" North London’s Gearbox Records’ automatic turntable sounds as hip as it looks" - How To Spend It, FT
Improving on the original Gearbox Automatic design, the MkII model features an upgraded belt drive with aluminium pulley to ensure better speed stability. The electronics have also been uprated for better all-round performance, while the Gearbox Automatic app is now slicker and easier to use than ever.
The Gearbox Automatic has created quite a buzz in the audio world, a plug & play
turntable that plugs a gap in the portable turntable sector. It features high-quality components, meaning the sound is astonishing for its price class. This you would expect from Gearbox of course, but it also does things no other turntable has ever done before.
What also sets this turntable apart is the high-fidelity built-in valve phono stage, (the first in the world to have one), which has been designed and tuned for moving magnet cartridges such as the pre-fitted Ortofon OM10. This means that you can plug the turntable straight into any line input and enjoy the warm and open acoustics, right from the box.
The Gearbox Automatic is not just a premium sounding, elegantly simple future design classic. No, this beautiful beast also has on-board music recognition
technology that allows you to add tracks from your record collection to your Spotify playlist with the swipe of a finger, connecting analogue with the future.Other features includeBuilt in Europe by Pro-jectPro-ject tonearmOM 10 Ortofon moving magnet cartridgeWireless connectivity33rpm and 45 rpmBuilt in vacuum tube (valve) phono stageRCA plugs for wired outputIsolated power on controlGlass platterInternet enabled for track tagging and addition to streaming platforms