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JBL Spinner BT: playing records wireless

JBL Spinner BT: playing records wireless

The JBL Spinner BT is a turntable, but one that works seamlessly with Bluetooth speakers and headphones.

‘The youth of today’ (and much of the rest of humanity) prefer to do everything wirelessly. Bluetooth is the magic word here, a way of connecting an audio source to a Bluetooth speaker or headphone quickly and easily. In the case of the new JBL Spinner BT, this turntable is the source.

AptX, or just a cable

To achieve the highest possible wireless sound quality, Bluetooth codec aptX is supported. It goes without saying that this codec only works if the speaker or headphones also support it. And if you want to listen wired in maximum analog quality, that’s possible too. For this, the JBL Spinner BT has an analog output with an adjustable moving magnet phono stage. This allows you to connect traditional component audio systems as well as, for example, active speakers.

The sleek design consists of an aluminum turntable and tone arm, a black MDF base with gold or JBL orange accents, a contemporary front and a hinged fabric cover. A welcome addition to anyone’s interior,’ JBL adds.

Audio Technica MM cartridge

A rotational speed sensor should guarantee accurate and constant speed at both 33 1/3 and 45 rpm for EPs and singles. Furthermore, the JBL Spinner BT is belt driven and features an aluminum turntable. The tone arm features a high-quality Audio Technica moving magnet cartridge that is pre-installed on a removable headshell for easy replacement and upgrades. The turntable’s feet are cushioned to reduce vibrations that can affect records.

The JBL Spinner BT costs $399.99