Pro-Ject Essential III Phono Turntable

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Pro-Ject Essential III Phono Audiophile Entry-level Turntable With Built-in Phono Stage

With the Essential III Phono you can simply switch between line and phono output, should you decide afterwards to invest in a higher quality phono preamplifier. With its line level output, Essential III Phono can be easily integrated into any HiFi setup.

Essential III Phono takes all advantages of the regular version Essential III and adds a line level output. 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.


Belt drive with synchronous motor and silicone belt

Integrated MM phono stage

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

In the box:

Essential III Phono with Ortofon OM 10 cartridge

Connect it E Cable

Felt mat

Dust cover

Adapter for 7“ singles

Power supply


Pro-Ject Essential III Phono Turntable Specifications


33, 45 (manual speed change)


Belt drive

Speed variance

33: 0.70% 45: 0.60%

Wow & flutter

33: 0.21% 45: 0.19%


300 mm MDF & felt mat (0,8kg)

Main platter bearing spindle

Stainless steel


8.6”, aluminium

Effective tonearm length

218.5 mm

Effective tonearmmass

8.0 g


22.0 mm

Counterweight for masses

3 - 5.5 g

Tracking force range

0 - 25mn (recommended OM10 18mn)


RCA Line, RCA Phono

Included accessories

Power supply, dust cover

Power consumption

4.5 Watt max

Dimensions (lid closed)

415 x 112 x 335mm (WxHxD)

Dimensions (lid open, 90°)

415 x 365 x 390mm (WxHxD)

Dimensions (without lid)

415 x 95 x 330mm (WxHxD)


5.0 kg net