Branded turntable collaborations often fall flat because they can feel like nothing more than the application of a cheap paint job or set of stickers; the participants are often just trying to capitalize on their fanbase who feel so much nostalgia for their favorite artist that they will buy anything with their name on it.
This collaboration between Pro-Ject and Metallica might be the prime example of how to do this the right way and create something that not only looks fantastic — but sounds great as well.
Metallica chose Pro-Ject as their partner to collaborate on the Metallica-themed turntable, continuing the brand’s proud tradition of collaborations with artists. Pro-Ject’s design team treated the surface of the new turntable with a mirror-finished metal logo contour to give the player its distinctive look, a bold aesthetic that resonates with the iconic rock band.
Sumiko and Pro-Ject USA are thrilled to preview the new special-edition
Metallica artist series turntable, designed and handmade in Europe.
The S-shaped tonearm is fitted with a detachable headshell to allow quick cartridge changes, includes a factory installed and aligned Pro-Ject
Pick it S2 C cartridge.
Tracking force, anti-skating and VTA are all adjustable to offer flexibility and position the Metallica Limited Edition Turntable as a true audiophile investment.
- 8.6” S-shape aluminum tonearm
- VTA, tracking force & anti-skating are all fully adjustable
- Heavy MDF plinth in unique Metallica design
- Mirror finished metal top plate
- Heavy glass platter
- Aluminum sub platter
- Metal drive pulley
- Height-adjustable metal feet
- Electronic speed switch
- Precision belt drive with electronic speed control
- Premium semi-symmetrical phono cable with integrated grounding wire
- Gold plated RCA connectors
Price & Availability
The Metallica Turntable will be available for $1,599 USD in limited quantities through select Authorized Pro-Ject Audio Systems retailers beginning Summer 2022.