Pro-Ject Essential III Phono
The Pro-Ject Essential III Phono is the perfect solution for the budding audiophile, with precision-crafted materials and a simple, elegant design that looks as lovely as it sounds. Featuring a built-in phono stage, the Essential III Phono will fit easily into most sound systems.
The easiest way to add vinyl to your system
Building on Pro-Ject’s award-winning Essential II, the Essential III Phono features a more refined bearing and an improved MDF body to give you smooth playback and a lively, balanced sound. With an understated elegance and European-built quality, the Essential III Phono is a delight you’ll treasure for years to come. The Essential III Phono comes pre-fitted with an Ortofon OM10 cartridge, which 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. And with its built-in phono stage, the Essential III Phono fits easily into most sound systems.
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.
Engineered With Care:
Built-in phono stage
The sound coming from a turntable is extremely soft, so it requires a boost to get it to a listenable level. That’s the job of a phono stage, and the Essential III Phono has a phono stage built-in to make it easy to set up. Even better, the high-quality phono stage can be switched on or off as required, so the Essential III Phono can be paired with a new phono stage if you choose to upgrade in the future.
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.
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.
Manual speed control
Play both 33rpm and 45rpm records with a simple adjustment of the pulley which the drive belt sits on.
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.
|Speed:||33, 45 (manual speed change)|
|Speed variance:||33RPM 0.70% 45RPM: 0.60%|
|Wow & flutter:||33RPM 0.12% 45RPM: 0.19%|
|Platter:||300mm MDF with felt mat (0.8kg)|
|Main bearing:||Stainless steel|
|Effective arm length:||218.5 mm|
|Effective tonearm mass:||8.0gr|
|Counterweight for mass:||3 – 5.5g (included)|
|Tracking force range:||0 – 25mn (OM5 18mn recommended)|
|Included accessories:||power supply, dust cover|
|Power consumption:||4.5 watts|
|Dimensions:||420 x 112 x 330mm (WxHxD)|
|Weight:||5.0 kg net|
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