Walker Audio Proscenium Black Diamond V Turntable

September 26, 2013

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Jonathan Valin has posted a review of the Walker Audio Proscenium Black Diamond V turntable ($105,000) at The Absolute Sound. His foregone conclusion:

“Next to a 15ips, two-track deck (on the right tapes), the Walker Proscenium Black Diamond Mk V phonograph comes closer to the absolute sound (on the right LPs) than any other source component I’ve yet heard. It is truly—and very close to literally—reference-quality and gets my highest, warmest, and most enthusiastic recommendation (as befits a genuine classic). If you’ve got the dough—and I know that is a big if—and you’re heavily invested in vinyl, then you owe it to yourself to audition this fantastic record-player before buying anything else. Yes, you can spend less on a phonograph and come close to the absolute, but you won’t come as close as the Walker takes you—to the sound of mastertapes or, if the tapes are great, to the sound of the real thing.”

You can read the full review here.