As it often happens with trends, even after they disappear once, after years they sometimes come back to life. The same can be said about vinyl discs that are slowly becoming more and more popular – again – among music enthusiasts. Perfect for creating a retro environment, these discs fuel their owner’s nostalgia of yonder days, while at the same time adding a trendy element in everyday life. In order to make listening to vinyl discs a more modern endeavor, Israel-based designer Roy Harpaz has created the Vertical Record Player.
The elegant and sleek design of the vertical player seamlessly combines the retro function of classic turntables with a futuristic design. All these features come in an egg shaped package that resembled vintage metronomes. Called TOC, this vertical record player holds each vinyl vertically and uses linear tracking in order to play analog tunes.
TOC combines the elements of technology of the past with a contemporary approach. The device can be operated through a remote control or with the LED touch buttons placed on the front panel of the device. The player also offers the possibility to skip certain tracks thanks to a special sensor that scans the record for different songs. Thanks to its special spherical bearings, the vertical record player helps you if your disc is damaged. Though unplayable on classic devices, Toc will be able to sense the songs on the disc and play them accordingly.
What truly makes this vertical record player stand out is its uniqueness. The front panel of the device is made from CNC-cut walnut wood. Toc has an artistic appearance, resembling a statue or a decorative object without the disk in it. As such, it is inconspicuous, allowing its owner to place it in plain sight without destroying the aesthetics of the interior design.
Would you like to play your records on this vertical record player?