Audio-Technica AT-LP3 vs Pro-Ject Essential II

Audio-Technica AT-LP3

Audio-Technica AT-LP3 review

Jun 10, 2019

This Audio-Technica AT-LP3 review is dedicated to the turntable from Audio-Technica’s LP line. Unlike the older models, this one gives minimum freedom in adjustment to make the exploration of t...

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Pro-Ject Essential II

Pro-Ject Essential II review

Apr 03, 2019

Pro-Ject Essential II is an entry-level record player with all the basic functionality. It provides vinyl fans with a strong dynamic and rhythmic ability. Pro-Ject Essential II specs lack innovative ...

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Product

Audio-Technica AT-LP3
Pro-Ject Essential II

Model

AT-LP3
Essential II

Brand

Audio-Technica
Pro-Ject

Rating

4.2 of 5
3.4 of 5

Reviews

109
24

Cartridge

Type

moving magnet (MM)
moving magnet (MM)

Appropriate needle pressure, g

2
3,5

Supplied headshell weight, g

11
5

Stylus

Replaceable

Type

diamond

Model

AT91R
Ortofon OM-5E

Motor

Drive method

belt
belt

Platter type

aluminum diecast
aluminum diecast

Speed, RPM

33.3, 45
33.3, 45

Torque

>4.5 kgf-cm

Wow & flutter (WRMS), %

0.25
0.25

Sound

Frequency response, Hz

20 - 25000

Signal to noise ratio, dB

60
65

Gain

36

Output level

3.5 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec
4 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec

Controls

Operation type

full automatic
full manual

Pitch control

Pitch variation, %

+/-1,5

Braking system

electronic

Connections

USB

0
0

RCA

1
1

Other

has not
has not

Features

Dust cover

45 RPM adapter

Other

has not
has not

Power

Motor type

DC
DC

Power consumption, W

2
3

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size, cm/inches

12.8 x 43.5 x 35.3/5 x 17.1 x 13.9
11.2 x 41.5 x 33.5/4.4 x 16.5 x 13

Weight, kg/pounds

5.4/11.9
3.7/8.8

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  • 12.5
  • 8.1
  • 12.5Audio-Technica AT-LP3
  • 8.1Pro-Ject Essential II

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