Lelièvre Brings This Turntable to the Crossroads of Decor + Audio

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The unique La Boite idea LX Turntable introduced itself as a good-looking all-in-one audio system, combining speaker, turntable, and amp onto a furniture-like stand that regarded nearer to a desk than hi-fi system. Spiritually, its built-in componentry shares the lineage of classic stereos programs designed to change into a part of the house decor, slightly than impose itself upon the remainder of the house. To take this presence additional, the hi-fi technologists La Boite idea have paired with textile home Lelièvre Paris for Maison&Objet, in creation of a particular version LX Turntable lined with two material choices exuding a quintessentially French sense of favor and drama.

Obtainable in two material sheathed choices, the primary is the Hera, material in a graphic two-tone geometric sample with rosewood meant to evoke a labyrinth (followers of the present Twin Peaks could also be reminded of one other mysterious vacation spot).

Detail of corner with red and white striped textile covering turntable top.

Overhead view of red and white striped textile covering turntable top.

Green Riga corduroy velvet topped turntable and speaker system set in room surrounded by curtain backdrops.

The second is one sheathed within the Riga material, a sporty and chunky darkish inexperienced corduroy. The dense and supple pile calls out to be touched; fortuitously, the material itself is “extraordinarily resistant” in texture to endure such temptations.

Green Riga corduroy velvet topped turntable and speaker system set in room surrounded by curtain backdrops from overhead angled view showing turntable arm and platter.

Green Riga corduroy velvet topped turntable and speaker system set in room surrounded by curtain backdrops from overhead side view showing turntable arm and platter.

The Lelièvre fabric-covered turntable itself contains a carbon arm tipped with an Ortofon OM10 cartridge, engineered on an built-in anti-vibration board with shock absorbers for optimum stability and to reduce distortion.

Onto the audio system itself: the LX Turntable Particular Version continues to current itself as an audio system designed for these obsessive about particulars past technological specs, a minimalist 4.1 audio system the place nary a cable will be discovered. The desk model design includes a floating plywood turntable sitting upon an all-black entrance base with black stained stable beech legs.

Green Riga corduroy velvet topped turntable and speaker system set in room surrounded by cream curtain backdrop.

Outfitted with two front-firing audio system, two rears positioned on the top-back floor, and a woofer, every channel is powered by its personal Class D amp; all 5 channels are rated for a complete energy of 285 W (1 x 90 watts + 2 x 25 watts + 2 x 20W) – loads to inhabit a big room with a full of life sound.

All the system is engineered to be a self-contained answer, however can even pair with different conventional and digital sources, together with laptops, tablets, CD gamers, and different wi-fi protocols through Bluetooth Apt-X, Sonos, Apple Airplay USB, and Google Chromecast. However at practically $5,000, the Lelièvre Particular Version Idea LX Turntable is each bit an announcement piece, meant simply as a lot to be seen as heard.

Pictures by ©Mario Simon Lafleur.

Gregory Han is Tech Editor of Design Milk. A Los Angeles native with a profound love and curiosity for design, mountain climbing, tide swimming pools, and street journeys, a choice of his adventures and musings will be discovered at gregoryhan.com.

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