Pro-Ject Audio Systems Essential III Digital Turntable (High-Gloss Red)

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Pro-Ject Audio Systems Essential III Digital Turntable (High-Gloss Red)
Key Features
  • Plays 33 and 45 rpm Vinyl Records
  • Digital S/PDIF Output
  • Line/Phono Analog Output Switch
  • MDF Chassis
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Enjoy your 33 and 45 rpm vinyl records with the high-gloss red Essential III Digital Turntable from Pro-Ject Audio Systems. In adition to a switchable analog line/phono output, this turntable offers a digital S/PDIF output so you can convert your LPs into a digital data stream. The turntable features an 8.6" aluminum tonearm equipped with the Ortofon OM10 cartridge. A removable dust cover and gold-plated stereo RCA cable are included.
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Pro-Ject Audio Systems Essential III Overview

Enjoy your 33 and 45 rpm vinyl records with the high-gloss red Essential III Digital Turntable from Pro-Ject Audio Systems. In adition to a switchable analog line/phono output, this turntable offers a digital S/PDIF output so you can convert your LPs into a digital data stream. The turntable features an 8.6" aluminum tonearm equipped with the Ortofon OM10 cartridge. A removable dust cover and gold-plated stereo RCA cable are included.

  • Digital S/PDIF output connects to a multiroom entertainment system, a soundbar, or a tv
  • Two gold-plated RCA female outputs
  • Belt drive with synchronous motor and silicone belt
  • Diamond-cut aluminum drive pulley
  • Chassis and platter made from antiresonant MDF
  • Integrated DC-powered motor control helps minimize vibration for enhanced speed stability
  • Low-tolerance platter bearing with stainless steel spindle
  • Ortofon OM10 cartridge pre-mounted
  • Decoupling feet
  • High-gloss finish

Pro-Ject Audio Systems Essential III Specs

Turntable
Rotation Speed33, 45 rpm
Drive MethodBelt Drive
MotorDC Motor
Wow and Flutter33 rpm: 0.21%
45 rpm: 0.19%
Speed Drift33 rpm: 0.70%
45 rpm: 0.60%
Turntable Platter11.8" / 300 mm MDF with 1.8 lb / 0.8 kg Felt Mat
BearingsStainless Steel
Spindle Stainless Steel
Analog Output2 x Gold-Plated RCA Female (R/L)
Line/Phone Out Switch
Digital Output1 X Digital S/PDIF Optical Port
24-Bit / 48 kHz and 24-Bit / 96 kHz Switch
Tonearm
MaterialAluminum
Effective Arm Length8.6" / 21.8 cm
Arm WeightEffective: 0.3 oz / 8 g
Counterweight0.1 to 0.2 oz / 3 to 5.5 g
Overhang0.9" / 22 mm
BearingsSapphire
Cartridge Specifications
CartridgeOrtofon OM10
Tracking Force0 to 25 mN
Recommended: 18 mN
Physical Specifications
Maximum Power Consumption4.5 W
Dimensions (W x H x D)Lid Closed: 16.3 x 4.4 x 13.2" / 41.5 x 11.2 x 33.5 cm
Lid Open 90°: 16.3 x 14.3 x 15.4" / 41.5 x 36.5 x 39 cm
Without Lid: 16.3 x 3.7 x 13" / 41.5 x 9.5 x 33 cm
Weight11 lb / 5 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight13.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)19.25 x 15.5 x 10"
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