Class-Leading Build Quality, Performance, and Features Make Spinning Vinyl LPs Easy, Involving, and Fun: Pro-Ject Essential III Turntable Includes Preinstalled Ortofon Cartridge and 8.6-Inch Tonearm
Sometimes, you just want to spin vinyl and leave the tweaking for someone else. Enter the Pro-Ject Essential III turntable. Designed for music lovers who know they can get much more performance, quality, and aesthetics than that similarly priced cheap mass-produced models – and a ‘table that offers genuine entry-level high-end sound as well as ease of use and lasting build – the EISA Award-winning Essential III is true to its name when it comes to analog playback made simple, easy, and fun. Pro-Ject's turntable legacy and the inclusion of a preinstalled and factory-aligned Ortofon OM10 cartridge alone make Essential III worth far more than its asking price. We guarantee it.
Equipped with an 8.6-inch aluminum tonearm with sapphire bearings, hearty MDF platter, diamond-cut aluminum pulley, enhanced low-tolerance bearing with stainless-steel spindle, resonance-damping decoupling feet, and a sturdy MDF chassis, Essential III tracks and plays back LPs with absorbing precision and nuance-extracting detail. Its integrated DC-powered motor control minimizes vibration and affords excellent speed stability. You also get a Connect-It E, a phono cable with gold-plated connectors that far outperforms the signal-transmission quality of stock RCA versions, as well a dust cover for handy protection. And because of the so-simple-anyone-can-do-it setup, you'll be enjoying music soon after you unbox Essential III.
If there's one caveat that comes with Essential III, it's that you'll be spending lots more time listening to music and having friends over to share in the excitement. Then again, that's what spinning LPs is all about.
"Another budget Pro-Ject turntable, another five-star review – the company simply can't shake the habit of turning out top-class turntables."
– What Hi-Fi?, five-star review
"Anyone upgrading from an entry-level record player is going to love the output from this turntable."