retro meets modern in coolgeek’s eye-catching turntable
CoolGeek brings bold colors and a vintage mood to your home with its reinvented record player. Dubbed VS-01, the sleek, compact, and almost floating design promises a minimal look that will steal the limelight in any room, even when it’s not playing music. VS-01 vertical turntable brings back the golden age of vinyl, producing professional sound quality as the record confidently rotates under the carbon fiber tonearm. Unlike the ordinary flattop turntable designs, its striking body puts your records in full view, exuding a visual freshness that combines nordic modernity style and classic feelings. CoolGeek’s home products are committed to honest materials that combine solid construction and an overall fine aesthetic design. all images by CoolGeek
Bluetooth & record player pits vinyl against gravity
In minimalist lines, Danish industrial designer‘s products intertwine function, effective presentation, and modern sophistication for record player lovers, bringing nuances from eras past. While most record players on the market are bulky and heavy, VS-01 comes with a lightweight silhouette that will definitely stand out in the room, appearing as an artwork itself. The VS-01 can be programmed to play records at both 33.3 and 45 RPM playback speeds. ‘We’ve also incorporated a fail-stop function that automatically stops the record when the needle is too close to the center. This helps protect the needle from friction damage, extending its life and your music playback time.’
This vintage record player can double as a Bluetooth speaker, while the system also carries a line-out mode that allows users to listen through wireless headphones, and enjoy vinyl music exclusively. In addition to the different color variations, the upright turntable features four high-quality speakers with melodious treble, warm midrange, and surging bass. The VS-01 also includes a built-in 5W hybrid mid/tweeter driver and a 30W heavy bass unit.
The record and tonearm are also placed upright to reduce the area of dust falling so that the needle is stable and does not slip during playback. The VS-01 comes equipped with a high-end danish needle head. The needle head allows for high levels of internal damping, which helps suppress resonance, improve dynamic range, and even increase sound crispness.
Shipping is due to start in March with starting price of 549$.
a combination of minimal appearance and classic music mode
VS-01 is elegant, endlessly entertaining, and comes in different colors
the shell sits on vibration-dampening conical feet
designer: CoolGeek | @coolgeekdesign
currently available on Kickstarter
christina petridou I designboom
jan 13, 2023
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