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This premium, belt-drive record player extracts every musical detail and subtle nuance from your record collection. The Akai Professional BT500 is an exquisitely crafted, elegant instrument whose perf... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

This premium, belt-drive record player extracts every musical detail and subtle nuance from your record collection. The Akai Professional BT500 is an exquisitely crafted, elegant instrument whose performance is complimented by its luxurious piano black finish and brushed aluminum controls. With all the must-have features audiophiles demand for top-flight musical reproduction, the BT500 is also enabled with Bluetooth connectivity so you can stream your vinyl to any external Bluetooth-enabled speaker. Another convenient feature is its ability to convert your vinyl to digital using the included software and USB port.

For audio purists who prefer uncompressed sound, the BT500 boasts a built-in switchable phono preamp so you can use it with a traditional home stereo system or connect it directly to powered speakers.

Vinyl aficionados will appreciate the BT500’s quiet belt-drive system and mechanically isolated motor, which eliminates any residual motor noise and vibration. The heavy, die-cast aluminum platter ensures an exemplary signal-to-noise ratio, while the low-mass straight tonearm with adjustable counterweight lets you dial in the precise amount of tracking weight. The BT500 also features an Audio-Technica magnetic cartridge with elliptical stylus, which is mounted to a removable headshell. A leveling bubble and adjustable feet give you the ability to zero in on a perfectly level needle drop for optimal sound.


FEATURES

  • Streams music wirelessly to any Bluetooth speaker (not included)
  • Luxurious piano black 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
  • 33-1/3 RPM and 45 RPM speeds
  • Signal-to-noise ration: 67 dB (A-weighted)
  • Wow and flutter: less than 0.2%
  • Weight: 14 lb.
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  • Repair costs covered for up to five years from date of purchase
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Akai ProfessionalBT500 Premium Belt-Drive Record Player
 
3.6

(based on 5 reviews)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Turntable - Wrong Color

By Evan

from Huntington Beach, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Akai Professional BT500 Premium Belt-Drive Record Player:

Excellent turntable with very strong build and components. My only knock on the product is that the color does not match the description (Walnut finish, which is the only color you can find anywhere on the internet. The item photo with the black wood finish does not exist). Mine was a glossy black finish. I am willing to excuse the mistake due to my satisfaction with the product as a whole and due to the sale price.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Akai BT500 solid black

By Philippe

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Akai Professional BT500 Premium Belt-Drive Record Player:

Wish they would note that it is SOLID BLACK, not walnut finish like they say in the description., overhaul its a good turntable easy to assemble and Bluetooth and was able to download to my PC with EZ Vinyl converter program.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

not true to description

By n

from PDX

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    • not what was promised

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      Comments about Akai Professional BT500 Premium Belt-Drive Record Player:

      says WALNUT finish, it is not. received an all BLACK player. called returns and dealt with sending it in for a replacement, as i was assured that they had it in WALNUT. after several weeks, the replacement arrived and is identical to the first one i received in BLACK. called returns again, and was told that they only have it in black and that the description (and photo) on the website is incorrect. total waste of time.

       
      4.0

      Great so far!

      By Michael O

      from Lubbock, TX

      Comments about Akai Professional BT500 Premium Belt-Drive Record Player:

      I've had this turntable for a about a week now and I'm very pleased with it so far. The sound is great. The motor is super quiet. I use it with a Yamaha receiver so I by pass the pre-amp. I hear no need to remove the pre-amp as so many owners of the AT 120LP claim is necessary for better sound. The highs and mids are clean and crisp the lows are full and solid. It comes with a Audio Technica AT95e cartridge. Which is a fine entry level cartridge. I however have upgraded mine to the AT100e which is a better cartridge. My only drawback is I wish it had auto return. Also it is a very attractive piece. A high gloss black finish.

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      5.0

      Would buy again

      By Robert

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Akai Professional BT500 Premium Belt-Drive Record Player:

      The finish and sound fantastic bringing back my old classic vinyl. Bluetooth paired flawlessly with my Sony wireless speakers,my only complaint so far the picture shows a red walnut finish and I got a high gloss black one.

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