Levitating Turntable Gives Retro Technology a Sci-Fi Spin

Michele Debczak
MAG-LEV Audio / MAG-LEV Audio

Who says that listening to vinyl has to be old school? Holographic records and vertical players have shown us that the medium can be remixed to feel downright futuristic. The latest product to follow this trend is MAG-LEV Audio, a “levitating” turntable first spotted by the Vinyl Factory.

The project, currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, uses magnetic levitation to bring the far-out concept to life. According to the Slovenian design team behind MAG-LEV, the hovering platter serves more than just an aesthetic purpose. As they write on their Kickstarter page, “Air is the smoothest medium with [the] least amount of friction, which further elevates this project into a truly unique listening experience.”

With more than $250,000 raised so far and over a month left to go, the campaign is well on its way to meeting its $300,000 goal. The MAG-LEV Audio is expected to retail for $1390 to $1490, but vinyl enthusiasts can reserve a levitating turntable for their collection today for a pledge of $880 or more. Delivery is estimated for September of next year.

[h/t Vinyl Factory]

All images courtesy of MAG-LEV Audio
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