Save $175 on the Ultimate Audiophile Tribute to the Beatles with the Pro-Ject 2Xperience SB Sgt. Pepper Bundle: Turntable Plays with Exacting Dynamics, 14LP Beatles in Mono Sounds Phenomenal
Get the ultimate analog tribute to the Beatles and save $175 with this Pro-Ject 2Xperience SB bundle, which includes both the ultra-limited turntable as well as the critically acclaimed The Beatles in Mono 180g 14LP vinyl box set. Based on the audio manufacturer's critically acclaimed 2Xperience SB ‘table, this distinctive instrument is the ultimate analog salute to the Beatles and their unparalleled legacy. As the group's fans know, the Fab Four are a lifestyle – a culture unto themselves. Which is why 2Xperience SB Sgt. Pepper functions as a premier collector's item. It doesn't get much better than spinning Beatles LPs on a high-end Beatles turntable – an experience that's the perfect intersection of the band's music, groundbreaking production, and preferred medium, vinyl. Limited to just 99 production units for sale in the U.S., 2Xperience SB Sgt. Pepper stops everyone in their tracks with a hyper-elegant appearance featuring a high-quality print of the iconic album's logo, Beatles' emblem, and corresponding design artwork. We understand if you simply displayed it in your home and never used it. But for those that prize stellar functionality and audiophile sonics, 2Xperience SB Sgt. Pepper comes built to impress.
Equipped with a nine-inch EVO Carbon tonearm, pre-installed Ortofon 2M Silver cartridge with silver voice coils, inverted tonearm bearings, and an optimized MDF chassis with walnut veneer, 2Xperience SB Sgt. Pepper offers remarkably dynamic playback marked by superb balances, inner detail, and electronic 33/45RPM speed control. Comprised of non-resonant materials and formed in a balanced composite configuration, the heavy platter specializes in stability and touts a vinyl layer that doubles as a great turntable mat. An aluminum pulley and removable, lightweight record clamp further eliminate distracting vibrations and prevents any rumbling from the main bearing. 2Xperience SB Sgt. Pepper performs with quiet operation absent the ringing effects caused by turntables with metal or glass platters.
Given how striking this ‘table looks – and how it dovetails with the Beatles' own analog heritage – Pro-Ject could've easily taken shortcuts on its construction and sonics. But 2Xperience SB Sgt. Pepper delivers audio with the huge emotionalism, involvement, and realism Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr demanded when making their records with George Martin.
As for The Beatles in Mono, it doesn't really get any better. Cut from the original 1/4-inch analog master tapes and pressed at Optimal in Germany on dead-quiet 180g LPs, the 14LP box set is made by and for audiophiles. More collectable than its stereo and digital processors, and featuring utterly transparent-to-the-source sound, it is completely different than its stereo analog counterpart by way of the all-analog cutting process and audiophile-focused manufacturing. Purists rejoice: NO DIGITAL is involved in any part of the chain. This box presents The Beatles as they were meant to be heard, in spectacular mono sound.
Mastered from quarter-inch master tapes at Abbey Road Studios by Grammy-winning engineer Sean Magee and Grammy-winning mastering supervisor Steve Berkowitz, The Beatles In Mono LP box set exemplifies sonic transparency and analog purity. While The Beatles in Mono CD box set released in 2009 was created from digital remasters, Magee and Berkowitz cut the records for The Beatles in Mono LP box by employing the same procedures used in the 1960s, guided by the original albums and detailed transfer notes made by the original cutting engineers.
Working in the same room at Abbey Road where most of the Beatles’ albums were initially cut, the pair first dedicated weeks to concentrated listening, fastidiously comparing the master tapes with first pressings of the mono records made in the 1960s. Using a rigorously tested Studer A80 machine to play back the precious tapes, the new vinyl was cut on a 1980s-era VMS80 lathe. An exclusive 12x12 hardbound book featuring new essays, rare studio photos, archival documents, and an engrossingly detailed history of the mastering process by author Kevin Howlett rounds out this world-beating analog reissue, certain to be one of the decade most celebrated releases of the decade.