As essential as turntables are to audiophilesâ€™ homes, they often adopt a â€œmetal boxâ€ aesthetic which can be less than complementary with many interiors. Fortunately, theÂ vinyl revivalâ€˜s spurred waves of innovation as audio brands crank out designs to meet the surge in demand.
A recent tasteful addition to the turntable roster is this collaboration piece between Californian based woodworking / audio company Audiowood and curative tastemakers Uncrate.
Hewn from a cross-section of an ash tree, the ebonised Barky turntable looks right at home in any decor scheme that is heavy on wood or organic undertones. A glass platter helps preserve the clean look when the turntable is unladen.
The cartridge and tonearm hail from the esteemed Rega audio firm in Essex, England, known for their award-winning products in the field. Almost no setup required â€“ the Barky comes pre-aligned, so you can literally plug, and play. Enquiries and purchase information at theÂ Uncrate website.