All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, July 31 2018 6:00 PM UTC +00:00.
The Kozmophone is a Holographic, Bluetooth Turntable
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A dark brown Kozmophone with a smoke black dust cover would look awesome!
Acrylic platter with light effects...
Also pretty cool...
KM, we promised that this week we will post a video with the final working prototype. Right now our production team is taking care of that and we will post it as soon as possible.
John O'Brien, the answer is yes. Kozmophone has the auto load of the needle on the record. Also, we are debating if we should do a matte black, shiny black or both. We will get back with an update as soon as we take a final decision.
Gunner, Kozmophone is a belt drive turntable. In regards to the dust cover, we are trying to figure out a way to incorporate it into the design. We will get back to you as soon as we find a solution.
Brown would be an excellent option.
Is this a direct or belt drive turntable?
Unfortunate there isn't a dust cover for the platter/turntable.
Thanks for the reply!
What I actually meant is an auto load of the needle on to the record (at the start) as well as the needle returning at the end of the record. Hope that makes sense.
Also, one other question, is the black colour shiny or is it matt black? Matt black would be so cool!
can we have video of how the speaker really sounds like?
Jared, Kozmophone has LEDs under the base for atmosphere purpose. We never thought to add LEDs under the platter. We will however get in touch with our factory to see if this is possible and what would it imply in regards to costs. If it possible, perhaps we will add it as a stretching goal.
The Kozmophone’s tone arm returns automatically to the stand when the record is over.
John, thank you for your suggestions! We are incredibly interested in your opinions and what other features you would like to see in our product. We are taking everyone's feedback into consideration. Perhaps we will add Alexa, Goggle, or Siri compatibility for a future update of the app.
It would be amazing if this TT had an acrylic platter or something with LEDs underneath to back light colored lps. Ive always wanted a TT that could show off my crazy colored vinyl. I would do some weird things to make that happen
Also, it would be so cool if there was some sort of connectivity to Amazon Alexa, Google and Siri. Allowing your smart device to turn volume up or down, change the light colour or even turn the Kozmophone on or off. That would work amazingly if there was an automatic setting as I mention in my previous comment! :)
Will it have an automatic setting? One where the needle automatically sets to the beginning of the record or is it all manual?
Thank you :)
I would like to hear how the speaker sounds.
Yes, the signal is ready for "Line In" :-)
RCA Line out... This means no pre-amp needed if using external system? Deck straight into Stereo AMP?
If you can bypass the internal Audio-Electronics (most actual turntables with internal preamp have a switch for this) you can use your MC-Cart. If there is no switch for this you must do a little soldering in the electronics... :-)
But if your amplifier has no MC-input, you must use a stand alone pre pre (or step up transformers).
If you have a second headshell with a MC-cart, simply try it. Its working, but you must give more power to the volume knob :-D
Oh - "HO-MC" (HO for High Output) like a Denon DL-110 are working directly!
At this point, Kozmophone comes with an MM cartridge, without compatibility with MC cartridge. However, we are taking your question into consideration and have just contacted our factory to see what this would imply in regards to costs, and if possible.
We will get back to you as soon as we find a way to implement your request into production.
So, that mean I ned to use cartridge in range of MM cartridge right? MC not compatible?
Please accept our sincere apologies for the delay in getting back to you!
The reason is that we have been working relentlessly with our factory, spent hours on the phone in order to find the best solutions to the feedback we have received from our backers. We are pleased to let you know we now have answers for you.
Boaz Halachmi and Papje, this is the type of USB provided by the factory, but we have listened to your feedback and after confirming with the factory 100% the final product will have a regular type USB.
John Ioannou and Lohengrinz, Kozmophone will have an Audio Technica AT 91 cartridge, but you can use any cartridge compatible/similar with Audio Technica.
Again, Papje, we are really sorry for the delay in replying. The bluetooth speaker will be charging when inserted into the Kozmophone stand. Also, we will provide additional charging cables for when on the go.
Omar Little, this week we will release images and videos of the working prototype. Stretching goals will be available on the page by the end of the week!
Again, we are incredibly sorry for the delay. We were a little slower in answering the questions because we are doing everything in our power to listen and implement everyone’s feedback as we go along. We wish nothing more than to make our backers happy! We appreciate your understanding and support!
I have enough of projects here on Kickstarter that are failed!
I’m out of this campaign! Unacceptable that they are not responding here! Don’t trust it anymore!
Yeah. I don't get why there have not been responses or updates in a VERY long time. I hoped we could get to at least hear the device in some form. On the 20th of June they wrote: "Third, we will definitely do Live sessions/videos with the working prototype. All these details&materials will be revealed during the 41 days of the campaign."
They even said they were planning to release some stretch goals...
Not response and any update......
Hi, I want to ask about upgrade topics. Can I change from moving magnetic cartridge de to moving coil?
-What’s the function for the USB?
