Project Essential III BT Turntable

Our Price £349.00 RRP £379.00 Save: £30.00
The new Project Essential III BT Turntable takes all of the design and technological characteristics from the original Essential III, adding Bluetooth capabilities in order to open up connectivity options for more compatible devices.

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The new Project Essential III BT Turntable takes all of the design and technological characteristics from the original Essential III, adding Bluetooth capabilities in order to open up connectivity options for more compatible devices.

The built-in phono stage within this turntable has been designed to transmit a Bluetooth signal to any compatible device that is within a 10m range, allowing for connection to Bluetooth headphones, Bluetooth-enabled Digital-to-Analogue Convertors, or Bluetooth-enabled sound systems.

The Essential III BT’s phono stage also features optional Phono and Line Level outputs, meaning you can connect directly to an external phono stage or a spare line input on your amplifier. Combining these with the intuitive technologies within the Essential III BT, this turntable will cater to modern needs through traditional technology.

The Project Essential III BT Turntable features a gloss-finish platter constructed out of MDF, rather than the original acrylic platter used in previous models. The decision to use high-quality MDF in the Essential III BT's construction was to take advantage of its acoustically neutral character. The plinth has been mounted on three anti-vibration feet, allowing for effective decoupling from the surface on which you have placed your turntable.

The Project Essential III BT Turntable use a 9V motor and the new integrated grounding link that helps to vastly reduce any electrical interference to staggeringly low levels. The motor's premium, synchronous AC design is driven by a built-in signal generator that ensures optimal speed stability and keeps resonances to an absolute minimum. Performance and style is further improved by the new aluminium pulley.

The Project Essential III BT Turntable comes pre-fitted with an 8.6" aluminium tonearm for its rigidity and lightweight characteristics. Its gimbal bearing assembly allows for smooth tracking across a record thanks to the sapphire bearings that have been used in its construction. The counterweight that is supplied with the Essential III BT allows for a wide range of premium pick-up cartridges to be installed. Supplied with an Ortofon OM 10 cartridge already installed, the OM 10 is superior to the Essential II's OM 5E, using an elliptical profile and precision micro-mechanics to deliver a pristine, full soundstage with an impressive impact.

  • Main platter bearing made from stainless steel runs in bronze bushing with Teflon bottom
  • Integrated motor control with DC power supply secures silent running
  • Wireless Bluetooth transmission to compatible receivers
  • 8.6" aluminium tonearm with sapphire bearings
  • Special turntable feet for effective decoupling
  • High quality MDF gloss-wrapped platter
  • Belt drive mechanism with silicone belt
  • Factory fitted Ortofon OM10 cartridge
  • Switch to bypass internal phono stage
  • Low vibration synchronous motor
  • Built-in MM phono stage
  • Lid included
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Product Specifications

Pre-Fitted Cartridge:

Ortofon OM 10

Replacement Stylus:

Ortofon Stylus 10

Nominal Speeds:

33 / 45 RPM (Manual)

Speed Variance:

33: ±0.70%

45: ±0.60%

Wow & Flutter:

33: ±0.21%

45: ±0.19%



Effective Tonearm Length:

8.6" (218.5mm)

Effective Tonearm Mass:




Power Consumption:



420 x 112 x 330mm


5.0 kg

Your Delivery:

Orders received before 3:00 pm* will be despatched the same day and can be delivered for next working day, (except bank holidays).  For you convenience you can choose multiple shipping options on the checkout page. We will also email with your tracking and dispatch information.

30 Day Returns Policy

HiFix is committed to selling quality products which we hope you will love, we do understand, however, that there maybe a time when you need to exchange or return something you have bought. We really do hope you are pleased with your purchase but should you wish to return anything bought from us, we will be happy to refund or exchange a product within 30 days.

*Due to the Covid situation we have amended our shipping cutoff time to 1pm. Please see more on COVID updates here.

Name SKU Qty Lead time
Project Essential III BT Turntable Black 43538 1 In Stock for Immediate Dispatch

Warranty information for Project Audio:
Project Audio

Pro-Ject products are designed and manufactured to the highest quality standards. However, if something does go wrong with the product we are here to help. From your date of purchase your product is warranted against faulty materials or workmanship for a minimum period of 24 months.

For new electronics and turntables (not applicable to accessories) you can extend this guarantee to 36 months, customers must register at: (this offer of an extended warranty must be made within 4 months of date of purchase).

This guarantee applies to all Pro-Ject Products including Turntables and Turntable Accessories.Providing you with peace of mind and the assurance of premium Quality.

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