introducing toc, a vertical record player by roy harpaz introducing toc, a vertical record player by roy harpaz
jun 20, 2015

introducing toc, a vertical record player by roy harpaz

introducing toc, a vertical record player by roy harpaz
all images courtesy of roy harpaz





‘toc’ was created by industrial designer roy harpaz, with two main aspects in mind: easy use with a clean and simple design. it works with a linear tracking system to capture the good old analog sound and of course allows for easy operation via remote control – but also via LED touch buttons on the front panel. users can easily skip between tracks, thanks to a sensor that scans the tracks on each vinyl inserted. 

easy operation via a remote control




built with special spherical bearings, even warped records (vinyl records that have been bent over time from heat), can now be played without any problem. besides enjoying the sound of the record playing, it becomes an interesting conversation piece and unique accessory to any home. its front panel is made from CNC-cut walnut wood and is a great addition to any room in the home. even when a record isn’t playing, the ‘to’ vertical record player can stand alone as a interesting piece of creative design.

made from CNC-cut walnut wood


12, 10 and 7 inch vinyl records can be inserted


a linear tracking system allows you to play your records vertically


the internal components


illustration of the ‘toc’ concept 


the front-side view


the back-side view


it incorporates a linear tracking system


fits into any home interior



  • Looks good, But there´s no link for the item anywhere? does this device exist in real life? or just 3D renders for a kickstart campaign? would be cool to know price and some video in youtube as for proof this sounds good and play as it describes in the article.

    Paco Pietsch says:
  • Is the player available to buy now ? Where?

    Geoff dendle says:
  • Why would the illustration have vinyl albums piled on top of one another? Ever actually see what happens when somebody does that? – former record store employee

  • First impression is favorable, this seems to be a nice exercise in CAD simulation of something that is suited to environments free from children and pets. However there are problems with the concept, controls at the back are not a good idea, also use of the controls must not cause the disc to skip, and where is access for stylus replacement? How much does the tooling cost?

    Ted R says:
  • So, does it still play the records with a diamond needle? How does it play the vinyl??

    Brian says:
  • Hi everyone, thank you for taking the time to read and share TOC.
    Paco/ Geoff- this is a prototype (not only renders) and not available for sale yet.
    Ted- the controls are divided in tow: at the rear you can find all of the manual controls (record lock, speed and diameter adjustment, connectors etc.) the controls at the front appears only when the device is on and are accessible via the remote control too. Access for the stylus can be found behind the wooden panel. says:
  • Would love to get one of these when they hit the market. Good luck with your project and keep me in the loop.

    Sara N says:
  • I like it! I’d like to be informed when it becomes available.

    stephenjazz says:
  • Beautiful –
    please notify when available…

    Leif Petersen says:
  • Would love to know when its available

    Heddi says:
  • Keep me in the loop, too – I would love one of these!

    joni stevenss says:
  • Like to know if this makes it into production

    Andy Ris says:
  • Hello, this is an amazing prototype.. and i would like to be informed when it becomes available to buy.

    thank you

    Nuno Catuna says:
  • Cool concept. Would like to see a video to hear how it sounds and very interested when it hits the market.

    Tim D says:
  • Does it have speakers built in, or do they need to be bought in order to make the sound?

    Kristi Mackay says:
  • I have several hundreds of records and am most interested in this.

    BLP Fritts says:
  • Please let me know when these are on the market…..

    Chuck Stephanski says:
  • Does it accept different types of stylus?

    Brian says:
  • Please keep me posted if you decide to manufacture this marvel.

    Mads says:

    Grumbly McMadeupname says:
  • Would like to purchase this. Beauty and function. When available? Where? Cost? Quick! My vinyl collecting boyfriend’s birthday is approaching and this is the prefect gift.

    Many Thanks!

    Kate Winter says:
  • I was the photographer who took the pictures. There’s also a video demo if you’re interested

    Danny Ganelin says:
  • Very Nice Work !!!
    Will the stylus be changeable?

    Racks4Records says:
  • please notify when available to buy the record player

    charles gilbert says:
  • Cool, would like to hear it when available (it already looks gorgeous). Please keep me informed.

    Jan Kuypers says:
  • Would love it, for my set lists…

    JAFIB says:
  • A perfect design, can you give me a email wen the player is availyble to sel.
    I hope that you can make the player, for us. It is a beauty to show.
    Greatings from Holland.

    Ron van Leeuwen says:
  • A fantastic design. I hope I can order it quickly somewhere. Notify me.

    Regards, Erik Netherlands

    Erik van Straalen says:
  • Looks great, as a retired professional audio dealer , I’ve sold all kind of turntables, but never something as unusual as this.

    Jean-Claude Picard says:

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