Today Victrola launched the product that a lot of vinyl fans have been waiting for, a stand-alone, works with Sonos turntable. What does that mean exactly? It means you take it out of the box, find somewhere to put it, set it up, and it pipes the sounds of your precious vinyl collection through your Sonos system.

The significant advantage is that you can put your turntable anywhere in your home without worrying about wires or plugging it into another device. What if you have a nice traditional analog stereo system set up already? Easy enough; use the standard RCA outs and let it rip. The turntable will play on your home system via RCA and stream to your Sonos system simultaneously.

The turntable itself is a work of art, with premium components from the Ortofon 2M Red cartridge to the carbon fiber tonearm to a meticulously machined removable headshell; you will want this thing on aesthetics alone.

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We got a chance to get our eyes on the Victrola Stream Carbon and receive a demo, and yes, it’s everything you want it to be. The turntable connects to the Victrola Stream App, and after a few simple steps, you are fully integrated into the Sonos app, and off you go. The knob on the Victrola Stream Carbon also gives you tactile volume control, which is a nice touch if you need to turn the music up or down quickly, or just like that old-school feeling of turning a knob.



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