Everyone knows that vinyl records are the only way to listen to music. The pure, warm, analog tone is the hearts desire of audiophiles and music lovers the world over.
So it makes sense that you should be able to buy brand new turntables to listen to these beautiful old records but increasingly, they are hard to come by.
House of Marley, the earth-friendly electronics company run by Bob Marley’s children, has unveiled its first turntable. The ‘Stir it Up’ turntable is made from a wide array of sustainable materials, including hemp, reclaimed cotton and biodegradable and recycled old plastic bottles. The plinth is crafted from natural bamboo, a material that “enables frequent harvesting without causing damage to the ecosystem.”
A single dial at the lower right-hand corner of the turntable allows you to switch speeds for different sized records,
You'll find light silver metal details throughout, as well as the black House of Marley logo emblazoned on the head of the tone arm's head. All of the parts you may end up replacing one day - the turntable's drive belt, for example, sit above the bamboo. Because of this, any fixes or replacements you may need to make will be simple as pie.
You can choose to switch pre-amp on or off, export content to your computer with a USB cord, and output to standard audio cables (those classic red and white circular plugs you still love so well).
Pre-order the turntable – which will retail later this year for £179.99 – from Amazon.