Ikea’s Swedish House Mafia record player goes on sale next month


Ikea’s record player made in collaboration with Swedish House music supergroup Mafia is goes on sale October 1. The all-black device sports an unsurprisingly minimalist look and will set you back $159.99 once it hits Ikea’s maze stores.

The record player is part of Ikea’s overall Obegränsad (the Swedish word for “unlimited”) collection, which includes an equally modern armchair, desk, LED task light, record stand, laptop and shelves, among other items. Ikea first announced the record player in June, marking the furniture maker’s second attempt to create and sell a record player. The record player he was working on in 2018 never went on sale, but it looks like we have a much better chance of getting our hands on the device this time around.

The stylish Obegränsad record player is powered by USB-C.
Picture: Ikea

The record player doesn’t come with built-in speakers, which means you’ll need to connect it to one via the included RCA cable. This Is come with a built-in preamp, so at least you won’t have to buy it separately. Ikea notes that the record player is compatible with the Eneby Bluetooth speaker (albeit via a wired connection) and is powered by USB-C, although you’ll need to provide your own charging brick. Some other things to note are that the turntable is belt-driven, has a replaceable AT3600L cartridge with a conical diamond tip, and supports two speeds of 33 and 45 RPM.

Update for September 12 at 9:40 a.m. ET: Updated to add that the record player will go on sale October 1st.

Updated September 12, 2:52 p.m. ET: Updated to note more technical details about the turntable.


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