THE VINYL RECORD TURNTABLE FINALLY GETS THE 21ST CENTURY MAKEOVER IT DESERVES. 😁🙌🏼
A lot of people may not be aware of this but Vinyl record sales have been booming in a huge way for a while now, as a matter of fact vinyl record sales have reached an all-time 25 year high.
When Record Store Day started in 2008, it was conceived as a way to draw attention to independent record stores. But a funny thing happened in the following years: Records - actual LP record albums - mounted a comeback in pop culture. Fast⏭ forward to 2015. Fuelled by that unique sound quality and a nostalgia wave, sales of vinyl records were up 32% to $416 million (R5, 4 Billion), their highest level since 1988, according to the RIAA. (CD sales, while much higher in total income, were down 17 %.)
To put it another way, revenues from vinyl sales last year were higher than streaming services, such as YouTube, Vevo and Spotify's free service, which only accounted for $385 million (R5 Billion), according to the RIAA. And it seems a small company has seen taken notice of this trend and completely revolutionised the turntable.
Wheel is a minimalistic thing of beauty that turns the traditional record player upside down. Literally.
The tone-arm and stylus are located below the record, inside the cavity of the rotating platter. As such, your records spin counter-clockwise which your geeky 🤓purists might find a bit 😷. we think it's cool though.
Wheel can also be hung on the wall to further blending a touch of classic nostalgia in a futuristic 21st century setting. And because it's from Miniot, the tone-arm is milled from a single piece of laminated mahogany, while Wheel's base will be offered in choices of mahogany, walnut, or cherry.
As for functionality that stick at the centre controls all the functions: on / off, pause / play, and volume. Hell, it'll even let you skip between the next or previous songs. All we can say is the culture approves bring on the tunes.