Project ESSENTIAL III Turntable

Project ESSENTIAL III (Black)

Turntable

In stock
£239

"Another excellent Pro-Ject turntable with a tempting upgrade option." 'What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision magazine'. 5-star review. Tested at £240


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 isolation feet, a low vibration motor with DC power supply and a quality Ortofon cartridge, the Essential III offers much more than just the basics and gives a class-leading sound.


Engineered for sound

Unlike many other turntables around this price, the Pro-Ject Essential 3 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 3 a remarkable precision of sound for its price.


Single piece aluminium tonearm

Continuing its hi-fi credentials, the Pro-Ject Essential III 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 is the 'go to' turntable at its price.

6 Year Guarantee included

Our VIP club is completely FREE for ALL customers and comprises a fantastic set of privileges. Sign up instantly in-store or online

What you get

Full parts and labour cover
If your unit goes wrong we'll fix it . No quibbles and no fuss . (Excludes projector bulbs)

Like for like machine replacement if unit is unrepairable
If, for any reason, we are unable to repair your unit, we'll replace it . Naturally, models do change, so while we can't guarantee that it will be the same model, we do guarantee that it will have equivalent specifications

Lowest price guaranteed!

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
T&Cs apply

Free UK delivery

Next day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

Richer Sounds are happy to offer FREE delivery on all our products to blind, partially sighted and disabled customers.

Please place orders online, then contact webaftersales@richersounds.com who will advise on how to arrange the refund of your delivery charge

"Another excellent Pro-Ject turntable with a tempting upgrade option." 'What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision magazine'. 5-star review. Tested at £240


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 isolation feet, a low vibration motor with DC power supply and a quality Ortofon cartridge, the Essential III offers much more than just the basics and gives a class-leading sound.


Engineered for sound

Unlike many other turntables around this price, the Pro-Ject Essential 3 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 3 a remarkable precision of sound for its price.


Single piece aluminium tonearm

Continuing its hi-fi credentials, the Pro-Ject Essential III 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 is the 'go to' turntable at its price.

Auto/Manual manual
Belt Drive/Direct Drive belt_drive
Cartridge Included? Ortofon OM 10 - MM
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 420 x 330 x 112
Phono Input No
Power Consumption- Normal Use 5
Replacement Stylus Code Ortofon 10
Speeds 33 / 45
Unit Dimensions (WxDxH) 420 x 330 x 112
USB Output No
Weight (KG) 5
Brand Project
Colour Black
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent turntable I bought the Pro-ject essential 111 after considerable deliberation between it and the Regar Planar. My main reason for deliberation being that I was concerned that some of my old vinyl would jump or skip but I'm delighted to say that I haven't exlerienced any problems at all. Being not the most technically adept person I did encounter a bit of difficulty setting it up. But after watching 3 different You Tube videos I finally found one (Music Direct) that was detailed enough for an old luddite like me. Well worth the effort for the quality of sound provided.
Date published: 2018-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Record Deck After much reading www pages and viewing videos (thanks you tube). I decided on the project essential 3 over the audio technica lp120. It was the overall look of the project that swung it for me. Wow what a looker superb features and upgradeability . Had to purchase a preamp (Cambridge audio cp1) to go with my Cambridge audio one system to make it work. What a sound coming through my speakers. Well happy with my choice. If there was one thing the project essential could come supplied with audio leads (had to spend another 25 quid on cables)
Date published: 2018-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Geeat product Really happy with the service and purchase great tirntable and speakers
Date published: 2018-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely fantastic sound quality Coupled with the Cambridge CP1 phono preamp amazing sound quality far superior to CD can't wait to purchase my new amplifier and speakers next
Date published: 2018-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New life for my old vinyl collection I couldn't be more pleased with this purchase, sound quality is excellent, married with the Pioneer SXN30 also recently purchased, and a pair of Mordaunt Short speakers I have had from Richer Sounds over 15 years ago. Takes a bit of setting up, but Project have some great YouTube videos to help you balance that arm etc. Excellent advice from the Holborn team!
Date published: 2018-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality turntable I bought this from Richer Sounds in Edinburgh (best customer service in the country!) and couldn't be any happier with it. It's a really lovely bit of kit.
Date published: 2018-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just amazing for the price! My first "decent" turntable, and I am very pleased with it. I have owned far cheaper "USB" turntables which have been poor and lasted a very short time. After a lot of research and working out my budget I decided on the Essential III. It was at the very top of my budget but I am very pleased, the set up is fairly simple (YouTube helped) and I was playing my favorite records within 15 minutes of unpackaging. I did have a problem with the motor developing a grinding noise, but I spoke to Richer Sounds and they arranged a replacement then and there. All reviews I have read for Project have been excellent and I believe that I was simply unlucky with this problem. As I say, Richer Sounds were excellent.
Date published: 2018-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clean lines great sounds Bought this deck a month back. It’s allowed me to re explore my whole album collection in glorious soundscapes!
Date published: 2017-12-23
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6 Year Guarantee included

Our VIP club is completely FREE for ALL customers and comprises a fantastic set of privileges. Sign up instantly in-store or online

What you get

Full parts and labour cover
If your unit goes wrong we'll fix it . No quibbles and no fuss . (Excludes projector bulbs)

Like for like machine replacement if unit is unrepairable
If, for any reason, we are unable to repair your unit, we'll replace it . Naturally, models do change, so while we can't guarantee that it will be the same model, we do guarantee that it will have equivalent specifications

Lowest price guaranteed!

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
T&Cs apply

Free UK delivery

Next day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

Richer Sounds are happy to offer FREE delivery on all our products to blind, partially sighted and disabled customers.

Please place orders online, then contact webaftersales@richersounds.com who will advise on how to arrange the refund of your delivery charge