El Blocko features a professionally veneered, low-VOC, 1.5” thick plinth designed for use with Rega parts. These plinths are available in macassar ebony and mappa burl, but they can be ordered with almost any type of veneer (for a modest up-charge). Furniture-grade sprayed finish.
The El Blocko complete turntable is equipped with a Rega 24V drive system, RB330 arm, glass platter, Rega Elys2 Cartridge, and a quality acrylic dustcover.
Plinth weight is 11 lbs., with a total turntable weight around 20 lbs.
El Blocko is available in 3 versions: standard 115V for the US, which ships for free, 115V international that ships for $150, and the 230V international that ships for $150.
These turntables generally ship in 3-4 weeks.
International buyers are responsible for any customs charges.
El Blocko comes with a 3 year warranty against defects in manufacturing and assembly, not including the cartridge.
MDF, Wood, Aluminum, Glass
17" x 15" x 6"
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I'm a designer and woodworker.
I was born and raised in suburban Florida. After high school I got as far away from malls and subdivisions as possible, studying the arts - visual art, design, architecture, literature, aesthetic theory - in Western New York, New York City, and Europe. I almost became an architect, almost became a professional academic, and almost became a non-profit civil rights worker. I earned degrees in Art History and English (BA, Hobart), English (MA, Carnegie Mellon), and Media Studies (PhD, Pitt). Somewhere along the way, the desire to make things with my hands took over and I shifted away from academic issues towards the production of physical objects.
Since 1997 I've worked consistently as a design and build carpenter/woodworker. In 2008 I started building handmade audio equipment, which I make under the name Audiowood.
I think of most of my works as small acts of architecture: things that stand on their own, and that suggest an entire way of living. I picture each of my products standing alone in a big, all-white loft in New York City; woody, but not necessarily woodsy.
Since 2008, I've had the privilege of working with clients like Anthropologie, Bushmills, Paramount Pictures, and various A-List celebrities. Audiowood products have been featured in dozens of major international publications like The New York Times, Wired (Germany), California Home and Design, and Velvet (Italy), and online from Gizmodo to DesignBoom to Metal and dozens of other blogs. I was named a "Person to Watch" by New Orleans Magazine, and was even lucky enough to be awarded the "Most Unique Work" award in Contemporary Crafts at 2015 Jazz Fest.
Joel Scilley is a New Orleans artist living and working in the 7th Ward.
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