Pro-Ject Essential III Turntable with Ortofon OM10 Cartridge

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Essential III - A modern classic with a great sound at an attractive price!

Essential III offers a variety of enhancements compared to its successful predecessor, such as a diamond-cut aluminium drive pulley, a resonance-optimised MDF main platter and an MDF chassis. The refined, high-precision platter bearing has significantly lower tolerances than Essential II. Essential III is the audiophile entry turntable! The setup is very simple, the included Phono RCA cable, Connect-It E, performs way above its price range. Equipped with the high-quality Ortofon OM10, the Essential III delivers a lively, balanced and highly engrossing sound that will delight every vinyl lover.

  • Belt drive with synchronous motor and silicone belt
  • Diamond cut aluminium drive pulley
  • Chassis and platter made from low-resonance MDF
  • Quartz regulated speed control
  • Low tolerance platter bearing with stainless steel spindle
  • 8.6” aluminium tonearm with sapphire bearings
  • Ortofon OM10 cartridge pre-mounted
  • High-quality Connect-It E phono interconnect included
  • Custom decoupling feet for vibration reduction
  • Dust cover included

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Speed: 33, 45 (manual speed change)

Principle: Belt drive

Speed variance: 33: 0.70% 45: 0.60%

Wow & flutter: 33: 0.21% 45: 0.19%

Platter: 300 mm MDF & felt mat (0,8kg)

Main bearing: Stainless steel

Tonearm: 8.6”, aluminium

Effective arm length: 218,5 mm

Effective tonearm mass: 8.0 g

Overhang: 22.0 mm

Counterweight for mass: 3 - 5.5 g

Tracking force range: 0 - 25mn (recommended OM10 18mn)

Included accessories: Power supply, dust cover

Power consumption: 4.5 Watts max

Dimensions (lid closed): 415 x 112 x 335 mm (W x H x D)

Dimensions (lid open, 90°): 415 x 365 x 390 mm (W x H x D)

Dimensions (without lid): 415 x 95 x 330 mm (W x H x D)

Weight: 5.0 kg net

Pro-Ject Essential Turntable review

Another budget Pro-Ject turntable, another five-star review – the company simply can’t shake the habit of turning out top-class turntables. Just save up for the acrylic platter if you can… more... 

Pro-Ject Essential III Turntable Review

The basics are all there. The Essential III is pitch stable, has a noise floor below that of pretty much any phono stage it is likely to be partnered with and it tracks at a perfectly civilised weight. The Pro-Ject Essential III is the turntable that does the most in its class to bring the benefits of vinyl to the forefront of its performance. more...

PRO-JECT ESSENTIAL III TURNTABLE REVIEW

I’d be more than happy to have a Pro-Ject Essential III on my shelf. It was easy to set up and sounded great. If you’re on the market for a turntable, I can wholeheartedly recommend it to you. more...