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#1 TheSentinel


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Posted 17 March 2012 - 06:53 PM

The world's most beautiful turntables

CD players may be a dying breed, but turntables aren't going away. We've rounded up some of the coolest looking turntables on the planet!
by Steve Guttenberg | March 17, 2012 7:36 AM PDT

The iPhone and iPad are truly elegant designs, but they are the rare exceptions in the rather drab world of consumer electronics. Most cameras, printers, computers, home theater receivers, and speakers are pretty sedate, but there is one product category that stands out: turntables. I've picked a choice selection that represents remarkable achievements in industrial design, and they're highly functional, exquisitely engineered products.

The Redpoint Model A turntable has an aluminum and composite Teflon platter, damped by silicone oil, and the turntable features a battery-powered 12-volt DC motor with precious metal brushes. The turntable weighs 90 pounds.

The Bergmann Magne turntable's "air" bearing allows the platter to float on a thin cushion of air. Magne means "strength" in Nordic mythology.