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Awesome Turntables

Mbeat MB-PT-28 Turntable + Speakers

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Enjoy a complete vinyl listening experience with Mbeat’s turntable system. It has a solid metal platter with resonance damping and a factory-installed cartridge, comes with a pair of 18W speakers, and can also send music wirelessly via Bluetooth. Save 20% off the regular price in The Awesomer Shop.

The Turntable Paradox

The Turntable Paradox

If you place a billiard ball on a spinning turntable, you’d think it would quickly slide off its edge. But as science educator Steve Mould shows us, the ball hangs on much longer than you’d expect. The physics at work here are truly fascinating, especially given how other objects leave the surface so quickly.

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Audio-Technica Sound Burger AT-SB2022 Portable Turntable

Audio-Technica Sound Burger AT-SB2022 Portable Turntable
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In the 1980s, Audio-Technica sold a portable record player called the Sound Burger. Now it’s back, with Bluetooth connectivity and a USB-C charging port. It can play 33-1/3 and 45 RPM LPs and singles using a spring mechanism that maintains pressure between the stylus and the record. A 60th-anniversary limited edition.

Teenage Engineering PO-80 Record Factory

Teenage Engineering PO-80 Record Factory
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This kit from Teenage Engineering and designer/musician Yuri Suzuki lets you create your own low-fi vinyl records. Once assembled, connect an audio source to its 3.5mm jack, place a 5″ vinyl blank on the turntable, and start it spinning to record monophonic sounds. Records 4 minutes a side @ 33 RPM or 3 minutes @ 45 RPM.

Mini Turntable Speaker

Mini Turntable Speaker
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This adorable little turntable doesn’t play tiny vinyl records, but it does let you listen to music from your smartphone via its internal speaker and a Bluetooth wireless connection. It measures just 4″ L x 4″ W x 1.8″ H and comes in either white or yellow.

SonoNix Nixie Tube Turntable + Clock

SonoNix Nixie Tube Turntable + Clock

This unique turntable deftly blends modern and retro design. In addition to its belt-drive turntable, it has a built-in clock with a vintage Nixie tube display. It has a built-in speaker and supports 33, 44, and 78 record playback speeds. It’s also got an RCA output for connecting to an external amplifier and can be used as a Bluetooth speaker.

Revolution: The History of Turntable Design

Revolution: The History of Turntable Design
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Author and audiophile Gideon Schwartz follows up the excellent Hi-Fi with a visual history of turntables and vinyl recordings. The 264-page hardcover includes hundreds of images of turntables, their stories, and the rise, fall, and rebirth of the medium.

Crosley Sterling Turntable

Crosley Sterling Turntable
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We dig the trapezoidal 1950s styling of this retro record player. Like other Crosley turntables, it’s portable and has built-in speakers, but we think it looks best parked on its matching legs. It also doubles as a Bluetooth speaker and has an AUX input for connecting external audio sources.

Driveway Turntable

Driveway Turntable

Backing into traffic from a driveway or parking pad can be challenging and downright dangerous with fast-moving vehicles. Irish company Driveway Turntables solves this problem with their in-ground turntable system, which can automatically turn a car around, so it’s facing forward on your way out.

DJ Duet

DJ Duet

Most DJs are solo artists or back other band members, but DJ Fong Fong and Mart One like to perform together on the same mixing deck and turntables. Watch and listen as they absolutely slay this live mix of the UZ track Trap Sh*t V18 and the Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock classic It Takes Two.

Dum Audio Hi-Fi Sound System

Dum Audio Hi-Fi Sound System

Canada’s Dum Audio is on a mission to provide high-fidelity analog sound at an accessible price. The system includes a perfectly matched turntable, 100-watt-per-channel amplifier, and stereo speakers, each in a stylish veneered MDF wood enclosure. The components are available individually as well.

Turntable House

Turntable House

Tired of looking at the same view, day after day? Perhaps you should do what Vojin Kusic did, and build a house on top of a turntable. He constructed this unusual house in northern Bosnia so that his wife could always enjoy a different view. It can spin as slow as one rotation per 24 hours to a dizzying one rotation every 22 seconds.

LEGO Driving Simulator

LEGO Driving Simulator

LEGO Technic expert The Brick Wall shows off a neat machine that uses motors, gears, magnets, and a turntable to allow tiny RC LEGO cars to drive around its surface. After rigging it up to drive with one vehicle, they upgraded it to become a two-player racing game. And if that wasn’t enough, there’s now a four-player version.

