CES 2024: Victrola anounces slick new turntables & outdoor speaker
Vinyl’s comeback has been one of music tech’s biggest stories of the last decade. According to reports, vinyl sales have shown regular growth year on year as younger generations discover records’ vintage appeal. As the analog format rides this wave of revival, turntable maker Victrola is using CES 2024 to showcase vinyl’s continued ability to innovate.
The headlining product is Victrola’s new flagship – the Stream Sapphire turntable. Priced at a premium $1,499, it represents the high-end streaming turntable market, which mixes vinyl’s beloved sound with streaming speakers’ wireless convenience. Features like 24-bit FLAC support, Sonos/Roon integration and an audiophile build suggest Victrola is angling to bring vinyl purists into the streaming age more seamlessly than ever.
But Victrola also unveiled more affordable and niche products that indicate versatility remains vital, even as vinyl gets premium. The quirky Victrola Rock Speaker brings wireless connectivity outdoors for party-style installations. And the value-driven Victrola Automatic makes vinyl less hands-on for casual listeners with a sub-$200 price point.
By giving vinyl streaming elegance, budget simplicity and outdoor durability simultaneously, Victrola seems intent on proving records can evolve with modern lifestyles. If this CES momentum sustains, his- fi heritage and next-gen wireless may soon share vinyl’s spiraling revival.
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