Ever wonder what happened to the TNT series of turntables? It never actually went away! The TNT took on many forms over the years as the design was improved with each iteration. One of the favorite versions was the TNT Hot Rod, a design which involved the TNT using a dual motor flywheel, over sized acrylic platter, new isolation, JMW 12 arm solid mounted to the chassis, and SDS.
This table stood out as a high-end favorite of the time! Finally it took on a new shape when the chassis became a layered acrylic/aluminum/acrylic sandwich for even more improved isolation and stability. Topped off with the sleek new curves, the TNT Hot Rod Experiment (it’s prototype label) was ready to hit the streets! The first model was not intended for production, overall the entire product was questionable for being a production model at all. It immediately stood out at the audio shows, the reviewers, and the customers. The TNT Hot Rod Experiment was soon after shortened to TNT Hot Rod X and eventually to “HR-X”!