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Pro-Ject Essential III The Audiophile Entry-level Turntable

£289.00

The Audiophile Entry-level Turntable

Essential III – A modern classic!

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 equipped with an 8,6” aluminium tonearm with the high-quality pickup OM10 by the phonographic cartridge pioneer Ortofon. The included Phono RCA cable, Connect it E, is a high-quality semi-balanced interconnect cable with gold-plated RCA connectors that guarantees the perfect connection. Also the special decoupling feet isolate the turntable from the surface it is place on to deliver the best sound possible.

In the box:

  • Essential III with Ortofon OM 10 cartridge
  • Directly soldered Connect it E Cable
  • Felt mat
  • Dust cover
  • Adapter for 7“ singles
  • Power supply

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 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
  • 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

 

Technical 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 300 mm MDF & felt mat (0,8kg)
Main bearing Stainless steel
Tonearm 8.6”, aluminium
Effective arm length 218,5 mm
Effective tonearmmass 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