Pro-Ject Essential III Phono USB


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Essential III Phono – integrating convenience 

Essential III Phono takes all advantages of the regular version Essential III and adds line level output! Delivering audio-phile sonics in a convenient package, easy to install into any hifi system, with or without a phono preamp. It comes with the same audiophile components as the standard version, such as the diamond-cut aluminum drive pulley, the resonance-optimized MDF main platter and MDF chassis. The refined, high-precision platter bearing ensures high performance and a long service life. Equipped with the high-quality pickup OM10 by the phonographic cartridge pioneer Ortofon, Essential III Phono delivers lively, balanced and highly involving sound that will delight every vinyl lover.  Essential III Phono comes in the aesthetic high-gloss colors black, red and white. 

• Belt drive with synchronous motor and silicone belt
• Integrated MM phono stage
• Diamond cut aluminium drive pulley
• Chassis & platter made of resonance in-sensitive MDF
• Integrated DC-powered motor control minimizesmotor vibration and guarantees speed stability
• Low tolerance platter bearing with strainless 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


33, 45 (manual speed change)

Drive principle
belt drive

Wow and flutter
33: 0,70%  45: 0,60%

Speed drift
33: 0,21%  45: 0,19%

300mm MDF

Line level or phono level

8,6”, aluminum

Effective arm length
218,5 mm


Effective tonearm mass
8,0 gr

Suitable for cartridge mass
3 – 5,5g

Tracking force 
0 – 25mn (recommended for OM10 18mn)

Included accessory 
power supply, dust cover

Power consumption
4,5 watts max

420 x 112 x 330mm (WxHxD)

5,0 kg net