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Pro-Ject Essential III Red Phono Turntable-Essential III Phono-RD

Model #: Essential III Phono-RD
At a Glance

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.

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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 minimizes motor 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 color options: black, red, white
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Additional Information

Speed33, 45 (manual speed change)
Drive PrincipleBelt Drive
Wow and Flutter33: 0,70% 45: 0,60%
Speed Drift33: 0,21% 45: 0,19%
Platter300mm MDF
OutputLine level or phono level
Tonearm8,6”, aluminum
Effective Arm Length218.5 mm
Effective Tonearm Mass8.0 gr
Suitable For Cartridge Mass3 - 5.5g
Tracking Force0 - 25mn (recommended for OM10 18mn)
Included AccessoryPower supply, dust cover
Power Consumption4.5 watts max
Dimensions420 x 112 x 330mm (WxHxD)
Weight5.0 kg net

Misc. Specs

Product Weight11.0200
Drive TypeBelt-Drive
Turntable Speed33; 45
Analog Audio(RCA) Output21
Manufacturer Warranty2 Year
WarningProposition 65 Warning for California Residents