Pro-Ject Essential III vs Pioneer PL-30-K

Pro-Ject Essential III

Pro-Ject Essential III review

Apr 02, 2019

Pro-Ject Essential III from the Austrian company offers high-quality desk with new cables and the Ortofon OM10 cartridge with the elliptical stylus. It is remarkable for its easy setup that is not so...

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Pioneer PL-30-K

Pioneer PL-30-K review

Jun 10, 2019

This vinyl player from Pioneer is designed to suppress anything that interferes with pure sound reproduction: noises, vibrations, and other mush. Pioneer claims that it was created primarily for musi...

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Product

Pro-Ject Essential III
Pioneer PL-30-K

Model

Essential III
PL-30-K

Brand

Pro-Ject
Pioneer

Rating

0
3.9 of 5

Reviews

0
492

Cartridge

Type

moving magnet (MM)
moving magnet (MM)

Appropriate needle pressure, g

3
3,5

Supplied headshell weight, g

5,5
10

Stylus

Replaceable

Type

diamond
diamond

Model

Ortofon OM10
AT3600L

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), %

0.2
0.1

Sound

Frequency response, Hz

20 - 20000
20 - 20000

Signal to noise ratio, dB

65
60

Gain

Output level

4 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec
2.5 mV/±3 dB, 1 kHz

Controls

Operation type

full manual
full automatic

Pitch control

Pitch variation, %

+/-0,7

Braking system

electronic
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

4,5
2

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size, cm/inches

9.5 x 41.5 x 33/4.4 x 16.9 x 13
11 x 43.5 x 37.2/4.6 x 17.3 x 14.1

Weight, kg/pounds

5.1/11.1
5.6/12.3

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  • 1.3
  • 11.9
  • 1.3Pro-Ject Essential III
  • 11.9Pioneer PL-30-K

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