Introducing Wheel by Miniot

07.11.2019..

Press release | Wheel loves records. All technology is built into Wheel's platter, below the record. You have an unobstructed view of your precious record, and the delicate stylus is well protected.
Everything happens behind the scenes. Because it’s a closed shape, all technology is safely hidden from dust and accidents. Wheel is very easy to use. Wheel is the most compact true turntable you’ve ever heard.

 

Miniot Wheel


Horizontal and vertical
The construction of Wheel allows it to be used horizontally or vertically. You can put it flat on a table, place it upright on a stand, or hang it on the wall.

 

Miniot Wheel


True tones
Wheel’s linear tonearm is built around the beautiful AudioTechnica AT95E cartridge. With our tonearm, the AT95E offers a warm, rich sound, and outstanding clarity and detail. For a perfect match, the entire arm is micro machined out of a single piece of laminated mahogany.
By using a single type of cartridge, we can fine-tune each tonearm for damping, resonance and weight distribution to make Wheel sounds its best.


Please note: The Modified AT95E cartridge is adjusted for each Wheel and can't be user replaced. The stylus is user replaceable. Replacement styli will be available from the moment Wheel ships.

 

Miniot Wheel


Wheel is easy to use
In the center there’s a stick that controls all functions. On/off, play/pause, volume, even next or previous track. Turning the stick controls the volume of the headphone port. The stick uses real switches, so you feel a solid click with every action.
All fragile moving parts are built in. No more scratching your records or destroying the stylus.

 

Miniot Wheel


Communication
Music is analog. So is Wheel. The undistorted signal of the AT95E cartridge is sent straight to the RCA connectors. Without conversion or loss of signal. A switch lets you choose between phono or pre-amp line signal. The built-in high quality headphone amp serves the 3,5 mm jack. This way Wheel connects to all amplifiers and every type of active speakers.

 

Miniot Wheel


Wireless
Wheel is an analog record player. It doesn’t run on batteries, and to unleash its full potential, it has to be wired to a good amplifier, speakers or headphones. However, it’s perfectly possible to connect a wireless transmitter to one of Wheel’s outputs (it still needs a power cord). This way you can use your Sonos or other wireless speakers.
We’re in the process of selecting wireless devices that work best with Wheel. We’ll publish the results on this page.

 

Miniot Wheel


Records and dust
Wheel plays the bottom of your records dust free in a closed space.
Each Wheel comes with a transparent LP. One side contains a few tracks of great music from the best Dutch musicians we know of. The other side is blank. You can play this record, enjoy the music and see what happens inside Wheel. You can also use it as a dust protector, on top of your own record.

What is Wheel?
In essence, Wheel is a high quality record player turned upside down: see how it works in this video. The heavy aluminium platter is driven by an electronically stabilized belt drive at a dead-on 33,3 or 45 rpm. The outer ring of the platter supports and secures the record, while eliminating resonance. A vibration isolated block inside of the cavity of the platter contains the linear tonearm, belt drive, amplifiers and electronics. Newly developed bearing systems for both the platter and the tonearm guarantee an imperceptible noise level and a clean and crisp output.

Made in Holland
Wheel is capable of recreating music made long ago. Music is timeless, and so should Wheel. To us, environmental sanity isn’t about donating trees. It’s about durability. It’s about using the best components, from suppliers as near as possible. That’s why our products are Made in Holland. That’s why we choose wood over plastic.

Kickstarter
The development of Wheel got its head start thanks to the supporters of our Kickstarter campaign in 2017. We have worked hard on the realization of our revolutionary record player and are near completion.
For a limited time you can pre-order your Wheel at a discounted price via this website. Once we start shipping the first Wheels the price will increase to the regular retail price.

 

Miniot Wheel


Wheel is an instrument
Like your records, we want Wheel to become part of your life. That's why only the finest components and materials are used, to make Wheel last for years to come. Wheel is available in different versions, discover them here.

 

 

For further info: to the Miniot website

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