January 4, 2017
With built-in tube pre-amp and Bluetooth connectivity.
Mastering studio, record label and playback room, London-based jazz enterprise Gearbox Records has unveiled a new turntable that promises to bridge the gap between analogue and digital without compromising on quality.
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Launching a Kickstarter campaign for its Gearbox Automatic deck, the label has sought to bring its audio expertise to turntable production, combining higher-end components with a plug-and-play simplicity more often associated with lower performance. There aren’t many decks out there that can boast a built-in vacuum tube phono stage along side bluetooth connectivity.
Recognising the rise of multi-format music consumption, as well as connecting to any Bluetooth or Sonos system, the compact deck will link the records your playing to your Spotify account via push notifications that will allow you to build your own streamable playlists from your record collection.
The Gearbox Automatic is currently available to pre-order on Kickstarter for £399 with production due to be completed in late 2017. Watch Gearbox’s Darrel Scheinman explain it all in this video pitch below: