YAMAHA EMBRACES VINYL AGAIN WITH MORE TURNTABLES

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by Marc Rushton

about 3 months ago

YAMAHA EMBRACES VINYL AGAIN WITH MORE TURNTABLES

Following the recent news announcing the flagship GT-5000 turntable from Yamaha, at IFA 2018 in Berlin last week Yamaha announced two additional vinyl spinners to complete the range.

Alongside IFA, Yamaha ran a dedicated launch event in conjunction with youth-focused media group, Vice. it was Yamaha's two newly announced, and more modest turntables that have awakened fans of the brand.

Russell Wykes, Marketing and Global Content Development Manager for Yamaha Music Australia’s AV Division told StereoNET:

When you look back at the history of hi-fi, Yamaha features prominently having produced numerous products that have helped to shape the way we listen to music today.

We’re now looking to introduce a new generation to hi-fi and are extremely excited to be doing so with the launch of our new turntables.

Yamaha's new TT-S303 entry-point turntable features a straight tonearm and belt-driven design and is perfect for the no-fuss vinyl lover. It also utilises a switchable Phono and Line Output, ready for connection to your existing Hi-Fi system, or directly to a pair of active speakers.It will sell for $599 (AUD) and is expected to be available in New Zealand in October 2018.

Yamaha TT-S303 Turntable 2018

 

The range will include the MusicCast VINYL 500 (TT-N503), which as the name suggests steps into the future with a tribute to the past. The wireless turntable is designed to complement Yamaha's MusicCast multi-room audio platform allowing you to stream vinyl throughout your home.

MusicCast Vinyl 500 Turntable

The belt drive, straight tonearm turntable featured music streaming services built-in including Spotify, Deezer, TIDAL, AirPlay and Bluetooth and features WiFi that supports both the 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz bands.

Yamaha MusicCast VINYL 500

Love vinyl but hate cables, the MusicCast VINYL 500 is just the ticket, and it will sell for $899 (AUD) when it becomes available in October 2018.

New Zealand pricing has not yet been confirmed.

For more information visit Yamaha.

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StereoNET's Founder & Publisher and still buried deep in the review room auditioning everything from docks to soundbars, amplifiers to headphones. Marc also founded Melbourne's International HiFi Show.

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