MAG-LEV Audio has created the world’s first levitating turntable. Designed for people who appreciate high quality sound and innovative design, the turntable integrates the uplifting experience of music into the turntable design itself.
The World’s First Levitating Turntable
For those who still play vinyl, MAG-LEV audio and Desnahemisfera Studio have designed and are seeking funding for the first ever floating turntable through kickstarter.
Combining their love of innovation and music, the team searched for a new and better way to experience vinyl records. By pushing the frontier of audio technology, they were able to integrate the uplifting experience of music into the turntable design itself, bringing the feeling of zero gravity into your living room.
Presently available in a black or imitation wood edition, they hope to also introduce a white edition.
The drive system: This is where all the magic is. It’s completely different than anything else on the market. With their innovative and patented technology, they were able to achieve not only magnetic levitation, but also to maintain the incredibly precise turning of the platter with sensor regulating software.
Pre-Fitted tonearm and cartridge: This setup allows you to connect through phono in. Once you’re done, you just have to pick your favorite record, turn the turntable on, move the tone arm into position and lower the cueing lever. Then sit back, relax and enjoy.
Semi-automatic system: The turntable lifts the tonearm at the end of your record. This function keeps your records from being scratched and also prolongs the life of the cartridge.
Illumination: Subtle orange lighting gives the turntable a sleek, futuristic feel, and further enhances the visual effects of levitation even when the lights are off.
33.3 / 45 rpm: You can switch between 33,3-rpm and 45-rpm with just a turn of a button. To ensure you have everything you need, they’ve supplied you with a 45-rpm adapter, so you can enjoy all types of records.
Platter feet: With the added platter feet, the platter can rest in OFF mode. These feet automatically retract when you begin using the turntable. When the tonearm is placed back in its original position, the platter feet will automatically rise up and you can safely switch off the turntable.
They’ve designed the turntable with a UPS system in case of a power outage. This solution stores enough power to safely lift the tonearm, stop the record, and return the platter feet to resting position. This way the turntable and your record remain in perfect condition even when the unexpected happens.
• digital speed regulation
• digital switching between 45rpm and 33rpm
• no wear of parts
• computer precision
• elegant design with futuristic technology
• semi-automatic mechanism
• vibration repression
• UPS (uninterruptable power supply)
• cueing mechanism
Support them or order your levitating turntable on kickstarter here
Damir Islamovic / Freelance, Designer
Klemen Smrtnik / Desnahemisfera, Designer
Dejan Kos / Desnahemisfera, Designer
Sebastijan Smrtnik / Freelance, Electrical Engineer
Tomaz Pegan / Topsol, Technology Expert
Aleksander Pegan / Topsol, Technology Expert
Davorin Furlan / Topsol, Logistics Expert
Tadej Doles / Production Expert