Victrola’s latest record player makes retro style durable and affordable

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It’s been a busy week for Victrola. Fresh out of his last bounty rotating plate, the First V1, the iconic audio maker unveiled a more affordable offer at CES 2022.

Scheduled to release between July and September for just $ 99.99 (around $ 70 / AU $ 140), the Victrola Re-Spin is the brand’s new all-in-one suitcase. turntable.

According to Victrola, it will combine impressive sound quality with a durable, retro-inspired design to feature among the company’s existing line of turntables as the “record player of the future”.

Unlike the Victrola Revolution GO (the brand’s first portable and rechargeable turntable, which was also unveiled earlier this week), the Re-Spin will need to be plugged in, but that traditional approach brings a slew of impressive audio credentials.

For starters, you’ll get Victrola’s new anti-vibration speaker cabinet technology built into the Re-Spin, which is also a feature of its very expensive Premiere V1 cousin (which retails for $ 499 / £ 399 / approximately AU $ 690). ).

Victrola Re-Spin

The Victrola Re-Spin will be available in gray, green, blue and red (Image credit: Victrola / Future)

The dual-speaker setup of the Re-Spin, according to Victrola, will deliver enhanced sonic performance while eliminating vibration for a “skip-free, bass-free listening experience unmatched by previous generations of record players. suitcase ”.

It won’t take up much space either. The Re-Spin is 20% smaller – in terms of size and components – than the full-size suitcase decks you’ll find elsewhere, even in Victrola’s own range, adding to its stylistic appeal.

In addition to a traditional headphone jack, Victrola’s latest turntable will also be equipped with the Bluetooth connectivity of its portable counterpart, the Revolution GO, meaning you will be able to stream recordings straight from the Re-Spin to anywhere. what external device. Bluetooth speaker.

As mentioned, the Victrola Re-Spin won’t be available until later this year – but in our opinion, it just might be a turntable worth the wait given its double-digit price tag. .

Sound and color

However, the Re-Spin wasn’t the only new audio product Victrola unveiled at CES 2022. As part of the brand’s showcase at the event, it also announced two new “Music Edition” portable Bluetooth speakers. , the Victrola ME1 and ME2.

Victrola ME speaker series

The Victrola ME1 (left) and ME2 (right) (Image credit: Victrola / Future)

The former will feature a two-inch speaker with passive bass radiators to deliver impressive sound for up to 12 hours, while the latter, larger and more powerful, intended to entertain large groups, will feature a 3.5 inch speaker with a one inch tweeter. and two passive bass radiators, offering up to 20 hours of playback.

Intended to be “stylish audio companions,” the ME1 and ME2 will come in a variety of vibrant colors, along with the option of several custom designer leather cases.

The pair will be available between April and June of this year, for $ 99.99 (around $ 70 / AU $ 140) and $ 199.99 (around £ 150 / AU $ 270), respectively.

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