This gorgeous piece of craftsmanship is called the TT8 and it was made by Minfort. Minfort is comprised of carpenters, engineers, designers, and audio professionals all influenced by the aesthetic and culture of the 70’s. The TT8 is their second straight successful Kickstarter campaign, and they look to be selling a lot more based on
the success of the Min 7. You have to give Minfort credit, they successfully married the throwback earth tones of the 70’s with a modern design.
Specifications of TT8 multi-functional turntable:
- 18.1 x 14.2 x 3.1 inch (46 x 36 x 8 cm)
- 16.8 lb (7.6 kg)
- Belt Drive
- DC Motor Speed
- 33 1/3, 45 RPM
- Wow and Flutter 0.15%
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio 75dB
The TT8 comes in 3 different kinds of wood.
- Teak (Reddish-Yellow): A wood indigenous to Southeast Asia, known for its high tensile strength, high oil content, and tight grain.
- Walnut (Chocolate Brown): Its grain runs straight except by the roots, where it turns bends and waves. The color varies some, from a dull brown to rich purplish-brown. It’s known for being decay resistant and keeping its shape, which is why it’s often the choice for furniture.
- Oak(Whitish): A resilient and coarse wood that has a mostly straight grain and lacquers best friend, creating a brilliant finish.
It’s not just about design for Minfort, they care about the sound. Which is why they have developed exclusive speakers that feature a 1” silk dome tweeter, 4” paper cone woofer, and 5.25” subwoofer. Hooking it up to the exclusive 2.1 channel stereo speakers creates that warm sound audiophiles crave.
The TT8 does more than play records, it’s also capable of streaming music from a smartphone or tablet via WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0. There are also wired options including optical, coaxial, and RCA cables.
Minfort definitely makes a sharp looking sound system, but it costs a pretty penny at $599 for the turntable alone, and if you made this far down, you’re at the very least interested. It’s just a matter of whether you want to pay a premium for Minfort’s premium design.