Even though pledge amount starts relatively high at around $500, these guys managed to raise over $400 000 in their Kickstarter campaign.
Here’s a video about the turntable.
The Wheel is one of the most simplistic turntables available out there. Don’t think for one second because it has a simplistic design that it’s a cheap player. Not at all. It’s got a ton of features and expertise all cramped into a single wheel-like unit.
To use the turntable is said to be very simple, just like the design is intended to be. Situate the vinyl record on the machine and use the stick in the middle to play, pause, skip songs and even increase or decrease the volume.
The designers have elegantly hidden all the technology of this record player away from the natural eye. Everything is running its course underneath the vinyl with a protected stylus.
What’s great about this type of design is that the machinery stays protected from everyday mishaps, dirt, and dust.
The fact that it’s so little and compact means that you don’t need a large space for it. The product is designed in such a way that you can use it vertically and in horizontal circumstances.
I’ve seen a few other vertical turntables before, and these are very visually appealing since it allows you to see the record while listening to it. On the Kickstarter page, they display the device vertically within a cabinet which I thought was pretty cool.
An Audio-Technica AT95E cartridge is used with the tonearm offering a beautiful cozy and bright sound. The arm is created from one piece of mahogany wood to match the product’s quality and design.
Building the turntable this way allows them to perfect the sound of each unit and make it almost precise.
See all the products from Minot here: https://miniot.com/collections/wheel