Levitating Turntable

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Re: Levitating Turntable

Post by H. callahan » 28 Apr 2019 02:39

Just for clarification, i am not passing judgement on the Balkan, i`m trying to show what kind of "logic" this reviewer has: "Something i like was produced somewhere so this might be a technological Mecca for a century!"

I mean come on, an innovative product does not indicate a "technological Mecca" in any way. A lot of innovative things were and are inventend all over the world, without creating or having a technologial Mecca for just a decade - and still i mean things that really are innovative, not just eye candy.
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Maybe the real problem are the customers. Influencers on YT/the internet are getting payed as long as they make people buy products. So the producer of this product doesn´t really care about a reasonable review, as long as his product is sold - and the reviewer doesn´t need to make reasonable reviews as long as he gets payed by the producer.
This only can be stopped by the customers, otherwise it will go on like this.

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Re: Levitating Turntable

Post by davidsrsb » 28 Apr 2019 11:32

I'm not seeing much sign or sales of this product beyond the Kickstarter backers

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Re: Levitating Turntable

Post by Solist » 28 Apr 2019 14:16

No offense taken! Was just poking a bit.

I think that the internet, especially YT caught many by surprise, so we need to adapt in some way. It's a bit of a chaos nowadays..

I think that the jump from the original price of 1,5k to over 3,5k shows that there is a certain amount of interest for this product. Time will show how much customers they can keep, or expand for that matter. To be completely fair the Kickstarter turntables had a budget tonearm which was then replaced for a higher model.

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Re: Levitating Turntable

Post by H. callahan » 29 Apr 2019 02:54

Wasn´t the kickstarter-price below 1k?
I think the price over 3.5k shows that they had to invest a lot to make it work at all... if there was big interest they could produce in large numbers which would reduce price...

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Re: Levitating Turntable

Post by davidsrsb » 29 Apr 2019 04:31

HiFi retail is a high multiple of manufacturing cost and this design has probably required more hand selection and tweaking than they planned to get a vaguely stable rotation

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Re: Levitating Turntable

Post by Chaos32 » 30 Apr 2019 11:04

The few reviews I have seen tend to gloss over the sound aspect of the turntable and focus only on the levitation part.

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Re: Levitating Turntable

Post by lenjack » 30 Apr 2019 15:50

It's a spectacular gimmick, from a visual aspect. A great way to wow and impress your friends and neighbors. They don't need to hear it, only see it.

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Re: Levitating Turntable

Post by Chaos32 » 30 Apr 2019 17:30

lenjack wrote:
30 Apr 2019 15:50
It's a spectacular gimmick, from a visual aspect. A great way to wow and impress your friends and neighbors. They don't need to hear it, only see it.
Would save a lot of money then since all the rest of the components can be omitted. :lol:

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Re: Levitating Turntable

Post by gullkeoby » 30 Apr 2019 17:41

ekhm...and what non-levitating turntable could be purchase for that price...a great one for sure...with some excellent cart and....if one want to impress friends it will be better to do that with sound....

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Re: Levitating Turntable

Post by Chaos32 » 30 Apr 2019 18:46

Maybe the whole point is that it's so impressive there is no need to listen - (tongue in cheek) :mrgreen:

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Re: Levitating Turntable

Post by lenjack » 30 Apr 2019 18:55

Put it on display at the carnival, right next to the two headed woman :!: #-o :mrgreen: :roll:

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Re: Levitating Turntable

Post by BMRR » 01 May 2019 13:51

She's next to the three headed cassette deck ;)

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Re: Levitating Turntable

Post by lenjack » 01 May 2019 15:21

Cassette decks with 3 heads were not s bad idea.

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Re: Levitating Turntable

Post by H. callahan » 02 May 2019 04:10

BMRR wrote:
01 May 2019 13:51
She's next to the three headed cassette deck ;)
LOL!

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Re: Levitating Turntable

Post by pivot » 02 May 2019 15:34

A three head cassette deck when executed well (i.e. Nakamichi when still family owned) was technically/measurably better that a two head deck, not a "gimmick" - actually solved a problem.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nakamichi ... ette_decks

Do some homework on the differences between tape deck playback and record heads. A single dual purpose playback/record head must be a compromise versus separate record and playback heads.

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