Teenage Engineering has introduced the PO-80 Record Factory, a compact and portable record cutter, made in collaboration with Japanese artist, designer and musicians Yuri Suzuki.
The PO-80 Record Factory is a compact record cutter that lets you engrave and play back 5″ discs with “ultra-analog lo-fi sound”.
To cut a disk, you simply plug in an audio device to the 3.5 mm audio input and cut your own record in an instant.
Built-in speakers allow you to listen directly from your PO-80, or connect an external speaker through the 3.5 mm audio plug.
Designed to build yourself, the kit includes everything you need, just add your tracks. Teenage Engineering notes that small parts are included, so the kit is not intended for children 0-12 years of age.
- Monophonic record cutting & playback
- Recording time: 33rpm approx 4 minutes / 45rpm approx 3 minutes per disk side
- USB powered. 3.5mm mono input/output terminal
- Size: 3.54″ x 6.30″ x 5.91″. Weight: 1.26 lb / 570g
- Included in the box: PO–80 assembly kit, spare cutting needle, 6 black 5-inch blank records, USB power cable, 3.5 mm audio plug, adaptor for 7-inch records, Gakken magazine
- Online mastering tool on Teenage Engineering site powered by Klevgrand
Pricing and Availability
The PO-80 Record Factory is available now for $149 USD.
Update: The PO-80 Record Factory appears to be a variation on the Otona no Kagaku Magazine Record Maker Toy, which has released in 2020.
The Otona no Kagaku Magazine Record Maker Toy version is available for around $55 plus shipping.