In the great role-playing game of life, I did not get very many
audiophile points. I mean, fine machinery is something I can
appreciate, but I’m pretty indifferent to the sounds those machines
So it strikes me as remarkable that anyone would make, much less buy, a
No, you can’t go into a store and buy one. You can’t even get
one on the Internet. If you want one, you have to make an
They are made by a Swiss company, Goldmund.
The turntable is called the Reference II. They’ve
only made 25 of them. It comes with its own table — a 550
pound (250kg) table.
Naturally, you would want the correct environment for listening.
Goldmund provides that, too. They come out to your house and
build a room designed for the optimum listening (and watching)
experience. They do it all, architecture, engineering,
construction. The idea is to provide people with the absolute
best multimedia experience. When they are done, they put up a
gold plaque that says “Goldmund Luxury Media Room.” They are
One of the journalists at Phoronix was invited to a
demonstration. He was impressed.
What I want to know is this: is it Energy-Star certified?