HMV nears the end of its year long centenary celebrations, the UK Retailer has partnered with Henley Audio to release its 100th Anniversary Turntable which is a limited edition.
About the Turntable
Available for pre-order and on-sale from 27th August, the special Pro-Ject T1 Phono SB turntable arrives in a limited edition of 300. Each deck includes a Certificate of Authenticity. The collector’s item, priced at £399.99, lands as music fans in the UK continue to embrace vinyl, with more than five million records sold last year.
The 100th Anniversary Turntable features HMV’s centenary logo and Nipper, the retailer’s mascot. Nipper is from Francis Barraud’s painting, titled ‘His Master’s Voice’, which originated in 1898, depicts Nipper – his brother’s dog – listening to a phonograph.
The stylish CNC-machined plinth of the turntable features no plastic parts, and careful manufacturing ensures no hollow spaces inside, avoiding unwanted vibrations within the chassis.
What They Have Said
Phil Halliday and Heinz Lichtenegger have commented on the release and both are happy with the partnership.
Phil Halliday, Managing Director of HMV and Fopp, said: “Over the past five years, our turntable range has grown substantially, offering every collector – from the casual listener to audiophile – a listening experience that works for them.
“With our year-long 100th Anniversary celebrations coming to a close, we wanted to end with a nod to our heritage, and there was no better partner than Pro-Ject, whose stunning attention to detail results in incredible products for music fans.”
Heinz Lichtenegger, CEO of Pro-Ject, said: “We are delighted to be supporting hmv in their 100th Anniversary celebrations. They have a philosophy that is synonymous with good quality audio, evidenced by their amazing music catalogue, so what better way to partner with them in their centenary year than with a high-quality turntable? When you buy the hmv T1 Phono SB, you are buying a piece of history, but also a turntable that will play your records in true hi-fi stereo for the best listening experience for years to come.”
It looks top notch, the design ethic of the turntable and the use of the classic HMV mascot Nipper is terrific. We may of not been in HMV stores in a while, but it makes us feel all nostalgic.
For More INFO
At time of writing, they are still available.
Follow the link
for more info.
IMAGES and info provided by greydog comms.