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Pro-Ject Essential III White Audiophile Turntable. Open Box Unit.

Model #: Essential III-White
At a Glance

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!

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Get to know this product.

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 high-gloss 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 color options: black, red, white

Additional Information

Speed33, 45 (manual speed change)
Principle Speed VarianceBelt drive
Speed Variance33: 0.70% 45: 0.60%
Wow and Flutter33: 0.21% 45: 0.19%
Platter300 mm MDF & felt mat (0.8kg)
Main BearingStainless steel
Tonearm8.6”, aluminium
Effective Arm Length218.5 mm
Effective Tonearm Mass8.0 g
Overhang22.0 mm
Counterweight For Mass3 - 5.5 g
Tracking Force Rance0 - 25mn (recommended OM10 18mn)
Included AccessoriesPower supply, dust cover
Power Consumption4.5 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)
Weight5.0 kg net

Misc. Specs

Product Weight (lbs.)11
Width (in.)16.5
Depth (in.)13
Height (in.)4.4
Drive TypeBelt-Drive
Turntable Speed33; 45
Analog Audio(RCA) Output1
Manufacturer Warranty2 Year Parts & Labor
WarningProposition 65 Warning for California Residents