Runwell Turntable

industrial design

Shinola’s Runwell Turntable is its own metallic marvel, set to impress even the most doubted players. Every considered component that comprise its every intricate detail has been ever-so-evidently, laboured over, and as a result, worth a quiet salivation. The vinyl is undeniably back; that crackling somber tone of times past, and this piece, in all its glory, is a modern take on a means to bringing the loved nostalgia to a new life. Conceived and built in Detroit, Michigan, the Runwell Turntable is the birth-child of Shinola and Alex Rosson. The return of the all-American-made is a strong spine of inspiration for this team; we know there’s not just a history in Detroit, there is a history. And I challenge you to think of a better pairing than this audio classic.

Officially released this summer, this turntable is a modern classic. Compact in its technology and a beautiful industrially designed piece as well. Also a leather, watch and bike manufacturer, Shinola sees this expansion as a natural and well-impassioned one. The delivery of audiophile quality performance in a plug and play unit exemplifying the Shinola modern American aesthetic, featuring solid steel and aluminium machined components atop a sleek wooden base. It is also belt driven, and the Runwell comes complete with a friction-free all-metal tonearm, a modular phono preamplifier and a moving phono cartridge. Not that it needs further convincing, but the encasing and beautifully minimalist aesthetic is one to be admired as well. All-American is getting a new name, and a good one in fact.

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