Pro-Ject Essential III Turntable

£319.00 inc. VAT

Trade-in available

Essential III by Pro-Ject Audio Systems is an entry-level audiophile-quality turntable which has been further developed from the classic Essential II model.

A significant step forward for any vinyl enthusiast on a budget. Sound and style have been pushed to new heights, all for a price that delivers exceptional value.

Available in Black, Red and White gloss, or matt Walnut finish.



Essential III

Offering a variety of enhancements compared to its successful predecessor (the multi-award winning Essential II), the Essential III turntable from Pro-Ject Audio Systems features a diamond-cut aluminium drive pulley, a resonance-optimised MDF main platter and MDF chassis.

The refined, high-precision platter bearing has significantly lower tolerances than Essential II. Essential III is equipped with an 8.6" aluminium tonearm with the high-quality pickup OM10 by the phonographic cartridge pioneer Ortofon.

The included Phono RCA cable (Connect-It E) is a high-quality semi-balanced interconnect cable with gold-plated RCA connectors that guarantees a perfect audio connection. Plus the special decoupling feet isolate the turntable from any supporting surface to deliver the best sound possible.


  • Belt drive with synchronous motor and silicone belt
  • Diamond-cut aluminium drive pulley
  • Chassis & platter made of resonance insensitive MDF
  • Integrated DC-powered motor control minimizes motor vibration and guarantees speed stability
  • Low tolerance platter bearing with stainless-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


  • Essential III with Ortofon OM 10 cartridge
  • Directly soldered Connect-It E Cable
  • Felt mat
  • Dust cover
  • Adapter for 7" singles
  • Power supply


  • Speed: 33 / 45 (manual speed change)
  • Principle: Belt drive
  • Speed Variance: 33: 0.70% 45: 0.60%
  • Wow & Flutter: 33: 0.21% 45: 0.19%
  • Platter: 300mm MDF & felt mat (0,8kg)
  • Main Bearing: Stainless steel
  • Tonearm: 8.6" aluminium
  • Effective Arm Length: 218.5mm
  • Effective Tonearm Mass: 8.0g
  • Overhang: 22.0mm
  • Counterweight For Mass: 3 – 5.5g
  • Tracking Force Range: 0 – 25mn (recommended OM10 18mn)
  • Included Accessories: Power supply, dust cover
  • Power Consumption: 4.5W max
  • Dimensions (lid closed): 415 x 112 x 335mm (W x H x D)
  • Dimensions (lid open, 90°): 415 x 365 x 390mm (W x H x D)
  • Dimensions (without lid): 415 x 95 x 330mm (W x H x D)
  • Weight: 5.0kg net

Full Pro-Ject Range Available

Unilet Sound & Vision are official retail partners for Pro-Ject Audio Systems, and can offer advice, assistance, purchase and aftercare options for all models in their range. Do get in touch if you would like to audition one of their excellent products.

More Information



Pro-Ject Audio was founded in 1991 during the era of the Compact Disc, their mission being to offer the best analogue experience for reasonable prices. In a time when digital audio was on the rise, and vinyl declared as outdated and dead, Heinz Lichtenegger kept his belief in the simple but best way to enjoy music – turntables.

The company strive to create astonishing products with impeccable value, using the best components for the price and manufacturing handmade goods solely in Europe. Today, with cutting edge technologies and machines, Pro-Ject ship worldwide to over eighty countries. All turntables are made by hand, from scratch in the Czech Republic. From the tiniest screw to the chassis, everything is done by in-house technicians.

Pro-Ject Audio | Unilet Sound & Vision

Additional information

Weight 5.0 kg
Dimensions 33.5 × 41.5 × 11.2 cm

Piano Black, Red, Walnut, White

Purchase Options

Click & Collect, Trade-In Available


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