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Designed by Vinyl Experts + World Class Architects. Specialized,  Affordable,  Made in the USA.
Now Accepting orders at Linephono.com
Now Accepting orders at Linephono.com
379 backers pledged $120,784 to help bring this project to life.

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Turntable Station - Audio Furniture Solution

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  • The Turntable Station is constructed of MDF: a hard, dense wood fiber material. MDF is the same material used in most audiophile turntable bodies for its durability and vibration-dampening characteristics
  • The Turntable Station utilizes a combination of interlocking parts and minimal hardware to create a rigid, sturdy frame. No flimsy connections here.
  • All corners feature a rounded finish, and additionally, all edges feature a 1/18" radius edge trim for a refined look and feel. All surfaces are smooth to touch. 
  • We didn't want laminated or veneered. We purposely chose this material for its neutral matte look that is capable of developing its own patina. The material has many unique characteristics including a subtle speckled / marl look when you look closely. To learn more about the material characteristics, please read the appendix further down the page.
  • TURNTABLE SHELF: Fits most turntable models from larger models like the Technics 1200 to mid-sized models like the Pro-Ject Debut series to entry level turntables like the Audio-Technica ATLP60.
  • ACCESSORIES SHELF: Ample room for pre-amp, compact amplifiers, and vinyl accessories.
  • (2) RECORD SHELVES: each shelf holds up to 100 records.
  • FOR LARGER AMPLIFIERS: the middle shelf can also accommodate larger amplifiers with plenty of headroom to keep your amp cool.
FLEXIBILITY: The Station fits most turntable models with that custom-built look thanks  to carefully considered proportions and downward sloping side-lips.
FLEXIBILITY: The Station fits most turntable models with that custom-built look thanks to carefully considered proportions and downward sloping side-lips.
NOW SPINNING GROOVES: 3 different locations with engraved grooves to display your album covers.
NOW SPINNING GROOVES: 3 different locations with engraved grooves to display your album covers.
RECORD STOPS: Prevents your records from getting pushed back too far into the shelf. A small detail we're sure record collectors will appreciate.
RECORD STOPS: Prevents your records from getting pushed back too far into the shelf. A small detail we're sure record collectors will appreciate.
CABLE MANAGEMENT: Keep power + audio cables separate (less distortion) and neat. Plus a hook for headphones or extra cables.
CABLE MANAGEMENT: Keep power + audio cables separate (less distortion) and neat. Plus a hook for headphones or extra cables.
HEIGHT: The turntable shelf is the ideal height for turntable operation. No more scrunching over.
HEIGHT: The turntable shelf is the ideal height for turntable operation. No more scrunching over.
CLEARANCE: Ample clearance to keep your records away from the floor. Individually adjustable feet keep the Station level and stable.
CLEARANCE: Ample clearance to keep your records away from the floor. Individually adjustable feet keep the Station level and stable.
FOOTPRINT: With the Turntable Station you can fit so much gear into such a small footprint. The perfect solution for the modern living space.
FOOTPRINT: With the Turntable Station you can fit so much gear into such a small footprint. The perfect solution for the modern living space.
IN LOCATION: The Turntable Station takes up minimal square footage, approximately the area of a chair.
IN LOCATION: The Turntable Station takes up minimal square footage, approximately the area of a chair.
IN LOCATION: The neutral design seamlessly blends into any environment.
IN LOCATION: The neutral design seamlessly blends into any environment.

Have you ever owned a turntable stand that you really loved? (We haven't.)

That's why we created Line Phono. We've operated one of the most respected music stores since 1999 (TurntableLab.com) . During that time, we've sold over 20,000+ turntables. We've built our business on our reviews and recommendations; however, we've never been able to recommend a proper console for your turntable.

Our East Village Store, we've sold 20K turntables online and in-store since 1999.
Our East Village Store, we've sold 20K turntables online and in-store since 1999.
PROTOTYPE (#1 of 4): Designed In Brooklyn, the final units will be fabricated in Iowa.
PROTOTYPE (#1 of 4): Designed In Brooklyn, the final units will be fabricated in Iowa.

