This heavyweight turntable has been designed to produce as little vibration as possible, and looks rather good too.

Appropriately named The Turntable, it has been created by US design house Fern & Roby. The company also makes a matching cast iron integrated amplifier and wood speakers.

The cast iron plinth weighs 70 pounds (32kg) and the bronze platter comes in at 35 pounds (16kg). The platter has been dynamically balanced to 1000rpm, which Fern & Roby says plays a big part in the bearing design.

The Turntable uses a single point bearing and centre-of-mass design, which aims to be low-contact and low-friction. This is claimed to be the best method to take advantage of the dynamically-balanced platter, in order to deliver the best possible performance.

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Power comes from a synchronous AC motor with a digital speed control, which includes real-time measurements of the platter speed. Once the platter is up to the desired speed, power from the motor is reduced to “overcome bearing friction and stylus drag”. This also reduces noise and vibration.

Measurements of the speed are so precise, that if at any time it’s more than 0.23 percent above or below the target speed, an LED indicator changes from green to orange. The motor control then compensates to correct the speed back to the desired rpm.

Fern & Roby supplies The Turntable with a Rega 303 tone arm, but says a variety of tone arms can be supplied upon request. 

The Turntable is available in the US, where it can be picked up for $6500 (before tax).

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Source: Fern & Roby via The Vinyl Factory


chebby's picture

Is that a Syrinx PU3 tonearm?

Is that a Syrinx PU3 tonearm? Who's still making them?

Waxy's picture

Will it rust?


LDTM's picture


Not if you season it every now and then. Overpriced rotisserie...Mosking

Friesiansam's picture

I looked this up on the

I looked this up on the manufacturer's website. In their own pictures, which you would expect to show the The Turntable at it's best, the standard of finish on the bronze parts looks very poor, especially considering the £6500 price tag.

Graham Luke's picture


Hipsters rejoice; the iron foundry just make you a record player.

Place next to retro Bakelite radio.

DrJohnRead's picture

Now I'm confused...

Why would a top design company in the USA blow it's reputation on poor execution...

I never saw myself as a hipster...ha ha ha.