Vinyl is back. Well, it never really went anywhere, just lied dormant for a few years. Whatever the case, we’re in the midst of a resurgence in vinyl popularity where brick and mortar stores are popping up all over youthful neighborhoods in America’s urban centers. And with this resurgence comes new technology in the form of turntables. And trust us, these aren’t your mom and pop’s record players either. Case-in-point, the GPinto ON.
Based off of the retro style of the ’70s but fitted for modern taste, the GPinto is the first plug and play turntable that’s only 6.5 centimeters high. But don’t let its small stature fool you, it’s compatible with both analog and digital sources, and can connect to your computer via a USB cable and portable devices. It features a built-in preamp with dedicated power supply, hosts a belt-driven Corian platter, a carbon fiber tonearm, and a Corian plinth and multi-layer beech veneer deck. The ON is capable of both 33 and 45 RPM speeds and amplifiers from 100 to 500 Watts RMS. The finished product is a fantastic display of minimalist form and function; an ideal center-piece for any entertainment system. [Purchase]