AKAI Pro fessional BT500 Exquisitely Crafted Premium Belt Drive Turntable : Great auto turntable

Very nice turntable, looks good. Very nice turntable, looks good. Made of tin plastic, so is very light, but no vibrations as build quality really good. Connects to any bluetooth speaker without any issues. Really clear sound, easy to use. Perfect for the price and foraverage users as myself. There is no adjustments for cartridge weight, so usable only with stock needle so probably wouldn’t be good for someone looking to upgrade.

If it wasn’t for the fact it had bluetooth i’d be a little disapointed.

AKAI Professional BT500 Exquisitely Crafted Premium Belt Drive Turntable for Superior Musical Reproduction with Wireless Bluetooth Streaming Capability

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  • Exquisitely crafted, premium turntable with on-board Bluetooth streaming capability – streams music wirelessly to any Bluetooth speaker (not included)
  • Enhanced walnut finish, brushed aluminium controls, gold-plated RCA jacks and included optional dust cover
  • Seamlessly convert your analogue records into digital files using the included software and on-board USB port
  • Optimal musical reproduction courtesy of a quiet belt-drive system with a mechanically-isolated motor, a heavy die-cast aluminium platter, a rubber non-slip mat and a low-mass straight tonearm
  • Built-in switchable phono preamp for use with a traditional stereo or direct connection to powered speakers; includes a high-quality pre-mounted audio-technical magnetic cartridge with elliptical stylus in removable head shell

A fabulous piece of kit i love it the build quality is excellent. A fabulous piece of kit i love it the build quality is excellent. It has a headphone jack so you can listen to your vinal. You do not have to buy all the other stuff immediately or power amp speakers etc. And the sound quality is great. It comes with a very good cartridge and styles. And a great service from the seller thanks.

Looks great sounds fantastic worth every penny.

Coulnt find power lead at first, now ok.

Great turntable but cant record anything from it as i get a constant humming sound drives me mad.

Excellent sound, very pleased with it. Well made, quality record player, excellent sound, very pleased with it.

Excellent sound, very pleased with it. Well made, quality record player, excellent sound, very pleased with it.

Great turntable at a budget price. Great turntable at a budget price, connected to my pioneer amp it’s nice to hear all the crackles again from my aging vinyl collection. With the software available by download it can also be easily connected to the home comp or laptop giving you the ability to transfer your collection as so many people want this facility now days. Bluetooth connection is also built in making wireless connection available although not needed in my case. All in all a very nice turntable at a reasonable price for those not able to or need the expensive alternatives.

Great automatic deck no problems at all. Bluetooth connected first time. I have connected it to an amp and speakers and it all works and sounds great very pleased, proof you don’t need to spend silly money on a vinyl player.

A quality feel and sounds great.

Very pleased with the build quality and the sound production. Streams effortlessly to wireless speakers too.

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  1. This review is from : AKAI Professional BT500 Exquisitely Crafted Premium Belt Drive Turntable for Superior Musical Reproduction with Wireless Bluetooth Streaming Capability

    Very nice basic deck with pre amp and bluetooth. . Looked at loads of those all in one in a box style players, but they all look a bit like toys, and from the reviews sound like that too. This is a good compromise – a little more expensive but it has a built in pre-amp (with volume control) and bluetooth so you can connect to any powered speaker. Nicely put together and easy to use.
  2. This review is from : AKAI Professional BT500 Exquisitely Crafted Premium Belt Drive Turntable for Superior Musical Reproduction with Wireless Bluetooth Streaming Capability

    Very nice basic deck with pre amp and bluetooth. . Looked at loads of those all in one in a box style players, but they all look a bit like toys, and from the reviews sound like that too. This is a good compromise – a little more expensive but it has a built in pre-amp (with volume control) and bluetooth so you can connect to any powered speaker. Nicely put together and easy to use.
    1. This turntable looks amazing and sounds great. I was looking to get back into vinyl and seeing the reviews for this i took the plunge as previous reviews were so good. I am putting this through an yamaha amp so the sound is great. One thing i will point out is this turntable does not have automatic return arm so if you are looking for that this is not the turntable for you. Also in my experience vinyl that is weighted at 180g sounds best on this turntable thinner vinyl simple does not sound great. The packaging of this turntable and the quality of this turntable was great so no complaints there. As for the other fancy features i have not used them and i am just playing the vinyl in a pure way.
  3. This review is from : AKAI Professional BT500 Exquisitely Crafted Premium Belt Drive Turntable for Superior Musical Reproduction with Wireless Bluetooth Streaming Capability

    This turntable looks amazing and sounds great. I was looking to get back into vinyl and seeing the reviews for this i took the plunge as previous reviews were so good. I am putting this through an yamaha amp so the sound is great. One thing i will point out is this turntable does not have automatic return arm so if you are looking for that this is not the turntable for you. Also in my experience vinyl that is weighted at 180g sounds best on this turntable thinner vinyl simple does not sound great. The packaging of this turntable and the quality of this turntable was great so no complaints there. As for the other fancy features i have not used them and i am just playing the vinyl in a pure way.
  4. This review is from : AKAI Professional BT500 Exquisitely Crafted Premium Belt Drive Turntable for Superior Musical Reproduction with Wireless Bluetooth Streaming Capability

    Excellent piece of equipment,functions perfectly and has all of the features which i was looking for-auto cue, record size selector, speed selector, blue tooth connectable.
  5. This review is from : AKAI Professional BT500 Exquisitely Crafted Premium Belt Drive Turntable for Superior Musical Reproduction with Wireless Bluetooth Streaming Capability

