"George Harrison" Pro-Ject Turntable Announced, Limited to 500 For America

Pro-Ject recently announced the availability of the George Harrison turntable shown at the recent C.E.S..

The $499 turntable with reproduced Shepard Fairey's Harrison portrait on the chassis, is a Pro-Ject Essential III featuring a pre-installed Ortofon OM10 cartridge, diamond-cut aluminum pulley, MDF chassis, an acrylic platter (so you can better view the Abbey Road mixing board in the artwork located below the platter) and a completely redesigned built-in motor controller.

Steelhead's picture

I am not a active vinyl collector but this table with the boxset would be an excellent investment to purchase and put away for the grandchildren.

I imagine in another 25-35 years this current day investment would pay big dividends.

Thurenity's picture

It usually isn't.

Jim Tavegia's picture

No doubt about that. Many of that 500 will not leave the box, but kind of a shame actually.

GruvyWade's picture

Is the bearing a selling point for anyone? I see a lot of discussion out there about platter and tone arm material, rubber mats, feet, motors, but nothing really about the bearing. My Pro-Ject 1Xpression Carbon Classic has a "main platter bearing made from stainless steel runs in bronze bushing with Teflon bottom". I am somewhat surprised that I never have to clean or lubricate it.

gbougard's picture

Is this what the so-called vinyl resurgence is coming down to???

essmeier's picture

...was to individually number each table so we could all pay dear premiums for the low-numbered editions.


Rudy's picture

Pro-Ject should concentrate on fixing all the issues with the Xtension 10 and their other products before making these silly novelty turntables. I have a list of about 10 things wrong with mine that the US rep pretty much told me it wasn't their problem. So as you can imagine, I'm looking to a competent manufacturer like Clearaudio for my next rig.

Don't get me wrong--this table sounds great, and I liked it better than the sterile VPI I compared it to. Yet the design quirks and manufacturing flaws just shouldn't happen at this price level. I really want to try their Tube Box DS2 phono stage but given my shoddy treatment a couple of years ago over this TT, I have serious reservations in owning another of their products.

audiotom's picture

No need for a budget turntable