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Weekend of January 3, 2020 – Hour 2

Tech News and Commentary

Dave and the team discuss a robotic vacuum home intruder, vintage toys, Boeing’s tough year, a kevlar tether to capture criminals, and more.

Jason in McMinnville, Tennessee and asked: “I have some older records but I don’t have a good speaker system. I’ve seen on Amazon and a couple other sites that they’re selling a Bluetooth turntable. I was wondering how that works. I know there’s special electronics in a turntable that gives you that “great old sound.” Do they digitize that music? How does that work exactly and should I get one?”

Jason, they are usually just turntables that can output audio to a Bluetooth speaker. The way they get the music from the record is still the same, they way they feed it to the speaker is different.

As for whether you should get one or not, the only advantage is the convenience of the wireless speakers, if that interests you then it’s a good way to distribute your speakers without having to worry about wires, if you plan to keep it in one place and plan to have speakers around it, it won’t really make much difference.

The signal going to the speakers will be digitized, so if that’s a dealbreaker for you, this is probably not the kind of turntable you want, but realistically, the odds you’d be able to notice any difference at all in the sound quality are slim.

Still, you did ask about that “great old sound” and it is something audiophiles are sometimes very serious about so, be aware of the digital component if you use a Bluetooth turntable.

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Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

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