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Pro-Ject Essential 3A White Turntable w/ Acryl-IT E Platter (Cartridge Included)

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"Another excellent Pro-Ject turntable with a tempting upgrade option. Thoughtful engineering and a decent build helps to make the Pro-Ject Essential III a good buy"

The Essential 3 boasts a series of notable improvements that elevate it well beyond the ability of its predecessor, both technically and cosmetically.

The Essential 3 retains the simple yet elegant frame of the Essential II. Made from high-quality MDF for its acoustically neutral character, and now wrapped in a high-gloss paint finish (available in red, white or black); the main structure combines both elegance and functionality. The plinth is then mounted on three anti-vibration feet, for effective decoupling from the surface on which the turntable is placed.

One of the most obvious changes with the new model is in the use of an upgraded Acryl-IT E platter. Also available seperately, the Acryl-IT E offers an inert platform for your vinyl records to reduce the unwanted effects of resonance. Available for use with and without the supplied felt mat, the platter uses a stainless steel bearing in a bronze bushing with Teflon-lined bottom for liquid-smooth rotation. The overall sound result is an open, exciting sound that arrives at a foot-tapping tempo.

The Essential 3 uses the same 9V motor as its predecessor, but it’s also the first to use a new integrated grounding link that dramatically reduces electrical interference to unprecedented low levels. The motor is a premium, synchronous AC design that’s driven by a built-in signal generator, ensuring optimal speed stability and minimal resonances. The brand new aluminium pulley improves the performance and the appearance even further still.

The Essential 3 is pre-fitted with an 8.6” aluminium tonearm for its lightweight, rigid characteristics. The gimbal bearing assembly uses sapphire bearings to allow for smooth tracking across a record, and the supplied counterweight allows for a variety of premium pick-up cartridges to be installed. The tonearm is supplied with an Ortofon OM 10 cartridge installed. Superior to the Essential II’s OM 5E cartridge, the OM 10 uses an elliptical profile and precision micro-mechanics to deliver a nice, full soundstage with plenty of impact.

The Essential 3 is a significant step forward for vinyl enthusiasts on a budget. The sound and the style have been pushed to new heights, all for a price that defies belief.

  • Tick High quality Acrylic-IT E platter
  • Tick Belt drive mechanism with silicone belt
  • Tick Low vibration synchronous motor
  • Tick Integrated motor control with DC power supply secures silent running
  • Tick Main platter bearing made from stainless steel runs in bronze bushing with Teflon bottom
  • Tick 8.6" aluminium tonearm with sapphire bearings
  • Tick Factory fitted Ortofon OM10 cartridge (can be subject to change - see manufacturers website)
  • Tick Pre-mounted gold-plated RCA interconnect cable
  • Tick Special turntable feet for effective decoupling
  • Tick Lid included

While we do our best to keep this information up to date, please be aware that all specifications are subject to change by the manufacturer at any time.

Nominal Speeds 33 / 45 RPM (Manual)
Speed Variance ±0.70% (33rpm) / ±0.60% (45rpm)
Wow & Flutter ±0.21% (33rpm) / ±0.19% (45rpm)
Signal-to-Noise -66dB
Effective Tonearm Length 8.6" (218.5mm)
Effective Tonearm Mass 8.0gr
Overhang 22.0mm
Pre-Fitted Cartridge Ortofon OM 10
Replacement Stylus Ortofon 10 Stylus
Power Consumption 4.5W
Dimensions (W x H x D) 420 x 112 x 330mm
Weight 5.0 kg

While we do our best to keep this information up to date, please be aware that all specifications are subject to change by the manufacturer at any time.

Pro-Ject Essential 3A Red Turntable w/ Acryl-IT E Platter (Cartridge Included)

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15 March 2018

- Torfaen

Awesome turntable with a good cartridge and good set of phono leads. Good bass extension and good detail retrieval has got me back into collecting vinyl again.


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