Yamaha has introduced the MusicCast VINYL 500 turntable — a WiFi, multi-room turntable that allows music fans to not only play their favorite vinyl albums, but also stream their favorite tunes throughout their entire home from the same device.
Through the WiFi feature, stereo setups are simple to create — connect a pair of wireless MusicCast 20 speakers, or one or two MusicCast 50 speakers, to spin or stream music over a WiFi network, no receiver necessary. For extra bass, add a wireless subwoofer to create a 2.1-channel setup. What’s more, WiFi allows the VINYL 500 to expand a record’s reach beyond a typical single room setup to any room in your home by streaming its tunes to any MusicCast-enabled product. These stereo and multi-room configurations are all controlled by the MusicCast app.
For the music you would rather stream than own, the VINYL 500 comes with wireless technologies, including WiFi, Bluetooth, Apple AirPlay, and Spotify Connect. It also supports numerous built-in streaming services, including Spotify, Pandora, SiriusXM Internet Radio, TIDAL, Deezer, Napster, and thousands of free internet radio stations, all accessible via the MusicCast app. Additionally, the VINYL 500 works with Alexa voice control via any Amazon Echo device for streaming music and controlling multi-room or stereo setups via spoken commands.
The MusicCast VINYL 500 turntable (MSRP: $699.95) will be available in September in a Yamaha piano black gloss finish.
For more information, please visit usa.yamaha.com.