Monday, May 22, 2017

Mag Lev Audio Turntable

I don't post new stuff very often but this is cool. A magnetic levitation platter turntable. I have a lot of questions but the cool factor alone makes me want one. The price is not going to be prohibitive as the price should be around $1500. I'm not crazy about the project arm but hey the price is right and the freaking thing levitates.

Check out some of the propaganda. 

Worlds first levitating turntable

How to use.

Demo.


13 comments:

  1. Bad idea, rotating magnetic field and MM,MD or MC cartridge. Looks nice as a gadget.

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    1. I wonder about that. I won't be trading up anytime soon but looks super cool.

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  2. Yea, that big open B field (and whatever is making that platter rotate) and anything moving that relies on electromagnetics that are susceptible to induced currents (such as the cartridge moving around on a warped record or the chip credit cards in your back pocket) might present some issues if they move at all. Perhaps you could encase the whole turntable in about 100 pounds of soft steel to capture those open B fields...?

    I also wonder how much torque that platter actually develops. I don't see any engineering specifications like torque, rumble, wow, flutter, and speed fluctuations.

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    1. I agree 100%. There can be only one reason the specs aren't published. They likely aren't great. I still love the way it looks and it is fun to watch. I'll be watching for specs and will post if they ever show up.

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    2. Actually, there's two reasons.... One, the specs suck. Two, you've got to have a working model to actually have specs.....

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    3. How are they going to do this for $1500? If it sounds as good as a Crosley they will still do well LOL....

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  3. A strain gauge cartridge wouldn't have those problems, but they're not exactly common in today's market ;)

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  4. It's also not a great idea to have the platter floating but the tonearm bolted to the base -- maximum pickup of room vibrations. Defeats any non-coolness possible benefit of having the platter float

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    1. OK so next levitating tonearm lol....

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    2. tomahawk tone arm....???

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  5. So, reincarnation is true... The Stanton Gyropoise rebirths!!!!

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  6. I want to see the specs of this turntable: rumble, w&f, power consumption, precision of the platter height respect the tonearm, weight and so on...

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