Pro-Ject Essential III A (Black) Turntable

Pro-Ject Essential III A (Black)

Turntable

In stock

In-Store Clearance Item

Open Box Guide Price
(10 available across all stores)

£219.95 RRP £349.0000

SAVE

37%

 

Refurbished Guide Price
(4 available across all stores)

£209.95 RRP £349.0000

SAVE

40%

 

Remember, these are clearance items and therefore condition and accessories/promo items supplied may vary. Please call/email the store to check the price/stock/condition and reserve your clearance bargain. Unfortunately due to costs, and size, TVs can’t be mail ordered from store, or transferred between stores.
ALL CLEARANCE ITEMS ARE FULLY GUARANTEED FOR 12 MONTHS. Please note that extended guarantees are not available on these products.

”A seriously talented arrival to the budget turntable market that sets a new standard at the price.”- ‘Hi-Fi Choice’ ‘Recommended’

The perfect turntable for audiophiles on a budget

Putting engineering quality above frills, the Project Essential III is perfect for those that enjoy their music above all else. With a specification that includes an acrylic platter, isolation feet, a low vibration motor with DC power supply and a quality Ortofon cartridge, the Essential III A offers much more than just the basics and gives a class-leading sound.

Sound enhancing acrylic platter on this 'A' version
Swapping the pressed steel platter of the previous Essential models for an acrylic one makes a big difference. These are usually only standard on turntables costing much more as they cost far more to produce than pressed steel ones. Acrylic offers an inert surface contact, reducing the unwanted effects of resonance. This means you'll not only hear more detail but more a more natural tone, too.

Engineered for sound
Unlike many other turntables around this price, the Pro-Ject Essential 3A has all the elements of a proper hi-fi turntable - just at a lower price. The low vibration DC motor gives stable speed for accurate pitch and timing. The main bearing is made from stainless steel and runs within a bronze bushing with a Teflon coating. This type of build integrity is usually reserved for much more expensive designs and gives the Essential 3A a remarkable precision of sound for its price.

Single piece aluminium tonearm
Continuing its hi-fi credentials, the Pro-Ject Essential III A is supplied with a good quality tonearm. Made from a single piece of aluminium, it's both light and rigid. The more rigid the more precisely it tracks, making listening to your records a more involving experience. For long-lasting quality, the tone-arm is fitted with sapphire bearings.

Cartridge upgraded to Ortofon OM10
Another great new upgrade with the version 3 of the Essential is an Ortofon OM10 cartridge. Replacing the previous OM5 model, the higher spec cartridge uses a finer stylus to get deeper into the groove, giving you a broader sound and more detail.

More impressive than ever, the Project Essential III A is the 'go to' turntable at its price.

Click here for link to our blog review
”A seriously talented arrival to the budget turntable market that sets a new standard at the price.”- ‘Hi-Fi Choice’ ‘Recommended’

The perfect turntable for audiophiles on a budget

Putting engineering quality above frills, the Project Essential III is perfect for those that enjoy their music above all else. With a specification that includes an acrylic platter, isolation feet, a low vibration motor with DC power supply and a quality Ortofon cartridge, the Essential III A offers much more than just the basics and gives a class-leading sound.

Sound enhancing acrylic platter on this 'A' version
Swapping the pressed steel platter of the previous Essential models for an acrylic one makes a big difference. These are usually only standard on turntables costing much more as they cost far more to produce than pressed steel ones. Acrylic offers an inert surface contact, reducing the unwanted effects of resonance. This means you'll not only hear more detail but more a more natural tone, too.

Engineered for sound
Unlike many other turntables around this price, the Pro-Ject Essential 3A has all the elements of a proper hi-fi turntable - just at a lower price. The low vibration DC motor gives stable speed for accurate pitch and timing. The main bearing is made from stainless steel and runs within a bronze bushing with a Teflon coating. This type of build integrity is usually reserved for much more expensive designs and gives the Essential 3A a remarkable precision of sound for its price.

Single piece aluminium tonearm
Continuing its hi-fi credentials, the Pro-Ject Essential III A is supplied with a good quality tonearm. Made from a single piece of aluminium, it's both light and rigid. The more rigid the more precisely it tracks, making listening to your records a more involving experience. For long-lasting quality, the tone-arm is fitted with sapphire bearings.

Cartridge upgraded to Ortofon OM10
Another great new upgrade with the version 3 of the Essential is an Ortofon OM10 cartridge. Replacing the previous OM5 model, the higher spec cartridge uses a finer stylus to get deeper into the groove, giving you a broader sound and more detail.

More impressive than ever, the Project Essential III A is the 'go to' turntable at its price.

Click here for link to our blog review
Brand Project
Colour Black
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 420 x 330 x 112
Phono Input No
Power Consumption- Normal Use 5
Weight (KG) 5
Cartridge Included? Ortofon OM 10 - MM
Replacement Stylus Code Ortofon Stylus 10
Speeds 33 / 45
USB Output No
Auto/Manual manual
Belt Drive/Direct Drive belt_drive
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent service A great sounding turntable and looks a lot more expensive than it was.
Date published: 2021-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from much better than expected!!! Upgraded from 80's Panasonic turntable that did it's job in playing records. after much research in price bracket & a chat on phone with Richer Sounds (covid lockdown) I went for the Pro-ject Essential III A. I'm playing through a 90's JVC Adagio system and I'm very impressed with the improved sound quality. Found it much easier to set up tone arm with YouTube. All in all a very happy customer! p.s. arrived really quickly too.
Date published: 2021-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product. Great help Having worked my way through things to do during lockdown I decided to buy a new turntable and re-enjoy my old LPs. I bought a great product from Richer Sounds (Pro Ject Essential) but had difficulty in setting the weights correctly. Luckily Philip from the Swiss Cottage store was at the,end of a video chat and he talked me through it. It’s all set up perfectly now and I am listening to my old Tears for Fears album again
Date published: 2021-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent sounding turntable. After a hiccup with the drive belt snapping after a hour of use I must say richer sounds were excellent had a new one sent out next day. Excellent sounding turntable with ortofon om10 stylus. Easy to set up, sounds great running though my vintage Yamaha a420 amp and monitor audio bronze 5 speakers.
Date published: 2021-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent upgrade Amazing sound, really bright sound has brought out the best of my system ,especially my original Elac floor standers
Date published: 2021-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very simple design, excellent sound Bout about 10 days ago. The sound is very year and precise on my studio monitors. Only issue was the packaged belt snapped after 3 hours. I glued it for noe until a replacement arrives. Worth investing in a better felt mat.
Date published: 2021-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very happy Bought to replace a NAD 5120. Very easy set up. Sound is like night & day. Delighted
Date published: 2021-01-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good entry point turntable I bought this and have two downpoints. Firstly finding a website that made sense in terms of setting it up. Secondly the belt is too easy to catch with your finger or nail and knock it off. Other than that good value for money and sound quality. Richer Sounds staff very heloful
Date published: 2020-12-27
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In-Store Clearance Item

Open Box Guide Price
(10 available across all stores)

£219.95 RRP £349.0000

SAVE

37%

 

Refurbished Guide Price
(4 available across all stores)

£209.95 RRP £349.0000

SAVE

40%

 

Remember, these are clearance items and therefore condition and accessories/promo items supplied may vary. Please call/email the store to check the price/stock/condition and reserve your clearance bargain. Unfortunately due to costs, and size, TVs can’t be mail ordered from store, or transferred between stores.
ALL CLEARANCE ITEMS ARE FULLY GUARANTEED FOR 12 MONTHS. Please note that extended guarantees are not available on these products.