While you may have thrown away that old Ghetto Blaster, those cassette tapes, your Discman and your carefully curated CD collection, it seems the good old vinyl is surviving. With a few brands coming out with nicely designed turntables, there is a revival on our hands. I personally still have a collection of vinyls in Paris that I have always refused to part with. Vinyl has just more soul with its little imperfections which digital sound lacks. So if you happen to have a stash of old records stored somewhere or simply want to build a new collection, check out this turntable Wheel by Miniot which will pair up perfectly. I love the simplicity of this turntable which is like they call it, just a “wheel”. You have the choice of placing the Wheel flat, or upwards on a stand to admire the record spinning on its wood-finished, circular base. Using it only requires you to place the record on the wheel and the centre stick does all the functions such as play, pause, playback and turn on and off, like a joystick. Going back to the old school doesn’t mean you’re missing out on the modern features either with wifi, outputs and headphone jack. And contrary to an ordinary turntable the record plays face down as the needle is housed within its base. Price: 663 Euros
Did you know: Thomas Edison invented the phonograph in 1877. The word Phonograph is derived from Greek words meaning ‘voice writing’.