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April Clare Welsh
27 February 2023, 18:58

Play your vinyl vertically with the VS-01 turntable

"A record player with visual freshness and professional sound quality for you"


Danish industrial designer CoolGeek have launched a new turntable, the VS-01, which allows you to play your vinyl vertically.

The turntable, which can play both 33 and 45 rpm records, has been created using "state-of-the-art closed-loop control technology". It features a "high-end, high wind Danish needle head", carbon fibre tonearm and Bluetooth connectivity.

"VS-01 integrates Nordic modernity style and classic feelings to adopt Danish stylus head (Ortofon OM 5E), paying tribute to the golden age of vinyl, and creates a record player with visual freshness and professional sound quality for you," reads the VS-01's press release.

Find out more via the Kickstarter here and watch a demo video below. The pledge starts at $599 and orders are estimated to ship from March. 

In other turntable news, a new Sonos-compatible turntable was released this month. The Victrola Stream Onyx follows the release of last year's slightly more expensive Stream Carbon model and allows users to stream vinyl through their Sonos system. 

Meanwhile, Audio-Technica recently announced the return of its portable turntable, the Sound Burger, which will be available in the spring.

You can explore the "design, history and cultural impact of turntables and vinyl technology" in this 264-page hardback book, 'Revolution, The History Of Turntable Design' penned by Gideon Schwartz via Phaidon Press.