Barky is an almost embarrassingly simple design that is, in reality, very difficult to execute. It begins with an ash wood round from a family logger in the upper Midwest who has perfected a drying technique that prevents cracking. Once they arrive in New Orleans, the rounds are sanded perfectly flat and are given individual design layouts due to their unique shapes. Then they are machined to very tight tolerances, finished by hand, and fit with a beautifully made, audiophile grade parts kit from Rega, made in the UK. As with all Audiowood products, they are then packaged in recycled or biodegradable packaging (or both) and sent anywhere in the world.
including California Home and Design, Wired (Germany), Inked, Velvet (Italy), and in blogs from BoingBoing, to Cool Hunting and Daily Candy, etc.
Barky is a limited-production (10-15 per year on average), high-quality turntable made with a solid ash round, quality Rega parts kit, 24 Volt Power Supply, heavy glass platter and Rega RB330 tonearm. It includes a pre-mounted Rega Elys2 Cartridge, adjustable dark chromed solid brass spike legs, and is finished with hand-rubbed polyurethane and paste wax. Each Barky is handmade in New Orleans and each is somewhat unique.
a 115V version for the US and Canada, a 115V version for certain other international locations (like Mexico), and a 230V version for most international locations.
Because the cartridge is already mounted and aligned, Barky only requires a few minutes of setup before use.
Barky is compatible with the Rega TTPSU external power supply which is available as an extra, and which allows for push-button speed changes. Barky is also compatible with many aftermarket Rega-compatible products, such as Groovetracer subplatters. 🙂 🙂 Read more »