Memories of my parents late 60s/early 70s mid-century stereo console came flooding back upon laying eyes on the Wrensilva Loft record console system. Combining the aesthetics of “then” with the technologies of “now”, the Loft plays the portion of tasteful throwback, one particular embellished by a list of wireless connectivity functions that invites listeners to switch among the pleasures of analog to the comfort of digital streaming at the turn of a switch (or app).
Closed up, the Loft’s solid North American Walnut hardwood with gloss white acrylic detailing looks like a handsome side table.
The steel shelf below delivers storage for up to 120 records thoughtfully a capture tray is integrated for record brush, mobile device, and other little accessories.
Belying its compact size (28″W x 33″H x 18″D), the Loft is rated for 300 watts per channel delivered by the company’s personal Wrensilva Class D output amp (featuring IcePower by Bang & Olufsen). The completely decoupled belt driven turntable keeps vibration at bay between motor and OA2 precision Gimbal tonearm tipped with an Ortofon 2m Red MM Cartridge, a welcome detail for the discerning aesthete audiophile.
And although vinyl may possibly have entrenched itself as a common audio medium once more, San Diego-based Wrensilva astutely recognizes modern day day listeners worth flexibility in source material and output choices. Therefore, the Loft is equipped to play wirelessly with and by means of the SONOS line of speakers an integrated Wi-Fi method for streaming on the web music solutions, web radio stations, podcasts, and so on. A 3.5mm audio jack keeps it old school, alongside a set of RCA inputs for connectivity with other older components requiring a cable connection.
Optional Wrensilva 2-way bass reflex speakers with LF Driver- 6″ Nomex cones and HF Driver- 1″ Textile domes complement the system in either white or black front finish.
The Wrensilva Loft does not come inexpensive at $2,999 (and $1,499 additional for matching monitor speakers and stands), but factoring the system’s all-inclusive package, it may possibly be the sort of splurge that lasts a lifetime.