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Project Essential III SB Turntable with Speed Control. Available with Online Finance and Free Delivery.
The Essential III SB is the turntable of choice when comfort is your number one priority. For the audiophile that likes to listen to a wide variety of music across 12” LPs and 7” Singles, the Essential III SB allows for effortless switching between 33 and 45rpm.
The Essential III SB also boasts the same notable improvements that have elevated the Essential III range above and beyond the ability of the multi-award winning Essential II, both technically and cosmetically.
All Essential III turntables retain the simple yet elegant frame of the Essential II. Now made from high-quality MDF for its superior acoustically neutral character, and wrapped in a high-gloss paint finish (available in red, white or black); the turntable plinth combines both elegance and functionality. The structure is then mounted on three anti-vibration feet, for effective decoupling from the surface on which the turntable is placed.
One of the most obvious changes with the new models is in the use of a high quality MDF gloss-wrapped platter. The platter slots into a stainless steel bearing in a bronze bushing with Teflon-lined bottom for liquid-smooth rotation. The overall sound result is an open, exciting sound that arrives at a foot-tapping tempo.
Essential III turntables use the same 9V motor as the predecessor, but they're also the first to use a new integrated grounding link that dramatically reduces electrical interference to unprecedented low levels. The motor is a premium, synchronous AC design that’s driven by a built-in signal generator, ensuring optimal speed stability and minimal resonances. The brand new aluminium pulley improves the performance and the appearance even further still.
Essential III turntables are pre-fitted with an 8.6” aluminium tonearm for its lightweight, rigid characteristics. The gimbal bearing assembly uses sapphire bearings to allow for smooth tracking across a record, and the supplied counterweight allows for a variety of premium pick-up cartridges to be installed. The tonearm is supplied with an Ortofon OM 10 cartridge pre-fitted. Superior to the Essential II’s OM 5E cartridge, the OM 10 uses an elliptical profile and precision micro-mechanics to deliver a nice, full soundstage with plenty of impact.
The neatly integrated speed control function on the Essential III SB is operated by a simple push button on top of the plinth, using an improved version of the motor generation system found in all other Essential III models. This advanced motor control system ensures a clean power supply to the motor, reducing resonance and unwanted noise; so the Essential III SB can still deliver a lively, balanced and highly involving sound that will delight every vinyl lover.
High quality MDF gloss-wrapped platter
Belt drive mechanism with silicone belt
Low vibration synchronous motor
Integrated motor control with DC power supply secures silent running
Push-button switching between 33 and 45rpm
Main platter bearing made from stainless steel runs in bronze bushing with Teflon bottom
8.6" aluminium tonearm with sapphire bearings
Factory fitted Ortofon OM10 cartridge
Pre-mounted gold-plated RCA interconnect cable
Special turntable feet for effective decoupling