Project Essential III Digital Turntable

Our Price £349.00 RRP £379.00 Save: £30.00
The new Project Essential III Digital Turntable takes all of the design and technological characteristics from the original Essential III, adding the specially developed phono stage that has previously been used in the award-winning Essential II Turntable.

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Project Essential III Digital Turntable

The new Project Essential III Digital Turntable takes all of the design and technological characteristics from the original Essential III, adding the specially developed phono stage that has previously been used in the award-winning Essential II Turntable. This phono stage offers users the option to choose between an analogue line level output and a switchable 24-bit/96kHz optical output. The Essential III Digital’s output can be set at 48kHz or 96kHz and uses a high quality Analogue to Digital Converter to send clean, uninterrupted signal to any digital hub.  Optical transmission allows you to run longer cables without experience signal loss that would otherwise be found with long RCA leads. This will enable you to place your turntable away from your amplifier, yet still produce a brilliant sound reproduction.

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 Digital 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 Digital '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 Digital 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 Digital 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 Digital 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
  • 8.6" aluminium tonearm with sapphire bearings
  • Switch between 48kHz and 96kHz sample rates
  • Special turntable feet for effective decoupling
  • Up-to 24-bit/96kHz optical digital output
  • 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



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Project Essential III Digital Turntable Red 43535 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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