Victrola Launches a Turntable for Sonos Complete-Dwelling Audio

Do you wish to add a little bit of analog goodness to your Sonos setup? The brand new Victrola Stream turntable lineup options full compatibility with the Sonos Stream app, which means that it might probably wirelessly transmit audio from wax to your Sonos audio system. It’s higher than Bluetooth, and it’s an superior resolution for whole-home analog audio.

The primary turntable on this new lineup is the Victrola Stream Carbon. It’s a really simple machine, that includes solely a quantity knob, a play button, and a velocity management (33 1/3 RPM and 44 RPM). That stated, Victrola caught some high-quality parts on this pet.

As its identify implies, the Victrola Stream Carbon makes use of a carbon fiber tonearm with an adjustable counterweight. It features a Ortofon 2M RED cartridge, which normally prices over $100, and sports activities RCA jacks for a LINE output. There’s additionally an Ethernet jack for individuals who don’t wish to use Wi-Fi.

Like most of Victrola’s high-end turntables and file gamers, the Stream Carbon comprises particular anti-vibration {hardware}. It solely weighs 13.2 kilos, however the turntable’s design (plus the flowery tonearm and cartridge) ought to stop skipping when blasting music at full quantity.

The one factor which will disappoint lovers is the dearth of a direct drive system. However such an improve doesn’t enhance audio high quality, so Victrola caught with a belt drive.

Pre-orders for the Victrola Stream Carbon open at this time for $799. That’s some huge cash for a turntable with comparatively few options, however hey, the Stream Carbon works with Sonos. Based on Victrola, we’ll see extra of this turntable on the 2022 CEDIA Expo on September twenty ninth, so keep tuned for those who’re on the fence.

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