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The Gearbox Automatic: The Streaming Turntable With Rega Bits

Gearbox Records, respected vinyl record label famed for their choice jazz rare live cuts plus more contemporary fare has gone all hardware on us with the announcement that it is releasing a turntable all of its very own, to be manufactured in the UK but it needs a cash injection, hence the Kickstarter programme


The turntable itself will feature a Rega-built belt-driven sub platter assembly and tonearm, Audio Technica cartridge, a built-in valve-based phono stage with RIAA equalization curve and push button selected 33 or 45 RPM speed selector switch.


An A/C synchronous motor with motor control circuit will accompany the acrylic platter and case with a RCA line out and a universal AC to DC power supply that will be compatible with US standard 60Hz, 110/120 VAC or European standard 50Hz, 220/240 VAC.


Spanning 300m x 150 x 200mm and sitting on vibration damping Feet, the turntable will include Bluetooth and an analogue to digital convertor with Wi-Fi for server connectivity. Colour will be clear or turquoise with cream.

The project is now live. Here is the link: www.kickstarter.com

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  • Reply
    Dave Hattey
    3rd January 2017 at 2:39 pm

    That could be just the ticket for a new or returning vinyl lover.

  • Reply
    4th May 2021 at 3:32 am

    Hello Paul, I am Edwin from Peru, I want to ask you for a recommendation, I am looking for a record player to be able to digitize, I need something that reproduces the innermost grooves well, that is low noise and that the speed is firm and constant. it is not necessary that it have an internal phono stage or usb output, my budget is max 500 $.

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