Strikingly similar to the timeless Linn Sondek design, the smart wooden frame contains specially designed Sorbothane discs, while the tonearm tube is made of carbon-covered aluminium. Both horizontal and vertical bearings have also been given a more than cosmetic upgrade on the standard Pro-Ject arm.
Hidden from view, the sturdy aluminium platter features a new dampening material embedded around the inner circumference to help with balance and overall mass of the platter.
The real deal as far as looks go, the new Classic is set to cost between $1000 and $1400 depending on whether there’s a cartridge thrown in too. [via Analog Planet]
All in all it looks like a strong contender for our list of the 8 best turntable upgrades for those of you looking to take a step up from the entry-level.