Metallica announces Ninja Star turntable

Band teams with Pro-Ject Audio Systems

Metallica has teamed with Pro-Ject Audio Systems for a limited edition Ninja Star turntable. The high-end turntable features a custom plinth with a mirror-finished Ninja Star logo designed by James Hetfield that gives the player its distinctive look.

The player features an 8.6” S-shape aluminum tonearm; VTA, fully adjustable tracking force & anti-skating; heavy MDF plinth in unique Metallica design; mirror finished metal top plate; heavy glass platter; aluminum sub platter; metal drive pulley; height-adjustable metal feet; electronic speed switch; precision belt drive with electronic speed control; premium semi-symmetrical phono cable with integrated grounding wire; gold plated RCA connectors; and fitted tonearm with a detachable headshell to allow quick cartridge changes.

The set includes a factory installed and aligned Pro-Ject Pick it S2 C cartridge and was handmade in Europe.

The turntable is only available to ship to the continental 48 United States through, but international fans can order through Project Audio Systems. It’s due to ship November 4th and runs $1,599.

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