Introducing the world’s first levitating turntable, the MAG-LEV (Magnetic-Levitation Audio) turntable uses magnets to suspend the platter during playback leaving your record floating in the air.
The turntable has a semi-automatic pre-fitted tonearm and cartridge, and the system enables users to setup quick and efficiently. It has standard 33.3 and 45 rpm speeds that can be switched with just the turn of a button.
The MAG-LEV also knows when the current record is finished and lifts the needle off the vinyl, a feature the creators claim prolongs the life of you record.
When have finished listening to their vinyl the automatic platter feet lift up allowing it to be rested and supported when the system is in off mode.
There are no hugely recognisable audio enhancements but the unique electromagnetic floating feature of the turntable makes it a great showpiece.
The MAG-LEV features orange lighting on the underside resulting in a sleek finish even when the lights are off. Alongside this, the table has custom build UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) that enables users to lift the tonearm, stop the record and extend the feet in the event of a power outage minimising the chance of damage to the vinyl.
The company behind this futuristic invention is crowd-funding their innovative efforts on Kickstarter. Supporters can pre-order the table for £640 ($780) and in the future the turntable will retail at roughly £1,142 ($1,390).
The Kickstarter target is £246,568 ($300,000) and with 38 days to go until the deadline they have already reached £17259 ($21,000). Should the turntable be successfully funded buyers will be able to purchase the table in August 2017.