This GNR record player will take you to Paradise City

News 14/03/2019

A new Guns N' Roses turntable has just been announced by Hi-Fi company, Pro-Ject.

Based on their Essential III A model, Pro-Ject says that GNR is a rock music staple. "Everything in a classic GnR track sounds real, everything fits together and everything sounds better than many modern recordings," Pro-Ject says. "So, what better way to experience their iconic sound in the modern era than with an award-winning turntable that’s designed in their honour?"

The appearance of the turntable is unique because it is the first time they have used a meticulous printing process to print the artwork onto the 12" Acryl-IT E platter. "The end result is a yellow hue that glows above the gloss black MDF plinth, which itself features a small logo underneath the tonearm’s rest position," the company describes.

The record player will also feature an Ortofon OM 10 elliptical cartridge, a belt drive system with a precision diamond-cut aluminium pulley, and an 8.6 inches aluminium tonearm. The turntable estimates to cost around $817 NZD.

Key features:

  • Special Artist Series edition of the Essential III A 
  • Gloss black MDF plinth with GNR artwork 
  • Special printed Acryl-IT E platter shows GNR artwork 
  • High-quality aluminium tonearm 
  • Factory-fitted Ortofon OM 10 moving magnet cartridge 
  • Low-noise 9V motor with built-in AC generator 
  • Supplied with sturdy dust cover 
  • Hi-fi quality performance from a world-leading analogue audio company

Technical specs:

  • Speeds: 33 & 45 RPM (Manual Speed Change)
  • Drive Principle: Belt Drive
  • Speed Drift: 33 = 0.21% / 45 = 0.19%
  • Wow & Flutter: 33 = 0.70% / 45 = 0.60%
  • Platter: 300mm Acrylic
  • Main Bearing: Stainless Steel
  • Tonearm: 8.6" Aluminium
  • Effective Arm Length: 218.5mm
  • Overhang: 18.5mm
  • Effective Tonearm Mass: 8.0g
  • Included Accessories: Power Supply, Dust Cover, RCA Cables
  • Power Consumption: 4.5W max.
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 420 x 112 x 330mm
  • Weight: 5.0 kg (net.)

GNR aren't the company's first artist collaboration. They also have an artist series that features The Beatles and Rolling Stones.