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Project Essential III Phono Turntable
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 models 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 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. The project now comes supplied 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 'Phono' model of this turntable features a moving magnet phonostage built-in, enabling you to just plug into your existing 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%
Wow & Flutter 33: ±0.21%
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. Postage and packing is completely free for orders over £100*. 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.
Orders are sent via our couriers' DPD on a next-day-delivery service and usually, take between 1 and 3 days.
*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.
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