Ikea’s record player made in collaboration with music supergroup Swedish House Mafia is set to go on sale on October 1st. The all-black device sports an unsurprisingly minimalistic look and will cost you $159.99 once it hits Ikea’s maze-like stores.
The record player is part of Ikea’s overarching Obegränsad (the Swedish word for “unlimited”) collection, which includes an equally-as-modern armchair, desk, LED work lamp, record stand, laptop stand, and shelving units, among other items. Ikea first announced the record player in June, marking the furniture maker’s second attempt at creating and selling a record player. The record player it was working on in 2018 never went on sale, but it looks like we have a much better shot of actually getting our hands on the device this time around.
The record player doesn’t come with built-in speakers, which means you’ll have to connect it to one via the included RCA cable. It does come with a built-in preamp, however, so at least you won’t have to buy that separately. Ikea notes that the record player’s compatible with the Eneby Bluetooth speaker (albeit through a wired connection) and is powered by USB-C, although you’ll have to supply your own charging brick. Some other things to note are that the record player is belt-driven, has a replaceable AT3600L cartridge with a conical diamond tip, and supports two speeds of 33 and 45RPM.
Update September 12th, 9:40AM ET: Updated to add that the record player will go on sale October 1st.
Update September 12th, 2:52PM ET: Updated to note more technical details about the record player.