Sunday, March 3, 2024

DUO turntable integrates the functions of player and power amplifier

Taiwanese design company HYM Originals, a vinyl record player team has introduced a new hybrid DUO turntable. The Duo looks like a toy, not a music system. It is a turntable with a detachable Bluetooth speaker.

No more to worry about the fussy connections to a complicated stereo system.

A team says about DUO, “Its innovative, detachable design frees every music-loving spirit from the shackles of weighty speakers while giving the option to stream music too.”

DUO is devised with aptX Bluetooth to boost audio quality enable you to enjoy your favorite music or record. When it comes to enjoying music battery life is the first question comes to mind. DUO gives you 10 hours of playtime on a full charge.

You can carry the Bluetooth speaker with you to keep the music going due to its maximum range of 10 to 15 meters. DUO’s portable Bluetooth speaker works even without the turntable.

Vinyl+Bluetooth= Hybrid Turntable
Vinyl+Bluetooth= Hybrid Turntable

It weighs 1.8 lbs (800 g) which makes it a great outdoor companion. You can use it even enjoying hobbies like while riding a skateboard.

DUO has overcome the past limitation to integrate a phono amplifier and a power amplifier in an ultra-compact setup. Now in this novel device, additional amplifiers are not required.

All-in-one Compact setup of DUO
All-in-one Compact setup of DUO

DUO’s compact 3.2” (80 mm) diameter platter is only 1/4 the size of a standard turntable. It has provision to minimize the vibrations. DUO equipped with deceleration belt design and unique rotational stabilization to minimize the vibrations on the record.

DUO will play smoothly at 33⅓ rpm and 45 rpm with all common record sizes with decelerating from the motor’s 1100 rpm turning speed.

Design specification of DUO
Design specification of DUO

Two required elements combine to give DUO its stable tone as-

  1. The Audio-Technica AT3600L cartridge, to improve audio quality elements to provide better overall sound.
  2. DUO’s tonearm, which has a spring at the end. It replaces the traditional counterweight to automatically balance the tracking force at 2.5 g.

The tonearm cartridge’s high precision generates a right signal reproduction with <0.9% distortion rate. Which is helpful to provide an even tone and minimizing equipment damage from excess pressure on the needle.

DUO is equipped with the Qualcomm CSR8670 chip and aptX Bluetooth protocol to create lossless sound dispersion with a flat frequency response.

It integrates two full-range drivers and two low-frequency passive radiators to confirm a blasting sound experience with powerful bass.

DUO supports True Wireless Stereo Bluetooth connection and gives you a stereophonic option. It will automatically configure two DUO speakers into left and right channel. DUO will immerse into your life by wall-to-wall sound.

It has a built-in Amazon Alexa functionality which provides voice control your music while connected via Bluetooth.

To make DUO your fashion statement you can choose any color from vibrant orange, neon yellow, and jet black.

The development team who created DUO explain more about its inspiration, design features, “Its compact, hybrid design gives you a complete ease to enjoy your records anytime, without fussy connections to a complicated stereo system. Trust us when we say this will be your coolest and most liberating vinyl experience – and at a fair price, too. Not in the mood for vinyl? Switch to streaming.”

“Whether it’s your favorite record or playlist, DUO uses aptX Bluetooth to boost audio quality so you can blast your favorite music however you feel like!“