New tech with the power to dent the universe
You’re probably thinking, “A turntable? In T3? Such a thing might’ve been high-tech at the turn of the last century, but now? Not so much.” But hear this: vinyl is cool, man; it’s music the way the artist intended, in its pure, uncompressed form. If you want to really feel your favourite tunes, there’s no better way.
Vinyl is hardly convenient, though. How do you take it with you on the move? And how do you hook it up to your home’s multi-room system? A number of manufacturers have already come up with turntables that convert your old records to MP3, but Sony’s PS-HX500 goes one better: it transfers your vinyl to high-res audio files – just pop the record on the wheel, plug the system into your laptop and away you go. You can save the recordings as 24-bit DSD or WAV files, enabling you to play back your original recordings however you like, whether it’s on a portable high-res player, or through an amp or wireless speaker set-up (all of which, coincidentally, Sony currently sells).
Price Around $900 Available Autumn 2016 URL sony.com.au