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Pro-Ject Essential III Turntable


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More impressive than ever, the Project Essential III is the 'go to' turntable at its price. Also available with an Acrylic platter.

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Warranty length 2 Years
Brand Pro-Ject
Product Award What HiFi Award 5 Stars

Tech Specs

Speed: 33/45 RPM (manual)
Drive Principle: Belt drive
Platter: 300mm
Main Bearing: Stainless steel
Signal-to-Noise: -66dB
Tonearm: 8.6” aluminium
Effective Arm Length: 218.5mm
Effective Arm Mass: 8.0g
Overhang: 22mm
Supplied Cartridge: Ortofon OM 10
Inc: Cover, Felt Mat, Power Supply
Power Supply: 15V / 800mA DC
Power Consumption: 4.5W
Dimensions (WHD): 420 x 112 x 330mm
Weight: 5.0kg (net)

Product Description

Project Essential III is perfect for those who enjoy music above all else. It features isolation feet, a low vibration motor with DC power supply and a great quality Ortofon cartridge for class-leading sound.


The low vibration DC motor gives stable speed for accurate pitch and timing. The main bearing is made from stainless steel and runs within a bronze bushing with a Teflon coating. This type of build integrity is usually reserved for much more expensive designs and gives the Essential III remarkable sound precision for its price.

MDF Plinth

An upgrade to the popular Essential II turntable, the Essential III has a MDF plinth wrapped in a high-gloss paint finish (available in red, white or black). Underneath the plinth, you’ll find three anti-vibration feet, fitted to lower or reject outside noise sources.

Aluminium Tonearm

The deck is pre-fitted with a straight 8.6” tonearm made from a single piece of aluminium making it both light and rigid. The more rigid the more precisely it tracks, making listening to your records a more involving experience. For long-lasting quality, the tone-arm is fitted with sapphire bearings. It is pre-installed with a Ortofon OM10 cartridge which uses a finer elliptical stylus to get deeper into the groove for broader sound and more detail.

9V Motor

It uses the same 9V motor as its predecessor but that there is a new integrated grounding link to further reduce electrical interference. Asynchronous AC design with a built-in signal generator, this motor also includes a brand new aluminium pulley.

Press Reviews

  • "Another budget Pro-Ject turntable, another five-star review – the company simply can’t shake the habit of turning out top-class turntables.", 16th August 2017

  • "From the pulley to the spindle bearings, the motor electronics to a new grounding link – Pro-Ject has gone to town on the tweaks.", 16th August 2017

  • "Place a record on the platter [...] and you’ll soon be treated to the trademark Pro-Ject sound. This is a good thing.", 16th August 2017

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