"Reed precision" Turntable by Karolis Bakūnas

Home > Winners > #55565


DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
"Reed precision"

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Turntable

INSPIRATION:
Vinyl revival is so high these days, that I just came up with the idea to create a vinyl player. As a designer and audio enthusiast I wanted to show entire playing process and to involve listener into playing process as much as possible. By changing vinyls, manually changing speeds and adjusting tonearm player is involved into playing process. My goal was to create small luxury player, that everyone would love to have. I paid attention to the demands of our fastidious and picky consumer.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The design combined with innovative engineering solutions made this turntable great. The main new thing in this turntable is tonearm disc, which enables to use different length tonearms. The aim of design was to make it look light and luxury. Upper part is transparent, so motor and legs can be seen. Everything is controlled by hand, so a user is more involved in the entire playing process. This turntable is designed for an audiophile who adores immaculate and perfect quality of music.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The player is easily operated, just first time after unpacking tonearm should be set correctly. Rubber belt should be added onto the platter and spindle and that's all. Speed change is fully manual- belt can be put on narrower or wider part of spindle. Attention should be paid to player's placement- it must stand on flat and not moving surface. If surface is slanting-each leg's height can be adjusted.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
This project was started in 2013 in Vilnius and finished in 2013 in Vilnius.

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The top of turntable is made of laser-cut metal and later anodized. The lower transparent part under black metal is made from acrylic plastic (laser cut and hand polished). Platter is turned from many glued layers of plywood and later turned. Metal parts are precision machine turned also. Adjustable height legs are precisely turned together with tonearm disc and metal speed spindle. Every detail is very accurate.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Fully working prototype. Plays Very well. Width: 555 mm, Depth: 380 mm Height (Without a tonearm): 80 mm. Vinyl player motor is synchronical, that ensures playing stability. It's maintenance is 220v. Player has two speeds: 33.3 and 45 rpm that are changed manually. Tonearm disc can be turned to find it's best position for sound. The is a on/off button with blue light. Weight-about 5kg.

TAGS:
(vinyl), (player), (music), (hi-end), (luxury), (sound), (turntable)

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
In the project process a number of maths and physics measurements were performed, such as turntable position and place, deviations from the disc centre. I have made many renderings and sketches till I finally came up with an existing type of design. I have studied the driving functions, how it is working as well as did some market research on consumers' demands, interviews with manufacturers and engineers. As a hi-fi and hi-end audio enthusiast I have done all these things by myself.

CHALLENGE:
Knowing that many turntables are on the market it was really a challenge to offer something new. But engineer offered innovative tonearm disc. My goal was to use fewer supplementary parts, microchips and not to complicate or overload the production process. The hard part was to find exact positions between the platter, the tonearm and the spindle, because it matters a lot to the sound and working quality. Also, ensuring accurate dimensions for all parts was a challenge.

ADDED DATE:
2017-02-27 14:36:22

TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Engineer: Vidmantas Triukas

IMAGE CREDITS:
Image No 1. Photographer Karolis Bakūnas, 2013
Image No 2. Photographer Karolis Bakūnas, 2013
Image No 3. Photographer Karolis Bakūnas, 2013
Image No 4. Photographer Karolis Bakūnas, 2013
Image No 5. Photographer Karolis Bakūnas, 2013

Video: Dizaino katedra, 2013.

Visit the following page to learn more: http://bit.ly/2o1qV20
VOTE FOR THIS DESIGN

VOTE FOR THIS ENTRY

CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Tonearms.lt ltd

PROFILE:
The company was established in 2007. Company's profile is Hi-End sound equipment: turntables and their accessories. Their products are famous for quality and updated engineering solutions. During 10 years, many products came to market. Several turntables and tonearms. Turntable "Muse 3C" was awarded a Red Dot and IF design awards. Also, tonearm "3C"won a Red Dot design award.

NOMINATION DETAILS

"reed Precision" Turntable by Karolis Bakūnas is a Nominee in Digital and Electronic Devices Design Category.

· This project is currently confidential as results have not been announced yet. Images and further details of the project is not available for public yet, please check back later. If you are the owner of this design, please login to view the images.

· Click here to register today inorder to be able to view the profile and other works by Karolis Bakūnas when results are announced.
AWARD DETAILS

"reed Precision" Turntable by Karolis Bakūnas is Winner in Digital and Electronic Devices Design Category, 2016 - 2017.



· Press Members: Login or Register to request an exclusive interview with Karolis Bakūnas.

· Click here to register inorder to view the profile and other works by Karolis Bakūnas.
SOCIAL
+ Add to Likes / Favorites | Send to My Email | Comment | Testimonials | View Press-Release | Press Kit
See other A' Design Award and Competition WinnersA' Design Award Presentation Submit Your Designs
 
design award logo

BENEFITS
THE DESIGN PRIZE
WINNERS SERVICES
PR CAMPAIGN
PRESS RELEASE
MEDIA CAMPAIGNS
AWARD TROPHY
AWARD CERTIFICATE
AWARD WINNER LOGO
PRIME DESIGN MARK
BUY & SELL DESIGN
DESIGN BUSINESS NETWORK
AWARD SUPPLEMENT

METHODOLOGY
DESIGN AWARD JURY
PRELIMINARY SCORE
VOTING SYSTEM
EVALUATION CRITERIA
METHODOLOGY
BENEFITS FOR WINNERS
PRIVACY POLICY
ELIGIBILITY
FEEDBACK
WINNERS' MANUAL
PROOF OF CREATION
WINNER KIT CONTENTS
FAIR JUDGING
AWARD YEARBOOK
AWARD GALA NIGHT
AWARD EXHIBITION

MAKING AN ENTRY
ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS
REGISTRATION
ALL CATEGORIES

FEES & DATES
FURTHER FEES POLICY
MAKING A PAYMENT
PAYMENT METHODS
DATES & FEES

TRENDS & REPORTS
DESIGN TRENDS
DESIGNER REPORTS
DESIGNER PROFILES
DESIGN INTERVIEWS

ABOUT
THE AWARD
AWARD IN NUMBERS
HOMEPAGE
AWARD WINNING DESIGNS
DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
MUSEUM OF DESIGN
PRIME CLUBS
SITEMAP
RESOURCE

RANKINGS
DESIGNER RANKINGS
WORLD DESIGN RANKINGS
DESIGN CLASSIFICATIONS
POPULAR DESIGNERS

CORPORATE
GET INVOLVED
SPONSOR AN AWARD
BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS

PRESS
DOWNLOADS
PRESS-KITS
PRESS PORTAL
LIST OF WINNERS
PUBLICATIONS
RANKINGS
CALL FOR ENTRIES
RESULTS ANNOUNCEMENT

CONTACT US
CONTACT US
GET SUPPORT

Follow us : Twitter Twitter | Twitter Facebook | Twitter Google+.
Share |