Alright, so I’ve been searching for an adequate tabletop record display on which to set the record I’m currently playing. I’ve considered all sorts of “Now Playing” displays, but ultimately, nothing ever seemed to speak to me. On a whim, I picked up the Optage Audio Tabletop Record Display the other day.
So today, we’re going to take a peek, do a quick unboxing, and I’ll give you my thoughts in a quick product review.
What I Was Looking For in a Record Display
I had a decent checklist of hopes and desires
- Walnut to match my record cabinet and turntable
- Higher quality in appearance and construction
- Actual wood, not faux wood, paperboard, or particle board
- Fits my mid century modern decor style
- Comes at a reasonable price
It can be hard to check all the boxes when shopping online. You can gauge the color (Walnut), the style (Mid Century), and the price relatively easily. But ensuring high quality construction and verifying the wood quality can be a bit more difficult.
It may look good and have a solid description, but how accurate is it truly?
Unboxing the Optage Audio Tabletop Record Display
First off, the packaging. It screams high quality with excellent design, coming in a great looking box that has almost no waste. Check out my Unboxing Video below, which also includes a bit of a product review:
Want your own? You can get this Tabletop Record Display on Amazon.
Optage Audio Product Review
Opening up box, you see two metal rods that make up the back of the display and a nice wooden block with a notch that will fit your record nicely.
In fact, for your standard single sleeve, it’ll fit two! So you can actually have a second in the queue.
The base has four nice little padded feet to keep the wood block from sliding across or scratching whatever you set it on. Plenty of attention to detail, and it looks great too!
The Walnut stain is nice and even, and screams quality and class. Overall, I’m extremely happy with the purchase and you’ll likely be seeing a lot more of it as I continue putting together my vinyl unboxing videos and general vinyl record nerdery on YouTube.