Technics SL 1210 - the best record player in the world! Nearly all the professional DJs who use records got 2 of these... - but it's also nice in your own flat, it's not only a piece of technology, it's technical perfection wrapped in beautyful simplistic design!
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If Brad still dislikes the Bludot console, consider this. Inexpensive. Can also mount it too the wall with the right support brackets. Would be cool to do that. Big Impact, Small Effort: Easy Upgrades for IKEA Furniture