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Pro-Ject Essential III Sgt. Pepper’s Drum Special Edition Turntable

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Essential III Sgt. Pepper‘s Drum – a true collector‘s item!
This special edition and collaboration between Pro-Ject Audio Systems and The Beatles has brought out a turntable which was inspired by the most successful Beatles album ever – „Sergeant Pepper‘s Lonely Hearts Club Band“. The album is known as a milestone of music history in terms of commercial success as well as artistic breakthrough. No other album has been produced with such high efforts! This special edition‘s design of our Essential III turntable shows the base drum of the infamous album. Many myths and theories have been created because of this album and especially because of its cover.

In celebration of the 50th jubilee of this unique masterwork we want to offer all fans of this legendary album the opportunity to give their beloved record an additional place in their livingroom!


  • Special edition of Essential III
  • Acrylic platter
  • Belt drive with synchronous motor and silicone belt
  • Diamond cut aluminium drive pulley
  • Chassis & platter made of resonance in-sensitive MDF
  • Integrated DC-powered motor control minimizes motor vibration and guarantees speed stability
  • Low tolerance platter bearing with stainless steel spindle
  • 8.6” aluminium tonearm with sapphire bearings
  • Ortofon OM10 cartridge pre-mounted
  • High-quality semi-balanced Connect it E phono interconnect with gold-plated RCA connectors included
  • Special decoupling feet
  • Dust cover included
  • Specs
  • Speed: 33, 45 (manual speed change)
  • Principle: Belt drive
  • Speed Variance: 33: 0.70% 45: 0.60%
  • Wow & Flutter: 33: 0.21% 45: 0.19%
  • Platter: 300 mm acrylic & felt mat
  • Main bearing: Stainless steel
  • Tonearm: 8.6”, aluminium
  • Effective arm length: 218.5 mm
  • Effective tonearm mass: 8.0 g
  • Overhang: 22.0 mm
  • Counterweight for mass: 3 - 5.5 g
  • Tracking force range: 0 - 25 mN (recommended OM10 18 mN)
  • Included accessories: Power supply, dust cover
  • Power consumption: 4.5 Watts max
  • Dimensions: 488 x 235 x 393mm (WxHxD)
  • Weight: 7.0 kg net

Product Reviews

  • 4
    Great Starter Turntable

    Posted by Jonathan Alan Cortez on Jan 31st 2023

    This turntable sounds amazing. Setting up the belt is a little tricky because it's so thin, but once you get the hang if it, it gets easier to put back on (it's placement is a touch too close to the edge of the platter, so when flipping or changing vinyl, if you're not extra careful, you'll accidentally grab/touch the belt and pull it off from around the platter). The Ortofon OM10 included has a great sound. The highs sing, the bass thumps, the mids are clear. I tested the turntable out using a mix of classic & 180g vinyl across a myriad of genres, and they all sounded pristine. At a [sale] price point of $249, this turntable was a steal. It sounds and looks terrific. As a first-time Pro-Ject buyer, I'm most satisfied.

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