More than just a handsome record player, the Akai Pro Bluetooth BT500 Turntable ($400) offers pristine sound, and packs modern features like analog-to-digital conversion & wireless streaming.
The hybrid turntable has all the ingredients to satisfy the most demanding audiophiles, looking for optimal sound: a quiet, 2-speed (33 1/3 RPM & 45 RPM) belt-drive system with a mechanically-isolated motor to eliminate noise and vibration, anti-resonance die-cast aluminum platter covered in a rubber non-slip mat, low mass straight tonearm with adjustable counterweight & anti-skating control, heavy base, and a leveling bubble with adjustable feet to keep the unit perfectly leveled.
The BT500 provides a 1/8” headphone jack, gold-plated RCA jacks, switchable phono pre-amp, and integrated Bluetooth technology, for wireless streaming to any compatible speaker within range, which means no more cables! In addition, the device allows users to convert their vinyls into digital files via the included software and USB connectivity. Weighing in at 14 lbs (6.4kg), the turntable arrives in a luxurious walnut finish with brushed aluminum controls.