Right before Musikmesse, pictures were uploaded showing a somewhat futuristic turntable (yes another one) on the Vestax stand. As a company known for pushing the boundaries of conventional design, the Vesta Audio (Vestax’s more lifestyle brand – remember Güber?) ACT-X100 isn’t a DJ turntable at all, but is in fact intended for a more audiophile use.
Unlike the old white Güber range, it’s clear that this is made from some common Vestax components such as the tonearm, platter and feet. But much of the gubbins have been shifted into an external power supply and controller. It’s important to note that there’s no pitch control, thus negating DJ use, but does have some cool LEDs underneath to enhance the overall spaceship feel. BTW it’s heavy — I thought Mike Trix from Vestax was going to get a hernia lifting it up.
The ACT-X100 is most definitely for playing vinyl in more sedate surroundings though, such as a gentleman’s study with a smoking jacket and a fine malt. The world’s most interesting man would definitely be more suited to this. So there’s little chance of this finding friends in a booth, but it is nonetheless a desirable object. Expect a price somewhere between $10 and $1000 — yep that vague right now.
Speaking of objets d’art, Vesta Audio also had a couple of desktop speakers. Actually that does rather do them an injustice, as these are somewhat cooler than your average plastic fodder. We didn’t get any further information, but they are undeniably lovely.