Ikea, which has by no means been scared to dive into new product classes, has introduced plans to launch a report participant as a part of its new Obergränsad assortment this fall. The report participant was designed in collaboration with home music supergroup Swedish Home Mafia, and has a chunky design consistent with plenty of the opposite shopper electronics Ikea has produced. Alongside it, the Swedish retailer has additionally introduced an armchair and desk as a part of the gathering.

This technically isn’t the primary report taking part in machine that Ikea has introduced. Manner again in 2018 it introduced a turntable made in collaboration with Teenage Engineering that it hoped to launch the next 12 months. However in response to a Teenage Engineering assist web page, the participant by no means made it into the ultimate assortment.

Its design and controls are designed to be easy.
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Ikea engineer Carmen Stoicescu alludes to this earlier try in an interview concerning the new report participant on Ikea’s web site. “When the query got here to me, I simply mentioned, ‘We truly tried to do a report participant earlier than, so we might use the identical provider possibly?’” she says. The writeup incorporates a few hints concerning the participant’s performance, like the truth that it has a built-in preamp, is powered over USB and incorporates a replaceable cartridge and needle. In a press launch Ikea additionally notes that the participant will work with its Eneby Bluetooth speaker, however as a result of it doesn’t truly assist Bluetooth it’ll solely work over a wired connection. In any other case, technical particulars are slim. It’s not clear whether or not the report participant has built-in audio system or whether or not it’s restricted to wired output.

We’ve put these inquiries to Ikea together with questions on how a lot the machine is predicted to value. It’ll be out there this fall together with over 20 different merchandise that make up the Obergränsad assortment.

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