DUO: Turntable with a Detachable Bluetooth Speaker
This is DUO, offering vinyl, Bluetooth, and smart capabilities in one ultra-compact, intuitive setup.
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, November 25 2018 2:00 PM UTC +00:00.
Wondering if there’s such thing as a small and all-in-one turntable? Want to get into vinyl but not sure you want to invest in a whole stereo system?
What about a record player that can play more than just records?
DUO is a turntable with a detachable Bluetooth speaker. Its compact, hybrid design gives you complete ease to enjoy your records anytime, without fussy connections to a complicated stereo system.
Trust us when we say this will be your coolest and most liberating vinyl experience – and at a fair price, too.
Not in the mood for vinyl? Switch to streaming. Whether it’s your favorite record or playlist, DUO uses aptX Bluetooth to boost audio quality so you can blast your favorite music however you feel like!
When playing records on DUO's base unit, you can carry the Bluetooth speaker with you to keep the music going, thanks to its maximum range of 10 to 15 meters.
DUO’s portable Bluetooth speaker works even without the turntable. Weighing in at only 1.8 lbs (800 g), it’s a great outdoor companion. You can even carry it while riding your skateboard, if you’re good enough.
With a full charge, DUO gives you 10 hours of playtime, so it won’t die on you while you party (unless you’re one of those “24-Hour Party” people). Of course, you can bring more than just the speaker with you. If you want to take the turntable to your dance practice, we won’t stop you.
▲ Working sample demo (phone recorded)
DUO challenges the technical limitations of the past to integrate a phono amplifier and a power amplifier in an ultra-compact setup. No additional amplifiers required. Vinyl or streaming, DUO’s got you covered.
DUO’s compact 3.2” (80 mm) diameter platter is only 1/4 the size of a standard turntable. Its deceleration belt design and unique rotational stabilization help minimize vibrations on the record. Decelerating from the motor’s 1100 rpm turning speed, DUO will play smoothly at 33⅓ rpm and 45 rpm with all common record sizes.
2 essential elements combine to give DUO its stable tone. The first is the Audio-Technica AT3600L cartridge, which enhances audio quality elements to give you a better overall sound.
The second is DUO’s tonearm, which has a spring at the end, replacing the traditional counterweight to automatically balance the tracking force at 2.5 g. The tonearm cartridge's high precision creates an accurate signal reproduction with <0.9% distortion rate, giving an even tone and minimizing equipment damage from excess pressure on the needle.
Don’t let them tell you Bluetooth speakers are incompatible with quality sound. DUO uses the Qualcomm CSR8670 chip and aptX Bluetooth protocol to create lossless sound dispersion with a flat frequency response. You will never look at Bluetooth speakers the same way again.
Whether it’s bass or treble, just sit back and enjoy high-quality sound. DUO integrates 2 full-range drivers and 2 low-frequency passive radiators to ensure a great sound experience with powerful bass.
DUO supports True Wireless Stereo Bluetooth connection and gives you a stereophonic option – with no effort on your part. When you get 2 DUO speakers, press the Bluetooth buttons at the same time. DUO will automatically configure them into left and right channels to make your music come to life in wall-to-wall sound. Sometimes laziness does pay off!
Feel like ordering a pizza between podcasts? DUO’s built-in Amazon Alexa functionality gives you vocal control of your music while connected via Bluetooth. As you know, Alexa offers a wide range of functions, so it’s more than just changing music tracks.
In addition to giving you great sound quality, DUO is also a fashion statement. Choose from vibrant orange, neon yellow, and jet black to make your musical and aesthetic tastes pop! (Or collect them all, that’s cool with us too.)
“It’s both a record player and a Bluetooth speaker that can be taken away… IT IS COOL!”
Thank you all for visiting our booth at CES Asia and IFA this year! With bright colors and a bold design, DUO blends classic and innovative elements. It’s a real showstopper at events.
▲ DUO at IFA (see the video)
▲ DUO at CES Asia (see the video)
Hi! We’re HYM Originals, a vinyl record player team with the goal of spreading our love for vinyl across the world. Our aim is to make great record players accessible to everyone!
Last year, we released Seed, the world’s first integrated turntable with a Hi-Fi speaker. The project reached its goal within 2 hours of going live on Kickstarter, and we are truly grateful for everyone’s support.
As vinyl lovers, we see others who want to get into vinyl but need a record player as flexible as a smartphone. This is why we created DUO. Its innovative, detachable design frees every music-loving spirit from the shackles of weighty speakers, while giving the option to stream music too. We sincerely hope that DUO can bring a more diverse musical experience into your life.
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Risks and challenges
We understand there will be risks along the journey, but we are experienced, prepared, and have laid solid production grounds. Before the Kickstarter campaign, we have completed product development, prototypes, sample. From our experience with the previous project (SEED Turntable), we've built a reliable production and logistics network.
We are committed to fulfilling our promises and bringing DUO to our supporters. If there should be any uncontrollable factors contributing to delays, we will make sure to keep our backers up to date, and backers can also reach out to us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.orgLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
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