Here’s Why Audiophiles Are Clamoring For This $45K Record Player

The Procession Turntable is entry-level audiophile goodness

By Kunal
February 24, 2016 9:00 am

Does beauty truly lie in the eye of the beholder?

If so, does it therefore reside in the ear of the listener?

This record player easily answers both queries — but not without heavy coinage.

With a price of $45k, the Walker Procession Turntable costs more than the average in-state college education, yet it’s still only the “little brother” to the audiophile-only design firm’s flagship item, the Proscenium Black Diamond V Turntable.

The friction-free Black Diamond features an air-bearing platter, arm and spindle, an oil-free air supply and a “specially-treated, fine-grained crystalline material” that eliminates interference and static on all levels. Meant to be the “most accurate, realistic-sounding turntable ever made,” the $110k Black Diamond took home the 2015 Absolute Sound Editor’s Choice Award and prompted the creation of the more affordable Procession table.

That stunning piece features a remote-controlled vertical tracking angle (VTA) system that can adjust the player’s arm with the touch of a button, a Swiss-made precision motor and a high-mass platter made from the thermoplastic Delrin that rises like a wedding cake during playback.

The company believes the “magic is in the details” and spares no expense while making world-class products that will enhance the “listening and viewing experience” for customers. It shows.

If you take the plunge and and want speakers to pair with the player, we have a suggestion and an investment strategy to pay for it.

The InsideHook Newsletter.

News, advice and insights for the most interesting person in the room.