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Pro-Ject Audio Systems announces Metallica Limited Edition Turntable

Austrian maker teams with US metal gods to create an out of this world deck 

Didcot, Oxfordshire, 31 May 2022: Pro-Ject Audio Systems proudly announces the Metallica Limited Edition Turntable. Designed at the behest of the earth’s mightiest metal band, the deck aptly delivers stunning sound and spectacular visuals. The Austrian maker equips the US band’s machine with bona fide audiophile tech. From the diamond-tipped stylus needle to the (heavy) metal feet, this is a no-compromise collaboration. 

As is the case with a bolt of lightning, the light is the first thing you notice with this turntable. Pro-Ject treats the deck’s surface with a mirror-finished metal contour, resulting in eye-catching reflections and a shape-shifting lustre. Notice, too, the glass platter. The high mass of glass boosts the deck’s overall solidity leading to tight and accurate playback speeds. The glass finish also keeps the Pro-Ject Metallic spinner’s graphics in full view when it’s not hugging vinyl. 
Place a record on the Metallica’s platter, and your system benefits from one of Pro-Ject’s most sought after upgrade parts; the aluminium sub-platter. The diamond-cut sub-platter and pulley come standard on this deck, bringing increased mass and consequently additional damping of noise and unwanted resonances. The Austrian maker employs more aluminium for the S-shape tonearm’s base and bearing – you won’t find any plastic in the Pro-Ject Metallica’s critical parts – resulting in highly accurate tracking of the groove, which in the case of an LP, extends for about 500 meters each side. For a list of features, UK pricing, and technical information, please Turn the Page.
Pro-Ject Audio Metallica features include:
  • 8.6” (22cm) S-shape aluminium tonearm
  • Gold plated RCA connectors
  • Handmade in Europe
  • Heavy glass platter & aluminium sub-platter
  • Heavy MDF plinth in unique Metallica design
  • Height-adjustable metal feet
  • Metal drive pulley
  • Mirror finished, metal top plate
  • Pre-adjusted Pick it S2 C cartridge & SME headshell
  • Precision belt drive with electronic speed control
  • Premium semi-symmetrical phono cable with metal connectors
  • Tracking force & anti-skating fully adjustable
Pro-Ject Audio Systems Metallica Limited Edition Turntable
£1149.00 (SRP) 
Available in the UK during August 2022.  
Pro-Ject Audio Metallica in detail
The design combines ease of use with the option to fine-tune the settings. The turntable comes pre-adjusted with Pro-Ject’s Pick it S2 C cartridge out of the box. Still, that S-shaped tonearm is fitted with a detachable SME headshell to allow quick cartridge changes. Tracking force and anti-skating are both adjustable, letting the user make exact adjustments to perfect performance.
A high mass glass platter delivers style and substance, as does the use of aluminium, a material that improves tolerances during production and supplies dazzling looks. The sub-platter adds further mass to the entire platter and drive system. The result is added damping of noise and unwanted resonances. 
A key payback from the super accurate pulley and supreme sub-platter is a marked improvement in short term speed stability (also known as ‘wow and flutter). Of course, stability in every area is a crucial feature of a great sounding vinyl-based system. Accordingly, Pro-Ject equips the Metallica turntable with height-adjustable heavy-duty metal feet to help ensure it stays level on every surface.
Speed is electronically precision controlled, meaning accurate and stable velocity. The toggle switch instigates changes between 33 and 45 RPM, and Pro-Ject includes a belt for 78 RPM (shellac) records. 
Technical Information

  • Dimensions: 430 x 120 x 430mm (WxHxD)
  • Drive principle: belt drive with electronic speed control Platter: heavy glass platter
  • Included accessories: 15V DC / 0,8A power supply, 78 RPM round belt, 7” vinyl adapter, felt mat
  • Platter bearing: high precision stainless steel axle in bronze bushing
  • Power consumption: 4W / 0W standby
  • Signal to noise: 68dB
  • Speed drift: 33: +/-0,40%; 45: +/-0,30%
  • Speed: 33, 45/ (78) (electronic speed change)
  • Tonearm: 8,6” S-shape aluminium; SME headshell Effective arm length/mass: 218,5 mm / 7,5 g Overhang: 18,5mm
  • Weight: 4,5 kg net
  • Wow & flutter: 33: +/-0,16%; 45: +/-0,14%
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Tel: 01235 511 166
About Pro-Ject Audio Systems
Pro-Ject Audio Systems is widely recognised as one of the finest turntable manufacturers in the world. Its mission is simply to produce the best sounding analogue components at the most competitive prices possible. The current range spans a wide variety of price points, with a variety of products targeted to key demographics or to accommodate any of the modern listener’s unique requirements. Based in the Austrian countryside, Pro-Ject Audio Systems uses specialised manufacturing partners in mainland Europe to produce its products.
About Henley Audio
Henley Audio has been importing and distributing industry-leading hi-fi equipment to the UK and Ireland since 1997. With a passion for great sound and a firm focus on brand integrity, we work to deliver excellence in both product and service. Formed as the result of a management buy-out of Ortofon UK, Henley Designs Ltd. (trading as Henley Audio) operates in-house sales, marketing, service, support, and warehouse teams to offer the full turn-key solution for suppliers. The brands it represents are not only highly regarded in their own right, but they also share a symbiotic relationship with other brands in our portfolio.
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