Personally, I thought vinyl record aficionados would not be too picky about the machine that spins the grooved plastic disc. However, if you consider yourself an avant-garde who insist in spinning vinyls on something a little inline with today’s level of technological advancement, well, then the Love Intelligent Turntable by Love Turntable Inc. might be it. Much like the remake of the Soundwagon, RokBok, we read about late last year, Love challenged the convention by not spinning the disc; instead, the device that contains the stylus and cartridge spins. But it does not travel freely on a record without a base like the RokBok; Love is governed and it has a platter too, or rather, it comes with two sizes of platter to suit any size record.
While a modern and radical, Love, as mentioned earlier, retains the good’ol way of picking up sound with traditional cartridge and stylus, and therefore it is able to recreate the classic analog sound, complete with crackles and pops associated with vinyl records, so love by many. Leveraging on today’s best possible wireless streaming through both Bluetooth and WiFi, audio picked up by Love is transmitted to wireless-ready devices including speakers, headphones and more. If your output device is not wireless-ready, Love comes with a RCA plug-and-play Bluetooth aptX adapter that will turn your non-wireless speaker into a wireless speakers, or if you are adamant that over-the-air transmission will tarnish the analog sound (which Love Turnable promised it won’t, btw), you can also choose to output the sweet sound through a 3.5mm audio jack.
Being in 2017, Love is, naturally, app-enabled, meaning you will have control over it via an app on your mobile device. Oh. In case you are wondering who’s behind the radical aesthetic of Love, well, it is none other than modern industrial design legend, Yves Béhar. With Yves Béhar on the team, you know this LA-based startup is dead serious about its first and very revolutionary turntable. Love Intelligent Turntable by Love Turntable Inc. can be acquired through Kickstarter, priced at $299 a unit, or $574 for two units. The campaign has 34 more days on the calendar, but not surprisingly, it is well over its set funding goal. This means your pledge is a pre-order which, if everything goes as planned, should realized sometime in October 2017.
Images: Fuse Project.