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Turntables ought to be obsolete as a contact medium for sound reproduction. Instead, through adaptations of new technologies from other industries, the medium is having, probably, its third wind. Turntable is a fascinating object, with all the moving parts and a platter that is getting thicker and thicker, a customized platform that is getting prettier and prettier, it is no wonder that even digiphile like me canâ€™t resist from getting his hands on one or two. I am probably also right if I say that turntable is a guy thing, and even more a mechanicâ€™s thing, although most guys will shun me for the fact that I drive automatic and not stick, which probably explains why I am a digiphile. I can only steer the wheel with my left hand when Iâ€™m holding the hand of the girl next to me while driving. That girl being my wife of 15 years of marriage, naturally. Without much ado, the following is a collection of turntable images Iâ€™ve taken at 2010 CES. Images are grouped into two pages, and are published in alphabetical order.
Acoustic-Signature Reference Grande ($34,000), Musical Life Conductor SE 9″ tonearm, ($6,800) (K.T. Audio Imports exhibit)
Basis Signature Series (Pass Labs exhibit)
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