Introducing the Gearbox Automatic MkII
"Warm and smooth" - The Monocle
"A turntable guaranteed to turn heads ... suitable for both novice and experienced vinyl users." - GQ
"Vinyl players don't get much sexier than this..." - Metro UK
"North London’s Gearbox Records’ automatic turntable sounds as hip as it looks" - How To Spend It, FT
Whether you want a feature-rich, high-quality turntable for detailed listening or a plug-and-play design masterpiece with wireless playback capabilities, the Gearbox Automatic MkII is an outstanding choice.
Improving on the original Gearbox Automatic design, the MkII 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.
What sets this turntable apart is the high-fidelity built-in valve phono stage designed for Moving Magnet cartridges, which delivers a warm and open acoustic - the first turntable in the world to have this feature.
Small footprint, innovative design
Its compact design was inspired by Dieter Rams' iconic Braun turntable, that Johnny Ive also based the first iPod upon.The small footprint and plug-and-play nature of the Gearbox Automatic allows it to be set up almost anywhere while still looking and sounding great. It is equally at home in a living room HiFi rack system or on a bedside table or side cabinet.
As well as Bluetooth connectivity, the turntable contains Gearbox’s own state-of-the-art track recognition software which allows you to instantly add whatever you play on the turntable to a Spotify playlist via the Gearbox Automatic app.
The Gearbox Automatic design boasts all of the audiophile features you would expect on a turntable at this price point, including a precision belt drive, solid glass platter, a pre-mounted Ortofon OM10 cartridge and a low-noise, low-vibration synchronous motor with built-in electronic speed control.
Not persuaded? Read a write-up of the Mkii on Trusted Reviews