Naim launches its first-ever turntable, priced at £16,000

Naim are well known for making some of the world’s best audio equipment, but surprisingly they have never released a turntable. Well, that is about to change with the release of the Solstice Special Edition, a very high-end turntable that is limited to 500 units and priced at £16,000.

There are exquisite design touches throughout, such as the turntable plinth painstakingly crafted from 47 separate layers of wood, and the cartridge sitting in a solid aluminium housing machined from a single billet.

“Solstice Special Edition offers an exceptional all-round experience. If you love the organic, authenticity of vinyl, now you can enjoy it with the musical purity and passion only a Naim system can deliver.” – Naim Audio Research & Development Director, Paul Neville.

The Solstice turntable comes with a next-generation version of Naim’s iconic Aro tonearm, Equinox moving coil cartridge, Solstice Series Phono Stage, Solstice Series Power Supply and a bespoke accessories pack. An exclusive commemorative hardback book and unique Naim Records album, a curated collection of superb quality True Stereo recordings, newly remastered for vinyl, complete the Special Edition collection.

The phono stage and power supply are hand-crafted at Naim in Salisbury, UK, with the turntable, arm and cartridge exactingly manufactured to Naim’s design by German specialist, Clearaudio. All elements are precision-engineered for what they inform us will be “consistently excellent performance.”

The Naim Solstice Special Edition turntable is currently only available for in-person pre-orders from UK stores for £16,000 ($22,285). Find out more information here.

Discover more from Decoded Magazine

Subscribe to get the latest posts to your email.

Avatar photo
About the Author

Director and DJ, Ian French (Naif) is passionate about many genres of music from Breakbeat and Drum & Bass to Techno and Electronica. A man that lives in a world of bass and beats, Ian is an obsessive collector of music and a true geek at heart, with many years spent in application design.