Minimalist Record Player



Designer R.D. Silver made this record player that has been stripped down to its most essential components, but still functions:

It’s called “Turnstyle” and it’s made up of the motor, the needle, the speakers, and the controls. What more do you need? It’s a skeleton of its former self, and not former as in it was stripped, former as in there’s no reason to ever go back to more!

This project is designed by RD Silver, a designer who has the guts to take away everything but the guts. The requirements for function set upon this project were the following: spin record, on/off, volume, speaker, and needle. As far as design requirements: no corners, no hard edges, no 90 degree angles.


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No solid mass, so it's vulnerable to vibration. Also vulnerable to bending & twisting. Without a heavy platen, speed variations are a problem too. This is a *bad* design.
Oh, and those dinky speakers? Please.
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