Even though vinyl records have been around for more than 100 years, people still use them today, and with good reason. They are arguably the best way to experience music. And now there’s a new playing device that allows you to showcase your prized records better than ever: the Floating Record Vertical Turntable ($350).
Assembled by hand in Chicago, this high-performance vertical turntable marries vintage audio design with modern technology. It boasts a fully-adjustable, carbon-fiber tone arm that houses a warm sounding Audio-Technica AT95E cartridge; a belt drive system with a silicone belt (it spins both 33s and 45s), and a polished acrylic plinth and platter. It also comes with two built-in Tymphany 2” neodymium full-range stereo speakers, a 2x15W stereo audio amplifier, RCA line out, and a headphone jack. A cool piece for your home or office, the Floating Record turntable comes in elegant American dark walnut and maple woods for the base.