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Pro-Ject Beatles Turntables

Pro-Ject Beatles Turntables

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A Splendid Time Is Guaranteed for All

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Pro-Ject has released a pair of special-edition turntables themed around the seminal album. Each builds off a different model from the company’s popular series of belt-drive turntables. The Essential III features an acrylic platter with the same artwork as the bass drum on the album cover. It’s equipped with a 8.6-inch aluminum tonearm and a premounted Ortofon OM10 cartridge. Meanwhile, the higher-end 2Xperience SB has a resonance-optimized chassis with a handsome walnut veneer. Made in a limited run of only 1,000 units, it’s complete with a 9cc Evolution carbon fiber tonearm, a 2M Silver phono cartridge, and precise electronic speed control.

Note: At checkout, choose the Essential III Sgt. Pepper’s Drum (base price) or the 2Xperience SB Sgt. Pepper Limited Edition (+ $900).

Pro-Ject Beatles Turntables

The Reviews Are In

What Hi-Fi praises the standard Essential III’s smart styling, relatively simply setup, and open, detailed sound. It says, “Another budget Pro-Ject turntable, another five-star review. The company simply can’t shake the habit of turning out top-class turntables. Just save up for the acrylic platter if you can.” Of the 2Xperience SB, the review site has this to say: “a turntable with great musicality, aiming for a full-bodied, luscious timbre that will suit many listeners down to the ground.”

Pro-Ject Beatles Turntables

Model Options

Essential III Sgt. Pepper’s Drum
2Xperience SB Sgt. Pepper Limited Edition (+ $900)

Features

Pro-Ject Essential III Sgt. Pepper’s Drum

  • Acrylic platter
  • Artwork shows bass drum of famous album
  • Belt drive with synchronous motor and silicone belt
  • Diamond-cut aluminum drive pulley
  • Resonance-optimized MDF chassis
  • Integrated DC-powered motor control for speed stability and minimal motor vibration
  • Low-tolerance platter bearing with stainless steel spindle
  • 8.6” aluminum tonearm with sapphire bearings
  • Ortofon OM10 cartridge, premounted
  • Semi-balanced Connect It E phono interconnect with gold-plated RCA connectors
  • Special decoupling feet

Pro-Ject 2Xperience SB Sgt. Pepper Limited Edition

  • Limited run of only 1,000 units worldwide
  • Electronic speed control with 33/45 rpm speed change (acts as “Speed Box” with ultimate speed stability)
  • Precision-balanced sandwich platter with vinyl mat
  • Diamond-cut drive pulley
  • Included record clamp tightens record to platter
  • Resonance-optimized MDF chassis with walnut veneer
  • 9” CC Carbon EVO tonearm
  • Inverted tonearm bearings (ABEC 7 quality)
  • 2M Silver phono cartridge, premounted

Specs

Pro-Ject Essential III Sgt. Pepper’s Drum

  • Speed: 33, 45 (manual speed change)
  • Principle: Belt drive
  • Speed variance: 33: 0.70% 45: 0.60%
  • Wow and flutter: 33: 0.21% 45: 0.19%
  • Platter: 300mm acrylic with felt mat (0.8 kg)
  • Main bearing: Stainless steel
  • Tonearm: 8.6” aluminum
  • Effective arm length: 218.5 mm
  • Overhang: 22 mm
  • Effective tonearm mass: 8 g
  • Included counterweight for mass: 3–5.5 g
  • Tracking force range: 0–25 mN (OM5 18 mN recommended)
  • Power consumption: 4.5 W max
  • Dimensions: 16.5 x 4.4 x 13 in (420 x 112 x 330 mm)
  • Net weight: 11 lbs (5 kg)

Pro-Ject 2Xperience SB Sgt. Pepper Limited Edition

  • Speed: 33, 45 (electronic speed change)
  • Principle: Belt drive
  • Platter: 300mm MDF
  • Main bearing: Stainless steel
  • Wow and flutter: +/- 0.08%
  • Speed drift: +/- 0.5%
  • Signal to noise: -70 dB
  • Tonearm: 9” Carbon EVO
  • Effective arm length: 230 mm
  • Effective arm mass: 8.5 g
  • Overhang: 18 mm
  • Tracking force: 10–30 mN
  • Power connection: 110/120 or 230/240 V, 50 or 60 Hz
  • Dimensions with lid closed: 18.1 x 6.3 x 14.2 in (460 x 160 x 360 mm)
  • Net weight: 17 lbs (7.7 kg)

Included

  • Power supply
  • Dust cover

Shipping

All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is Mar 19, 2018 PT.

After the drop ends, payment will be collected. To deliver the best value to the group the request will then be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Be sure to check the discussion page for updates.