Pro-Ject Audio Essential III Turntable

$629.00 inc. GST

It looks almost identical to Essential 2, but Essential III is an entirely different sounding turntable – a modern classic with great sound at an attractive price!



Essential III – a modern classic turntable with great sound at an attractive price!

Pro-Ject Audio’s brand new Essential III turntable offers a variety of enhancements to its long running, successful, predecessor. A diamond-cut aluminum drive pulley increases speed stability, a resonance-optimized MDF chassis replaces Essential 2’s standard particle board, and a high-precision platter bearing has significantly lower tolerances than the EssentialII. In addition, the included Connect-It E RCA cable individually shields all four lead wires for effective noise rejection and normally retails for $69. Altogether, these improvements contribute to a significant step-up in performance. The brand new EssentialIII performs far above its price range. Still supplied with the high-quality elliptical stylus pickup OM10 by Danish phonographic pioneers, Ortofon,  (a nude elliptical stylus extends frequency range for $289 extra) Essential III delivers lively, balanced and highly involving sound that will delight every vinyl lover.

Essential III will fast-become THE audiophile entry turntable!

  • Belt drive with synchronous motor and silicone belt
  • Diamond cut aluminium drive pulley
  • Chassis & platter made of resonance inert MDF material
  •  Integrated DC-powered motor control minimizes motor vibration and guarantees speed stability
  • Low tolerance platter bearing with strainless steel spindle
  • 8,6” aluminium tonearm with sapphire bearings
  • Ortofon OM10 cartridge pre-mounted (upgrade to OM20 with a stylus change)
  • 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


Speed:  33, 45 (manual speed change)
Drive principle: belt drive
Wow and flutter @ 33rpm: 0,70% and @ 45rpm: 0,60%
Speed drift: 33: 0,21% 45: 0,19%
Platter: 300mm MDF
Main platter bearing spindle: High-quality stainless steel
Tonearm: 8,6”, aluminium
Effective arm length: 218,5 mm
Overhang: 22,0mm
Effective tonearm mass: 8,0 gr
Suitable for cartridge mass: 3 – 5,5g
Tracking force: 0 – 25mn (recommended 18mn for OM10)
Included accessories: power supply, dust cover
Power consumption: 4,5 watts max
Dimensions: 420 x 112 x 330mm (WxHxD)
Weight: 5,0 kg net

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