FLIP THROUGH YOUR RECORDS WITH EASE WITH THE TUI RECORD BROWSER
Soul to Sole Audio has introduced its TUI Record Browser, designed and manufactured in New Zealand. This rather smart looking unit will fit into any living room situation without looking out of place.
The TUI holds up to 100 LP's, though that would be quite tight for browsing. The designer recommends around 80 albums for good “flickability”. It is narrow enough to fit in a small space and is designed to be expandable with single units bolting together to make as long a unit as you desire. Each TUI will come with connecting bolts and tools for future expansion.
Made from 20mm hand-oiled bamboo panels, the finish oils up to a lovely golden colour. The bamboo edge looks great compared to “normal” ply. It is a more expensive material but you end up with a much nicer looking product. The back of the browser features a 'Now Playing' slot so your current album or latest purchase can be displayed in all its glory.
The clever design using “tongue and groove” tabs and a “cam” locking system, is sent flat packed, is easily assembled in about 10 minutes and is apparently very strong when completed.
It sells in Australia for $695 including shipping.
Everything old is new again. All that's left now is for the K-tel Record Selector to make a comeback!
The TUI Record Browser will be on display at the 2018 Melbourne International Hi-Fi Show, October 12-14, at the Pullman Mercure Hotel in Albert Park. Tickets on sale now.
For more information visit Soul to Sole.
Rob Follis has been writing about tech on and off for over 40 years, is a designer, photographer, information omnivore, gadget-head, Hi-Fi afficionado, owner of far far too many things and sadly an unsuccessful app developer. A born & bred Londoner now happily living in Melbourne. Email Rob.