March 2, 2017
A significant part of the reason so many vinyl collections sit unused in basements and storage units is the bulky nature of most turntables. People don’t want to add a boxy, wired monstrosity to their otherwise well organized entertainment center. But with Wheel, that won’t be a problem. The team over at Miniot put all the components of a high quality analog turntable in a literal wheel, making this one of the most functional, attractive turntables possible. The major change that made this possible was their decision to put the needle under the record rather than on an arm over top. All output options are on the bottom base of the turntable as well, making it much easier to manage your wires. Finally, the last bulky section, the play/pause, track skip, stop, and volume buttons and nobs were all incorporated into the small stick that pokes up from the top of the record. The stick’s not some digital cop out either. It has real switches inside it, so every action is accompanied by an impressive click. The Wheel is an analog device that fits comfortably in a digital age. More details HERE.