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).
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.
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.
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.
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