VINTAGE TURNTABLE SPOTLIGHT: FRONT-LOADING SONY PS-FL1

Starting this week, we’re spotlighting a vintage turntable every Vinyl Tuesday, and we’re kicking it off with one of our current favorites.

This Sony PS-FL1 is a retro-futuristic beauty with a rare and insatiably cool feature: The fully-automatic turntable has a slide-in/slide-out powered drawer as opposed to the more common top-loading/dust cover type deck. Simply press the open button, load a record, press the close button and away you go.

In addition to looking awesome, the PS-FL1 offers another benefit: Being front-loading, you can stack the turntable under a receiver or other component to save space.

This particular model comes with a Shure M95ED cartridge and runs $249. It won’t last long.