Any bozo can slap together a speaker or an amp, but it takes some brass (and lots of other materials) to build a turntable. That’s why I’m always so impressed when tiny companies pull it off — and even more impressed when they do it as well as George Warren Precision Sound did with this $4,850 beauty. The DC motor drives the platter with a piece of fishing line. “If you buy 100 yards of it you’re set for life,” quipped company founder George Widman. The motor leans back slightly on its two feet, allowing gravity to maintain tension on the line. The top and bottom plinths are isolated from each other to kill vibration. The turntable’s also available in a painted version at a very reasonable $4,200.
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