For those looking to listen to their vinyl record collection, but don’t want to give up technology, Harman has announced that it will launch a new record player. The device was named after JBL Spinner BT and it will arrive in 2023. The American company pointed out that the two main features of the gadget are support for Bluetooth 5.2 and its sound quality. Something quite demanded by enthusiasts of the good old LP.
The novelty came out of thin air at CES 2023. Its finish has orange details and black as predominant. To offer sound quality, the first point that deserves attention is the addition of the stylus in an Audio-Technica brand moving magnet cartridge. Thus, replacing the item promises to be smooth, but relatively costly.
For those who raised an eyebrow when seeing that the device uses Bluetooth, JBL says there is no need to worry. Support for feature version 5.2 makes it easy to connect to just about any soundbar, headphones or speakers out there. As the transmission is 24-bit in high resolution, the company says no sacrifices will be made on the audio part.
On the other hand, if the user prefers to guarantee the most authentic sound possible, the brand has guaranteed that the record player will have the option of analog outputs.
The JBL Spinner BT will hit stores in the fall and will cost US$399. It is important to remember that to be launched in Brazil, the stereo will need to pass through Anatel first.
JBL showcased more audio news at CES
Of course, the Bluetooth record player wasn’t the only item the Harman brand brought to the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show.
THE company presented the Endurance Peak 3, a pair of headphones made for physical activities. In addition to resources for greater immersion and ambiance, the gadgets are IP68 certified, which protects them immensely from water and dust.
Another novelty came with the company’s soundbars. There are five models, from the most expensive to the cheapest, that will arrive in the coming months. The 1300X, for example, will offer DTS:X 3D surround sound, 6 upward-facing drivers, a 12-inch subwoofer and a 12-inch subwoofer. wireless and 15-channel Dolby Atmo. However, this will cost the user $1,699.95.
Finally, the brand showed two new portable speakers with a focus on ecology. Both the JBL Go 3 Eco and the JBL Clip 4 Eco have a shell made from 100% recycled fabric.
With information: Engadget and What Hi Fi.