Atmo Sfera Turntable Makes Your Records Look Like They’re Floating On Air

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While the world will never go back to vinyl the way it was back in the day, you can’t deny that the platform has seen an incredible resurgence.  So much so that not only are we seeing more music in vinyl, we’re also seeing all sorts of creative record players pop up. You know, like that Vertical Player and its standing platter. This time around, there’s Atmo Sfera, a turntable that gets rid of the traditional platter entirely.

Looking unlike any record player we’ve seen, it strips the turntable down to the bare essentials, all without sacrificing the quality of sound. It does that without turning to the usual solution of making the parts as heavy as possible, too, instead removing as much as they can to give the vibration no room to travel and affect the way the music plays.

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The Atmo Sfera isn’t entirely platterless. Instead, there’s a small domed fitting on one side that the record sits on top of.  Only the center of the vinyl actually sits on the mini-platter, with the rest of it looking like it’s simply floating on air.  A low-torque bipolar motor sends the belt-driven turntable spinning, with a static-balanced carbon fiber tonearm carrying an Audio Technica AT95E cartridge.  Features include an integrated microprocessor for precise operation, Bluetooth connectivity for wireless streaming to a speaker, and a wooden base that measures 12 x 11 x 4 inches.

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A Kickstarter campaign is currently running for the Atmo Sfera. Pledges to reserve a unit starts at €895.

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2 Responses

  1. Raymond Medrano

    Very modern to say the least. Now if I could just find a place to buy my records 🙂

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  2. Pete

    I recently went to a record store when I was visiting Las Vegas. By record store, I mean an actual record store. I was shocked they were still making records. I went there thinking this was just a regular music store. Record sales are definitely a niche in the music market, but sales of records have been increasing while CD sales continue on the decline. Although the store was neat to check out, I had no interest in actually buying any records. I am not an audiophile, so the better sound of a record, according to audiophile experts, would’t matter to me. After looking at Atmo Sfera turntable, I may have to rethink that decision. This would make a great conversational piece and look good in any decor.

    When i look at this turntable I see what a UFO probably looks like. It is gorgeous and modern. The technological advances in turntables lately have been amazing. What would the 1980’s have been like if you had a turntable like this? When I was younger the 2 turntables we had in the house were heavy and ugly. Atmo Sfera really designed this product well and in way that has not been seen yet. Generally the heavier a turntable was then the more reliable the sound because it could alleviate more of the vibration, Atmo Sfera was able to eliminate the mass and the vibration that could lead to a poorer sound!

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