Into The Groove: Ball and Buck Custom Wood-Finished Sound System
The custom in-shop record player and speakers are now being produced for sale online.
Photo by Bruce Peterson
When Mark Bollman decided to commission a custom sound system for his Newbury Street store, Ball and Buck, he had one very important request: that the equipment be finished in rich wood. “It goes along with that whole philosophy around vinyl music and the warm, true sound of the original composition,” Bollman explains. “It’s a natural sound, so it’s a natural finish on the product.” Working with the American audio companies SOTA and Blumenstein, Bollman dreamed up a turntable and speakers that met those specifications. And he soon found out he wasn’t alone in his iPod-eschewing ways. So many customers asked about the in-shop record player and speakers that they are now being produced for sale online.
Ball and Buck + SOTA turntable, $998, and Ball and Buck + Blumenstein “Orca” speakers, $695 for two, 144B Newbury St., Boston, 617-262-1776, ballandbuck.com.