AKAI Pro fessional BT500 Exquisitely Crafted Premium Belt Drive Turntable : Great product let down by missing Power Supply

Very nice turntable, looks really elegant and sounds good – very clear.

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.

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

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  • Exquisitely crafted, premium turntable with on-board Bluetooth streaming capability – streams music wirelessly to any Bluetooth speaker (not included)
  • Enhanced piano black 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; a high-quality pre-mounted audio-technical magnetic cartridge with elliptical stylus

It was very easy to setup and the sound is fantastic. Over the moon with this product. It was very easy to setup and the sound is fantastic.

This is a stunning device: both sound- and design-wise.

Fantastic sound, great features and looks expensive and stylish. . If your like me and you love traditional vinyl then this is a great turntable. I looked around and tried many models but this is just ten out of ten compared to the others that don’t even come close. This is quality, it looks great with the beautiful walnut finish and brushed aluminium controls, but most of all produces great sound due to the design and practical aspects and no expense spared inclusions such as the gold plated rca jacks, lovely low mass aluminium tone arm with adjustable counterweight and silent belt drive system. This even has a bubble level to ensure you get the best performance when sighting the turntable on an uneven surface. This connects effortlessly with bluetooth streaming and therefore allows a wireless system to be created, but if your a traditionalist and want to use powered speakers then that is also easy to do with this turntable with the builtin switchable preamp. And if thats not enough it comes with all the software and capability to convert analogue records to digital via a usb, just brilliant.

AKAI Professional BT500 Exquisitely Crafted Premium Belt Drive Turntable for Enhanced Musical Reproduction with Wireless Bluetooth Streaming Capability – Black : 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.

Amazing product fantastic service. . This is a truly superb turntable. My turntable arrived very well packaged. The box is, quality and with all that packaging it weighs a ton. I was concerned that turntables are delicate and delivery vans are not the safest places. The box arrived totally intact. Easily assembled connected to my bose speaker no problem. Day off lets play some vinyl. Nothing checked all power leads etc. . Nothing as dead as the monty python parrot. So this was a thursday afternoon.

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.

This is the perfect example of old meets new. This is the perfect example of old meets new. Great technology and super efficient player. I’m totally happy with my purchase.

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.

I had this for my 50th birthday present and it’s a beautiful looking turntable. It was a breeze to set up, albeit i needed an external pre-amp for my main sub to recognise the signal. I’m now buying and playing vinyl again. I’ve bought albums i should have bought decades ago.

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.

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.

Amazing product fantastic service. . This is a truly superb turntable. My turntable arrived very well packaged. The box is, quality and with all that packaging it weighs a ton. I was concerned that turntables are delicate and delivery vans are not the safest places. The box arrived totally intact. Easily assembled connected to my bose speaker no problem. Day off lets play some vinyl. Nothing checked all power leads etc. . Nothing as dead as the monty python parrot. So this was a thursday afternoon.

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

    Got my old vinyl collection out. And connected the turntable to my sony speaker and, need i say anything else.
  2. This review is from : AKAI Professional BT500 Exquisitely Crafted Premium Belt Drive Turntable for Enhanced Musical Reproduction with Wireless Bluetooth Streaming Capability – Black

    Got my old vinyl collection out. And connected the turntable to my sony speaker and, need i say anything else.
  3. This review is from : AKAI Professional BT500 Exquisitely Crafted Premium Belt Drive Turntable for Enhanced Musical Reproduction with Wireless Bluetooth Streaming Capability – Black

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

    Fantastic deck and fantastic quality. Fantastic deck and fantastic quality.
  5. This review is from : AKAI Professional BT500 Exquisitely Crafted Premium Belt Drive Turntable for Enhanced Musical Reproduction with Wireless Bluetooth Streaming Capability – Black

    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.
  6. This review is from : AKAI Professional BT500 Exquisitely Crafted Premium Belt Drive Turntable for Enhanced Musical Reproduction with Wireless Bluetooth Streaming Capability – Black

    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. Excellent sound, very pleased with it. Well made, quality record player, excellent sound, very pleased with it.
  7. This review is from : AKAI Professional BT500 Exquisitely Crafted Premium Belt Drive Turntable for Enhanced Musical Reproduction with Wireless Bluetooth Streaming Capability – Black

    Excellent sound, very pleased with it. Well made, quality record player, excellent sound, very pleased with it.
  8. This review is from : AKAI Professional BT500 Exquisitely Crafted Premium Belt Drive Turntable for Enhanced Musical Reproduction with Wireless Bluetooth Streaming Capability – Black

    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.
  9. This review is from : AKAI Professional BT500 Exquisitely Crafted Premium Belt Drive Turntable for Enhanced Musical Reproduction with Wireless Bluetooth Streaming Capability – Black

    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. 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.
  10. This review is from : AKAI Professional BT500 Exquisitely Crafted Premium Belt Drive Turntable for Enhanced Musical Reproduction with Wireless Bluetooth Streaming Capability – Black

    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.
  11. This review is from : AKAI Professional BT500 Exquisitely Crafted Premium Belt Drive Turntable for Enhanced Musical Reproduction with Wireless Bluetooth Streaming Capability – Black

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

    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.
  13. This review is from : AKAI Professional BT500 Exquisitely Crafted Premium Belt Drive Turntable for Enhanced Musical Reproduction with Wireless Bluetooth Streaming Capability – Black

    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.
      1. Easy to setup, very flexible because of the bluetooth option and the ability to connect a speaker through a jack cable.
  14. This review is from : AKAI Professional BT500 Exquisitely Crafted Premium Belt Drive Turntable for Enhanced Musical Reproduction with Wireless Bluetooth Streaming Capability – Black

    Easy to setup, very flexible because of the bluetooth option and the ability to connect a speaker through a jack cable.