Check out the turntable that floats
If you had a record player that defied gravity, which bands would you listen to? Warren Zero G? Fall Out Buoyant? Maybe even David Hasselhover?
- The project launched on Kickstarter in October 2016 and is aiming to raise $300,000
- Users can pledge between $3 and $1,780 to help the model go into production
- If successfully funded, the first turntables are scheduled to be delivered in August 2017
But what is this witchcraft? And how does it actually work? Well, MAG-LEV claim that their patented drive system is “where the magic happens”. It’s here that they are able to achieve magnetic levitation of the “platter” (the bit your record sits on) without affecting the revolution speed.
“We like listening to music on turntables and we love vinyl,” they say. “We’re also really enthusiastic about everything that levitates – which is becoming fashionable – so we thought we would combine the two.”
The designers also claim that the player is, “a turntable of the future for the medium of the past”. Frankly, though, even if it sounds terrible it’ll still be the coolest bit of audio kit ever made.
If the turntable goes into production, prices are expected to start at $1,390 (£1,138).