It’s an all-in-one record player, but one with a modern take on the classic wood cabinet design and audio performance that will impress even the audiophile crowd. The +AUDIO team that spent over three years working on the +RECORD PLAYER includes engineers with decades of experience at some of the world’s leading audio brands (JBL and Cambridge SoundWorks) along with an accomplished furniture designer. The end result is a beautiful all-in-one record player with premium touches including real wood veneer and aluminum trim, and high quality audio components throughout — starting with a European made Pro-Ject Debut III turntable nested into the top of the cabinet.
The problem with record players is that they mostly sound awful. Clustered at the bottom end of the vinyl market they have cheap speakers, cheap tonearms, and cartridges that audiophiles describe as vinyl chewers. People buy them for their kids and then complain about the music they play.
The Plus is different. It’s beautifully designed and built. It has a Pro-Ject turntable assembly carrying an Ortofon OM10 cartridge, atop a cabinet containing generous amplification driving two woofers and two tweeters, and yet the turntable remains reasonably isolated from it. It’s a serious device that’s easy as pie and sounds terrific.
THE+RECORD PLAYER put to test: turntable and speakers in one. Does that sound good? A turntable with built in speakers. How can that be true? The answer is clearer than expected. We dusted our records collection and fed THE+RECORD PLAYER with vinyl. Good materials and very good workmanship give the system a classy look.
+AUDIO has produced the first all-in-one unit I can recall in a half-century that employs all the ingredients of a portable record player but executed with high-end audio sound quality and virtues. On top of +AUDIO’s The+Record Player is a turntable from the estimable firm Pro-Ject that you can trust to play your precious LPs. But this isn’t stuck in the past: this stylish unit, also accepts digital sources via an optical input, USB and Bluetooth. And it looks so hip that it could cause riots in Shoreditch.
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