A Turntable for Lefties?

Reversed image of a turntable in CE Pro magazine prompts a hilarious letter to the editor.

Reader: "My daughter is left-handed and I have been searching for years for a left-handed turntable to give to her."
Julie Jacobson · February 14, 2012

Sometimes at CE Pro we take some artistic liberties to make our magazine look good.

In this case, we inverted the image of a turntable to fit the design of our special section on high-end audio. Seemed like a harmless move, right? It was just a tiny portion of the turntable stylus, shown for drama.

But a couple of dealers (seriously, only two) called us out on it. This “long-time reader” wrote us with one of the more hilarious comments we’ve ever received on a CE Pro article.

I am hoping you have solved a life-long problem for me.  My daughter is left-handed and I have been searching for years for a left-handed turntable to give to her. As you have pictured one in the article (and on the contents page), I am hoping you can tell me where to buy one;-)  Probably could also use a source for left-handed records.

Well played, sir!

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Julie Jacobson, recipient of the 2014 CEA TechHome Leadership Award, is co-founder of EH Publishing, producer of CE Pro, Electronic House, Commercial Integrator, Security Sales and other leading technology publications. She currently spends most of her time writing for CE Pro in the areas of home automation, security, networked A/V and the business of home systems integration. Julie majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, spent a year abroad at Cambridge University, earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, and has never taken a journalism class in her life. She's a washed-up Ultimate Frisbee player currently residing in Carlsbad, Calif. Email Julie at

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