Project Essential III Turntable

Our Price £219.00 RRP £259.00 Save: £40.00
In stock
SKU
40342
The Project Essential III Turntable features a gloss-finish platter constructed out of MDF, rather than the acrylic platter previously used in earlier models.



Project Essential III Turntable


The Project Essential III 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'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 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 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 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.

  • 8.6" aluminium tonearm with low-friction bearings for fluid movement
  • Precision belt-drive analogue hi-fi turntable with synchronous motor
  • Ortofon OM 10 cartridge with elliptical stylus pre-installed
  • High-quality MDF gloss finished plinth
  • High-quality build and components
More Information
Brands Project
Product Specifications
  • Signal to noise ratio
-66dB
  • Dimensions (HxWxD) in mm
112 x 420 x 330 mm
  • Cartridge
Ortofon OM 10
  • Wow and flutter
±0.21% (33rpm) / ±0.19% (45rpm
  • Speed Variation
±0.70% (33rpm) / ±0.60% (45rpm
  • Stylus Type
Ortofon 10 Stylus
  • Power Consumption
4.5W
  • Weight
5.0 kg
  • Tonearm
8.6" aluminium with sapphire b
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Name SKU Qty Lead time
Project Essential III Turntable Black 40343 0 Warehouse stock availability 2 to 3 working days.
Project Essential III Turntable Red 40344 1 In Stock for Immediate Dispatch
Project Essential III Turntable White 40345 1 In Stock for Immediate Dispatch

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