Fred Perry and Pro-Ject Audio Systems (Pro-Ject) announce an exclusive partnership that teams two brands to deliver a unique turntable: The Fred Perry x Pro-Ject Record Deck £450. When conceiving the Fred Perry model, the design team took inspiration from two iconic Pro-Ject decks, the Essential III and the Debut Carbon Evo. The result is a handsomely equipped turntable, complete with built-in adjustable phono pre-amp, pre-set aluminium tonearm, pre-installed Ortofon OM 10 cartridge, and speed settings of 33 and 45RPM.
Naturally, a Fred Perry turntable must look, as well as sound, exceptional. Ever modest, Perry himself said, “I was generally regarded as the best-dressed player of my time,” and this bespoke turntable can confidently make the same claim. The new model comes in three colourways, based on a trio of classic Fred Perry shirts: Black/Champagne (above), Maroon/White/Ice (top of page), and White/Ice/Navy. The rigorous attention to visuals extends to the acrylic platter mats, which sport the famous Fred Perry Laurel Wreath.