Compressed digital files, whether purchased or streamed, simply can't compare with the rich, uncompressed analog sound of vinyl. But there is a happy medium, and the Sony PS-HX500 Hi-Res USB Turntable is made to take advantage. It uses a built-in analog-to-digital converter to turn your vinyl into high-resolution audio tracks in either DSD or WAV formats, outputting them to your PC or Mac via the aforementioned USB port, and thus enabling them to be used on pretty much any digital device you own. It's no slouch at playing records through a traditional system, either, with a rock-solid cabinet, belt drive system, lightweight tonearm with integrated shell for superior sound, and a built-in phono EQ that can be bypassed for use with an external rig.
Stream wirelessly from any room in your home or office with the McIntosh RS100 Wireless Speaker. Get started with a single unit, which connects to Wi-Fi and is controlled from a mobile app available on Apple or Android. Over time, you can add up to 16 speakers on a single network, enough for playback in 8 different rooms. It supports just about every audio format, and provides lossless playback of up to 16-bit/48kHz files. The bookshelf style speaker also features an eye catching blue meter and knobs that make is unmistakably McIntosh.
When one of the best turntables in the world suddenly went out of production, it was a sad day for vinyl fans. Well today that mood is finally changing as Panasonic has announced that the Technics SL-1200 line is back with the brand new Technics SL-1200GAE Turntable. 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the classic table which is not only the preference for DJs, but also makes a great centerpiece in any home audio setup. The resurrected deck added some subtle design changes, along with a high sensitive tonearm and a brass top platter. But devotees won't find anything to complain about when the SL-1200 officially returns this summer.
Pairing an outstanding design with quality craftsmanship and robust components, the Caruso Wireless Gramophone is far more than just another speaker. The design is dominated by the ceramic horn, which sticks out from the left side of the wooden cabinet. It serves as more than ornamentation, as it amplifies the sound coming from the two-way speaker, 50W Class D amplifier, and Bluetooth 4.0 receiver, while the other side of the cabinet opens up and acts as traditional storage. Hand made in Venice, Italy, it's available in a variety of finish combinations, including pure gold-covered horns and natural oak or walnut veneers.