• Pro-Ject: Essential III Turntable - Black
  • Pro-Ject: Essential III Turntable - Black
  • Pro-Ject: Essential III Turntable - Black
  • Pro-Ject: Essential III Turntable - Black
  • Pro-Ject: Essential III Turntable - Black
  • Pro-Ject: Essential III Turntable - Black
  • Pro-Ject: Essential III Turntable - Black
  • Pro-Ject: Essential III Turntable - Black
  • Pro-Ject: Essential III Turntable - Black
  • Pro-Ject: Essential III Turntable - Black
  • Pro-Ject: Essential III Turntable - Black

Pro-Ject
Essential III Turntable - Black

↳ entry level audiophile deck upgraded

Black $299.00
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LAB POINTS

  • Pro-Ject's base audiophile turntable; better than most turntables at this price range
  • includes Ortofon OM10 cartridge
  • manual belt drive operation w/ DC motor speed controller to regulate platter speed

ESSENTIAL III vs. ESSENTIAL II

  • new high gloss finish (borrowed from Debut Carbon DC)
  • new high gloss platter constructed of dense MDF for minimal resonance
  • new quieter, smoother motor
  • new adjustable one-piece aluminum tonearm: better performance, easier to maintain
  • upgraded cartridge from Ortofon OM5e to OM10
  • new DC motor speed controller board regulates the platter speed and the Essential III now includes Connect it E interconnect hardwired directly to the output
  • "ESSENTIAL" branding on base

LAB REVIEW

The Essential 3 is a pared-down version of the bestselling Debut Carbon DC. Featuring a much lower-price point, the Essential 3 is an excellent starter audiophile deck that provides a solid listening experience and sleek, minimalist design. The new model III boasts many upgrades including new high gloss finish, high gloss MDF platter, upgraded tonearm and cartridge (Ortofon OM10) and new DC motor speed controller board with Connect It E wires hardwired in for better performance than its predecessor. When selecting between the Essential and $100-300 plastic turntables, the Essential remains the obvious pick.

KEY FEATURES

  • 33, 45 (manual speed change)
  • low vibration synchronous motor
  • 8.6" aluminum tone-arm
  • manual, belt drive operation
  • platter made of MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard, a very dense engineered wood material)
  • base made of stiff particle board

TECH SPECS

  • belt drive turntable, manual operation
  • speed variance 33: .21% 45: .19% /
  • wow & flutter 33: .70%    45: .60%
  • platter 300mm MDF with felt mat
  • main bearing: stainless steel
  • tonearm: 8.6" aluminium / effective arm length: 218.5 mm
  • counterweight: for mass 3 - 5.5g (included)
  • dimensions: 16.5 x 4.4 x 13 inches / 419 x 111 x 330mm
  • weight: 11 lbs / 4.98 kg

COMES WITH

  • premounted Ortofon OM10 cartridge
  • felt platter mat
  • dustcover
  • power supply

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