June 23, 2015
This vertical turntable will flip your world on its side.
The Chicago-based audio design start-up Gramovox have unveiled their latest project, the Floating Record, a vertical turntable that aims to provide high-performing analogue sound at 90 degrees.
Showcasing the playing of a record as a work of art, the team have literally flipped the platter on its side, engineering a tonearm that stands vertically as the record spins.
Following the success of their Bluetooth Gramophone which scored over $240,000 on Kickstarter last year, Gramnovox have turned to the crowd-funding site once more to finance the Floating Record. Astonishingly, with 34 days to go, the Floating record has already reached it’s target of $50,000, so get your orders in quick as it will be available for $100 less now than when it hits the shops.
Assembled in Chicago, the Floating Record will feature a walnut or maple wood base, a headphone and RCA audio output and full-range speakers, which can be bypassed in favour of your own set up.
The Floating record is the second vertical turntable we’ve covered in a matter of days, following the toc player yesterday which uses a tracking sensor to allow you to play your records with a remote control.