Pro-Ject Essential III vs Pioneer PL-990

Essential III vs PL-990 comparison chart

Overall
Pro-Ject Essential III
7.6
Pioneer PL-990
6.8
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Rating 5 5
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Common

Product

Pro-Ject Essential III
Pioneer PL-990

Model

Essential III
PL-990

Brand

Pro-Ject
Pioneer

Reviews

4
1384

Cartridge

Type

moving magnet (MM)
moving magnet (MM)

Catridge model

Ortofon OM10

Needle pressure, g

3
2.5

Stylus

Replaceable

Type

diamond
diamond

Stylus model

Ortofon OM10
PZP1004

Motor

Drive method

belt
belt

Motor type

DC
DC

Platter type

aluminum diecast
aluminum diecast

Speed, RPM

33.3, 45
33.3, 45

Torque

>4.5 kgf-cm
>4.5 kgf-cm

Wow and flutter, %

0.2
0.25

Tonarm

Material

aluminum

Audio features

Frequency response, Hz

20Hz - 20000kHz
20Hz - 20000kHz

Signal to noise ratio, dB

65
50

Specifications

Operation type

manual
automatic

Built-in speakers

Built-in preamplifier

Pitch control

Pitch variation, %

Power consumption, W

4.5
2

Other

has not
has not

Connectivity

RCA

1
1

AUX

0
0

USB

0
0

Bluetooth

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size, cm/inches

9.5 x 41.5 x 33/4.4 x 16.9 x 13
10 x 42 x 34.2/3.9 x 16.5 x 13.5

Weight, kg/pounds

5.1/11.1
2.6/5.8
Pro-Ject Essential III
Pioneer PL-990
Pro-Ject Essential III
Pioneer PL-990

Turntables CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.6
  • 6.8
  • 7.6Pro-Ject Essential III
  • 6.8Pioneer PL-990

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