Pro-Ject unveils Dark Side Of The Moon turntable to celebrate Pink Floyd album’s 50th anniversary
With a triangle glass platter and LED-backlit rainbow, this turntable is a true homage to the iconic album cover from 1973.
Set to release sometime in October, the unique turntable recreates the iconic album artwork of the 1973 album. The cover features a beam of white light split into its constituent colours, 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 aluminium 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 aluminium 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 has a dimming function.
There’s also a pre-adjusted Pick it PRO Special Edition cartridge, a speed switch to flick between 33 and 45 rpm and gold-plated RCA connectors for high-quality sound. There’s a precision belt drive with electronic speed control and a semi-symmetrical phono cable.
In August, Pro-Ject also launched its T2 W turntable, an upgrade from 2019’s T1. It features WiFi connectivity instead of Bluetooth for 24bit/48kHz lossless wireless playback and, as with the Dark Side Of The Moon turntable, a “zero-resonance” glass platter.
No official shipping date has yet been announced by Pro-ject, but The Dark Side of the Moon Turntable will be available for £1,599 or €1,799, with stock arriving at UK Pro-Ject dealers this month.
Find out more at project-audio.com.
Get the latest news, reviews and tutorials to your inbox.Subscribe