How spare can a functional record player be? That's the question posed by Turnstyle, designer R. D. Silva's attempt to strip down a player to its skeletal essence. We're left with a motor, needle, speakers and the controls.
All you do to play a record is lift the needle up, and then the white block at the end of the arm is where you control your playback, volume and — well, that's it, right? Whether or not the look of the Turnstyle is for you is up to the beholder.
The Turnstyle isn't for sale just yet as it's just a prototype for the time being. And do you really need the speakers? You'd probably just want to play your record out of your own set, which will always be better than what an artist can include in something like this.
Via Yanko Design