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Sony LX310BT Turntable has built-in Bluetooth and USB output

Sony LX310BT Turntable has built-in Bluetooth and USB output

Sony has revealed the PS-LX310BT, a new wireless turntable targeting modern vinyl fans who want the convenience of an integrated Bluetooth transmitter. Thanks to this wireless connectivity, the LX310BT can connect to any Bluetooth audio device, such as a soundbar, headphones, or a wireless speaker. In addition to the wireless audio support, the turntable features a new tone arm, different settings modes, and the promise of simple functionality.

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Yamaha MusicCast VINYL 500 turntable has WiFi for multi-room streaming

Yamaha MusicCast VINYL 500 turntable has WiFi for multi-room streaming

Yamaha has a new turntable product for vinyl enthusiasts: the MusicCast VINYL 500. This new turntable supports both playing vinyl albums and streaming music to speakers throughout one's home from online services. Yamaha points toward the WiFi feature as the MusicCast VINYL 500's most unique feature, saying it can connect to up to a pair of speakers without a receiver.

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Sonos speakers and turntable bundle sets bring modest discounts

Sonos speakers and turntable bundle sets bring modest discounts

Sonos has launched a new series of bundle sets that include both speakers and turntables, enabling new customers to get entire systems for their home or office. The bundles range from two-speaker sets intended for two rooms all the way up to four speaker bundles, entertainment sets with soundbars, and even a couple bundles that include turntables.

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This Technics SP-10R turntable just set a new standard for sound

This Technics SP-10R turntable just set a new standard for sound

This week the folks at Technics announced a new turntable, the SP-10R, a Reference Class Direct Drive Turntable with top-level specs. Delivered in early Summer 2018, this device is the company's newest most premium analogue, direct drive turntable - the best of the best. Back in 2016 the standard was set with the SL-1200GAE/G, then in 2017 came the SL-1200GR.

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Fluance RT81 Turntable Review – Your retro gateway

Fluance RT81 Turntable Review – Your retro gateway

The current music industry pivot back to vinyl maybe have been exaggerated by the media, but it still warms my record-collecting heart to see so many new options available for those who enjoy listening to LPs. This includes a fresh crop of turntables being built by companies outside the mainstream of traditional platter-spinners like Sony, Technics, and Numark.

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House of Marley unveils a simple, elegant turntable

House of Marley unveils a simple, elegant turntable

The electronics team at House of Marley have revealed a collection of new odds and ends, the most radical of which is a "classic turntable" by the name "Stir It Up". If you've not heard of House of Marley before - yes, it is referring to the same Bob Marley you already know about, rolling with the brand to promote "good living and shared experiences". They donate proceeds of annual profits to 1Love (1love.org) "a global movement dedicated to advancing Bob Marley's message to a new generation of cause-minded agents for growth and transformation." Now they've got a turntable.

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These are the guts of Panasonic’s new Technics turntable

These are the guts of Panasonic’s new Technics turntable

Panasonic will be bringing a new Technics turntable to the market soon - until then, here's its guts. Inside the first (of many) Technics turntables for the modern world is a new Direct Drive motor, ushering out the first 40 years of turntables driven with the gear of old. This new Technics solution has been developed, says Panasonic, "with the aim of enhancing the grade and sound quality of the renowned SL-1200." It'll still play vinyl, needless to say - but it'll be a whole smoother.

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Musical Fidelity Merlin 1 gives vinyl a Bluetooth chaser

Musical Fidelity Merlin 1 gives vinyl a Bluetooth chaser

Vinyl enthusiasts may not have a reputation for embracing modern technology, but Musical Fidelity clearly believes at least some record lovers are willing to entertain more than one way to get their audio fix. The new Merlin 1 system is built around the British company's Round Table turntable, but the companion digital amp not only caters for vinyl but supports Bluetooth aptX streaming for pulling over digital music from a phone or tablet, among other sources.

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Audio-Technica AT-LP60 LP to digital turntable supports PC and Mac

Audio-Technica AT-LP60 LP to digital turntable supports PC and Mac

Audio-Technica has announced a new LP to digital turntable system. The turntable is the AT-LP60 and it's designed to help you get your old-school vinyl record collection into digital form. Turntable connects to Mac or Windows computers using a USB cable.

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What’s the oldest piece of technology you still use every day?

What’s the oldest piece of technology you still use every day?

In a world that is changing so rapidly, we tend to think of a gadget as “old” after a year or so when something better comes along. It’s a rare occurrence when you see someone still using an HTC DROID Incredible (my first-ever smartphone) or a laptop from the Windows XP days, but it got me thinking about how many people out there still use old technology on a daily basis. While you could technically count a microwave (for which my parents still have the same one after 20 years), my focus is aimed at consumer electronics, like phones, laptops, TVs, speakers, etc.

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Wii Projector Mapping turntable setup has us dazed

Wii Projector Mapping turntable setup has us dazed

There's a brand new method for blowing the minds of your music-loving constituents, DJs of the world, and it's been set up with projectors, a set of turntables, and some Wii remotes. What you've got here is a user interface which uses projected light unto your turntables to bring an interactive experience unlike any other, both enhancing and expanding your party rocking experience. Have a peek at how definitive this rocking experience is going to be for the future of in-person plate spinning, and note that the music comes from no less than Mark Morris.

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Turntable iPhone Dock puts iPhone into a record player

Turntable iPhone Dock puts iPhone into a record player

We like a good concept product around here and a cool one has turned up over on Yanko Design today. The concept combines old school with new high tech gear in a way that looks modern and retro at the same time. The device is a handmade turntable that is constructed from wood and has an aluminum turntable for your old vinyl records. The concept reminds me of a giant turntable that my mom had when I was a kid in the 70's.

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