Echoing the vinyl disc’s gentle concentric carvings, the Barky turntable’s base has something similar, but something that has been around for millennia. A cross section of wood taken from an ash tree, the Barky’s base has wooden age-lines that match perfectly with the shape and nature of vinyl, creating something that looks absolutely surreal as you begin to notice the biomimicry of sorts.
Each Barky (I kind of love the trivial name) comes with a slice of ash that’s unique with every piece, finished with a polyurethane coating and paste wax for that glistening polished look. Sitting atop it is a glass platter and blackened solid brass spike feet, along with an award-winning Rega Elys2 cartridge and super high-end Rega RB330 tonearm, giving you a turntable that sounds as natural as it looks. Sigh, I’m in love!
Designer: Joel Scilley of Audiowood