On June 1st, 2017, the iconic album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band turned fifty years old. To mark the occasion, The Beatles announced three Anniversary Editions of the album in association with Apple Corps Ltd., Capitol and USM. Newly mixed by Giles Martin and Sam Okell in both stereo and 5.1 surround audio, amongst the anniversary releases is a Double LP Deluxe Vinyl edition that deserves to only be played on the best turntables available. So to support the release, Pro-Ject Audio Systems released a special edition version of the 2 Xperience SB turntable to deliver the full vinyl playback experience that the most serious Beatles fans would expect.
The 2 Xperience SB is a high-grade audiophile turntable with exceptional technical and sound characteristics. Based on a long-established design and improved with modern components, it produces an astonishing musical performance that perfectly warrants the premium price point.
Built to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, this special edition of the 2 Xperience SB is supplied in an elegant walnut finish, accented by a striking print finish on top. Around the edge is a classic-yet-minimal border, inside which are two instantly recognisable logos. First, above the speed control is the iconic band logo for The Beatles; second is the unmistakeable drum kit design from the front cover of the Sgt. Pepper’s album sleeve.
In all other areas, the turntable is the same as the original, coveted 2 Xperience SB. The heavy, non-resonant plinth and sandwich platter make an ideal playback platform for vinyl, so the precision-engineered motor with integrated speed control (for automatic switching between 33 and 45 RPM) can perform optimally. Supplied with the high-end 9CC Evolution carbon fibre tonearm, and finished with an Ortofon 2M Silver cartridge, this is an advanced turntable package that really sings.
Limited to 1,000 pieces worldwide, the 2 Xperience SB: Sgt. Pepper Limited Edition is the ultimate piece of memorabilia, combining a heady mix of technology, style and sound.
- Limited edition version of the 2 Xperience SB
- Limited to 1,000 pieces worldwide
- Official memorabilia designed in conjunction with The Beatles
- Electronic speed control with ultimate speed stability
- Precision balanced sandwich-platter with vinyl mat
- Record clamp to tighten records to the platter
- MDF Chassis
- Audiophile-grade 9CC Evolution tonearm
- Inverted tonearm bearings (ABEC 7 quality)
- Factory-fitted with Ortofon 2M Silver Cartridge
- Dust cover included
Pro-Ject 2 Xperience SB: Sgt. Pepper Limited Edition
Replacement Stylus: Ortofon 2M Silver Stylus Pre-Fitted Cartridge: Ortofon 2M Silver Nominal Speeds: 33 / 45 RPM Platter: 300mm Sandwich-type Main Bearing: Stainless Steel Wow & Flutter: ±0.08% Speed Variance: ±0.5% Signal-to-Noise Ratio: -70dB Tonearm: Pro-Ject 9CC Evolution Effective Tonearm Length: 9" (230mm) Effective Tonearm Mass: 8.5g Overhang: 18mm Downforce Range: 10 - 30mN RCA Phono Sockets: Yes, Gold-Plated Output Voltage: 15V / 800mA DC Power Consumption: 4W Max. / <0.5W Standby Included Accessories: Dust Cover, Record Clamp, RCA Cables Dimensions: 460 x 160 x 360mm (Lid Closed) Weight: 7.7Kg