Posts Tagged ‘turntable’

Columbia’s Portable Mixing Rig

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Recently spotted a Columbia GMX-3 mixer on eBay. A portable mixer from Japan which is designed to be used with a pair of GP-3 portable turntables. Interesting piece of kit, but from what I can find online the turntables are only mono although they do have pitch control and built in speaker. Each device runs on either 100/110VAC (with built in tranformer) or batteries.

Going on recent eBay prices it would cost over £350 (US$560) to buy a pair of turntables and a mixer.

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Minty Sony PS-F9 for sale on U.S. eBay

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

This looks very nice, but you’re going to need deep pockets to get this one. It’s already over US$500 with 3 days to run!eBay LinkUpdate: It sold for US$910!

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Many reasons for disappearing record shops

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

The UK’s Independent newspaper has an interesting story about the disappearance of record shops in London’s Soho. It’s more complicated than just being a lack of customers.

The revolution that killed Soho’s record shops

Thankfully, Brighton & Hove in the UK (where I live) seems to be going against the grain as usual (which is one reason it’s such a great place to live) and I have recently discovered two new record shops that have opened in the last year: Up Tight Records on Sackville Road in Hove (01273 774 832) and Monkey Music Emporium on Baker Street in Brighton (07814 955 217). Monkey Music is also selling a great range of quality turntables and Hi-Fi. Resident Music on Kensington Gardens in Brighton has also started stocking vinyl again.

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Close N Play

Monday, July 27th, 2009

70s greatness from the U.S.A.


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Void: Levitational Turntable Concept

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

Here’s a bizarre design concept. Getting the record to float and rotate accurately would be one thing, but then having the ball somehow stay still and follow the groove would be an amazing feat. Anyway, some interesting thinking.

Void: levitation turntable concept

More pictures and info on Design Boom

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Linos Portable Record Player

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

This is a concept at the moment, but looks pretty cool:linos2

The designer, Charles Pyott, says:

“This was a quick project I did to create a small portable record player for the casual vinyl crowd. The main innovation is a space saving design that “clamps” the record into place instead of using the traditional platter layout. The inspiration for the design was to use flowing lines that gave the impression of passing through the record with bright colors to underscore a fun product that was not made for the DJ or Audiophile.”– Charles Pyott on Coroflot
…not that innovative really, considering the PS-F5 and PS-F9 both had a small turntable and clamping system, and were around 26 years ago!Being able to plug it directly into a computer via USB for sound and power, or a USB power adapter and regular jack connections to an amplifier are good options that could make this a winner for convenience with today’s younger vinyl owners. If the price was right.More info & images on the designer’s website.Via Yanko Design

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Sony PS-Q7 Mini Turntable

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

Another great piece of engineering from Sony. I remember these from back in the day.[youtube]PiG2F_tHeQ4[/youtube]

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