With vinyl sales going through the roof and showing no signs of slowing down, it’s only logical that the demand for turntables has seen a similar rise. With that come a whole host of new ideas and designs, and one of the more interesting ones we’ve come across is the Levitating Turntable by MAG-LEV Audio, bringing the feeling of zero gravity into your living room!
Officially called ‘The First Levitating Turntable’, this MAG-LEV Audio LP player is all about aesthetically enhancing the experience of listening to vinyl records by levitating the platter. But this is no gimmick, the turntable is also for Joes who appreciate high quality sound as well as innovative design.
The Levitating Turntable comes ready to go with a cartridge and pre-fitted tonearm which lifts at the end of your record. The idea is that it keeps your records from being scratched and also prolongs the life of the cartridge.
When it comes to vinyl, the cueing mechanism plays a vital role in the listening experience. The gentle drop and the precision of the needle is what make the entire process feel even more satisfying. As such, MAG-LEV have ensured seamless transition. You can also switch between 33,3-rpm and 45-rpm with just a turn of a button, so you can enjoy all types of records.
Other design features include platter feet, which automatically retract when you begin using the turntable but also allow the platter to rest in OFF mode; and a subtle Orange light which illuminates when the turntable is playing, giving it a sleek, futuristic feel.
The MAG-LEV Audio Levitating Turntable is available to pre-order over at the Kickstarter Website where they’ve got over a month left of funding. You can get hold of one in either Black for around £720 ($800) or in Imitation Wood for around £770 ($940) at current rates – damn Brexit!