Just a few days ago my mother and I were talking about an old turntable at her house, and how none us of use it anymore. Well, if I had the Lusso Luxury Turntable,
I would be willing to put away my CDs and iPod, for a few days at least, and dig out my albums.
Designed by German outfit Montegiro, the Lusso is marketed more like a European sports car than a piece of DJ equipment, according to Crunch Gear.
This beautiful piece is built upon alternate layers of aluminum and black acrylic, including the topsy-turvy cone for the aluminum platter fitted with an acrylic platter and driven by a newly-developed, precise, high-end synchronous motor suspended within one of the cones. The connected cones have height-adjustable feet for set-up.The tonearm is carbon. All this works together to bring you -- are you ready? -- "a perfect world of sound: Between precise, crystalline highs and weighty bass is a generous, softly melting midrange that helps produce an ideal, musically balanced turntable."
The base version has three cones, a 10'' carbon arm from Da Vinci (model Nobile), the MG1 from the Montegiro family and a state-of-the-art pickup-system in titanium. The top-of-the-line model comes with four cones and two tonearms and includes a 9'' SME, model 5009 tonearm.
This musical piece of art will set you back €30,000, or about $47,000.