+Au­dio The+Record Player

Sound & Vision - - NEW GEAR -

The Bos­ton-based de­sign team be­hind

+Au­dio has brought street cred to the lowly record player by com­bin­ing a cus­tombuilt Pro-Ject turntable with a 100-watt bi­ampli­fied speaker sys­tem fea­tur­ing a pair of high-ex­cur­sion 3.5-inch woofers and two

1-inch soft-dome tweet­ers in a com­pact cabi­net. Well Ap­pointed: The +Record

Player has a wide lis­ten­ing mode to “make you feel like you’re lis­ten­ing to sep­a­rate speak­ers” and sup­ports Blue­tooth stream­ing. It also of­fers a full com­ple­ment of con­nec­tions, in­clud­ing an op­ti­cal dig­i­tal in­put, USB port, ana­log line in­put/ out­put, head­phone out­put, and 5-volt out­put to ac­com­mo­date stream­ing de­vices such as

Ama­zon’s Echo Dot or Google’s Chrome­cast

Au­dio. The stan­dard model, fea­tur­ing an alu­minum ton­earm and Orto­fon OM10 phono car­tridge, costs $999, or you can up­grade to the lim­it­ededi­tion Car­bon ($1,199), which is fit­ted with a car­bon-fiber ton­earm and Orto­fon 2M Red phono car­tridge.

+Au­dio USA • (877) 331-5380 • plusaudio.com

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