Pro-Ject Essential III vinyl turntable

Manual vinyl turntable
Aluminium tonearm
Ortofon OM10 cartridge
Dust cover
Phono cable

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After a successful career, the Pro-Ject Essential has now been replaced by a third version. This new Pro-Ject Essential III vinyl turntable retains most of the highlights of its big sister, with significant improvements.

Pro-Ject Essential III : Drive

The nylon drive pulley has been replaced by a diamond-machined aluminium version! This improves drive precision.

Pro-Ject Essential III Drive

Pro-Ject Essential III : Plinth and platter

The platter and plinth are cut into MDF, retained for its low resonance properties.

The roller bearing and spindle are milled with a very low tolerance, like Pro-Ject's more ambitious models.

This Pro-Ject Essential III vinyl turntable is available in black, red or white.

Pro-Ject Essential III Plinth

Pro-Ject Essential III : Tonearm and cartridge

In fact, this great 8.6" aluminium tonearm is none other than the one that was fitted to the now discontinued Pro-Ject Debut III vinyl turntable.

Pro-Ject Essential III Tonearm

It has the famous Ortofon OM 10 cartridge that is a safe option in this range. But this phono cartridge can naturally be replaced with a more efficient model.

Pro-Ject Essential III : Accessories

The phono cables are still captive, like the former version. Pro-Ject unveils its Essential III with the great Connect It E. Contrary to the competition, these are not plain 'low cost' phono cables!

The vinyl turntable comes with a transparent (smoky) dust cover.

Pro-Ject Essential III Dust Cover

Pro-Ject Essential III : Listening and test review

The Pro-Ject Essential III exhibits a punchy and vibrant sound quality!

The overall balance is excellent for a vinyl turntable in this range. It seems more precise and more open than the earlier generation.

Blues, Jazz and Rock lovers out there will just love it! Needless to say that it is also great with classical music, although it does not have the same neutrality as its big sister, the Debut Carbon vinyl turntable.

Pro-Ject Essential III : Unboxing

It is ever so simple to use, especially as it is delivered ready-tested and set up! All you need to do is place the belt around the platter.

Pro-Ject Essential III is the entry-level model in the audiophile range, designed for music lovers on a limited budget… Furthermore, the glossy finish options give it a 'high end' look!

Would recommend!


EISA - 2017-2018


Speeds: 33, 45 RPM (manual changeover)

Drive principle: silicone belt

Rotation precision: 33 rpm/ 0.21%, 45 rpm/0.19%

Wow & flutter: 0.65%

Platter: MDF 300 mm

Platter mat: black felt

Bearing: stainless steel machined with a low tolerance

Tonearm: 8.6 inches

Cartridge: Ortofon OM10

Effective tonearm mass: 8 g

Balance weight: for 3-5.5 g cartridges

Phono cable: Connect It E 1m

Outputs: RCA + ground

Motor: synchronous with aluminium pulley

Power supply: DC

Dust cover: yes

Consumption: 4.5 Watts

Dimensions: 420 x 112 x 330 mm

Weight: 5 Kg

Glossy finish: black, red, white




Customer reviews
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Customer reviews


Super rapport qualité prix !

Une excellente platine entrée de gamme. Une envie irrepressible de ressortir mes vieux vinyles et l'absence d'entrée phono sur mon vieux (aussi!) Atoll IN100 m'ont conduit à opter pour l'Essential III phono. Et il faut avouer que pour une entrée de gamme, cette platine donne un plaisir certain. Une fabrication et des finitions sans aucun reproche, avec une cellule qui me semble plus qu'honorable. Mention spéciale pour le sérieux et la rapidité de livraison de, après un conseil tout aussi rapide, et un emballage absolument parfait.
Phil T.



Simple, efficace et de bonne facture, il n'y a rien à redire sur ce modèle ! Un excellent rapport qualité prix, idéal pour débuter ! Merci au professionnalisme de l'équipe qui s'est très bien occupé de moi !


Excellent !

Excellent conseil, excellent service, excellente platine...


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Bonjour je tenais à signaler le professionalisme de l'équipe. Un peu perdu pour une première acquisition, j'ai décroché mon téléphone et là accueil parfait, conseil pertinent. Connaisseur, je redécouvre des morceaux de JAZZ déja connu. :) Je prend littéralement mon pied.
Je conseille clairement cette boutique et ce modèle parfaitement adapté à mon installation.

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Pro-Ject Essential III vinyl turntable

Pro-Ject Essential III vinyl turntable

Manual vinyl turntable
Aluminium tonearm
Ortofon OM10 cartridge
Dust cover
Phono cable

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