If you happen to don’t purchase Jony Ive’s $60,000 turntable, are you actually a music fan?

You loved his iMacs, his iPhones, his iPads. You thrilled on the approach he stated “aluminium” [sic]. You admired the typeface. Are you prepared for the $60,000 turntable? Higher make up your thoughts quick, as a result of Linn is just producing 250 of those handmade dangerous boys.

A file participant doesn’t appear to be a logical extension of Jony Ive’s post-Apple profession — however then, nothing about Jony Ive’s post-Apple profession has appeared particularly logical. And hey, extra energy to him. Apple’s longtime chief designer officer possible isn’t hurting for funds, so who can blame the man for simply having just a little enjoyable with it?

Ive and his agency LoveFrom have designed Sondek LP12-50, a transparent labor of affection for all events concerned that marks the fiftieth anniversary of Linn’s iconic Sondek LP12 turntable. The unique model, launched in 1972, was a comparatively minimalistic system in its personal proper, however Ive and workforce took issues to their logical conclusion. Gone is the 70s-style wooden design, instead the kinds of unpolluted industrial traces one would count on from the man who helped deliver the world the iPod.

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“When it’s such a broadly acknowledged and revered icon, and components of the design are acquainted, it doesn’t essentially imply they’re optimum,” Ive stated in an interview with Fortune. “Significantly when you might have merchandise that do assume that standing of turning into iconic, and have that kind of cultural resonance, it’s straightforward to imagine that they’re past enchancment. And it is a notably difficult design drawback to respectfully consider the product.”

Think about Paul McCartney provides you a name and asks you to cowl “Yesterday.” How near the unique do you stick? On this case, there are particular components of the suspended sub-chassis system that wanted to stay intact, in order to keep up its signature sound. LoveFrom’s problem was successfully coloring in these traces in a novel approach.

After all, some modifications to the mechanics had been made with a view to sustain with the occasions. Linn writes, “The sonic enchancment comes by means of Linn’s all-new Bedrok™ plinth know-how; fashioned of orthogonal layers of beech positioned beneath excessive strain to create a wholly new, strong and large materials. The ensuing ultra-dense wooden has negligible resonance and presents a superior isolating housing for the turntable’s mechanism.”

The turntable is anticipated to ship someday between this August and the next March.