Shinola, the Detroit-based manufacturer best known for luxury watches, leather goods and high-end bicycles, has revealed plans for its first-ever turntable, built in collaboration with VPI, the leading name in American turntable manufacturing. Known as the Runwell Turntable, new project is actually the flagship product for the company’s new audio initiative, aptly named Shinola Audio, which is launching this fall.
Delivering high-quality performance in a classic plug-and-play unit, the Runwell Turntable comes complete with a friction-free all-metal tonearm, a modular phono preamplifier and a moving magnet phono cartridge. Solid steel and aluminum machined components sit atop a sleek wooden base of oak, exemplifying the Shinola modern American aesthetic.
The Runwell is available for pre-order now for the audiophile-appropriate price of $2,500.