About this project
The First Levitating Turntable visually enhances the experience of listening to vinyl records by levitating the platter. By joining our love for music with careful integration of technology and high-range audio components, we’ve created a turntable of the future for the medium of the past.
At MAG – LEV Audio we love innovation and music. We were searching for a way to give people a better, newer way to experience vinyl records. By pushing the frontier of audio technology, we were able to integrate the uplifting experience of music into the turntable design itself, bringing the feeling of zero gravity into your living room.
The First Levitating Turntable is designed for people who appreciate high quality sound and innovative design. It comes with a Pre-Fitted tonearm and cartridge. This setup allows you to connect through phono in. Once you’re done, you just have to pick your favorite record, turn the turntable on, move the tone arm into position and lower the cueing lever. Then sit back, relax and enjoy.
We understand how important your records are to you, so our turntable lifts the tonearm at the end of your record. This function keeps your records from being scratched and also prolongs the life of the cartridge.
When it comes to vinyl, the cueing mechanism plays a vital role in the listening experience. The gentle drop and the precision of the needle is what make the entire process feel even more satisfying. Picking your favorite song becomes simple and even beautiful.
You can switch between 33,3-rpm and 45-rpm with just a turn of a button. To ensure you have everything you need, we’ve supplied you with a 45-rpm adapter, so you can enjoy all types of records.
We’ve added platter feet, which allow the platter to rest in OFF mode. These feet automatically retract when you begin using the turntable. When the tonearm is placed back in its original position, the platter feet will automatically rise up and you can safely switch off the turntable.
Accidents happen, and we know that sometimes you may encounter a power outage, so we’ve designed the turntable with a UPS system. This solution stores enough power to safely lift the tonearm, stop the record, and return the platter feet to resting position. This way the turntable and your record remain in perfect condition even when the unexpected happens.
We’ve added subtle orange lighting, which gives the turntable a sleek, futuristic feel, and further enhances the visual effects of levitation even when the lights are off.
The drive system in this turntable is where all the magic is. It is completely different than anything else on the market. By using our innovative and patented technology, we were able to achieve not only magnetic levitation, but we’ve also been able to maintain the incredibly precise turning of the platter with sensor regulating software. Air is the smoothest medium with least amount of friction, which further elevates this project into a truly unique listening experience.
- digital speed regulation
- digital switching between 45rpm and 33rpm
- no wear of parts
- computer precision
- elegant design with futuristic technology
- semi-automatic mechanism
- vibration repression
- UPS (uninterruptable power supply)
- cueing mechanism
For all Kickstarter supporters shipping is free. Thank you for believing in our story.
Damir Islamovic / Freelance, Designer
Klemen Smrtnik / Desnahemisfera, Designer
Dejan Kos / Desnahemisfera, Designer
Sebastijan Smrtnik / Freelance, Electrical Engineer
Tomaz Pegan / Topsol, Technology Expert
Aleksander Pegan / Topsol, Technology Expert
Davorin Furlan / Topsol, Logistics Expert
Tadej Doles / Production Expert
MAG-LEV Audio team got together through shared love for music. The team is full of enthusiastic and experienced individuals coming from various fields such as design, engineering, production and logistics. The complexity of this project required lots of knowledge and hard work. Together we have brought our dream project to life and we are excited about what lies ahead. You may know Desnahemisfera design studio for their successful product on Kickstarter, Goat Story Goat Mug, whereas Topsol works with advanced solar technology, supplying the world with green energy.
Bright Visuals - Video
Peter Giodani - Photo
Sašo Kalan - Sound
Maša Pavoković - Communication coordinator
Intek - Audio equipment
Trilogic - IT support
Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre - Venue
KSEVT Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies - Venue
Niko Klanšek - Support
Slovenia Crowdfunding Meetups
Tomaž Toldi and Cyndi Ovsec - Legal advisors
Gregor Černe - Software developer
Tomaž Grom - Patent advisor
Risks and challenges
We understand the extreme complexity of this product. Through detailed preparations with a team of individuals who care about delivering the best product possible as well as a team of manufacturers in place, we are positive the product will be delivered on time. We will keep an open policy regarding information, so you as a backer will have a full understanding of the process and challenges we will be facing on the way.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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