Italian manufacturer Audio Deva has presented a new turntable design meant to maximize sound quality while minimizing weight and unnecessary components.
Dubbed the ATMO SFERA, the platterless turntable utilizes a more advanced physics-based approach to construction by, essentially, eliminating the buzzes, noises and muddiness in the audio range, as well as the weight associated with previous attempts at elimination. In order to achieve this, however, Audio Deva have used a light platter, low-torque motor and (almost) free floating record. This design gives no free room to vibrations to flow through the mat and the platter.
Already successfully funded on Kickstarter, with 25 days left to go at the time of writing, the ATMO SFERA aims to begin shipment in September 2016. Check out the video below for more information on the new age turntable and, if you decide you want one, go to the crowdfund page because there are some pretty great rewards offered (4 nights on the Italian Riviera, anyone?)