ProJect Essential III Turntable - Exceptional Quality on a Budget

ProJect Essential III Turntable - Exceptional Quality on a Budget

ProJect Audio is an Austrian company that is famous for designing and manufacturing turntables from budget to audiophile quality that are amazing value for money for their sonic performance.Founded in 1991 by Heinz Lichtenegger in Austria ProJect manufacture their turntables in the Czech Republic where clever designs deliver at all price points.

The ProJect Essential III is the third in the generation of the Essential line.It features many upgrades over its award winning predecessor,the Essential II.The first is the platter and plinth are made of MDF instead of chipboard.this reduces resonance for a cleaner sound.The pully is now diamond cut aluminium for greater speed precision.There are also new motor electronics and a new grounding link.The cartridge has been upgraded from Ortofon's OM5E to an Ortofon OM10 with eliptical diamond stylus.A high gloss lacquer finish is up from a vinyl veneer finish on the Essential II.

In the HiFi press reviews it receives similar accolades to its predecessor with 5 out of 5 stars being the norm.What HiFi Magazine in their review said of the Essential III........"Another budget ProJect turntable,another 5 star review - the company simply can't shake the habit of turning out top class turntables.Listening is easy and enjoyable,thanks to good dynamics and a sonic balance that is on the bright side,but never edgy.

10th Sep 2017

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