Stereo Console Blog

Anchorage Museum Vinyl Release

One of the more interesting vinyl releases in a long time is one from the last frontier: Alaska. The Anchorage Museum has compiled a collection of songs to connection the the circumpolar north. We wonder if the grizzlies approve.

Featured artists include Mari Boine (Norway), Cris Derksen (Canada), Olga Bell (Russia, US/Alaska), Foresteppe (Russia), múm (Iceland), Harm (US/Alaska), amiina (Iceland), Indian Agent (US/Alaska) and Tsembla (Finland).

Portable Turntable Kickstarter

Llistening to Motely Crue’s Kickstart My Heart might be the inspiration for this Duo portable turntable that is featured on Kickstarter until November 25th. It even has a a bluetooth connection so that you don’t need to carry that heavy box of Tyler Swift records.  Do you need a portable turntable kickstarter product?

Entry Level UltraDeck Turntable – £995

American audio company, MoFi Electronics, has released the mid-range priced turntable that you didn’t really need.  Allegedly a “high-caliber sound at a value price”, be prepared to spend a lot of money on this modern turntable.

High-end turntable makers Mo-Fi debut ‘entry-level’ turntable

 

Vinyl Shops in Köln

A colleague in Cologne, Germany, notified us of an article about the boom in the number of vinyl shops in Köln. We’ve visited a number of these and can say there are some great shops here catering to all different kinds of tastes.

However, our favorite is not in Cologne, but in… wait for it… Dusseldorf: Slowboy Records. Sorry Coellner!

And while we’re at it, we didn’t buy our Cologne stereo console at one of these shops, but there’s lots of second hand stuff available in Germany.

 

Being creative with a reel-to-reel replacement project?

Here’s a great example of what to do with those useless reel-to-reel tape players that come with some vintage stereo consoles: turn them into a touch screen streaming service! We have a great reel-to-reel replacement example:

http://www.instructables.com/id/1960s-Volumio-Console-Stereo-Cabinet-Restomod/