Get your sunburst on!
The Fender x MoFi PrecisionDeck Limited Edition Turntable marries Fender Custom Shop swamp ash wood, finished in the classic ’50s Strat (or Tele or Precision Bass) tricolor sunburst, with MoFi’s turntable mojo.
Here’s part of backstory:
A Fender VP initially got the idea for the initiative between Fender and Mobile Fidelity Electronics when visiting an audio dealer and learning about Mobile Fidelity Electronics ‘tables. The executive soon contacted Fender Custom Shop Principal Master Builder Yuriy Shiskov – a wood expert and one of Fender’s most prominent luthiers – about the project. Mr. Shiskov promptly worked late into the evenings crafting slabs of swamp ash wood – the very same blocks that are utilized to make Fender Precision Bass guitars – until he perfected them into the gorgeous shape that became the foundation of PrecisionDeck. Each exacting plinth on every PrecisionDeck is sourced, milled, and finished by Fender before it is sent to Mobile Fidelity Electronics’ Michigan factory for incorporation into PrecisionDeck.
Of course, unlike Fender guitars, turntables cannot be allowed to resonate. To ensure no such problems would occur and disturb the otherwise beautiful design and sound, Mobile Fidelity Electronics turned to acoustics expert Mike Latvis at Harmonic Resolution Systems. His ingenious solution: Attachment points and resonance cuts on the bottom of the low-resonance plinth, performed to spec at the mill before getting sent to Fender. Those are just a few of the cutting-edge attributions that allow the 25.5-pound PrecisionDeck, based off of Mobile Fidelity Electronics’ award-winning UltraDeck model, to stand apart.
The Fender x MoFi PrecisionDeck comes fitted with MoFi’s 10-inch Ultra tonearm and MasterTracker cartridge for all-in-one convenience. Anti-Vibration feet designed by HRS keep out unwanted dancing noise and a 1.3-inch Delrin® platter adds mass.
Limited to just 1000 pieces, the Fender x MoFi PrecisionDeck retails for $3495 and is available direct from Mofi.
Motor: 300 RPM AC Synchronous
Speeds: 33 1/3 RPM, 45.0 RPM
Platter: 6.8 lb Delrin®
Wow & Flutter: 0.017% – 0.025%
Signal-To-Noise Ratio: 74dB
Power Supply Requirements: 120V 60Hz, 220-230V 50Hz, 100V 50Hz
Power Consumption: < 5W
Dimensions: 20.75″ x 6″ x 15.5″
Weight: 25.5 lb
Type: 10″ straight aluminum, gimbaled bearing
Overhang: 0.71″ (18mm)
Offset Angle: 22.8˚ (+/- 2˚ adjustable)
Cartridge Weight Range: 5g – 10g
- Swamp ash plinth by Fender optimized for low resonance
- 33-1/3 / 45.0 RPM belt drive turntable
- Custom design and manufactured in the USA
- 10-inch MoFi Ultra Tonearm
- 1.3-inch Delrin® platter
- Isolated 300 RPM AC synchronous motor
- Anti-Vibration feet designed by HRS
- Iconic 3-Color Sunburst Finish by Fender
Company Website: MoFi Electronics