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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

Pro-Ject Essential III is designed to delight people who enjoy music above everything else. The structure benefits from isolation feet, high quality Ortofon cartridge and low vibration motor featuring DC power supply, all of which lends to the class-leading sound.


For precise pitch and timing as well as speed stability, it features a low vibration DC motor. The cheif bearing is constructed from stainless steel and is located within a bronze brushing and a Teflon coat. The integrity of this build is usually reserved for much more expensive models and provides remarkable sound clarity 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). Beneath the plinth, there are triple anti-vibration feet, mounted to reduce or deflect exterior 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 rigidity directs correlates to the precision, making record playback a more immersive experience. For long-lasting durability, the tone-arm is fitted with sapphire bearings. It comes fitted with a Ortofon OM10 cartridge which uses a finer elliptical stylus to get deeper into the groove for better sound and more detail.

9V Motor

It uses the same 9V motor as the prior version but there is a fresh integrated grounding connection to augment reduction of electrical interference. Asynchronous AC functionality with an in-built signal generator, this motor is supplied with a 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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0121 224 7300/7401

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