Continuing the trend for new record deck launches, Surrey-based Talk Electronics has announced additions to its Apprentice lineup. The Apprentice TT Mk2 is based around a newly designed plinth constructed from high-quality 18mm solid Medite along with an inhouse designed bearing, 12mm acrylic platter and custom-made drive belt. The TT Mk2 is available in two versions – the LITE is fitted with the maker’s EA101 tonearm and C50 moving-magnet cartridge, and the ‘full’ Apprentice TT package is fitted with its EA202 tonearm and also adds the C50 moving-magnet cartridge. Both decks are available in satin black, white or red finishes and are supplied with dust covers. They cost £300 and £380 respectively and you can find out more here.