Project ESSENTIAL III (Black)

Turntable

In stock
£239
Buy in-store Call store to order. Find store details Buy by phone Call our UK based team on 0333 900 0093

"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.

We'll happily come to you!

Our experienced advisors are able to visit you at your home or place of work today, to help select the right equipment at the best prices.

6 Year Guarantee included 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

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

Lowest price guaranteed! 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


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

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500 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

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

"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.

More Information
Auto/Manual manual
Belt Drive/Direct Drive belt_drive
Cartridge Included? Yes - MM
Dimensions WxDxH 420 x 330 x 112
Phono Input No
Power Consumption- Normal Use 4.5
Replacement Stylus Code Ortofon 10
Speeds 33 / 45
USB Output No
Weight (KG) 5
Brand Project
Colour Black
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Upgrade I bought the Essential III to replace the original Debut deck. I thought the Debut was good, but the Essential II was noticeably better in every aspect.
Date published: 2017-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent quality and value for money I bought this to replace an old Ion turntable and the sound is miles better. Fantastic value for money and playing more vinyl than ever now. Thanks to Richer Sounds for the help and advice too.
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All round excellent I got this as a gift last week, I am so pleased with it
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Back to the Future Having an aged and frankly inadequate turntable, it was with trepidation that I entered the fray of buying a new turntable, bolstered by the revival of vinyl. Richer Sounds was the place to go, and the website was very helpful. I didn't know about this product but with reviews and you tube tutorials, I felt confident in buying this turntable. When it arrived, I was able to set it up quickly, and the turntable is a revelation. The sound is crisp and sharp and I am very satisfied with it, so much so that I have now invested in a new amp from Richer, to enhance the sound quality even more!
Date published: 2017-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent sound This turntable surprised me; gives truly excellent sound quality, solid build and easy setup. And it looks darned good too.
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Plays new and old vinyl like a treat! Looks great, easy to set up especially when the staff balance the arm, plays vinyl old and new, a great turntable
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Essential 3 I love the lines and looks of my Essential 3, It is a beautifully constructed piece of technology the only thng that dissapoints me is it is not direct drive, I have trouble sometimes when taking a record off of the deck I forget about the rubber drive belt. So I sometimes pull it off. And it is not an easy task to put it back on again. Yes i wish I had spent a bit more and acquired the direct drive instead.
Date published: 2017-03-31
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Buy in-store Call store to order. Find store details Buy by phone Call our UK based team on 0333 900 0093

We'll happily come to you!

Our experienced advisors are able to visit you at your home or place of work today, to help select the right equipment at the best prices.

6 Year Guarantee included 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

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

Lowest price guaranteed! 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


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

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500 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

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