Atmo Sfera Platterless Turntable Spins Vinyl in the Air

The record player of the future is here

Chicago’s Gramovox already defied gravity with their vertical Floating Record Player, and now Italian start-up Audio Deva offers their own “upside-down” take on a turntable. It eschews the basic design that has “remained the same for about a century.” The thinking goes, the heavier the platter and plinth, the more vibrations that can be absorbed and overall a more stable speed (Fern & Roby made …

Mu-so Qb by Naim Audio

The British company crafts a $1k cube-shaped wireless audio soundsystem

English hi-fi audio manufacturer Naim (you’ve experienced their expertise if you’ve ever driven a Bentley after 2008) revealed the newest addition to their line-up last month at CES. The Mu-so Qb is a compact version of Naim’s rectangular Mu-so, which was their debut attempt at a completely wireless music system. “Qb” is pronounced “cube” and its shape comes forth—with distinct, curved grilles. To clarify, this …

Phantom Wireless Speaker

Paris-based Devialet—known for their unusually sleek and compact hi-fi amplifiers—introduced all-in-one amp and speaker, the Phantom, to the US just this fall. And, unlike many new speakers hitting the mainstream market, the Phantom is a game-changer that takes its audio technology (so far, 88 patents) and results seriously: no background noise, no saturation and no distortion—only an incredible, sensorial sound experience. The compact, curiously egg-shaped …