The Pro-Ject Essential III George Harrison vinyl turntable is the result of a special collaboration between Pro-Ject and Universal Music, forged to pay tribute to one of the most influential artists in popular music: former Beatles member George Harrison. The vinyl turntable chosen to best represent this legendary musician was the Essential III, an exceptional version of Pro-Ject’s benchmark product.
It uses only the most high quality and carefully selection components, such as the Ortofon OM10 cartridge, the precision-crafted aluminium pulley, a low resonance MDF plinth and acrylic platter, and a completely redesigned motor.
The sound that the Essential III produces is simultaneously lively and relaxing, lyrical and detailed – not unlike the music of George Harrison itself. The similarities are endless, making them the perfect partners in music. The illustration is by Studio Number One and is an original drawing by American artist Shepard Fairey, one of the hottest street artists around. This portrait of George Harrison next to Indian-style symbols, combined with the image of an analogue mixing desk (underneath the platter), give this vinyl turntable a unique and distinctive style!
The Pro-Ject Essential III George Harrison vinyl turntable is a limited edition, with only 2500 models in the world!
Speed: 33⅓ and 45 RPM, manual speed change
Drive principle: belt
Wow and flutter: 0.21% (33⅓ RPM), 0.19% (45 RPM)
Speed variance: 0.70% (33⅓ RPM), 0.60% (45 RPM)
Central spindle: high quality stainless steel
Platter: 300 mm acrylic
Tonearm: 8.6", aluminium
Effective tonearm length: 218.5 mm
Overhang: 22 mm
Effective tonearm mass: 8 g
Counterweight: 3-5.5 g (included)
Recommended tracking force: 0 - 25 mN (for OM10: 18 mN recommended)
Accessories included: external power supply, dust cover
Energy consumption: Max. 4.5 watts
Dimensions: 420 x 112 x 330 mm
Weight: 5 Kg