Pro-Ject’s latest Beatles-themed turntable: Yellow Submarine

Pro-Ject now has as many turntables themed around The Beatles as there were band members, with the latest easily the most distinctive yet.

The Yellow Submarine is a belt-driven, and indeed yellow-coloured and submarine-shaped, turntable that follows in the steps of the 1964, George Harrison and two Sgt Pepper decks to celebrate an era or occasion of the British band. And we don’t have to tell you which album is being commemorated here.

It ties in with this year’s release of Yellow Submarine in a 4K restoration to mark the film’s 50th anniversary.

Ortofon has created a yellow Concorde cartridge, called Sonar, especially for the vessel design. It’s attached to an S-shaped aluminium tonearm (which was recently introduced to Pro-Ject’s Debut line) mounted on a MDF chassis sitting on decoupled feet. There’s also a glass platter and 33/45rpm manual speed change.

While we are awaiting details on availability, we do know that the Pro-Ject Yellow Submarine is priced £389, with a dust cover an optional extra.


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Becky Roberts

Becky is the managing editor of What Hi-Fi? and, since her recent move to Melbourne, also the editor of Australian Hi-Fi magazine. During her 10 years in the hi-fi industry, she has been fortunate enough to travel the world to report on the biggest and most exciting brands in hi-fi and consumer tech (and has had the jetlag and hangovers to remember them by). In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching Liverpool FC and horror movies, and hunting for gluten-free cake.