The love for music led to the invention of the most amazing sound recorders and record players. Latest technology equipped speakers and transducers revolutionized the listening experience of millions of people around the world. Record players and music players have evolved with the passage of time and the modern equipment is far more improved version of their ancestors.
With wireless technology now available, hard wired speaker could be replaced with adaptive wireless speakers so that you can listen to your favorite sound tracks anywhere you like. These features best work with the modern music players and smartphones. However, record players can also work just fine with these technological updates.
Record players have also survived in the market thanks to their adaptability with the latest technology. These record players can now adapt with wireless speakers mainly through Bluetooth connectivity. So for all those record player lovers who thought their gadget may turn obsolete, you may want to read this article further before putting up your record player for garage sale.
Needle Tip Receiver
Speaking of innovations, Jesse England comes up with the most unique idea of making the first Universal Record. Its complex design and circuitry surprised one and all and people came up with mixed reactions about this product. We shall discuss those reviews later but now. Let us see what this Universal record player is all about.
Unlike a regular record player that transmits sound thorough hard-wired or wireless speakers, this amazing player can transmit sound through the needle of the turntable. As peculiar as it sounds, this device actually works which is quite an achievement in its own.
From the outset, this record player looks quite compact. It doesn’t exactly look like a conventional record player but it’s quite attractive anyways. Some of the design critiques could not get the idea of coming up with such a design that did not support good sound quality. However, they did compliment that it is a perfect piece of art.
A Look Inside
As we sneak inside this Universal Record, there are some other features along with the Bluetooth adapter. It also contains an acoustic transducer. Once sound tracks are streamed, this transducer vibrates a vinyl disc placed on top. The needle placed on top of the disc receives these vibrations and transmits them into the ether thanks to a complex and sophisticated hardware.
This design is quite surprising for record player lovers. It may seem pretty intriguing but it has some major flaws as pointed out by some of the design and engineering experts. You may want to go through some of the more comprehensive reviews that people made about this product.
The Darker Side
Basic idea of a record player or any music player for that matter, is to produce quality sound which is adjustable according to the listener’s liking. Well, there is not much of a choice if you are listening to music through this universal player. According to a review, the needle doesn’t allow loud sound as the Bluetooth adapter suppressed the sound quite a bit.
Secondly, the mechanical setup is not efficient enough to reproduce the quality of sound. Thick transducers can potentially destroy the tip of the needle. Some of the users also suggested that the idea is not practical enough for bulk production. Some of them even suggested to simply use smartphones rather than this device and save your time and money.
On the Positive Note
Some of the more positive and optimistic viewers applauded the effort made by the maker. According to them, the idea is great and the execution can only improve with time. They said it is an amazing art project and can be further improved before going into production.
Going off the script and thinking of such innovative idea is quite an achievement in its own. On top of that, this product actually works! This is by far surprising as it is something one could hardly think of. Therefore, Jesse England should be given full marks for the effort and time that he put in for building the product. However, there are some major flaws that were rightly pointed out by reviewers. Once the flaws are removed, the product will be definitely up for mass production.