Three guesses to identify this gadget

Hint: It's not a kitchen appliance.

Basis Audio

Hint: It's not a kitchen appliance . Another hint: It's not military equipment . And it's not both .

If you guessed turntable, you're either a true audio aficionado or a cheater. We thought it was some kind of high-tech meat slicer.

Modestly dubbed the "Work of Art" by Basis Audio, the player in question boasts a list of technical specs as long as long as the title track of "Layla" by Derek and the Dominoes. Among its many attributes is an anti-vibrational technology called a "Resonance Annihilator," which makes us think that perhaps we weren't too far off in our rendering-plant guess to begin with.

Not since the " Transrotor Artus " have we seen a vinyl player as elaborately designed (or disguised). BornRich says Basis systems aren't intended "to make a hole in your pocket," which is a good thing--the Transrotor, by contrast, goes for $150,000.

About the author

    Mike Yamamoto is an executive editor for CNET News.com.

     

    Join the discussion

    Conversation powered by Livefyre

    Show Comments Hide Comments
    Latest Galleries from CNET
    15 crazy old phones from a Korean museum (pictures)
    10 gloriously geeky highlights from 2014 (pictures)
    2015.5 Volvo XC60: updated tech, understated design
    Busted! CNET readers show us their broken devices (pictures)
    Take a closer look at the BlackBerry Classic (pictures)