    Excellent piece of equipment,functions perfectly and has all of the features which i was looking for-auto cue, record size selector, speed selector, blue tooth connectable.
    1. Got my old vinyl collection out. And connected the turntable to my sony speaker and, need i say anything else.
      1. Got my old vinyl collection out. And connected the turntable to my sony speaker and, need i say anything else.
  6. This review is from : AKAI Professional BT500 Exquisitely Crafted Premium Belt Drive Turntable for Superior Musical Reproduction with Wireless Bluetooth Streaming Capability

    Fantastic deck and fantastic quality. Fantastic deck and fantastic quality.
    1. Fantastic deck and fantastic quality. Fantastic deck and fantastic quality.
      1. Great turntable, the bluetooth connect in a few seconds to my samsung sound bar and subwoofer and it sounds great. Nice to hear my vinyl records again.
  7. Great turntable, the bluetooth connect in a few seconds to my samsung sound bar and subwoofer and it sounds great. Nice to hear my vinyl records again.
    1. Right, cards on the table, i am not an audiophile. I am a normal person that frankly thinks digital music sounds just fine. I tend to spend much more money on visual things like large oled 4k tv’s. But i needed a turntable to play some vinyl on that we bought recently in florida. I was all set on one of those little £40 briefcase portable jobs but saw lots of negative reviews and wanted something that would look good in the living room, and this thing looks as expensive as it is. I especially like the built in amp and bluetooth connectivity, so i don’t need wires all over the place. I can even connect it to my amazon echo. There is a little bit of self assembly involved, but nothing too daunting. Connectivity, sound and aesthetics are all excellent.
      1. Right, cards on the table, i am not an audiophile. I am a normal person that frankly thinks digital music sounds just fine. I tend to spend much more money on visual things like large oled 4k tv’s. But i needed a turntable to play some vinyl on that we bought recently in florida. I was all set on one of those little £40 briefcase portable jobs but saw lots of negative reviews and wanted something that would look good in the living room, and this thing looks as expensive as it is. I especially like the built in amp and bluetooth connectivity, so i don’t need wires all over the place. I can even connect it to my amazon echo. There is a little bit of self assembly involved, but nothing too daunting. Connectivity, sound and aesthetics are all excellent.
  8. This review is from : AKAI Professional BT500 Exquisitely Crafted Premium Belt Drive Turntable for Superior Musical Reproduction with Wireless Bluetooth Streaming Capability

    The unit looks very good but we don’t know what it sounds like yet. The unit looks very good but we don’t know what it sounds like yet since although the list of items included the power source it was not in the sealed box . Now we have to source this somewhere.
    1. The unit looks very good but we don’t know what it sounds like yet. The unit looks very good but we don’t know what it sounds like yet since although the list of items included the power source it was not in the sealed box . Now we have to source this somewhere.
      1. Akai is one of my favorite brands and this product is definitely well presented. Akai is one of my favorite brands and this product is definitely well presented. It is solidly built and looks good. Unfortunately, the bt100 failed to connect to the bose soundtouch 30 speakers via bluetooth despite all efforts.
  9. This review is from : AKAI Professional BT500 Exquisitely Crafted Premium Belt Drive Turntable for Superior Musical Reproduction with Wireless Bluetooth Streaming Capability

    Akai is one of my favorite brands and this product is definitely well presented. Akai is one of my favorite brands and this product is definitely well presented. It is solidly built and looks good. Unfortunately, the bt100 failed to connect to the bose soundtouch 30 speakers via bluetooth despite all efforts.
  10. This review is from : AKAI Professional BT500 Exquisitely Crafted Premium Belt Drive Turntable for Superior Musical Reproduction with Wireless Bluetooth Streaming Capability

    Its a fantastic deck as i now have had it for 3 weeks now , sounds great , my albums have come to life again , best thing i have bought for a long time. Its not cheap but its a really well put together bit of kit.
  11. This review is from : AKAI Professional BT500 Exquisitely Crafted Premium Belt Drive Turntable for Superior Musical Reproduction with Wireless Bluetooth Streaming Capability

    Its a fantastic deck as i now have had it for 3 weeks now , sounds great , my albums have come to life again , best thing i have bought for a long time. Its not cheap but its a really well put together bit of kit.
    1. Buy one now, this is an excellent product that is easy to set up to either bluetooth or existing hifi, the sound quality is brilliant.
  12. This review is from : AKAI Professional BT500 Exquisitely Crafted Premium Belt Drive Turntable for Superior Musical Reproduction with Wireless Bluetooth Streaming Capability

    Buy one now, this is an excellent product that is easy to set up to either bluetooth or existing hifi, the sound quality is brilliant.
  13. This review is from : AKAI Professional BT500 Exquisitely Crafted Premium Belt Drive Turntable for Superior Musical Reproduction with Wireless Bluetooth Streaming Capability

    Great product let down by missing power supply. I would have given it higher rating but the 12v dc power supply was missing from the box event though box was sealed – (cant find way to contact seller to request they send out the missing item. Fortunately i have a universal 12v supply so can run it. Vinyl to digital converter software brilliant, and very easy to use records as wav files just down load from akai websitebluetooth feature very good and easy to use too.
    1. Great product let down by missing power supply. I would have given it higher rating but the 12v dc power supply was missing from the box event though box was sealed – (cant find way to contact seller to request they send out the missing item. Fortunately i have a universal 12v supply so can run it. Vinyl to digital converter software brilliant, and very easy to use records as wav files just down load from akai websitebluetooth feature very good and easy to use too.