Pro-Ject Audio Systems has restocked its Ringo Starr-inspired turntable, just in time for the drummer’s 81st birthday. In honor of Starr’s birthday on July 7, Pro-Ject’s Special-Edition Essential III Turntable is back online at TouchofModern.com.
Originally released to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band, the working turntable features original “peace and love” artwork selected by the Beatles icon himself. The color artwork sits under a clear acrylic platter, which not only highlights the one-of-a-kind prints, but also works as a sound enhancer, by helping to reduce resonance.
Other features include an Ortofon OM10 cartridge, a diamond-cut aluminum pulley, an MDF chassis, and a built-in motor control for optimal speed stability. Handmade in Europe, the Ringo Starr turntable was produced in extremely limited edition, but you can pick it up online now while it’s still in stock.