Project Essential III


The Pro-Ject Essential III is the perfect entry solution for any budget. Building on the award-winning Essential II, the Essential III features a more refined bearing and an improved MDF body to give you smooth playback and a lively, balanced sound. With precision-crafted materials and a simple, elegant design, it looks as lovely as it sounds.


Available in Black, White, and Walnut

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Endlessly Improving

The Essential III enhances its predecessor in a variety of ways. It is equipped with a diamond-cut aluminium drive pulley, a resonance-optimised MDF main platter and an MDF chassis. The refined, high-precision platter bearing has significantly higher performance than the Essential II. The setup is very simple, and the equipped Connect-It E Phono RCA cable and Ortofon OM10 cartridge perform way above their price range. The Essential III is the audiophile entry turntable!

Ortofon OM10 Cartridge & aluminium tonearm.

The Essential III comes pre-fitted with an Ortofon OM10 cartridge. The smooth movement of the arm allows the OM10 to extract astounding new details from your records, and bring them to life with a vivid, evocative feel. The cartridge works in concert with Pro-Ject’s finely-engineered 8.6” aluminium tonearm to reveal detail in your favourite records like you’ve never heard before.

Key Features

  • Belt drive with synchronous motor and silicone belt
  • Diamond cut aluminium drive pulley
  • Chassis and platter made from low-resonance MDF
  • Quartz regulated speed control
  • Low tolerance platter bearing with stainless steel spindle
  • 8.6” aluminium tonearm with sapphire bearings
  • Ortofon OM10 cartridge pre-mounted
  • High-quality Connect-It E phono interconnect included
  • Custom decoupling feet for vibration reduction
  • Dust cover included