A Turntable for Christmas

Christmas is a time for giving, a time for receiving and … a time for sprouts.

So here’s one for fans of the EU capital and vegetable; an unusually-named turntable (the Sprout TA-0.5) made from an unusual material – bamboo.

The plinth, platter and tone-arm are all manufactured from bamboo. The well-established Canadian manufacturer, Tri-Art, claims it offers superior stiffness, lightness and better audio qualities. In addition to which, it is a very ecological material and a refreshing change from boring plastic or MDF.

The arm is idiosyncratic too – it features a counterweight which consists of two little bowls filled with brass balls.

Presumably somewhere a few monkeys are feeling the cold …

The manufacturer’s site is here

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