Making vinyls at home is getting a bit cheaper

By mbrooks on October 11, 2019

By Matthew Brooks

Haven’t we all dreamed of making our own vinyls at home?

Maybe some of your albums got lost, or a friend or child took it with them and won’t give it back.

A Kickstarter is offering consumers the chance to carve out their own LPs. The machine is the Phonocut. The creator says the manufacturing is a simple as can be.

Phonocut co-founder Florian “Doc” Kaps told Wired that it is “idiot-proof.”

“Even I myself should be in a position to cut the records,” Kaps says.

The Phonocut comes with a price tag of about $1,100.

It is Austria-based company, so shipping and voltage compatibility will need to be addressed.

With vinyl sales on the rise, even overtaking CDs, vinyl options are only increasing.

Making vinyls at home has never been particularly affordable.

Back in 2013, the Vinyl Recorded T560 offered homeowners the chance at the cost of nearly $4,000.

Converting your iTunes library to vinyl is appealing, but maybe not $4,000-worth appealing.

Perhaps a DIY vinyl maker is not your idea of a fun afternoon. If you would are more of the “pay someone else to do it for me” type there are services out there. There is Vinylify and Mastering Boutique, among others.

If you do have money to spin, there’s a top-of-the-line turntable for the used-cars-are-cheaper-than-this price of $6,250.

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