ION Air LP Bluetooth TurntableIn the past ten years, vinyl has made a serious comeback. People love vinyl for many reasons, and it isn’t just the hipsters getting in on the fad. According to the Nielsen Music Report, vinyl sales were up 52% just last year. The only issue with the increased interest in vinyl has been that playing vinyl records on your sophisticated sound system hasn’t been all that easy… until now.  Debuting at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show and on sale as of March 2015, Ion’s new Air AP Turntable is taking vinyl to the next level.

This new Air AP Turntable takes the best of your vinyl record collection to your Bluetooth speakers so you can nurture your love of the classic vinyl sound with an outstanding digital speaker system. Retailing for $150 for just the turntable, and $180 with a set of Bluetooth speakers, this new technology is certain to be popular among all pure music lovers out there.

Lest you be concerned, the turntable still has the capacity to connect via cable to your hi-fi system, though the Bluetooth connection is the real selling point to this product. The turntable can handle 33 1/3, 45, and even 78 RPM records as well as convert them to digital to play on your Bluetooth speakers. It also has an auto-stop button feature.

Audiophiles may not be impressed with this new product, but that is not who this product is aimed at for many reasons. The low price point makes this a readily-accessible product for the mass market of people who are in love with that classic vinyl sound. If you want to impress your guests with the quality of sound available through your amazing Bluetooth speakers, this is not the product for you.  If you are looking to have fun with your friends listening to some old vinyl that you pulled out of your parents’ basement, the Ion Air AP turntable will help you to make that happen.

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