Akai BT-500 Black, Belt Drive Wireless Turntable & Software

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  • Streams music wirelessly to any Bluetooth speaker (not included)
  • Black finish with brushed aluminium controls
  • Low-mass straight aluminium tonearm with adjustable counterweight for precise tracking
  • Built-in switchable phono pre-amplified
  • Gold-plated RCA jacks
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Akai BT-500 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.

The primary target market for Akai Professional’s BT-500 turntable is record enthusiasts seeking no compromise audiophile performance fused with a premium build and elegant, timeless styling. Combining wireless streaming technology via Bluetooth, a built-in switchable phono pre-amp for use with both traditional HiFi setups & active speakers, digital conversion software, an ultra-quiet belt drive system with a mechanically-isolated motor, a heavy die-cast aluminum platter for fantastic SNR, a unique leveling bubble with adjustable feet providing perfectly level installation for optimum sound, and a high-quality pre-mounted cartridge, the BT-500 turntable furnishes this demographic with pristine analogue performance coupled with cutting edge digital functionality and convenience.

  • Streams music wirelessly to any Bluetooth speaker (not included)
  • Black finish with brushed aluminium controls
  • Low-mass straight aluminium tonearm with adjustable counterweight for precise tracking
  • Die-cast anti-resonance aluminium platter and non-slip rubber mat
  • Built-in switchable phono pre-amplified
  • Gold-plated RCA jacks
  • Isolated DC motor and belt-drive system ensures silent operation with low wow and flutter
  • Low-mass tonearm with precision damped cueing
  • Converts vinyl records into digital files via USB connection to computer with selectable sampling rate: 44.1kHz or 48kHz
  • 1/8” headphone jack; gold-plated RCA jacks for optimum signal transfer
  • Unique levelling bubble and adjustable feet keeps unit perfectly level
  • Heavy MDF base minimises vibration to eliminate acoustic feedback
  • 2-speeds: 33 1/3 and 45 RPM
  • 1/8” headphone jack; gold-plated RCA jacks for optimum signal transfer
  • Includes dual moving magnet cartridge and removable headshell
  • Includes 45 RPM adapter, USB cable, audio cable and AC adapter
Turntable type Belt driven
Cartridge Dual moving Magnet phono cartridge
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-equalized
Pre-amp Switchable
Wow and Flutter < 0.2% (weighted) @ 3 kHz (JIS)
USB Function 44.1–48 kHz (user-selectable), 16-bit; USB 1.1 
Replacement Stylus  ATN95E
Replacement Cartridge AT95E
Power 12V DC, 500mA 
Output Connections Gold plated RCA jacks
Dimensions (W x D x H) 444 x 364 x 123mm
Weight 6.3kg

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