Audiophile „Best Buy“ turntable
Essential III – a modern classic with great sound at an attractive price!
Essential III offers a variety of enhancements compared to its successful predecessor, such as a diamond-cut aluminum drive pulley, a resonance-optimized MDF main platter and MDF chassis. The refined, high-precision platter bearing has significantly lower tolerances than Essential II. Essential III is the audiophile entry turntable! The setup is very simple, the included Phono RCA cable, Connect it E, sounds far above its price range. Equipped with the high-quality pickup OM10 by the phonographic cartridge pioneer Ortofon, Essential III delivers lively, balanced and highly involving sound that will delight every vinyl lover.
Essential III comes in the aesthetic highgloss colors black, red and white.
- Belt drive with synchronous motor and silicone belt
- Diamond cut aluminium drive pulley
- Chassis und PlattChassis & platter made of resonance in-sensitive MDFenteller aus resonanzarmem MDF
- Integrated DC-powered motor control minimizes motor vibration and guarantees speed stability
- Low tolerance platter bearing with strainless steel spindle
- 8.6” aluminium tonearm with sapphire bearings
- Ortofon OM10 cartridge pre-mounted
- High-quality semi-balanced Connect it E phono interconnect with gold-plated RCA connectors included
- Special decoupling feet
- Dust cover included
- High-gloss colour options: black, red, white
|Speed||33, 45 (manual speed change)|
|Speed variance||33: 0.70% 45: 0.60%|
|Wow & flutter||33: 0.21% 45: 0.19%|
|Platter||300 mm MDF & felt mat (0,8kg)|
|Main bearing||Stainless steel|
|Effective arm length||218,5 mm|
|Effective tonearmmass||8.0 g|
|Counterweight for mass||3 - 5.5 g|
|Tracking force range||0 - 25mn (recommended OM10 18mn)|
|Included accessories||Power supply, dust cover|
|Power consumption||4.5 Watts max|
|Dimensions (lid closed)||415 x 112 x 335 mm (W x H x D)|
|Dimensions (lid open, 90°)||415 x 365 x 390 mm (W x H x D)|
|Dimensions (without lid)||415 x 95 x 330 mm (W x H x D)|
|Weight||5.0 kg net|
What Hi-Fi reviews the Essential III
Another budget Pro-Ject turntable, another five-star review – the company simply can’t shake the habit of turning out top-class turntables. Just save up for the acrylic platter if you can…
Orginial review: https://www.whathifi.com/pro-ject/essential-iii/review
HifiCritic reviews the Essential III
Pro-Ject’s manufacturing quality has continued to improve, to a stage where it can compete with best in class. This is a fine complete record deck, thoughtfully designed, well engineered and finished, ready to go, and presents very good value and performance. A HIFICRITIC best buy rating is a no brainer for this Pro-Ject Essential III Acrylic record player.
Hifi Video Test reviews the Essential III
NL/ BE, 07/08.2017
The idea behind the Essential III "flexi range" is to propose a turntable that will connect to any home audio device out there. Among others, you will find a version with an optical output (to connect to a soundbar for example) or even a version with a bluetooth output (to connect to a BT speaker!). All of them with an high quality sound at a very reasonable price.