How To Build A Record Player
SWR Handwerkskunst

Although streaming and the MP3 have changed the world of music, vinyl and turntables are still around. Analog sound is even celebrating a renaissance. In Altdorf, Baden-Württemberg, the company Wirth Tonmaschinenbau manufactures exclusive turntables by hand. Karl Wirth is a tinkerer and perfectionist. His belt-driven turntables are made of solid aluminum. CNC machines ensure micrometer precision. He and his team assemble twenty-five individual parts, each polished to a high gloss, to create a high-end device. Not only visually a masterpiece, but above all tonally. [more…]