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Spinbox: A Portable Turntable That You Can Assemble Yourself

So you love vinyls, but how strong is your love for the grooved plastic disc? Is it strong enough that you will want to cobble up a turntable? Oh, wait. You don’t have the know how? Neither do we, but soon, you and I could because a thing called Spinbox is coming to the market. Spinbox is record player that you will get to assemble yourself and it is made mostly out of high-quality, water resistant paper material similar to those used by Apple in product packaging. Continue reading Spinbox: A Portable Turntable That You Can Assemble Yourself

Vintage Style Turntable Is Something No Vinyl Lovers Should Ignore

Some vinyl lovers adore the idea of futuristic vinyl player, AKA turntable, but if you are those who long for a turntable that befits the vinyl-era look, well, then look no further than the Signature Vinyl Record Player Classic Turntable Stereo System from Electrohome. Clad in a real wood veneer finished enclosure, this particular turntable mimics the look of an old fashion radio, complete with details like amber lighting on the analog tuning dial, rotary control knob, , antiqued patina faceplate, and an era-accurate speaker grille which we all fondly remember. Continue reading Vintage Style Turntable Is Something No Vinyl Lovers Should Ignore

Ermenegildo Zegna x Master & Dynamic Turntable and Music Gear

Well. What do we know? Ermenegildo Zegna, the name more associated with smart, swanky men’s wear (and to us, drool-worthy tailored suits) actually has some gadgets in the label’s lineup too. Granted, the Italian fashion label did not weaved the magic to turn out irresistibly the beautiful turntable, headphones, and in-ear headphones you see here; there were created in collaboration with New York-based premium audio equipment maker Master & Dynamic. As you may have already guessed, Ermenegildo Zegna’s touches are evident in the asesthetic bits like, for example, the weaved leather wrapped on the turntable. Continue reading Ermenegildo Zegna x Master & Dynamic Turntable and Music Gear

Wheel – The Turntable That Is So Minimal That It Is Just, Well, A Wheel

Thanks to the continual love shown by people, vinyl records have risen to rub shoulders with its digital counterpart and the love given to it by music lovers has also lead to inventive folks coming out with brilliant turntables, or as some would call it, record players. To this end, we have seen quite a bit of them in recent years, including ‘audacious’ propositions like stylus-spins-record-static examples like the RokBlok and the app-enabled Love Intelligent Turntable, and even ‘floating’ turnable like the vertical turntable and even one that levitates, but nothing appears to be more surreal than one that’s so minimal that it is just, well, a wheel. Continue reading Wheel – The Turntable That Is So Minimal That It Is Just, Well, A Wheel

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