Music lovers: Have you built a record player?
Rejoice vinyl lovers, because records are back in demand, and so are record players!
It's been a slow journey back to the public eye for these magical, circular, physical holders of recorded music. Over the last few decades we moved to digital music, and vinyl, along with record players, became coveted only by the hardcore enthusiasts and purist DJs.
But there's hope for the masses! The re-emergence of vinyl as a global phenomenon in this digital age has even pushed big music corporations to start producing records again after ditching them 30 years ago. And so, record players are back in fashion too, and there's even been some re-imagining of what a record player can be, to try and merge analog tastes with digital habits.
If a record collection is personal, then a record player can be just as unique. For the next generation of music lovers who are on their own vinyl collecting journey - why not build your own record player?
The Spinbox is perfect for vinyl enthusiasts young and old. Building a working record player is not only an activity you can enjoy with your kids, but a unique opportunity to learn how the sounds come out of those black circles (to be honest I don't even really know how it works, I just call it "magic").
It's also a great starting point for dipping your toes into the vast ocean that is DJing, and hopefully can inspire people to unleash their inner turntablist. After all, scratching records is an integral part of #realdjing!
In this new, strange and exciting era of vinyl love, the Spinbox would go well with the DIY speaker you've just built, to play the custom record of your grandma telling you a story (with her ashes pressed into it, of course).
And even if after building one you don't fully understand the science behind how a record plays music... at least the Spinbox helps share the magic of vinyl records with the next generation of music lovers.
Check out the Spinbox here.