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mbeat PT-18K Bluetooth Turntable

Enjoy the natural sound that only vinyl records can produce with this high-quality turntable. It’s has a metal alloy platter, an adjustable weight tonearm, and a factory-aligned moving magnet cartridge. In addition to wired outputs, it’s got a Bluetooth transmitter and a USB connector for recording to your PC.

Wrensilva Loft Hifi

Wrensilva Loft Hifi
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Ideal for smaller spaces, Wrensilva’s elegant audio cabinet is made from walnut wood with an ebonized oak grille and packs an audiophile-grade turntable, pre-amp, a Bang & Olufsen ICEpower class D amplifier, and 2-way bass-reflex speakers. In addition to playing vinyl, it can play music via Sonos wi-fi streaming and Bluetooth.

ROKR Wooden Gramophone Kit

ROKR Wooden Gramophone Kit

Vinyl records are all the rage thanks to their warm, analog sounds. But if you’re going to go retro, why not go vintage? ROKR’s 424-piece kit gives you everything you need to build your own hand-cranked gramophone. A centrifugal governor helps maintain the record’s speed, and it can play 33s, 45s, and 78s.

Song Lyric Turntable Art

Song Lyric Turntable Art
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Looking for a unique, personalized gift? Kentucky artists The Davidson Workshop creates these wooden art pieces that look like record players. Each one comes engraved with the lyrics to a song of your choice, along with a custom message in the center of the wooden record sitting on its platter. Measures 13″ w x 9″ h x 1″ d.

Altec Lansing ALT-500 Turntable

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Whether you own a collection of records you haven’t played in a while, or you’re just hopping onto the vinyl bandwagon, this Altec Lansing turntable is a good place to start. It’s got a 3-speed belt drive, built-in stereo speakers, and Bluetooth streaming. Save 50% in The Awesomer Shop.

Wood and Linen Record Player

Wood and Linen Record Player
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Victrola’s turntable audio system features linen-wrapped wooden enclosures for both its record player and stereo speakers. It offers 50-watts of amplification, and can play vinyl at 33 1/3, 45 and 78 speeds. You can also stream music to its speakers via Bluetooth. It’s also available in oak and white variants directly from Victrola.

Turntable Tape Dispenser

Turntable Tape Dispenser
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Add a touch of fun to your office with this clever Scotch tape dispenser that looks like a tiny record player. It features a weighted base with woodgrain details, and a silver tone arm that doubles as a tape cutter. Buy two, and set up a desktop DJ booth.

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Phonocut Home Vinyl Recorder

Phonocut Home Vinyl Recorder

This desktop device aims to democratize the creation of vinyl records. The Phonocut is designed to carve grooves directly into a 10″ wax disk, allowing for the creation of custom records at home. It’s makers are hoping for a 2020 release and will start raising funds on Kickstarter 10/15/19 at 4:20pm LA time.

Animated Business Cards

Animated Business Cards

Drew Tetz created these awesome business cards which display an animation when played on a turntable under bright light and viewed through a camera, like a phenakistoscope. Be sure to check out Drew’s laser-cut turntable animations too.

MAG-LEV ML1 Levitating Turntable

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This truly exquisite turntable uses coils and magnets to levitate its platter above its base. Not only is the design eye-catching, but it eliminates unwanted vibrations that might be transmitted by speakers. It has a lightweight carbon fiber tonearm and a premium Ortofon cartridge. Save 10% off the MSRP in The Awesomer Shop.

Point Line Vinyl Record Speaker

Point Line Vinyl Record Speaker

Designer Xundi Li’s concept for a record player is a beautiful work of modern industrial design. It combines a turntable, speaker, and amplifier, with an off-center drive mechanism which lets the record protrude from its cabinet. We hope it goes into production.

Omni Portable Turntable

Omni Portable Turntable

The Omni is a portable turntable for both music lovers and scratch DJs. It has an adjustable tone arm and counterweight, a replaceable cartridge, a high-pass scratch mode, contactless faders, Bluetooth input, and a 5W speaker. It can be powered by power banks via its DC port.

Lenco-MD Record Player

Lenco-MD Record Player

Audiophile turntable maker Lenco’s unique record player comes as either 3D printable files or ready to use 3D parts, and mechanical bits that you assemble yourself. The minimal design offers modules such as Bluetooth, a speaker, and a solar power unit for customization.

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