Check out the favorite vinyl and stereo setups of today’s audiophiles, and you’ll often see a display stand to show off each record’s album art. Something about this must have got the designers over at Fuse Vert thinking—because if we’re displaying the album covers while we’re spinning, shouldn’t we be able to display the records as well?
That’s exactly what the curiously innovative Fuse Vert Vertical Vinyl Record Player offers. Utilizing a complex counterweighted turnarm system, this record player takes the vinyl from its prone status and upgrades it to full vertical display. Aside from the obvious aesthetic benefits, this style of record player is a boon for minimalists; its footprint is about half of a standard horizontal player’s.
Lest you think that it’s a gimmick, turn your attention to the high fidelity Audio-Technica needle and ceramic cartridge. Together, they give a surprisingly rich and large mid- to upper-range sound (especially for the price).