The Margules Mutable Stereo Console was in a class by itself at the California Audio Show 2018 in Oakland, CA. It is kind of an active speaker per-amplifier that is also a table top. It would be great for people taking a step-up from a turntable and bluetooth speaker system who like to get a little of that ‘DJ’ vibe at home.
The first thing I noticed was that the table the turntable is sitting on has speakers poking out of it.
It’s kind of confusing because people put turntables on all sorts of things: crates of records, hotel furniture, equipment racks in all kinds of flavors including bizarre, beautiful and utilitarian. So a person learns to ignore these things – check out the turntable itself, and move on.
But this was cool looking – huh – so I started taking photos of it too.
I didn’t get to hear the Mutable, but it looks incredibly fun to use.
Such a simple idea, yet so perfect for the DJ is all of us.
The knobs have that “I want to turn it up” look to them