Astronord Daebak: trendy compact CD player

Since vinyl is used not only for listening, but also as a decorative element, hanging envelopes on the walls, why not do the same with CDs? It seems from this idea that Astronord’s Daebak CD player was born. In Korean, the word “Daebak” means “cool, cool, wonderful” – hence the name.

The size of the device is closer to various portable players than to stationary ones. In terms of dimensions, it is slightly larger than the disc: 18.9×18.9×3.7 cm. The player has no covers, the spinning disc is not closed by anything, constantly pleasing the eye with its design (and the mechanism collects dust when there are no discs). In addition to the mechanism for reading the disc, the case also provides an audio system with a pair of 45-mm broadbands – 3 W each.

Astronord Daebak

Discs can be either Audio-CD or CD-R, CD-RW, as well as MP3 and WMA discs. But disks are not the only sources the player is ready to work with: FM radio is supported, there is a USB connector for flash drives, 3.5 mm AUX, a slot for microSD cards and Bluetooth.

The turntable can be hung on a wall or placed on a table – mounts and stands are included. The playback starts rather nontrivially: you need to pull the string – that is, the power cable.

Astronord Daebak

The player comes with a remote control. Also, the device can be used as a clock. You don’t have to take out the disc from the player and use it just as a decorative element – at least, that’s how the device developers see it.

The player costs $ 80 in the US, but it can now be purchased for $62.