As a fervent vinyl fan I’m happy to share the fact that the production of modern recordplayers is taking off. Behold The Symbol Record Console ($TBA) , a bench-made modern record player with that typical vintage look but with fresh new and exciting features.
The console is made from a solid American Walnut construction, a metal base, two 6.5-inch full-range speakers, a second, hidden amplifier and subwoofer, built-in Wi-Fi for streaming music (!) from an iPhone, iPad, iPod, or computer, and a hand-built tube amplifier and turntable, which are set into patinated steel plates.
Don’t think I’d have to mention that I’m extremely excited about the release of this device, more also because BAM Records and Helikonia are planning to release the next RIVE album partly on vinyl. The audio quality of vinyl carries that warm, authentic sound that any music enthusiast can deeply appreciate.