Akai BT500 Belt-Drive Turntable with Wireless Streaming

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This ain't your father's turntable. Akai's BT500 turntable boasts wireless streaming, an anti-resonance platter, phono preamp and a retro-cool walnut finish.

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 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. Our unique leveling 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.

Unbox the BT500 in this video from Akai:

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 analog records into digital files using the included software and USB port for quick computer connectivity.


- Streams music read more wirelessly to any Bluetooth speaker (not included)
- Luxurious walnut finish with brushed aluminum controls
- Low-mass straight aluminum tonearm with adjustable counterweight for precise tracking
- Leveling bubble with adjustable feet
- Die-cast anti-resonance aluminum platter and non-slip rubber mat
- Built-in switchable phono pre-amplified
- Gold-plated RCA jacks
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- Type: 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%
- Dimensions: (W x H x D) 17.5 x 4.84 x 13.7" (444 x 123 x 347mm)
- Weight: 14 lbs. (6.4kg)
- Output Level: Pre-amp "OFF": 2.5mV, Pre-amp "ON": 155mV

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 401-658-4032
Web: http://www.akaipro.com/support

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted November 9, 2016 by Benson Stewart in Springfield, MA

"Very Nice Table!!!"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I received this table as a birthday present from my wife. I thought it looked great in pictures and the features it has, (bluetooth, a headphone jack and USB) I figured could be useful. It arrived in one day! I was completely blown away by the fit and finish of this table it is absolutely gorgeous! I have it hooked up to my Yamaha CR-2020 in my main system and it sounds incredible! The AT95E cart is very nice, but I swapped it out with an AT 440MLA and I am in heaven! The bluetooth works perfectly as does the headphone jack. (Tested that with the pair of AT MSR7 headphones my daughter got me for my birthday! ;-) Sounds wonderful!!!
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