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.