Called VinylPlay it has internal electronics, the whole powered by an external 24V supply. With on-board RIAA equalisation serving the pre installed moving magnet cartridge, signal outputs include phono and 3.5mm jack for analogue outputs, eg to a system or to increasingly popular active and powered speakers, while the built in DAC delivers digital audio from USB A > USB B for easy connectivity to SONOS active speakers, and also via the CONNECT system onwards to multiple active speakers.
UK company Flexson have announced a superior one box record player deck clearly based on trusted UK Rega components, for what seems a competitive £330. Flexson currently make some decor accessories for the wireless speaker brand leader SONOS.
This could well be the best sounding and best engineered all in one turntable of its type, currently populated by confections of tinny plastic which frequently cannot even be relied upon to rotate. Flexson note that vinyl sales are set to rise 40% in 2014.
Martin Colloms has a passion for audio and music and has written for many of the key hi-fi magazines worldwide.