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The Storm Mk2 is a big, bold, steely beast of a machine That’s likely to kick sand in the face of other decks. Paul Rigby meets a high-mass turntable That delivers with great authority



STORM MK2 £5,650 & TA2000 TONEARM £2,090 01334 570666

Unlikely, but if Darth Vader ever walked into a local high street shop and asked for a turntable, just before nipping into Boots to collect his asthma spray, then it would be this very model, the Acoustic Signature Dark Side… sorry, Storm! Storm Mk2 actually.

It weighs… a lot. A full 28kg, but it seems more. It’s also Teutonic. Even the brand itself says so; and it’s engineered with great accuracy, built to last and packed with steel. The sort of steel That draws warmth from miles around into its very core and then remains cold to the touch. If you played this thing in the middle of the Sahara, you’d still threaten frostbite by picking it up (along with a hernia). It’s forbidding and foreboding.

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