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Essential III Phono Turntable

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Lab-exclusive promotional price, entry-level audiophile model w/preamp
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  • Pro-Ject's base audiophile turntable - one step below Debut series, better than most turntables at this price range
  • plug+play - built-in preamp can be plugged into any AUX input; preamp can be switched off
  • 8.6" aluminum tonearm w/ sapphire bearings
  • includes pre-installed Ortofon OM10Ā cartridge ($99 value)
  • manual belt driveĀ operation w/ DC motor speed controller to regulate platter speed
  • high-gloss finish
  • high quality Connect-It EĀ cable included ($69 on its own)
  • handmade in Europe

"The EssentialĀ IIIĀ Phono at this exclusive promotion price is an excellent value. At this price point, the Essential III stands out with European-madeĀ construction, wood + steel parts, and high-quality components such as the aluminum tonearm, Ortofon OM10 cartridge, high-grade bearings, and the Connect-It E cable. In our opinion, the Essential III has a slight edge over the T1 series as well." - TTL


  • 33, 45 (manual speed change)
  • high gloss platter constructed of dense MDF for minimal resonance
  • low vibration synchronous motor + silicone belt
  • manual, belt drive operation
  • platter made of MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard, a very dense engineered wood material)
  • base made of stiff particle board


  • speed varianceĀ 33: .21% 45: .19% /
  • wow & flutter 33: .70% Ā  Ā 45: .60%
  • main bearing: stainless steel
  • dimensions: 16.5 x 4.4 x 13 inches / 419 x 111 x 330mm
  • weight: 11Ā lbs / 4.98 kg


  • pre-mounted Ortofon OM10Ā cartridge
  • Connect It E RCA cables
  • felt platter mat
  • dustcover
  • power supply
UPC: 844682008424, 9120071658342, 844682008424

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