SPINBOX: THE MECCANO OF RECORD PLAYERS
Who doesn’t have fond memories spending hours tinkering with a Meccano set as a kid? Am I the only one has spent time on auction sites looking for a kit to relive those childhood memories?
The announcement of a new do-it-yourself turntable concept this week will surely appeal to many. With five simple steps and less than twenty minutes of your time, your Spinbox record player, complete with amplifier and speakers built-in, will be up and running.
Make no mistake, this is not Hi-Fi grade in construction or sound, but it’s a cool project that will result in a lightweight, portable record player that could easily justify being played on the back deck this summer.
It’s powered by a micro-USB port, which means just about any phone charger will work, or a battery/power bank if you truly want to go portable.
Spinbox uses “high quality waterproof material”, that is apparently the same material Apple uses as packaging material for its products.
Spinbox can easily switch from 33 to 45 to 78 RPM and plays 7-inch, 10-inch, and 12-inch singles.
There’s also a line-out to connect your own amplifier and speakers if you’re yearning for a little more output.
It will launch on Kickstarter very soon and while the pricing or target has not yet been announced, we suspect this one will be funded in no time at all.
We're tipping the delivery schedule will be just in time for Xmas this year.
For more information visit the Spinbox page.
StereoNET's Founder & Publisher and still buried deep in the review room auditioning everything from docks to soundbars, amplifiers and headphones. Marc is also the founder of the annual International HiFi Show.
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