Tag Archives: Turntable

This App-enabled Turntable Spins The Stylus, Not The Vinyl Record

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. Continue reading This App-enabled Turntable Spins The Stylus, Not The Vinyl Record

Altec Lansing’s First Turntable Is Hexagonal, Comes With BT Speakers

Audio format has come a long way. From the first known type of recording media, Phonautogram, to the short-lived minidisc to compact disc, it seems change brought about by better technology is inevitable, but there’s a format that somehow stood the test of time: vinyl. With UK vinyl sales topping 25-year high, it looks like the vinyl is not about to be ousted anytime soon and that’s enough reason for audio equipment maker Altec Lansing to jump onto the turntable bandwagon. Yep. Altec Lansing is going to sell you a turntable later this year. Continue reading Altec Lansing’s First Turntable Is Hexagonal, Comes With BT Speakers

This High-tech Block Will Spin Your Favorite Vinyls Without A Turntable

The fact that vinyls are still selling like hot cakes has vindicated the sound quality of this 19th century technology. Speaking of sound quality, nobody actually quite prove that music records don’t sound any better. While music lovers have no issue with the sound, portability poses quite a huge problem. I mean, you can really lug a turntable around to spin your favorite plastic disc. Though to be fair, there are in fact portable turntables, but only they are mostly designed for smaller 7-inch vinyls. This is where RokBlok from Pink Donut aims to address. Continue reading This High-tech Block Will Spin Your Favorite Vinyls Without A Turntable

Shinola Dabbles In Audio, Kicks Off With The Runwell Turntable

Shinola, the Detroit-based watchmaker, has dabbled in many things outside of its core business of making timepieces and so, it is safe to say that it is a matter of time the company dip their hands in audio devices too and dip they did. The company has announced its first audio device and surprisingly, it isn’t a Bluetooth speaker like so many jack-of-all-trade companies had done. But that’s to be expected from a company that’s heavy on style and functionality, and so, a turntable would be fitting product to lead the charge in the company’s foray into the audio world. Continue reading Shinola Dabbles In Audio, Kicks Off With The Runwell Turntable

Mag-Lev Comes To Turntable, Has Platter That Floats As It Playbacks

It seems to us that one of the latest fad in the tech world is magnetic levitation. After trains, it seems like everything else is better when floating. First you have speakers, collectible figurines, cups and now, the seemingly impossible, turntable. Yep. You heard that right. Which also begs the question from vinyl enthusiasts: is it even possible? Especially given the unpredictable nature of magnetic levitation. Apparently, it is possible according startup MAG-LEV Audio who has taken its ‘groundbreaking’ record player to Kickstarter. Continue reading Mag-Lev Comes To Turntable, Has Platter That Floats As It Playbacks

Flaunce Hits Up Kickstarter To Realize High-Fidelity Turntables

While the debate of whether records can ever be audiophile-grade continues, the fact remains that this evergreen, black grooved vinyl platter has outlived, outlast audio cassette, video cassette, 8-track tape, and even modern media storages like CDs and the ill-fated mini-disc. It’s quite feat for a 70-year-old invention, which kind of hint there’s some truth to the audio quality. Many audio equipment makers have realized its potential and have turned up a number of turntables to vie for vinyl lovers’ money. One unlikely manufacturer is Fluance who has just joined the turntable race with RT80/81 High-Fidelity Turntables, but with cautious steps. Continue reading Flaunce Hits Up Kickstarter To Realize High-Fidelity Turntables

Sony Adds Hi-Res Audio Turntable That Touts LP-To-Digital Capability

For some reasons, after 8-track and cassette tapes were booted, vinyl refuses to let up – thanks to the growing number vinyl record collectors with an undying love for LPs. While a handful of makers are churning out turntables to keep vinyl lovers happy, Sony is not about to sit back and watch its competitors savor the LP cake. The Sony PS-HX500 Hi-Res Audio Turntable is the latest in the Japanese electronics giant’s arsenal that will vie for a piece of that sweet, refused-to-die media. Introduced at this week’s CES, the HX-500 touts hi-res audio capability that will allow enthusiasts to leverage on the built-in A/D converted to turn vinyl recordings into digital copies, in either native DSD or WAV formats, for use on hi-res audio devices. Continue reading Sony Adds Hi-Res Audio Turntable That Touts LP-To-Digital Capability

Panasonic Wants to Go Back to Analog Sound with New Technics Turntables

Among the analog medias, vinyl seems to have survived the onslaught of digital medias. In fact, it was the opposite; vinyl proves to be rather resilient media and have seen continual increase in sale in recent years, breaking 9 million mark in 2014 and that must have given Panasonic enough reasons to toy with the idea of rebooting its direct drive turntable technology – for turntable, of course. During the ongoing IFA, the Japanese electronics maker has announced it will reinvent and relaunch its iconic Technics turntable series, kicking it off with a Technics Direct Drive Analog Turntable Prototype equipped with newly-developed direct drive motor. Continue reading Panasonic Wants to Go Back to Analog Sound with New Technics Turntables

Floating Record Player Breaks Tradition, Plays Your Vinyl Vertically

Turntable was so named because it turns a record on a table like device. The Floating Record Vertical Turntable by Gramovox though technically is a turntable, is quite unlike any vinyl player you have seen thus far. It defies gravity and spin your black, groove-cover plastic disc vertically. And that my friend, is something of a (vinyl) engineering feat. I mean, to get the tone arm to move across the platter horizontally, it’s no big deal, but to get the same effect or even sounding fabulous vertically while defying the pull of gravity is seriously no easy task. Continue reading Floating Record Player Breaks Tradition, Plays Your Vinyl Vertically

You Can Turn Analog Albums into Digital Files with this Victoria-style Speaker System

Still holding on to some good’ol medias like cassette tapes, CDs (yes, they are old too) and vinyl records? If you don’t already have a player for each of those type of medias and harbor the wish of feeling the warm offer by those older medias again, then Grace Digital Tunewriter III 7-in-1 Stereo Entertainment Center is the obvious gadget for you. Why? Seriously, you are not going plonk down thousands for so-called audiophile grade players for those and besides, having three devices doing just one thing each is kind of counterintuitive and goes against the whole declutter life mission for some. So, yes. This 7-in-1 Stereo Entertainment Center is a one-piece audio equipment that playbacks cassette tapes, CDs, and vinyls, and on top of that, it has a built-in AM/FM tuner too, just in case, you want take retro entertainment to the whole nine. Continue reading You Can Turn Analog Albums into Digital Files with this Victoria-style Speaker System