Pro-Ject releases Beatles-themed turntables for Sgt Pepper's 50th anniversary

Following the George Harrison and the 1964 turntable, Pro-Ject has announced two further Beatles-themed record players.

The first is the "Essential III: Sgt Pepper‘s Drum" which, as you may have guessed, is based on the Essential III turntable.

Featuring a 22cm aluminium tonearm with an Ortofon OM 10 cartridge, the turntable will be available later this month, priced £430.

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The second turntable is the walnut-finished, limited edition 2Xperience SB, which commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album.

It has a 9CC Evolution carbon fibre tonearm, and a Ortofon 2M Silver cartridge, along with integrated speed control (for automatic switching between 33.3 and 45rpm).

The 2Xperience SB will also be available later this month, priced £1235.

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Adam was a staff writer for What Hi-Fi?, reviewing consumer gadgets for online and print publication, as well as researching and producing features and advice pieces on new technology in the hi-fi industry. He has since worked for PC Mag as a contributing editor and is now a science and technology reporter for The Independent.