Shinola was… and I quote from Wikipedia:
…a defunct American brand of shoe polish. The Shinola Company, founded in Rochester, New York in 1877 as the American Chemical Manufacturing and Mining Company, produced the polish under a sequence of different owners until 1960. It was popular during the first half of the 20th century and entered the American lexicon in the phrase, “You don’t know shit from Shinola,” meaning to be ignorant. The brand name was acquired by Shinola Detroit in 2011.
So Shinola Detroit LLC is, again quoting from Wikipedia:
…an American luxury-goods brand that produces watches, bicycles, and leather goods, among other products… …Shinola is owned and operated by Bedrock Brands, a privately owned Texas investment group, and was launched by Tom Kartsotis, one of the founders of the Fossil Group retail conglomerate.
They do sell a lot of nicely crafted items, but how does Shinola fit into the rest of the posts here at Unmute?
Well, they do have some fine audio gear, headphones among other things. But this post is about their super nice turntables. No, they are not for DJ’s, but they seem to be able to playback your record collection rather decently.
The Runwell Turntable comes in two variants. The one you can see in the featured image is the black and silver option, which is my favourite. As you can see it goes in black and brushed aluminium. The rose gold option has a wooden sides case with brushed aluminium top and details. They both come in a 2800 €.
The specifications for this turntable are quite impressive:
|WOW AND FLUTTER
35.4db @ 1KHz
|RIAA CONFORMANCE DEVIATION
Less than +/- 0.25db, 20Hz to 20 KHz, exclusive of infrasonic filter at 13Hz
> 200mv at 1KHz
47kohm in parallel with 200pf
|SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO EXCLUSIVE OF CARTRIDGE INTRINSIC NOISE, UNWEIGHTED
|GAIN 1KHZ MM
|35.4dB (jumpers open)
|GAIN 1KHZ MC
|55.1dB (jumpers installed)
|TERMINATION IMPEDANCE, MM GAIN RESISTIVE
|47kohm, via synthetic cooled termination
|EQUIVALENT TEMPERATURE OF 47KOHM INPUT TERMINATION, MIDBAND
|< 20 degrees Kelvin
|TERMINATION IMPEDANCE, CAPACITIVE
|200pF on board
|TERMINATION IMPEDANCE, MC GAIN RESISTIVE
|installed on input pads per cartridge requirements
|Second-order maximally-flat, -3dBr at 13Hz
|LINE-LEVEL OUTPUT RESISTANCE
|49.9 ohms, unmated
|> 32dB at any frequency from 20Hz to 20kHz, based on reference levels of 5mV rms at 1kHz, 500uV rms at 20Hz, 50mV rms at 20kHz
|OUTPUT NOISE, MM GAIN, AT VARIOUS ANALYZER FILTER BANDWIDTHS AND 75 OHM GENERATOR Z
|22Hz to 22kHz: 22uV rms
100Hz to 22kHz: 12uV rms
400Hz to 22kHz: 8.6uV rms
|OUTPUT NOISE, MC GAIN, 10 OHM GENERATOR Z
|22Hz to 22kHz: < 220uV rms
100Hz to 22kHz: < 120uV rms
400Hz to 22kHz: < 86uV rms
|POWER CONSUMPTION FROM MAINS INPUT, PREAMP ONLY ENABLED
|DISTORTION AT NOISE-VERSUS-DISTORTION INFLECTION POINT
|18” x 13.875” x 7.5” (47.6cm x 35.2cm x 19cm)
Head over to Shinolas webpage for your Runwell spinner, or to see what else they have to offer other wise.