which turntable is right for your personal system without paying extra for unnecessary features. All models in the FlexiRange are based on the standard Essential III turntable.

This is the one to choose when it comes to comfort needs for the audiophile that has multiple 12“ LPs and 7“ Singles and likes to flip through them with ease. It allows the listener to change speeds with the push of only a single button going from 33.3 to 45 rpm and vice versa, within a second.

Speed Control

The neatly integrated speed control function on the Essential III SB is operated by a simple push button on top of the plinth, using an improved version of the motor generation system found in all other Essential III models.

This advanced motor control system ensures a clean power supply to the motor, reducing resonance and unwanted noise; so the Essential III SB can still deliver a lively, balanced and highly involving sound that will delight every vinyl lover.


Essential III turntables are pre-fitted with an 8.6” aluminium tonearm for its lightweight, rigid characteristics. The gimbal bearing assembly uses sapphire bearings to allow for smooth tracking across a record, and the supplied counterweight allows for a variety of premium pick-up cartridges to be installed.

The top grade OM10 pickup by pioneer Ortofon will guarantee for sonic pleasures all around. The OM 10 uses an elliptical profile and precision micro-mechanics to deliver a nice, full soundstage with plenty of impact.

Essential III

All Essential III turntables retain the simple yet elegant frame of the Essential II. Now made from high-quality MDF for its superior acoustically neutral character; the turntable plinth combines both elegance and functionality. The structure is then mounted on three anti-vibration feet, for effective decoupling from the surface on which the turntable is placed.

Audiophile Grade

Essential III turntables use the same 9V motor as the predecessor, but they're also the first to use a new integrated grounding link that dramatically reduces electrical interference to unprecedented low levels.

The motor is a premium, synchronous AC design that’s driven by a built-in signal generator, ensuring optimal speed stability and minimal resonances. The brand new aluminium pulley improves the performance and the appearance even further still. Essential III SB comes in an aesthetically pleasing high-gloss black, red or white finish.

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