-Project Essential III RecordMaster Turntable

Our Price £399.00 RRP £429.00 Save: £30.00
The Project Essential III RecordMaster uses the same integrated speed control as the Essential III Turntable and the Phono stage that can be found within the Essential III Phono Turntable, and will switch between 33rpm to 45rpm at the mere press of a button.

When it comes to simplicity, the Project Essential III RecordMaster is the turntable of choice. Using the same integrated speed control as the Essential III Turntable and the Phono stage that can be found within the Essential III Phono Turntable, the RecordMaster will connect to any spare line input, and will switch between 33rpm to 45rpm at the mere press of a button.

An additional USB output allows the Essential III RecordMaster to also be used as a means through which you can record your vinyl records directly to a PC or Mac, converting your analogue music to digital music files, and allowing you to carry your entire vinyl record collection on a compatible portable music player.

The Essential III RecordMaster’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 RecordMaster, this turntable will cater to modern needs through traditional technology.

The Project Essential III RecordMaster 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 RecordMaster'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 RecordMaster 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 RecordMaster 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 RecordMaster 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
  • Integrated speed control for easy switching between 33 and 45 rpm
  • 8.6" aluminium tonearm with sapphire bearings
  • Special turntable feet for effective decoupling
  • USB output for recording to a PC or Mac
  • High quality MDF gloss-wrapped platter
  • Belt drive mechanism with silicone belt
  • Switch to bypass internal phono stage
  • Factory fitted Ortofon OM10 cartridge
  • 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



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: https://register.project-audio.com (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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