Spinbase gives your turntable somewhere to sit
My hi-fi system pretty much dominates my living room, not because of the stacked components but mainly because of the piano black tower speakers. Not everyone has room for or wants such a commanding presence for their audio gear, which is where the Spinbase comes in – a powered speaker system that sits underneath your turntable.
Though plonking a vibration-sensitive turntable on top of a compact speaker system may sound like a recipe for listening disaster, Andover Audio says that its Isogroove technology should help you enjoy your vinyl without so much as a minor rumble. There's little to no information on how the acoustic feedback elimination setup actually works, but it's already in use in the company's US$2,500 Model One Record Player.
The 18 x 13.5 x 3.25-inch (46 x 34 x 8-cm) Spinbase is home to two active woofers, two dome tweeters and a Class-D amp, a combination that's said to result in a 270-degree stereo image "with audio performance that matches small bookshelf speakers."
There's one control on the front for powering on and controlling overall volume, with bass and treble tweaking possible on the back panel. And there's a headphone jack around back too. Digital music can be directly streamed from a source player to the Spinbase over Bluetooth, or a CD player can be cabled up too for a more complete hi-fi setup.
The speaker system is currently the subject of a Kickstarter campaign, where pledges start at $200. If all goes to plan, shipping is estimated to start in December. The video below has more.
Source: Andover Audio