Project Essential III BT Turntable + FREE Vinyl

Project Essential III BT Turntable + FREE Vinyl

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PLEASE NOTE: STOCK LEVELS FLUCTUATE very rapidly. When selecting your vinyl selection, please let us know an additional 2nd and 3rd choice, in case your first choice is no longer in stock. To claim your free vinyl, drop us an email ( once you’ve purchased your turntable to let us know your preferred piece and backup choices. SEE OUR CURRENT STOCKLIST. You must request your vinyl selection before the turntable is dispatched in order to qualify for this offer. 

Project Essential III BT Turntable + FREE Vinyl

The Essential III takes the fundamental design principles and engineering feats that set its predecessor in such high regard, but sees improvements and upgrades made to the crucial aspects of the turntable to form an even more superlative machine at an outstanding and highly comfortable price point. The Essential III replaces the basic platter of the Ess. 2 model for Project's quality Acrylic-IT E, usually an optional extra at an added cost. This superior platter works in conjunction with a quality belt-drive mechanism with silicone belt, along with a specialised low-vibration synchronous motor. 

The motor control is integrated within the Essential III, with a DC power supply to ensure a silent operation. The main platter's bearing is built from stainless steel, running in bronze bushing with a Teflon base. This means that the mechanical elements of the Essential III are kept to an absolute minimum in resonance and vibration, a standard continued throughout the design of the tonearm. The aluminium tonearm is 8.6" in length and utilises sapphire bearings. Project now supply an even better cartridge with the Essential, swapping the II's Ortofon OM5E for the superior OM10E Moving Magnet. The Essential 3 features luxurious gloss finishes and also comes supplied with a dust cover/lid.

The 'BT' model of this turntable has a Bluetooth output for wireless streaming to you to Bluetooth speakers. Alternatively, it also has a moving magnet phonostage built in, enabling you to just plug into your existing hifi amplifier.

Who is Project?

Project started in the hifi business designing and manufacturing affordable stereo turntables in the early 1990s, beginning with the entry-level Debut model. It was a great success, like all other turntables on the market at that time were at least  £100 more expensive, without offering a performance benefit. Project has gone on to extend the range of turntables they offer at all popular price points and performance levels, through midrange to high-end models.

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%
 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

Providing your item is in stock, the order is usually dispatched within 24 hours. Please remember that postage and packing is completely free for orders over £50*. Out of stock items will be dispatched as soon as they become available, out of stock items can take between 4 to 21 days for dispatch.

Deliveries usually take 1-3 working days. The majority of orders are sent via our couriers'; Interlink Express on a next-day-delivery service. Smaller, low value or light-weight items are normally posted using Royal Mail Recorded or Royal Mail Special Delivery.

Once your product has been dispatched, you will be notified via email and sent a unique consignment number, you can use this number at to check the status of your delivery. If you have provided a mobile telephone number, Interlink's Predict service will notify you by text (and email) of a one-hour delivery window. If the window they suggest is inconvenient, you can change the date of delivery to a later one via text or email.

*We ship free of charge to mainland UK addresses, excluding the Scottish Highlands or 'Out-Of-Reach' Scottish locations. Please consult the post-codes below to see if your location falls within this category. If you are still unsure, please contact us on 01432 354921. We also ship to Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Scilly Isles, Scottish Isles and Scottish Highlands, however delivery to these locations will incur a charge and can only be sent via a 2-day service.

Shipping CostsMainland UK (Next-Day)Offshore/Out-of-reach (2-day)Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Scottish Islands, Scilly IslandsRepublic of Ireland (2-day)
Under £50 Orders £7.50 £12.50 £15.00
Over £50 Orders FREE £19.99 £29.99
Surcharge Orders £50.00 £69.99 £79.99
Saturday Delivery £12.99 N/A N/A
Sunday Delivery £12.99 N/A N/A


Post codes exempt from the free delivery service include:

Scottish Highlands Post Codes: AB30-38, AB41-42, AB44-56, FK17-99, G83, IV1-28, IV30-39, IV52-54, IV63, KW1-14, PA21-33, PA34-40, PH15-26, PH31-41, PH49-50
Islands Post Codes: HS1-9, IV40-51, IV55-56, KA27-28, KW15-17, PA20, PA41-49, PA60-78, PH42-44, ZE1-3
Northern Ireland: All BT postcodes
Channel Islands Post Codes: JE, GY
Scilly Isles Post Codes: TR21, TR22, TR23, TR24, TR25

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