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Essential Turntable in Black

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16 customer reviews

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  • 33/45 RPM Speed
  • Belt Driven
  • Pre-Fitted Ortofon OM3 cartridge
  • With Hinged Dust Cover

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  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm ; 3.7 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 5 Kg
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  • Item model number: 22956
  • ASIN: B003IZX92U
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 24 April 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 74,892 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Project Essential 33/4 rpm Speed Turntable in Black

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mr. G. Bridgeman Clarke TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 25 Nov. 2010
Pro-Ject essential
I bought this turnable a week ago and l did struggle a but balancing the stylus arm and adding the counterweight. However, it is well worth the fight. This turntable produces excellent sound from vinyl Lps.

I managed to locate 300 Lps I had stored away and forgotten.i did have a pretty basic bush turntable, a cheap purchase from Argos about 7 years ago but I did realise that that turntable would give justice to my old vinyl, especially as I had just upgraded my amplifier (wifey somehow fried the other one!!) to a Pioneer A259 and Tannoy F1 speakers.I had considered buying a Rega rp1 at £225 which was given 5* in the HIFi review but close examination showed that this turntable also received 5* in the last few years of reviews and being a bit less costly (see I didn't say cheaper) I thought this would be worth a punt. Pleased I did.

Downside? Well yes if you have old vinyl lps which are dusty, dirty or scratched then this turntable will pick up the imperfections. However sending off for a through clean or buying the wet clean apparatus on Amazon will resolve the dirt and dust issues and you will realise the result. On comparison against that old Bush turntable , there really is no comparison.

As a side note if you are worried about the set up, do as i did Youtube the turntable and there are directions for set up there.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Mr. G. Bridgeman Clarke TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 25 Nov. 2010
I bought this turnable a week ago and like the other reviewer I did struggle a but balancing the stylus arm and adding the counterweight. However, like the other reviewer it is well worth the fight. This turntable produces excellent sound from vinyl Lps.

I managed to locate 300 Lps I had stored away and forgotten.i did have a pretty basic bush turntable, a cheap purchase from Argos about 7 years ago but I did realise that that turntable would give justice to my old vinyl, especially as I had just upgraded my amplifier (wifey somehow fried the other one!!) to a Pioneer A259 and Tannoy F1 speakers.I had considered buying a Rega rp1 at £225 which was given 5* in the HIFi review but close examination showed that this turntable also received 5* in the last few years of reviews and being a bit less costly (see I didn't say cheaper) I thought this would be worth a punt. Pleased i did.

Downside? Well yes if you have old vinyl lps which are dusty, dirty or scratched then this turntable will pick up the imperfections. However sending off for a through clean or buying the wet clean apparatus on Amazon will resolve the dirt and dust issues and you will realise the result. On comparison against that old Bush turntable , there really is no comparison.

As a side note if you are worried about the set up, do as i did Youtube the turntable and there are directions for set up there.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Jessica Simpson on 24 Nov. 2010
I bought this turntable for my boyfriend for his birthday and both he and I absolutely love it.

I have to admit though it does require some set up and it's a little fiddly. I had to leave the room after 30 mins of watching him fight with the band that has to be wrapped around the turntable and the weight that needs to be balanced on the end of the arm to stop skating. It would have been a lot easier to fix the weight if the allen key that was provided to fix the arm also fit the allen key hole in the weight. After some routing around for another allen key, the weight was fixed to the arm.

In spite of the time it takes to set up I would thoroughly recommend this turntable. Once it's set up and you've played your first vinyl record it is superb. We are now working through the box of records we have been given and I am enjoying every minute of it. When listening to records even I can tell the difference between the quality of this turntable and the 20 year old hand me down we replaced.

Great piece of kit.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By PhilMet on 4 July 2011
I've been wanting a new turntable for the last three months, and after having read reviews, I decided on a Kenwood turntable. When I decided to purchase, I though I would have one last look. This is when I saw the Project. It looked very state of-the-art, and as I knew I'd have it for some time, I thought spending the extra (£150 instead of £83) would be well worth it, despite the fiddly set-up that other reviewers had. In the end putting the white band on took about 15 minutes. It helps to keep the cardboard in place otherwise the platter spins around. Balancing the stylus and tone arm also was fairly straight-forward. With my dad's help I hooked it up my amp (Onkyo A-V5L) and speakers (Q Acoustics 2010). I've now had it about 5 weeks, and I must say I'm very happy with the sound. Build quality is excellent. You do have to be careful not no be too heavy handed on either side of the turntables' base(or it rocks/tilts - if that makes sense?). The other thing to be careful with is the tone-arm. After you've moved the security (for travel purpose) lock, the mooring has to be set just right or the tone-arm will not sink properly onto the vinyl. I would highly reccommend this turntable, but just be aware of the few quirks of set-up it has.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Artek on 1 Aug. 2012
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To begin with : quick shipping, very good packaging.

But VERY very hard to calibrate.

This is THE BIG ANNOYING thing.

I'm a newbie in turn tables, and the guide to set up your turntable is everything but clear.
It took me about 2 days an about 40 tries to successfully calibrate the arm weight.

I don't have much of an advice. Just try to make the arm level and adjust from that.

Another funny thing. the little counter weight on the right of the arm ? my turntable works clearly better without it. (??????)

Last thing, the sound is gorgeous but the head is very sensitive. A light bumb, a minor scratch, and your sounds jumps.

Happily, the sound is amazing. The design perfect, very good quality of manufacturing.

The price is clearly pretty low for such a sound...

But beware beginners like me, this is NOT easy to set up.
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