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Akai BT500 Premium Belt-drive Turntable

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Turntable with Isolated DC Motor, Aluminum Platter, Milled Aluminum Knobs, Walnut-finish Surface, and RCA/USB Outputs with Bluetooth Wireless Streaming


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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. The 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.


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.



  • Reliable playback for vinyl enthusiasts and samplers
  • Low S/N and imperceptible wow and flutter provide an immersive listening experience
  • Outputs 33s and 45s to your audiophile playback system or MPC controller
  • Streams records to Bluetooth-enabled speakers
  • USB digital out rips samples, songs, and albums directly to your Mac/PC up to 16-bit/48kHz
  • Isolated motor with belt-drive transmission reduces vibrations
  • Solid aluminum platter lifts up to reveal motor settings
  • Non-slip rubber mat keeps records stable
  • Milled aluminum knobs on a walnut-finish player platform for a sumptuous look
  • Low-mass aluminum tonearm has an adjustable counterweight
  • Switchable phono preamp
  • Gold-plated RCA outputs resist corrosion
  • Pre-mounted Audio-Technica magnetic cartridge with magnetic stylus captures a realistic picture of your record
  • Adjustable feet and level bubble help you get a perfect needle drop
  • Headshell removes for regular access

Tech Specs

Motor Belt
Speeds 33-1/3 RPM and 45 RPM
Arm Style Straight
Platter Die-cast aluminum
USB Yes, output only
Analog Outputs 2 x RCA
Digital Outputs Bluetooth
Height 13.7"
Depth 4.84"
Width 17.5"
Weight 14 lbs.

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