Audio-obsessed music collectors and DJs will usually tell you that they prefer to chill out to the sounds of a vinyl record spinning on a turntable. But housing a record player and a collection of large-physical-format music like that, especially in the days of no-physical-format digital music files, can take up a good chunk of space. Unfortunately, there's no way to shrink your albums. Our best advice is to invest in some Expedit shelves from Ikea, which are suspiciously the perfect size for vinyls. As for the turntable itself? This concept might help you condense your media center a bit—and increase listening efficiency. More after the jump...
The Zero.1 is an auto-recording CD player (aka digital music player) that also plays vinyl records. It was designed by Gianfranco Cugusi for Italian company Brionvega
The CD "side" (they actually kind of play adorably nestled on top of each other) provides you with 1 TB of space to store supported files, including MP3, MP4 and WAV files.
On the record player "end," this device has an integrated system where it can read the "gaps" of white noise between the ends and beginnings of songs and can divide the album into selectable tracks, just like the modern convenience of CDs and MP3s.
It's got all of that, plus the thing just looks damn good in a shiny white finish. Sign us up.
[ Via Yanko Design ]