Heavy Metal Castings for Audiophiles
Fern & Roby, Richmond, Va., a boutique design firm specializing in furniture and audio components, produced a turntable that features two hefty metal castings as the basis for its unique design. The turntable’s base, or “plinth,” is a 70-lb. iron casting that can dampen vibration and reduce resonance with its heft. On top of that, a 35-lb. cast bronze platter is expertly balanced on a single bearing to minimize friction.