Pro-Ject Audio SystemsEssential III SBusedPro-Ject Audio Systems Essential III SB - Piano BlackWhile there are a lot of 'Budget' turntables out there, Pro-Ject is unrivaled in value vs. performance. The Essential is a surprisingly well built and performing table in the sub $500 market. Now...349.00

Pro-Ject Audio Systems Essential III SB - Piano Black

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New Retail Price: $499.00


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Ships fromOrmond Beach, FL, 32174
Ships toUnited States and Canada
Package dimensions20.0" × 20.0" × 12.0" (25.0 lbs.)
Shipping carrierFedEx
Shipping cost$29.00
Original accessoriesBox, Manual
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While there are a lot of 'Budget' turntables out there, Pro-Ject is unrivaled in value vs. performance.  The Essential is a surprisingly well built and performing table in the sub $500 market.  Now available with an SB version with the built in quartz controlled speed box.  It comes with a pre-installed Ortofon OM10e cartridge that we've noted has very good dynamics and really reveals the ambiance of vinyl. You'll be enjoying your collection minutes after opening the box! 

 The Essential III SB includes an even quieter motor than the original.  The tonearm pivot is upgraded as is the cartridge to the new OM10e, making this an even better value.  This table includes an acrylic dust cover.  It just keeps getting better! 
This unit is an open box, but never set-up.   Contents are like new.  Its clean and has been re-boxed in its original packing with all original accessories.  A full manufacturer warranty is included. 



  • Built-In Pro-Ject Speed Box controller

  • Single-piece 8.6" aluminum tonearm

  • Tonearm uses sapphire bearings

  • A quiet running synchronous DC driven motor

  • The resonance-optimized plinth is made of medium density fiberboard.

  • Heavy 12" MDF platter provides excellent vibration damping.

  • Precision bearing for smooth operation and low wow and flutter.

  • External 15V DC power supply avoids potential electro-mechanical interference using an ultra-precise AC generator with a DC supply.

  • The turntable is supplied with a mounted Ortofon OM10e cartridge.

  • Supplied counterweight for a variety of cartridges

  • Gold plated RCA cables with ground

  • Shock absorbing rubber feet.

  • Chassis finished in gloss black.

  • Dust cover included


  • TONEARM - Aluminum - Straight tube

  • CARTRIDGE - Ortofon OM10e

  • OPERATION - Manual operation

  • MAIN BEARING - Stainless steel

  • PLATTER - 12" MDF

  • ANTI-SKATE - Magnetic

  • SPEEDS - 33-1/3 and 45 rpm speeds with manual belt change

  • SPEED DRIFT - ±0.2%

  • WOW / FLUTTER - ±0.65%


  • CONNECTIONS - Gold plated RCA audio cable and ground

  • POWER SUPPLY - External

  • DIMENSIONS - (LxWxH) 13" x 15.5" x 4.4"

  • WEIGHT - 11 lbs. 


  • Original Box and packing

  • Turntable (tonearm & cartridge installed)

  • Platter

  • Dust Cover

  • AC power supply (attached 6' DC cord)

  • 3 AC plug adapters (US/EU/UK)

  • 47" RCA stereo cable (with ground wire)

  • 45 RPM adapter

  • Counterweight

  • Stylus Pressure Gauge

  • Instructions For Use booklet

  • Warranty Information

CONDITION -  Excellent

WARRANTY -  2 years (1 year warranty for the supplied cartridge)

SHIPPING - We ship worldwide with UPS, Fed-Ex and various truck freight lines for items weighing over 100 lbs.  All items are packed and padded with care if the original packaging is deemed insufficient.  We know how exciting it is to anticipate the arrival of new gear and we want your item to arrive in the same condition it left our facility.

TAX - 6.5% if picked up in our store or shipped to a FL address. 0% if shipped outside Florida.

 ABOUT US -  Salon One Audio is a small town, hi-end audio store dedicated to a great customer experience.  We've been selling new, pre-owned and demo audio gear since 1986.  We'll treat you right weather its a new purchase, trade-in, upgrade or you just need some expert advice.  We offer excellent trade-in values and package discounts.  We are also authorized distributors for most lines we carry.

Great audio is a journey not just a purchase.  We'll guide you to the best gear within your budget.


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