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Levitating turntable that can play records in the air

A Kickstarter campaign has been launched to bring the first levitating turntable into production, the Vinyl Factory notes. Mag-Lev Audio, a Slovenian company, is hoping to raise US$ 300,000 to manufacture the machines, which are designed for people who appreciate high quality sound and innovative design.

The turntables will use a magnetic platter to suspend the vinyl record during playback. By pushing the frontier of audio technology, the makers were able to integrate the uplifting experience of music into the turntable design itself, bringing the feeling of zero gravity into the living room.

As for making that vinyl float, the Kickstarter page says, “By using our innovative and patented technology, we were able to achieve not only magnetic levitation, but we have also been able to maintain the incredibly precise turning of the platter with sensor regulating software. Air is the smoothest medium with the least amount of friction, which further elevates this project into a truly unique listening experience.” The design also includes feet to support the platter in off mode, and a safety system in case of unexpected power outage.

The turntable includes a cueing mechanism, speed select button, platter feet and a pre-fitted cartridge and tonearm that lifts at the end of the record (Image courtesy: www.kickstarter.com)

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