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Stock code: AKAIBT500

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Premium Performance Belt-Drive Turntable With Wireless Streaming

The Akai Professional BT500 belt-drive turntable is an exquisitely crafted, premium performance turntable that extracts every musical detail and subtle nuance from your beloved record collection. All the must-have features audiophiles demand for top-flight musical reproduction are here: a quiet belt-drive system with a mechanically-isolated motor that eliminates any residual motor noise and vibration, a heavy die-cast aluminium 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. Our unique levelling bubble with adjustable feet ensures a perfectly level needle drop. The result is optimal sound. A high-quality pre-mounted Audio-Technica magnetic cartridge with elliptical stylus in removable headshell completes the package.

In addition, the BT500 has many new school flourishes that make it even more enjoyable and convenient, such as a built-in switchable phono pre-amp so you can use it with a traditional stereo or connect it directly to powered speakers. The BT500 is also a wireless streaming turntable, so you can stream your vinyl to any Bluetooth® enabled speaker (not included). The BT500 also boasts the ability to convert your analogue records into digital files using the included software and USB port for quick computer connectivity.

• Streams music wirelessly to any Bluetooth speaker (not included)
• Luxurious walnut finish with brushed aluminium controls
• Low-mass straight aluminium tonearm with adjustable counterweight for precise tracking
• Levelling bubble with adjustable feet
• Die-cast anti-resonance aluminium platter and non-slip rubber mat
• Built-in switchable phono pre-amplified
• Gold-plated RCA jacks

Computer interface: USB 1.1 Compliant Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP, Universal Binary for OS X 10.5 to 10.10.x

Turntable Type: Belt driven
Motor Type: Isolated DC motor
Speeds: 33-1/3 / 45 RPM
S/N Ratio: 67 dB (A-weighted)
Output Level: 2.5 mV (preamp off); 155 mV (preamp on)
Phono Preamp Gain: 34 dB nominal, RIAA equalised
Preamp: Switchable
Wow and Flutter: < 0.2% (weighted) @ 3 kHz (JIS)
USB Function: 44.1 kHz-48 kHz (user selectable), 16 bit; USB 1.1
Replacement Cartridge Type: Dual moving magnet
Replacement Cartridge: AT95E
Replacement Stylus: ATN95E
Power: 12V DC, 500mA
Base: Heavy MDF base
Output Connections: Gold-plated RCA jacks
Platter: Die-cast anti-resonance aluminum platter
Included Slipmat: Non-slip rubber mat
Leveling System: Level bubble with adjustable feet
Tonearm: Material Aluminum
Pivot: Material Aluminum
Controls: Aluminum
Dimensions (width x depth x height): 444mm x 364mm x 123mm
Weight: 6.3 kg

All specifications are subject to change without notice