CES 2023, LAS VEGAS — Jan. 4, 2023 — HARMAN Luxury Audio Group today announced that it will debut its new JBL SPINNER BT turntable at HARMAN Explore, being held Jan. 4-7 in the Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas. Offering a vibrant design, the Bluetooth-enabled turntable allows listeners to enjoy their records wirelessly without sacrificing audio quality.
The SPINNER BT pairs easily with portable speakers, soundbars, and headphones via Bluetooth for wireless vinyl playback, with aptX™ HD encoding ensuring that the authentic sound of records isn’t compromised. For a wired connection, the turntable features an analog output with switchable moving magnet phono stage perfect for use with traditional component audio systems or active loudspeaker systems. To add a sophisticated touch to any environment, the unit’s sleek design consists of an aluminum platter and tonearm, black MDF plinth with JBL orange accents, a contemporary front panel, and a hinged dust cover.
Playing records in perfect time at 33 1/3 rpm for LPs and 45 rpm for EPs and singles, the SPINNER BT’s speeds are locked with a speed sensor to guarantee perfect pitch from the belt-driven aluminum platter. The tonearm features a high-quality Audio Technica moving magnet cartridge pre-installed on a removeable head shell for easy replacement and upgrading. The turntable’s feet are damped to reduced vibration ingress to records.
“The JBL SPINNER BT is a testament to the joy of music and vinyl, and we couldn’t be more excited to introduce it at HARMAN Explore,” said Jim Garrett, Senior Director, Product Strategy and Planning, HARMAN Luxury Audio. “With Bluetooth 5.2 technology, the turntable provides listeners with an instant wireless connection to their record collections — allowing them to enjoy their albums in any way they wish without losing the signature sound of vinyl — while its sleek design makes a bold statement in any system. And with its analog output and integrated phono preamplifier, the SPINNER BT is equally at home with purists who prefer a wired connection.”
The JBL SPINNER BT will be available in the third quarter of 2023 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of $399.
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