Gifts for Geeks, Part 5 - ELP Laser Turntable
How would you like to play your old (or new) vinyl records with master tape sound quality and no wear?
The ELP Laser Turntable promises the best of both worlds: analog sound reproduction with digital precision. 5 lasers are aimed at the grooves of the record to find the optimal position for near-perfect analog playback that's better than needles could ever provide. As an added bonus, the laser turntable offers CD player-like control for fast forwarding and skipping tracks. Of course since it uses a laser there's no wear, so your records will sound the same after hundreds of plays.
Have you always maintained that analog records sound better than digital CDs? Now you have a way to enjoy analog audio quality -- and keep your feet firmly planted in the 21st century. Just be ready to put your money where your mouth is. It'll cost you $9990 for the privilege of playing 33 and 45 rpm records. If you have any really old 78 rpm records, that'll cost you either $12,990 or $13,990 depending on how many sizes you need to play. (Those prices do not include import cost from Japan and local import duty and sales tax.)