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A Vinyl Experience For the Eyes – Floating Record

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A vinyl listening experience that is for your ears as well as your eyes.

There are things that go well together: pen and paper, sand and surf, fish and chips. The folks over at Gramovox believe that listening to vinyl should be a visual experience as it is an audial one.

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The Floating Record is one of the most beautiful record players you’ll ever see. Created by Gramovox (who also created the equally as impressive Bluetooth Gramophone) it is a marriage of vintage design and modern technology. It isn’t the only vertical turnable out there, but it surely is one of the better designed ones.

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It plays your records (33 ⅓ and 45 rpm) vertically, showcasing the beauty of your records while giving the impression that it’s floating. The records are held in place with a clamp and the carbon fibre tone arm uses a spring to keep it in contact with the record’s surface. Sound is played through built in, dynamic, full-range stereo speakers or via an RCA line out. The Floating Record’s integrated design means that it does not take up much space, as traditional record players do with pre-amps, amps, receivers, speakers and cables.

The 4,218 backers on Kickstarter (who pledged $1,575,976, according to their website) proves that vinyl (and great design) truly isn’t dead.

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It is ready to use right out of the box. Available in walnut and maple, the Floating Record truly a feat for the eyes (and ears).

Photos: Gramovox

 

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