Audiophile equipment manufacturer, and leading turntable makers, have revealed a special, new Pro-Ject Pink Floyd turntable to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their iconic albumDark Side of the Moon and to pay homage to its album cover.
Set to release sometime in October, the unique turntable recreates the iconic album artwork. The cover features a beam of white light split into rainbow colors, representing the album’s themes of exploration and transformation.
Pro-Ject’s homage to this is a limited-edition record player that features an LED-backlit rainbow, replicating the iconic album cover’s visuals. It incorporates high-end components, including an acrylic and black aluminum tonearm, a Pick it PRO Special Edition cartridge, and a precision belt drive offering two speeds.
There’s a 10 mm heavy glass triangle platter on which your record can be placed, which mimics the album cover’s triangular dispersive prism. Under this, a solid aluminum sub-platter supports the heavy glass structure for stability. Coming off this triangle platter is the aforementioned LED-backlit rainbow, where the turntable’s tonearm sits. This rainbow also has a dimming function.
The speed switch allows listeners to flick between 33 and 45 rpm and there’s gold-plated RCA connectors for high-quality sound. In addition, there’s a precision belt drive with electronic speed control and a semi-symmetrical phono cable.
No official shipping date has been announced yet, but The Dark Side of the Moon Turntable will be available for €1,799 (approx. $1,900). Expect quantities to be limited.
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