We started the process over a year ago. Working closely with a renowned architectural firm, we built our dream turntable console with these core concepts: 

THE FINAL RESULT: A piece of quality furniture packed with design features for the turntable enthusiast.
THE FINAL RESULT: A piece of quality furniture packed with design features for the turntable enthusiast.
  • The Turntable Station will ship unassembled, assembly is required. 
  • The Turntable Station will be shipped in a wooden crate. 
  • For this Kickstarter campaign, we are only offering shipping to the US. Shipping to the contiguous US is $30 per unit  (there will be a TBD surcharge for Alaska and Hawaii).
  • For more information, please read our FAQ.
  • COMMUNITY ($1): Follow our project with updates and announcements.
  • COMMUNITY DELUXE ($15): Follow our project and get a (1) reversible Line Phono record mat and (1) sticker.
  • EARLY BIRD BACKER ($329): Get a Station in either Carbon or Natural at a special early bird price. The first (30) backers will get an additional $30 discount on the already discounted Kickstarter price.  (Kickstater price: $349, regular retail will be $399). You will also be the first to receive your stand.
  • BACKER ($349):  Get a Station in either Carbon or Natural at $50 off the retail price ($399).
  • Shipping for each Turntable Station is $30 to the contiguous US. There will be a TBD surcharge for shipping to Hawaii and Alaska.
Carbon Colorway
Carbon Colorway
Natural Colorway
Natural Colorway

The material we chose to use (MDF) is a very durable material that does not need to be painted or coated. We purposely chose this material for both its physical properties and its unique matte look. Look closely and each Turntable Station will have a unique speckled pattern and color variations. We did not want the Turntable Station to look like your typcial mass produced, laminated unit. We also liked the idea that your Turntable Station will develop a unique patina. The MDF material will take on oils from your hands and show signs of usage over time.

In summation, things you should know about MDF:

  • When you look closely at MDF you'll see speckling and color variation.
  • MDF is NOT laminated or coated. It will react to both abrasions and oils in your hands.
  • During the manufacturing process, MDF can develop light marks.
  • The Carbon colorway is more sensitive than the Natural.

If you want to finish the material yourself, it's very easy:

  • We've tested several products and the best is Miniwax's Wipe-On Poly. 
  • Just take a wiping cloth (or a clean cotton rag) and rub the surfaces of the Turntable Station. Each level should take you 10 minutes. 
  • The finish more effective on surfaces than the edges.
                 

Risks and challenges

Since we have finished the prototyping phase with our selected manufacturer, the risk is very low. However, there are risks to the manufacturing schedule which can be influenced by the availability of our manufacturer or higher-than-expected demand.

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    JOIN THE COMMUNITY: Thanks for your contribution! Even if you aren’t backing Line Phono Turntable Station, you can still be part of this community and get project updates. This pledge level has no physical reward.

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    COMMUNITY DELUXE: Get a Line Phono Reversible Record Mat + Line Phono Sticker sent to you. Follow the progress of the project and get updates on future projects.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL FOR THE FIRST 30 BACKERS: Get a Station in your choice of Carbon or Natural at an ADDITIONAL $30 OFF the Kickstarter Special Price (Kickstater price: $349, regular retail will be $399). You will also be the first to receive your stand.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL #2! Because of how quickly our Early Bird went (about an hour), we've added a second opportunity. For this special, Save $20 off the Kickstarter price (Kickstater price: $349, regular retail will be $399).

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    KICKSTARTER SPECIAL PRICING: Get a Station in your choice of Carbon or Natural at the Kickstarter Special Price of $349.00 (regular retail will be $399).

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    KICKSTARTER SPECIAL PRICING / DECEMBER DELIVERY: Get a Station in your choice of Carbon or Natural at the Kickstarter Special Price of $349.00 (regular retail will be $399).

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