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Exceptional Audiophile Performance
The Akai BT-500 Belt Drive Turntable is designed for the avid audio enthusiast, delivering unparalleled audio quality and performance. The no-compromise audiophile performance is perfect for vinyl lovers, delivering exceptional audio performance, all housed in a sleek, vintage-style turntable. This high-performance belt drive turntable delivers the perfect balance between modern digital technology and vintage analog performance. Perfect for the audophile and vinyl lover, the BT-500 features a selectable sampling of up to 48kHz and includes gold-plated RCA jacks for the best possible signal transfer. The BT-500 features  two standard speeds: 33 1/3 and 45 RPM and the turntable comes complete with a 45 RPM adapter. Additionally there is a built-in switchable phono preamp for use with powered speakers. The platter features

USB and Bluetooth Connectivity
In addition to its exceptional audio quality and performance, the Akai BT-500 features both USB and Bluetooth connectivity that allows you to expand your listening experience as well as offering vinyl conversion capabilities. The built-in USB port allows you to easily connect the BT-500 to your computer, allowing you to record audio directly from your vinyl collection. The selectable sampling rate of up to 48kHz results in the best possible audio performance, perfect for converting your vinyl collection to digital formats. The built-in Bluetooth connectivity gives you the ability to stream music wirelessly to any Bluetooth enabled speaker (not included). This is perfect for the modern day vinyl enthusiast, allowing you to play your music wherever you are, without the need for tedious cabling.

Stylish, Durable Design
The Akai BT-500 is designed to be as stylish as it is functional, with its walnut finish and sleek brushed aluminium controls, the BT-500's design fuses vintage aesthetics with a modern day sheen. The BT-500 features an isolated DC motor and the belt-drive system minimises any noise for silent operation. It also includes a low-mass tonearm with precision damped cueing and a die-cast anti-resonance aluminium platter with a heavy non-slip rubber mat, all incorporated to ensure the best possible performance and audio quality. The heavy MDF base helps to minimise vibrations and eliminate any acoustic feedback you may encounter. Additionally the BT-500 includes a dual moving magnet cartridge with a removable headshell.


  • Isolated DC motor and belt-drive system ensures silent operation
  • Die-cast anti-resonance aluminium platter with heavy non-slip rubber mat
  • Low-mass tonearm with precision damped cueing 
  • Built-in switchable phono pre-amp for use with powered speakers
  • Streams music wirelessly to any Bluetooth speaker - sold separately
  • Converts vinyl records into digital files via USB connection to computer
  • Selectable sampling rate: 44.1kHz or 48kHz 
  • 1/8'' headphone jack; gold-plated RCA jacks for optimum signal transfer
  • Unique leveling bubble and adjustable feet keeps the unit perfectly level
  • Heavy MDF base minimises vibration to eliminate acoustic feedback
  • Includes dual moving magnet cartridge and removeable headshell
  • 2-speeds; 33 1/3 and 45 RPM
  • Includes 45 RPM adapter, USB cable, audio cable and AC adapter
  • Luxurious walnut finish with brushed aluminium controls

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