According to Sonos, up to 70% of people don't wall-mount their TVs. The Sonos Playbase Speaker is designed for them. Standing roughly 2.3-inches tall, over two feet wide, and over a foot deep, it's able to support center-stand TVs up to 77 lbs, yet can fit underneath most TVs with legs on either end. In addition to using its ten speakers — six mid-range, three tweeters, and one woofer — to improve the sound of your favorite shows and movies, it also serves as a streaming music player, just like the rest of the Sonos family. Available in black or white.
Technology pushes forward at such a quick pace that many gadgets are already outdated by the time they hit store shelves. The Decibel Upgradeable Speaker looks to break this cycle by letting you replace any part inside its anodized aluminum chassis. That includes the electronics, which set together on a single board, the speakers, which include dual two-inch cast alloy bass drivers and two soft dome tweeters, and the rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. It can charge directly over USB-C or via the included wireless charging dock, can link with other Decibel units for more room-filling sound, and is available with either a white or black removable grille.
Reducing the turntable to its most basic elements, the Miniot Wheel Turntable cleverly hides its components behind the record itself. An electronically-stabilized belt drive spins the heavy aluminum platter at a perfect 33.3 rpm, while the outer ring secures the record and eliminates resonance. The tonearm, modified AT95E cartridge, drive, amp, and electronics sit in a vibration-isolated block inside a cavity in the platter, and it's all controlled by the center stick. A wood base in walnut, cherry, or mahogany gives the minimal design an added bit of finish. Made in Holland.
For hardcore audiophiles, your record collection and love for music are a way of life. And thanks to And Vinyly Cremated Ash Vinyl Records, that passion can reach beyond life as well. Any Vinyly is a company based in the UK that presses cremated remains into vinyl records. The ashes are sifted and spread across a vinyl record before being sealed and finished. The customer chooses the audio, which can range from favorite songs to audio of the recently deceased themselves. Any Vinyly will even provide a custom art sleeve to commemorate the dearly departed.
The resurgence of vinyl has led to a big problem: no one's built any pressing machines in decades. Until now. The WarmTone Record Pressing Machine is poised to replace the comparatively ancient machines currently hard at work to satiate our appetite for wax. Fully automated, it uses modern technologies to let operators monitor and control every step of the process, including pressing, trimming, and labelling, on multiple machines at once. Its advanced steam heating and water cooling systems virtually eliminate warps, and cuts pressing timeframes nearly in half, improving quality control at the same time that it increases production.
With a classic design that's as timeless as it is technical, the Ballfinger Reel-To-Reel Tape Player is the ideal tool for enjoying esoteric recordings. The controls on the left-hand side of its hefty aluminum chassis are for playback, while those on the right handle recording. It's compatible with rolls up to 30mm in size, can be operated vertically or horizontally, and thanks to the ultra-precise digital counter on the front, you'll know the elapsed time down to the hundredth of a second.