How to Digitize Your Vinyl Collection

Your LP collection may be the coelacanth of storage mediums, but it is often a repository of tracks and titles that you simply can't get anywhere else. Here's how to digitize your wax-platter music, and finally drag the last remnants of your analog life into the 21st Century. » 7/14/12 11:00am 7/14/12 11:00am

Symbol Audio's Modern Record Console Makes Music Look as Beautiful as…

When it comes to audio technology, there are two unfortunate trends that are quite prevalent: listeners are ambivalent towards sound quality, and few audio products are built to last generations. In fact, audio equipment has become rather invisible in the home. Symbol Audio, a company with a background in… » 5/22/12 9:40am 5/22/12 9:40am

This Low-Rent Turntable Really Squeaks Out the Jams

You probably won't be in demand on the club scene, but you can save yourself the cost of a pair of 1200s with this DIY analog turntable made from discarded technology including a cooling fan and a cassette player. » 11/21/11 3:20pm 11/21/11 3:20pm

Turntable.fm for iPhone Is Here

Remember spending all day curating a perfectly-balanced playlist in a productivity-sucking Turntable.fm room? Great. Now you can develop, embrace, and shake (?) the addiction all over with the new Turntable.fm iPhone app. » 9/13/11 10:49am 9/13/11 10:49am

Lego-Crusted Pioneer Turntable Combines Two of Your Most Favorite…

Consider this the peanut butter and marshmallow of good looking gadgets: a Pioneer CDJ-2000 buried under a shell of wonderfully constructed Lego kookiness. I wouldn't want to drop it, but damnit if it doesn't look exceedingly fun. » 7/20/11 5:00pm 7/20/11 5:00pm

Who Is the World's Most Popular Turntable.fm DJ, Exactly?

BetaBlog says that Turntable.fm user Woooooo has more likes (over 9000) and more fans (over 1000) than anyone else on the service. They also quote him spouting absurd things like "'You want to be me? You have to have your own room. DJ Wooooo is a brand.'" So, who the hell is this guy? » 7/07/11 8:40pm 7/07/11 8:40pm

I'd Almost Rather Just Look at This Wonderfully Designed Turntable

Turntable innovation may have plateaued many moons ago, but there's always room for design improvement. The Pro-Ject RPM 1.3 Genie turntable, for example, is comprised of little more than the essential components it needs to function. But they're beautiful components. [Pro-Ject via Uncrate] » 6/24/11 9:29am 6/24/11 9:29am

Can You Believe This "Entry Level" Turntable Costs $28,400?

Personally, I think this turntable looks like a really poor attempt at making a cake look like a tree trunk candle, but apparently it's $28,400 worth of audiophilic record-playing quality. It's only Audio Consulting's entry-level model mind you—the mind boggles at the thought of what they'd price their high-end model… » 5/04/11 12:40pm 5/04/11 12:40pm

Old World Meets New World in This iPhone Turntable Box

As with any good analog gadget brought into the 21st century world (the Leica i9 and Slow Photography box being prime examples), this turntable iPhone dock will only encourage people to seek out ye olde hardware. I mean, we can't sit on the edges of our chairs, just waiting for these designers to bring their concepts… » 4/28/11 4:20am 4/28/11 4:20am

End Of an Era: Panasonic Kills Off Technics Turntables

If you've ever been a DJ, known a DJ, or listened to a DJ, there's a good chance you're familiar with Technics. Panasonic's analog turntables are legend among scratchers and spinners. And now they're gone. UPDATED: » 10/28/10 4:20pm 10/28/10 4:20pm

Spin Time Instead of Records On This Old Turntable

Etsy seller Pixelthis is doing a mean trade in clocks, some of which are the usual hard-drives you've seen before, but there are a few nice turntables too, like this subtle Sanyo and an ultra-retro 1960s one. [Etsy via BB-Blog] » 10/19/10 11:40am 10/19/10 11:40am

The Secret Guts of DSLR Cameras and Turntables

This is how the Canon 5D Mark II looks inside after eating your cereal with chocolate milk and LSD. At least that's what I think Mads Peitersen does to create his stupendously freaky gadget anatomy illustrations. He sent us another: » 9/13/10 9:20am 9/13/10 9:20am

Denon Celebrates 100th Birthday With Gorgeous Turntable

As part of its 100th anniversary, Denon has debuted a line of celebratory gear, including this beautiful direct drive turntable. The DP-A100 uses the same high-torque motor Denon developed in 1970, clad in glossy black and gold. [Denon via Core77] » 8/23/10 11:40am 8/23/10 11:40am

These Hidden Animations Only Appear Through a Video Camera

BrussPup, YouTube illusion sensation, has returned with his latest wizardry: a series of zoetrope panoramas that are only visible when viewed both at a certain RPM (thanks, turntable) and at a certain shutter speed (thanks, video camera). Obviously! [YouTube] » 8/02/10 10:20am 8/02/10 10:20am

Activision's DJ Hero Controller Now Sold Separately

I don't care if you want to buy a separate controller for two-player gaming or because you want to practice your DJ skillz while on the loo. Just don't play your god-awful scratchings anywhere near me. » 3/24/10 6:22am 3/24/10 6:22am

Crosley Revolution Portable Turntable Brings Vinyl on the Road

Crosley's cool-looking portable turntable, the Revolution, is designed, oddly enough, for portable use. It runs on batteries, has a headphone jack, and is about as small as a turntable can get. Suck it, iPhone! » 1/07/10 6:25pm 1/07/10 6:25pm

Nilox NX100R Vinyl to MP3 Retro Turntable Needs a Matching Buick

OK, it's official: Vinyl is definitely making a comeback, with turntables that bridge the world of analog with digital using built-in MP3 converters. Like this italian Nilox NX100R retro model. » 5/12/09 11:40am 5/12/09 11:40am

ION LP2CD Turntable Rips Your Vinyl Records Straight to CD

If you still listen to music on vinyl simply because you're too lazy to update your collection, the LP2CD turntable rips your records directly onto CDs, without needing to go through a computer. » 1/26/09 5:15pm 1/26/09 5:15pm

Dreams DJ Speaker Is Really Just a Fake Turntable for Tiny People

I long for the days of pops and hisses and scratches of turntables and analog sound. Nah, I lied. I'm too lazy for vinyl, unless we are talking about vinyl bras. And while most of you probably haven't ever seen a long play, if you want to buy yet another piece of craptabolous plastic that says you once wanted to be a… » 11/06/08 1:15pm 11/06/08 1:15pm