PRO-JECT GET ON THE NIGHT TRAIN WITH GUNS N’ ROSES
Pro-Ject Audio Systems has announced that Guns N' Roses is the latest to join its Artist Series special edition turntables.
After successful collaborations with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Parov Stelar, amongst others, the Austrian company presents a new turntable design in partnership with Guns N' Roses.
It's So Easy
Guns N' Roses hit the scene in 1987 with arguably one of the best debut albums - Appetite for Destruction. I bought it on its UK release (although stocks must have been low as mine is actually a Greek pressing!).
Thanks to the industry-leading analogue recording and production techniques used on their acclaimed back catalogue, every GnR track sounds real, everything fits together, and everything sounds better than many modern recordings. So, what better way to experience their iconic sound in the modern era than with an award-winning turntable that's designed in their honour?
The Guns N' Roses Record Player is based on the popular Pro-Ject Essential III A turntable. Featuring high-quality audiophile components throughout – including the Ortofon OM 10 elliptical cartridge, the stable belt drive system topped with a precision diamond-cut aluminium pulley, and the 8.6-inch aluminium tonearm – the sound delivered can put more expensive decks to shame.
But what makes the Guns N' Roses Record Player unique is its appearance. For the first time with one of their turntables, Pro-Ject has printed artwork directly onto the Acryl-IT E platter. Achieved through using a meticulous printing process, the instantly recognisable Guns N' Roses logo fills the entire 12-inch platter surface. The end result is a yellow hue that glows above the gloss black MDF plinth, which itself features a small logo underneath the tonearm's rest position.
Finally, you also get a transparent dust cover, and the turntable is terminated with high-quality Connect-IT E RCA cables, ready to connect to any hi-fi system with a phono stage connection.
You could be mine
The Pro-Ject Guns N' Roses Record Player is available across the UK from April 2019. It arrives in a high-gloss Black finish with an SRP of £429
- Speeds: 33 & 45 RPM (Manual Speed Change)
- Drive Principle: Belt Drive
- Speed Drift: 33 = 0.21% / 45 = 0.19%
- Wow & Flutter: 33 = 0.70% / 45 = 0.60%
- Platter: 300mm Acrylic
- Main Bearing: Stainless Steel
- Tonearm: 8.6” Aluminium
- Effective Arm Length: 218.5mm
- Overhang: 18.5mm
- Effective Tonearm Mass: 8.0g
- Included Accessories: Power Supply, Dust Cover, RCA Cables
- Power Consumption: 4.5W max.
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 420 x 112 x 330mm
- Weight: 5.0 kg (net.)
StereoNET UK’s Editor and Bass playing gadget junkie. He’s captained the good ship GadgetyNews for over a decade, making low jargon high tech a very handy thing. His passion for gadgets and Hi-Fi is second only to being a touring musician.
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