Project Essential III Acrylic Turntable + FREE Vinyl

Project Essential III Acrylic Turntable + FREE Vinyl

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Project Essential III A Turntable + FREE Vinyl

The 'A' variant of the acclaimed Essential 3 turntable features the same build and construction as the standard version but includes the Acrylic-E platter upgrade. 

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 II, 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.

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.

Speed 33, 45 (manual speed change) 
 Principle Belt Drive 
 Speed Variance 33: 0,80% 45: 0,70% 
 Wow & Flutter 33: 0,29% 45: 0,27% 
 Platter 300mm particle board with felt mat (0,8kg) 
 Main Bearing Stainless Steel 
Effective Arm Length  218,5 mm 
 Overhang 22,0mm 
                Effective Tonearm Mass                8,0gr 
 Counterweight for Mass 3 - 5,5g (included) 
Tracking Force Range  0 - 25mn (OM5 18mn recommended) 
Included Accessory Power Supply, Dust Cover
Power Consumption 4,5 watts
Dimensions 420 x 112 x 330mm (WxHxD)
Weight 4,0 kg net

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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