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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 one of the ‘FlexiRange’, designed to endeavour that there is turntable that is correct for your personal system, without you having to pay for unnecessary features. Each model that makes up the FlexiRange is based on the original Essential III turntable.

This model is for the audiophile who has many 12“ LPs and 7“ Singles and would like to listen to either one with ease. It enables the listener to shift speeds with the touch of only a button alternating between 33.3 to 45 rpm and vice versa within moments.

Speed Control

The speed controller on the Essential III SB integrated well with the turntable, a button is located on top on top of the plinth which changes the speed from 33 or 45RPM. The speed control uses an improved version of the motor generation system in all other Essential III models.

The motor control system ensures that power delivered to the motor is clean, therefore, reducing resonance and any unwanted noise; so the turntable delivers a lively, balanced and highly involving sound that will delight every vinyl lover.


Essential III turntables are pre-fitted with an aluminium tonearm (8.6”) for its highly 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 incorporates an oval profile and exact micro-mechanics to produce a nice, loaded soundstage with ample impact.

Essential III

The Essential III turntables use the same minimalist and elegant frame as the Essential II. The frame is crafted from premium MDF, chosen for its natural acoustic characteristics. The platter of the turntable mixes grace and functionality. For efficient decoupling from the surface, the turntable is situated on, the fixings for the chassis is with triple anti-vibration feet.

Audiophile Grade

Essential III turntables feature an identical 9V motor to its prior model, but its also the first to incorporate a fresh integrated grounding connection that drastically lowers mechanical interference to unheard of low levels.

The motor is a high-end, synchronous AC design that’s powered by an integrated signal generator, guaranteeing maximum speed steadiness and ultra-low resonance. The fresh aluminium pulley enhances the performance and the look even further still. Essential III SB comes in a stunning high-gloss black, red or white finish.

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