Sunday, October 19, 2008

Nifty Retro Turntable/Stereo Console

Brionvega Revisits the 60s... In Stereo

Italian design house Brionvega has been producing stunning televisions and stereos for decades. Their latest nod to the past is an updated version of the classic Brionvega Radiofonografo rr126.

"Designed in 1965 by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, the Radiofonografo (rr126) was a true aesthetic and technological revolution. It was, in fact, the first multimedia station uniting a radio, amplifier, and turntable in a single device. The central body is mounted on an anodized cast aluminum base, equipped with four wheels that allow it to move easily. We now present a device that replicates this design from radio phonograph history, but is technologically updated to meet modern needs…"
The new rr226 retains the functionality of the original, with a built-in radio, amplifier, dial controls and 33/45rpm turntable. To bring it solidly into the late 20th century, the company has tossed in CD playback as well. It's a pity they forgot the Dolby cassette mechanism. There's no word on price or availability, but no doubt I can't afford one...

Brionvega's site

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