Despite vinyl’s massive resurgence in popularity over the last few years, it’s still difficult to reinvent the turntable. Largely, most designs are the same give or take a few different choices of material. However, a recent Kickstarter project has a new idea. Mag-Lev Audio’s Levitating Turntable is the perfect party trick that also plays your records. As the name suggests, it takes your vinyl and leverages the power of magnets to make your music float while it spins. Check the video out for yourself:
The Levitating Turntable has all of the regular technology you’d expect and it can play 33 or 45rpm records. It uses industry-standard Pro-Ject tonearms and a Ortofon cartridge to ensure your music sounds as intended. All told, the other features are standard vinyl specs. What’s truly impressive is the ability for the magnets to consistently keep the record spinning at a precise speed so it plays correctly. No matter, it’s a fun re-imagination of an old classic. It’s available for pre-order today on Kickstarter for $780 and is slated to ship late next summer if all goes to plan.
The First Levitating Turntable visually enhances the experience of listening to vinyl records by levitating the platter. By joining our love for music with careful integration of technology and high-range audio components, we’ve created a turntable of the future for the medium of the past. At MAG – LEV Audio we love innovation and music. We were searching for a way to give people a better, newer way to experience vinyl records. By pushing the frontier of audio technology, we were able to integrate the uplifting experience of music into the turntable design itself, bringing the feeling of zero gravity into your living room.