Victrola, a name synonymous with turntable and other music-related product manufacturing for 115+ years, has introduced the Victrola Stream Onyx, the second model in its Stream turntable lineup.
As with the original turntable, the Victrola Stream Onyx (which runs $599 vs. the $799 Stream Carbon) provides listeners the ability to enjoy wireless vinyl music through their entire Sonos ecosystem – including multiroom configurations – with no additional equipment required.
“The Victrola Stream Onyx is the next product in our assortment of Works with Sonos high-performance turntables,” says Scott Hagen, CEO, Victrola. “We have maintained the amazing DNA of the Victrola Stream Carbon, with a few alterations in the materials and finish so that we can deliver this awesome solution to even more Sonos homes around the world.”
Easy Setup via Victrola Stream App, Integration with Sonos App
For users or dealers setting up a product, the Victrola Stream app (iOS and Android) offers quick configuration and connects the two-speed, belt-driven turntable wirelessly to a Sonos system in seconds, according to the company. Traditional stereo speakers can also be used in tandem with a Sonos speaker system via the turntable’s RCA outputs.
After setup is complete, the Stream Onyx fully integrates with the Sonos app for easy command, while the built-in illuminated control know provides a tactile, centralized volume control for an entire Sonos system and selected playback groups, Victrola explains.
In terms of aesthetics and construction, the Victrola Stream Onyx differs from Stream Carbon while maintaining a premium design and experience, the company says. An aluminum tonearm with a custom-designed removable headshell, fitted with a premium cartridge helps deliver quality sound.
The easily adjustable counterweight enables users to apply the appropriate downforce, Victrola says, for improved dynamic frequency response and clarity.
Victrola says that the new turntable is available for pre-order on its website, Amazon, Best Buy, Crutchfield, NFM, Abt, ListenUp and World Wide Stereo starting Jan. 7, with wider availability beginning in late February 2023.
The Victrola Stream Carbon earned a CE Pro BEST Award in the Best Multiroom AV Components category, announced at CEDIA Expo 2022. Additionally, the company recently announced a new Bluetooth loudspeaker line.
This article has been updated as of 01/17/23 to ensure the validity of information provided.
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