Furutech DFV-1 LP flattener: squash your old vinyl records back into shape

furu_dfv1.jpgI’ve been trying to think of the quickest way to explain Furutech’s new DFV-1 device, so here goes. It’s like a trouser press for your vinyl records, flattening warped LPs back into shape using a controlled heating and cooling cycle.

It even looks like a trouser press, see? You unlock it, put your record on the spindle, close the device and press a button to start the flattening process. Sadly, it doesn’t actually play the record while steaming it (although that’s not exactly a shock, given the process.