Project Essential III SB Turntable

£359.00
In stock
SKU
43529
The new Project Essential III SB Turntable takes all of the design and technological characteristics from the original Essential III, adding an automatic speed control and cable junction box, improving convenience and enhancing the possibility of an upgrade.

Project Essential III SB Turntable

The new Project Essential III SB Turntable takes all of the design and technological characteristics from the original Essential III, adding an automatic speed control and cable junction box, improving convenience and enhancing the possibility of an upgrade.

This integrated speed control function is operated with a simple push button located on the top of the Essential III SB’s plinth. To achieve this, the design team at Project have used an improved version of their motor generation system that was previously used within the original Project Essential III turntable. This motor will ensure he power supply to the motor remains clean, thus reducing resonance and unwanted noise. The Essential III SB is able to deliver a balanced and immersive sound experience, bringing your vinyl collection to life.

The Project Essential III SB 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 SB'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 SB 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 SB 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 SB 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
  • Push-button switching between 33 and 45rpm
  • Special turntable feet for effective decoupling
  • RCA junction box for easy cable upgrades
  • High quality MDF gloss-wrapped platter
  • Belt drive mechanism with silicone belt
  • Factory fitted Ortofon OM10 cartridge
  • Low vibration synchronous motor
  • Lid included
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Product Specifications

Pre-Fitted Cartridge:

 

Ortofon OM 10

 

Replacement Stylus:

               

 

Ortofon Stylus 10

 

Nominal Speeds:

 

 

33 / 45 RPM (Electronic)

 

Speed Variance:

 

 

33: ±0.70%

45: ±0.60%

 

 

Wow & Flutter:               

 

 

33: ±0.21%

45: ±0.19%

 

 

Signal-to-Noise:

 

 

-66dB

 

Effective Tonearm Length:

               

 

8.6" (218.5mm)

 

Effective Tonearm Mass:

 

 

8.0gr

 

Overhang:

 

 

22.0mm

 

Power Consumption:

 

 

4.5W

 

Dimensions:     

 

 

420 x 112 x 330mm

 

Weight:

 

5.0 kg

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Name SKU Qty Lead time
Project Essential III SB Turntable Black 43530 1 In Stock for Immediate Dispatch
Project Essential III SB Turntable Red 43531 1 In Stock for Immediate Dispatch
Project Essential III SB Turntable White 43532 0 Warehouse stock usually available in 2 to 3 working days.

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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 period of 24 months.

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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