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Why didn’t we think of this first? A record player with Spotify integration is on its way

Vinyl’s second coming has opened the floodgates for a bonus round of crazy pressings, new technology and general experimentation in the world of wax. Advancements of the last week have leant towards record players themselves, giving way to a potentially huge new way of listening to vinyl.

It’s a miracle this hasn’t been developed already, but a company is attempting to push a record player with Spotify integration. The details are currently murky at best, but the possibilities have us bouncing off the walls.

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The vinyl revolution hasn’t slowed down in 2017 as news of a record player with Spotify integration reaches our hungry ears.

The new turntable comes courtesy of London-based mastering studio, record label and audiophile playback room Gearbox Records, who have launched a Kickstarter for a Spotify integrated record player.

Currently they’re promising the ability to recognise tracks played on the turntable and add them to a Spotify playlist, assuming they’re on the library of course. It would be awesome to see this feature deepened – imagine plays from your record player contributing to your recommendations and Discover Weekly playlist.

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The Gearbox Automatic record player is expected to ship by December 1, but there’s almost no doubt other companies will follow suit – the idea is too attractive to pass up.

Via Fact Mag.