Photo Credit: Cynthia van Elk


An astounding beauty that emanates from the very passionate underground movement of serious audio lovers and their fascination with the high-performance turntables of old, the Oswald’s Mill Audio “Tourmaline” takes the notion to unthinkable heights by deconstructing a Technics SP10 professional broadcast turntable and reassembling it into an obsessively-crafted Pennsylvania slate body.

Here pictured with two variants of Frank Schroeder’s hand-crafted tonearms, the Tourmaline effervesces with extraordinarily high quality. It could be an heirloom, but you’ll probably want to be buried with it so you can play records in the afterlife.