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Pro-Ject Essential 3 RecordMaster Walnut Turntable (Cartridge Included)

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Best Value Turntable 2017-2018

Best Value Turntable 2017-2018

A great step on to the vinyl ladder, Pro-Ject’s Flexi-Range has six different models that cater for every aspiring vinyl junkie. From the super value Essential III to the fully loaded Record Master – with electronic speed control, built-in phono stage, analogue-to-digital converter and USB output – there’s something for everyone.

The Essential III RecordMaster is part of Pro-Ject Audio Systems' affordable turntable concept series. The Essential III FlexiRange allows you to pick exactly which turntable is right for your personal system, without wasting money on unnecessary features for your need.

All models in the FlexiRange are based on the standard Essential III turntable. From the high-quality, acoustically neutral, high-gloss MDF plinth and platter, through the premium bearing and decoupling feet, all the way onto the aluminium tonearm, Ortofon OM 10 cartridge and 9V asynchronous motor; the Essential III is a proven performer that’s more than justified its 5 Star rating from What Hi-Fi? magazine.

The Essential III RecordMaster is the turntable of choice when simplicity is your number one priority. Using the same integrated speed control as the Essential III as well as the phono stage from the Essential III Phono, the RecordMaster is a turntable that connects to any spare Line input and switches from 33 to 45rpm at the push of a button.

The additional inclusion of a USB output means the Essential III RecordMaster can also be used to record your favourite records direct to a PC or Mac.

Like all models in the Essential III FlexiRange, the Essential III RecordMaster is available in a high-gloss red, white or black finish.

  • Tick High quality MDF gloss-wrapped 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 Built-in MM phono stage
  • Tick Switch to bypass internal phono stage
  • Tick USB output for recording to a PC or Mac
  • Tick Integrated speed control for easy switching between 33 and 45 rpm
  • Tick Special turntable feet for effective decoupling
  • Tick Lid included
High Quality Cartridge Ortofon OM10

High Quality Cartridge Ortofon OM10

Using the Ortofon OM10 cartridge on the Essential III tonearm is genius, delivering the perfect balance of performance and cost

Main Platter Bearing

Main Platter Bearing

The main platter bearing has been designed with low tolerances in mind to reduced unwanted rumble, wow and flutter

Keeping Perfect Timing

Keeping Perfect Timing

The Proj-ect Essential 3 has a built-in DC-powered motor control ensuring the ultimate speed stalility with minimized speed drift

Good Weighted Base

Good Weighted Base

Both the plinth and platter made designed from MDF to ensure high quality damping with just the right amount of weight

Felt Matt

Felt Matt

Pro-Ject's superior felt mat delivers outstanding contact between record & platter to maximise you're vinyl musical sounds

Crafted by Design

Crafted by Design

Pro-Ject have designed a top notch pulley made from aluminium to ensure that the precise amount of power transmission is applied to the patter

Perspex Dust Cover

Perspex Dust Cover

Keep this Pro-Ject Audio Turntable safe with this high quality see through perspex dust cover lid

Output to 24bit/96kHz

Output to 24bit/96kHz

The Essential III RecordMaster outputs to 24bit/96kHz and converts to 2 channel, 16 bit, 48000 Hz (DVD Quality)

Pro-Ject Connect-IT E

Pro-Ject Connect-IT E

The Connect-IT E features a "dual twisted pair" technology with a 100% foil shield for rejection of EM and RF interference

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.

Pre-Fitted Cartridge Ortofon OM 10
Replacement Stylus Ortofon Stylus 10
Nominal Speeds 33 / 45 RPM (Manual)
Speed Variance 33: ±0.70%
45: ±0.60%
Wow & Flutter 33: ±0.21%
45: ±0.19%
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

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.

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