This isn’t the first turntable we’ve seen that’s been stripped down to its bare parts, but it has the distinction of being more a deconstruction than a compacting of function. The Crosley Revolution and others like it take the whole turntable idea and crush it into a single slab, but this concept from R.D. Silva seems to keep the structure of the classic record player but remove anything extraneous.
There’s an argument for both, and I can’t decide which I’d actually rather have. The concept one has a built-in speaker, which is handy… but it’s not exactly portable in the first place, so you don’t really need to care about built-in speakers. The Crosley is portable, but you’d need speakers as well. Eh! They’re both sweet in different ways.