It’s funny how we progress in technology and then as the cycle continues you start to see redesigns of some really old technology with modern spins on them. For example, we graduated from the record player and started listening to stereos and the list goes on, but now it seems like turntables are back in style and we are trying to reinvent the heck out of them. Imagine being around for the invention of the turntable… so you go out to get one along with a vintage record player cabinet to set it up on and for years you enjoy this music playing machine, it’s served you very well. Then years later, as we have progressed technologically, you decide to treat yourself to a new stereo with speakers that seems like the best thing since sliced bread. Now fast forward all the way to now, 2018, where we have touch screen devices that play music for us and really when you think about it stereos are only used in certain situations as they’re just not as efficient as they used to be. So i’m not saying you should toss that Crosley record player you snagged at that garage sale for under $200, or even your stereo, because the lord knows they will eventually always come back in style, but with designs like this one and the bluetooth capabilities these days, you can buy the world’s best turntable that has modern capabilities to play music from your phone while still delivering that retro feel from the nostalgic record player.
This right here is a very stripped down turntable that was designed with the intention to display to the world the “inner” workings of it itself that would typically be hidden from one’s view with the well-known record player design that we all know and love. In addition to this designs big emphasis on linear movement, it also has a very simple yet engaging turn of the needle, while the record swivels round and round with a power band that enforces a touching connection between the motions and music.
Designer: Yakir Buaron