June 16, 2015
The monumental hi-fi centrepiece packs a 35-pound bronze platter.
US design house Fern & Roby have unveiled their striking new turntable, built to satisfy your eyes as well as your ears. One seriously heavyweight piece of kit, the turntable is built around a 70-pound cast-iron base strong enough to support the 35-pound bronze platter, dynamically balanced to 1000rpm.
Built to reduce resonance and cradle the platter with a little vibration as possible, the cast-iron turntable comes with a Rega 303 tone arm and integrates the traditional AC motor with real-time digital speed control to keep the platter in check.
While all this sounds just fine, the real attraction for us is simply the way the Fern & Roby looks; the turntable equivalent of an arresting piece of brutalist architecture that captures the high-end industrial aesthetic to perfection.
One for audiophiles (and aesthetes) with deep pockets, the Fern & Roby turntable will set you back $6,500. Click here for more info and check out the stunning images below, while you ponder what you can pawn next.
If you’re like us and you can’t get enough of good looking turntables, make sure you check out our recent rundown of the 15 most beautiful turntables ever made.