Over the previous few years, Victrola’s come again on the scene with slick turntables able to streaming to Sonos’ wi-fi audio system. Now, the corporate is taking issues a step additional with the Victrola Stream Sapphire, a turntable that’s able to streaming information to absolutely anything.
Introduced throughout CES 2024, Victrola’s highest-end Works with Sonos turntable prices a whopping $1,499 and will probably be accessible within the US within the spring. That’s practically double the worth of the $800 Stream Carbon and nearly a grand greater than the $599 Stream Onyx, a stripped-down model of the Carbon Victrola introduced finally yr’s CES.
For the added value, you get one thing each the Stream Onyx and Stream Carbon lack: Roon and UPnP integration. Because of this, you possibly can stream information to 1000’s of suitable devices, starting from non-Sonos Bluetooth audio system and soundbars to iOS, Android, and Home windows gadgets like smartphones and laptops.
Victrola additionally amps the sport up on the subject of the Stream Sapphire’s sound and construct. With help for 24-bit / 48kHz lossless FLAC audio, the turntable ought to ship higher-quality audio than its predecessors. It’s additionally constructed with higher-quality supplies, with a wood plinth, upgraded brushless motor, and a dear Ortofon Blue 2M cartridge.
The Stream Sapphire wasn’t the one audio machine Victrola introduced at CES this yr. The corporate additionally launched the Victrola Computerized, a lower-priced turntable that’ll be accessible for $199 this spring. It’s not a Works with Sonos turntable, however it does help Bluetooth and comes with a singular “Repeat” characteristic that allows you to repeatedly repeat the aspect of a vinyl file.
Victrola additionally launched the Victrola Rock Speaker Join, its first Bluetooth panorama speaker geared for out of doors use that resembles a rock. It’s able to pairing with as much as 20 audio system, can cost by way of a built-in photo voltaic panel and USB-C, and is meant to last as long as 22 hours. The waterproof speaker will probably be accessible in three colours — sand, stone, and granite — someday this winter for $99.