Forever at the forefront of breakthrough music technology, Akai have once again revolutionised the iconic vinyl turntable for the modern musician. Meet the BT-500!
Wireless streaming turntable with luxurious styling and in-built analogue to digital conversion
While we certainly hope vinyl makes a glorious comeback, Akai have met the demands of sampling producers and music lovers with the new BT-500. The luxurious Walnut finish with brushed aluminium trim wouldn't look out of place in a stylish 70's disco, but underneath the vintage aesthetics lies a wealth of modern features and connectivity. Thanks to the built-in analogue to digital converters, you can instantly stream your record collection to any Bluetooth enabled speaker for wireless listening around the home. For sampling beatmakers and music producers, a direct USB output allows you to record at 16-bit, 44.1khz straight into your DAW or sampler.
In terms of performance, the BT-500 features a quiet belt-drive system with a mechanically-isolated motor that eliminates any residual motor noise and vibration. Also, a heavy die-cast aluminum platter that ensures an exemplary signal-to-noise ratio, a rubber non-slip mat so there’s no record slippage, imperceptible wow and flutter and a low-mass straight tonearm with adjustable counterweight and precision damped cueing.
The BT-500 is the perfect accompanyment for the Akai MPC series or anyone using MPC Software, but comes with the EZvinyl Converter software included. If you've always wanted to convert your entire record collection to MP3 or hi-res audio, the BT-500 has got everything you need to get started!
- 2-speed (33 1/3 RPM and 45 RPM) Belt Drive Turntable
- Motor: Isolated DC
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 67dB (A-weighted)
- Wow and Flutter: Less than 0.2%
- Leveling bubble with adjustable feet
- Built-in switchable phono pre-amplified
- Gold-plated RCA jacks
- USB Function:
- A/D 16-bit 44.1 kHz or 48kHz selectable
- Computer interface - USB 1.1 Compliant Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP, Universal Binary for OS X 10.5 to 10.10.x
- Weight: 14 lbs. (6.4kg)
- Dimensions: 444mm (17.5") W x 123mm (4.84") H x 347mm (13.7") D
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