Essential III – a modern classic with great sound at an attractive price!
The Pro-Ject Essential III is the perfect solution for the budding audiophile, with precision-crafted materials and a simple, elegant design that looks as lovely as it sounds.
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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.
Simple, elegant design
Clean lines and classic geometry make the Essential III a stylish addition to any room, continuing Pro-Ject’s decades-long reputation for elegant, understated turntables.
Ortofon OM10 Cartridge & aluminium tonearm
The Essential III Phono comes pre-fitted with an Ortofon OM10 cartridge. Its smooth movement allows the OM10 to extract astounding new details from your records, and bring them to life with a vivid, evocative feel. The cartridge works in concert with Pro-Ject’s finely-engineered 8.6” aluminium tonearm to reveal detail in your favourite records like you’ve never heard before.
A major design evolution from the award-winning Essential II, the MDF used in the body and platter of the Essential III offers a more solid build, with better vibration-management for a smooth, natural tone.
Adjustable Counterweight & Anti-skating weight
Unlike the Jukebox & Primary lines, the Essential ranges features adjustable counterweights and anti-skating weights to accomodate any stylus or cartridge upgrade in the future.
Manual speed control
Play both 33rpm and 45rpm records with a simple adjustment of the pulley which the drive belt sits on.
Connect-It E included
The Essential III comes with the shielded Connect-It E RCA cable ready to go, so the sound that comes off the record will come out of your speakers crystal-clear and free of interference.
|Speed||33, 45 (manual speed change)|
|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|
|Effective arm length||218,5 mm|
|Effective tonearmmass||8.0 g|
|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|