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Limited Edition Pro-Ject Turntable Celebrates Beatles White Album 50th Anniversary

The new Pro-Ject Beatles White Album Turntable commemorates the 50th anniversary of the band's iconic 1968 record.

Limited Edition Pro-Ject Turntable Celebrates Beatles White Album 50th Anniversary
Working with Universal Music Group, Pro-Ject has announced a limited edition Beatles White Album turntable, which carries an approximate price of $1,945 in the U.S.
Robert Archer · October 22, 2018

On Nov. 11, 1968 The Beatles released The White Album, which included now classic tracks like "Back in the USSR" and "While My Guitar Gently Weeps". To celebrate the record's 50th anniversary comes the Pro-Ject Beatles White Album Turntable.

Available in the U.S. from the importer SumikoPro-Ject's latest turntable is based on the company's 2Xperience SB turntable.

Aesthetically, to mimic the packaging of the classic Beatles' record, Pro-Ject finished nearly the entire turntable in white, including elements like the tonearm and phono cartridge.

The band is set to release White Album packages on Nov. 9 that include 180-gram pressings of the records, along with never before release materials such as album outtakes, 5.1 audio, and a total of six CDs featuring the Esher Demos. 

Pro-Ject Produces 500 Units of Limited Edition Model

Featuring a heavyweight MDF chassis and acrylic main platter, Pro-Ject says the Beatles turntable is designed to improve sonic character while adding stylish looks. 

The belt-driven turntable also employs a precision motor control with electronic speed control change. 

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A white record clamp stabilizes spinning LPs to minimizes unwanted resonances while securing precious vinyl to the table's acyclic platter, and a specially made Ortofon 2M White phono cartridge is fitted to a 9-inch CC Evo tonearm.

Pro-Ject is producing 500 of its limited edition turntable for an estimated U.S cost of $1,945.

Pro-Ject Beatles White Album Turntable Features

  • Based on 2Xperience turntable
  • Limited to 500 units
  • Electronic speed control with a choice of 33/45 RPM speeds
  • Acrylic platter
  • Includes record clamp
  • MDF chassis
  • Ortofon 2M phono cartridge
  • Pro-Ject 9-inch CC Evo tonearm
  • Decoupled DC motor

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  About the Author

Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Robert at rarcher@ehpub.com

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