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The IKEA Obegränsad Turntable Requires Very Little Assembly

The IKEA Obegränsad turntable is a collaboration with Swedish House Mafia and comes equipped with a MM cartridge from Audio-Technica.

IKEA OBEGRANSAD Record Player

In a previous report, we discussed LG’s presence at the recent Milan Design Week showing their Objet Lifestyle TVs. However, it looks like we missed something else of note for eCoustics readers: IKEA teased the forthcoming Obegränsad Turntable.

The IKEA Obegränsad might be their first turntable in many decades, but most people in North America are probably unaware that they released their first turntable in 1973.

Although no specifications were revealed, here is what we know so far.

IKEA Obegränsad Turntable
IKEA Obegränsad Turntable

The turntable is part of IKEA’s forthcoming Obegränsad Collection. The collection is a collaboration between IKEA and the Swedish House Mafia. The collection will include the turntable, as well as other audio-related products, including a music production desk, listening chair, and more to be revealed later. 

The turntable includes an Audio-Technica Cartridge. So far we are unable to confirm the specific cartridge model, or whether Audio-Technica has made one specifically for IKEA.

Audio-Technica Cartridge with IKEA Obegränsad Turntable

The Obegränsad has both analog and USB outputs for flexible connection. It may have a built-in phono preamp for easier connection to stereo receivers and powered speakers, but this is not confirmed (although no ground connection associated with traditional analog turntable outputs is visible in the photos so far).

The Obegränsad Collection is expected to become available sometime in Fall 2022. As more details are revealed, they will be added to this article. 

More To The Story

This is not IKEA’s first foray into audio products. In fact, in the ’70s and ’80s, the IKEA catalog contained several audio/video products for sale. 

Old IKEA Catalogue Page Included Electronics

More recently, IKEA has partnered with Sonos on a line of lifestyle-designed smart speakers as well as offering up its VAPPEDY outdoor lamp speaker in partnership with Spotify.

Related reading: All turntable articles

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5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. Sorrel

    June 29, 2022 at 5:07 pm

    Thanks, Robert and Ian. Hmm, I’m sort of getting an original NAD 3020 vibe with the Obegränsad turntable. Really looking forward to hearing if the Obegränsad is a quality record player (‘for the price’).

  2. ORT

    June 30, 2022 at 1:29 am

    Kinda-sorta cool lookin’ but…And here comes the big but for today: How much will they be axin’?!

    It would also be nice if they at least included “auto-stop” as a feature butt they probably will not be doing so, citing total manualarity as a “phrAudiophilan pheature”.

    “Sigh”…

    ORT

  3. sorrel

    June 30, 2022 at 4:57 pm

    Guessing the Obegränsad record player will be an exceptional value, similar to the Eneby speaker, Obegränsad desk and armchair. So, the Obegränsad record player seems to fit the line. Finns det hjärterum så finns det stjärterum.

  4. Kevin Hart

    July 4, 2022 at 8:22 am

    Big issue with this is there is no perspex lid / top.
    Turntables are dust magnets and you really need a top to protect it, even when not in use. Wouldn’t buy this.

  5. Sorrel

    July 6, 2022 at 11:48 pm

    Yup, ditto, e.g., VPI Prime and Aries turntables. Hmm… how about a custom dust cover (~$360) or IKEA’s PÄRKLA Storage case ($2.99)?

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