Sad but true, there's nothing like a special edition to attract a bit of attention. Sprinkle some celebrity dust into the mix and you're surely on to a winner. That's no doubt the thinking behind this vicious-looking limited edition Metallica turntable, courtesy of Pro-Ject.
In the shape of the famous Metallica symbol, and looking like it could have your hand off if you weren't careful, the turntable boasts a diamond cut aluminium sub-platter, electronic speed change, Pick it S2 C black cartridge (which can be swapped out for one of your choosing) and a detachable SME headshell.
Pro-Ject treated the surface of the new turntable with a mirror-finished metal logo contour to give the player its distinctive look, which certainly befits the rock legends. Tracking force, anti-skating and VTA are fully adjustable for fine-tuning, which might sound less rock and roll, but are certainly useful features on a record player.
Pro-Ject has confirmed the turntable, which is part of the company's Artist Series Record Players, is due on sale in August and will cost £1149 ($1599).