Pro-Ject Essential III Belt Drive Turntable

$570.00

The best way to get started

The Pro-Ject Essential III is the perfect solution for the budding audiophile, with precision-crafted materials and simple, elegant designs that look as lovely as they sound. Building on the award-winning Essential II, the new Essential III features a more refined bearing and an improved MDF body to give you smooth playback and a lively, balanced sound.

Not pretending to be a giant killer this neat turntable will not embarrass itself amongst the components of a stereo system of up to several thousand in value. An ideal way to sample the wonderful world of analogue vinyl playback without threatening the mortgage repayments. Coupled to a USB phono stage this may be a great way to digitise (yuk!!) a few favourite albums that are only available to you on LPs or singles.



Description

Pro-Ject Essential III

Overview

Sometimes, you don’t need frills. You don’t need all the bells and whistles. It’s not about flashy designs, unnecessary innovations or reinventing the wheel. Sometimes, you just need the essentials, done right, hence the Essential III. Our first Essential turntable was released just for this purpose. It was the ‘everything you need, nothing you don’t’ turntable. And now we’ve updated it for even easier use and better performance with the Pro-Ject Essential III.

Essential III offers a variety of enhancements compared to its successful predecessor, such as a diamond-cut aluminum drive pulley, a resonance-optimized MDF main platter and 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, sounds far above its price range. Equipped with the high-quality pickup OM10 by the phonographic cartridge pioneer Ortofon, Essential III delivers lively, balanced and highly involving sound that will delight every vinyl lover.

As we’ve said, the Essential III doesn’t aim to reinvent the wheel, but it does provide what is necessary to enjoy your vinyl at an excellent quality, with ease, for a reasonable price. With a long list of features, great build quality and high fidelity sound, it’s the best budget turntable for any listener.

Features

  • Belt drive with synchronous motor and silicone belt
  • Diamond cut aluminium drive pulley
  • Chassis & platter made of resonance in-sensitive MDF
  • Integrated DC-powered motor control minimises motor vibration and guarantees speed stability
  • Low tolerance platter bearing with stainless steel spindle
  • 8.6” aluminium tone arm with sapphire bearings
  • Ortofon OM10 cartridge pre-mounted
  • High-quality semi-balanced Connect it E phono interconnect with gold-plated RCA connectors included
  • Special decoupling feet
  • Dust cover included
  • High-gloss colour options: black, red, white

Specifications

  • 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: 300mm MDF with felt mat (0.8kg)
  • Main bearing: stainless steel
  • Tone arm: 8.6” aluminium
  • Effective arm length: 218.5 mm
  • Overhang: 22.0mm
  • Effective tone arm mass: 8.0gr
  • Counterweight for mass: 3 – 5.5g (included)
  • Tracking force range: 0 – 25mn (OM10 18mn recommended)
  • Included accessories: power supply, dust cover
  • Power consumption: 4.5 watts
  • Dimensions: 415 x 112 x 335 mm (W x H x D)
  • Weight: 5.0 kg net

For another Pro-Ject turntable in our line up try Esprit

For an in depth review on the essential III go to Review

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