Yamaha recently unveiled its MusicCast VINYL 500 turntable. Premiering at a retail price of $699.95, this record player is set for the future with Bluetooth capability, Wi-Fi connectivity, and more.
You may already be familiar with Yamaha's line of MusicCast wireless speakers. If you're lucky enough to already own a few yourself, this turntable would make for a good addition as it can connect wirelessly to any MusicCast speaker; you can even create a stereo system depending on the speakers you purchase. MusicCast is great because you can add on to your setup one speaker at a time if you wish, and even create a multi-room setup.
At a price like this, you'll likely be looking for Hi-Fi quality, and MusicCast doesn't disappoint. There's a built-in phono preamp so you can even hook up older devices which aren't from the MusicCast line of products. However, one of the nicest parts about this turntable is in its ability to connect to music services such as Spotify and Deezer directly so you can stream music wirelessly from them. There doesn't seem to be Apple Music support at this time though, which may end up knocking this product down a peg if you're as obsessed with Apple's music streaming service as I am. Despite that, it does support AirPlay.
Yamaha tops off this product's features with voice control. Have an Echo Dot laying around or another Amazon Alexa-enabled device? If so, you're already good to go. All that's left is to order via Amazon and hope for it to come back in stock soon. Amazon is one of our favorite places to find discounted vinyl records, so it might not hurt to keep an eye out there while you're waiting.
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