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Customer Reviews

Pro-Ject Essential III RecordMaster

Manual belt-drive turntable with pre-mounted cartridge, phono preamp, and USB output (Gloss White)

MFR # Essential III-RM/Gls WHT

Pro-Ject Essential III RecordMaster

Pro-Ject Essential III RecordMaster

Manual belt-drive turntable with pre-mounted cartridge, phono preamp, and USB output (Gloss White)

MFR # Essential III-RM/Gls WHT

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A good turntable with a few issues

Seth from El Cerrito on 10/19/2019

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Overall, I am happy with this turntable, but there are some issues: Setting up is a bit tricky, you must use the built-in phono pre-amp to be able to record successfully using the USB cable, and it lacks common convenience features. My previous turntable was manual, but it would turn on automatically when I manually moved the tone arm to the beginning of the record and the tone arm would pop up when the end of the record was reached. With this turntable, when record has finished playing, the tone arm stays down and the record keeps spinning indefinitely. To listen to the second side, you have to move the tone arm back to resting, turn off the turntable, flip the record, turn the turntable on again, and then move the tone arm to the first track.

Pros: Works well once set up.

Cons: A bit tricky to set up. The built-in phone preamp must be used to make make successful recordings. Lacks convenience features.

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Pro-Ject Essential III RecordMaster

Crutchfield customer from Marshalltown, IA on 10/12/2019

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Purchase was flawless. I'm a traveling tech and delivery seamless. I enjoy my project essential 3 with great sound from my klipsch the sixes.

Pros: Easy set up. I spent the time to familiarize myself with my purchase before I actually purchased

Cons: None! Meets my expectations

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Great Look

Crutchfield customer from Round Hill, VA on 4/9/2019

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First turn table in many years. The belt that runs around the platter gets in the way once in a while. The set up was complicated with no instructions on why... The arm has a weight and a balance. The instructions gives somewhat clear instructions (very clear once you complete the install) on how to set up the arn, but no reasoning. What does the threaded weight do? when should I add or remove arm balance? TIP: Anti-skating force adjustment - 'the loop of the thread of the anti-skating weight' is a CLEAR plastic thread connected to the weight in the bag, it is hard to see, it is on the weight.

Pros: excellent sound, great look

Cons: complex to set up, limited instructions on why and when the features are to be used.

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Pro-Ject Essential III RecordMaster

Audio Queen from Philadelphia, PA on 12/31/2018

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This is a great sounding record player for the price.

Pros: - Sound Quality - Built in Phono - Nice looking

Cons: - No Automatic Start - Cover hides the sleek look of the record player - Hard to follow directions on balancing the arm/ installing the anti-skate

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Pro-Ject Essential III RecordMaster

Crutchfield customer from Plano, TX on 12/24/2018

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This turntable with Sonos amp and speakers is the perfect addition to our game room.

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