-Is the speaker charging when it’s on the Kozmophone?
Is the cartridge upgradeable?
Ideally would put a shure 97xe on such a system.
One happy backer, couldn’t in my wildesed dreams imagine to be a winner in this contest. Can’t wait for Christmas this year, so far away. :)
Many thanks, looking forward to my Kozmophone!
No single digits?....😮 I was so excited to be in the first 5 to back!
Or maybe the 63 repeated of the campaign meant 15....LOL
have a look in your "old" mails - the first mail from kickstarter after your "bidding" (sorry, i am german and dont have all words in english... :-D ) tells you your number in this list.
Best regards from Nr. 31 :-(
How do you see what number you are?
Hi there. Congrats to all 20 winners but you listed 63 twice. Was one of those meant to be 39?
@Creator... That's great. Thanks. Another question: the USB port. This looks like an old one. Why not a regular USB? I don't think anyone got a cable with that kind of connector. Why not a USB port like in a computer?
Boaz, yes, the arm returns automatically at the end of one side. You are right, this is important for protecting both the head and the vinyl long term.
F.V.I and Paddy, we apologize for the delay. Despite the fact that we initially announced winners will be revealed in June 20th, unfortunately the condition for the contest wasn't met at that time, as we didn't have 150 backers. We are now organizing the draw and the results will be announced by Monday at the latest!
Thank you all for your understanding and patience! And good luck to all our backers!
It's June 22nd. You announced that the 20 contest winners would be revealed on June 20th. It is important to keep promises on Kickstarter, or at the very least, inform backers as to why there is a delay.
Let's here it.........." FVI, you are amongst the 20 lucky backers "!!!!!!!
Hi... Does the arm returns automatically at the end of the side? It's really important to me and to the health of the head and records. Thanks.
Jared, thank you for your support and sharing the word with friends! We are really happy we got funded in less than one day! Looking forward to hitting 200% and growing this wonderful community of music and vinyl lovers!
Stephen, fingers crossed you are amongst the 20 lucky winners! We will be announcing the results soon!
Gunner, thank you for your comment, you are absolutely right. Whilst Christmas season is the busiest time of the year, we planned everything so that all our backers receive their Kozmophones in time for Christmas. Robin, this is the reason we cancelled the campaign in the first place, because we wanted everything to be perfect.
Thank you all for your support!
Really looking forward to this, and waiting for the confirmation I was one of the lucky 20 selected. Fingers crossed!!
Christmas season shipping almost always presents issues on Kickstarter campaigns due to large amounts of shipping at that time of year.
The busiest shipping period of the year.
the only worry is the delivery date, can i get this item this year?
Knocked that goal out in 1 day! im so excited! this is such a great concept, I've been all over my friends about jumping in. Cant wait to see what we can do with the stretch goal!
We will offer 1 year warranty for all parts.
If, battery reaches the end of life you just ship the speaker to our service department and we will fix the issue and ship it back to you.
Thank you for the support and feel free to contact us if you have further questions.
What if the battery in the loudspeaker has reached its end of life? How to change it? Is it fixed?
Thank you so much for your patience and support Paddy, Marc and Marcus! We are thrilled to be back.
Shelby, the first campaign got cancelled because our backers’ valuable feedback and thoughtful comments made us re-assess everything. So, we decided to take a few months and we worked hard with all the factories and made some modifications. We added new features and reduced costs and now Kozmophone is more accessible to everyone!
Again, we cannot thank you enough for your support!
Please follow the campaign until the end as we are preparing a number of stretch goals which you will surely love!
Excited about this! Just curious- why did the first campaign get cancelled?
Welcome back !!!
I backed the original campaign and was so disappointed when out was pulled but understood the reasons why. Seeing this return to KS has really made my day and I cannot wait to get this beauty in my hands
I’ve been waiting for this to come back to Kickstarter since the Original campaign was cancelled. I can’t wait to have this sitting on my shelf
Thank you for the support.
First of all, we will giveaway 20 free Kozmophones. Tomorrow (June 20) we will randomly select 20 backers (out of the first 150 backers) and refund them the pledge.
Second, we already designed an app. The app initially works only with the bluetooth speaker. However, we are planning to add extra features and functions as stretching goals. We will post more details in the following days.
Third, we will definitely do Live sessions/videos with the working prototype. All these details&materials will be revealed during the 41 days of the campaign.
Again, thank you for the support. Feel free to contact us if you have further questions.
Hey guys! Awesome to back this project again. Have these questions:
1. What's the contest about?
2. Not having an App for this product is a thing that is making me think about the pledge. U managed to incorporate a wireless charger, but an app to play or stop at least, turn on or off is a most for these kind of antique/technological kind of products don't u think?
3. I definitely need to see how the prototype works through a KS LIVE SESSION or a VIDEO.
Thanks and regards, I wish u the best for this campaign.