Yamaha MusicCast VINYL 500

The first fully network and multiroom compatible record player

Press release:

Rellingen, 31st August 2018 – Kindling the love for vinyl anew: With the introduction of MusicCast VINYL 500 during IFA 2018, Yamaha combines its long tradition of legendary hifi products with the pioneering spirit for developing groundbreaking technologies.

The first fully network-enabled and multiroom-compatible record player is aimed at vinyl lovers and novices alike. Due to the MusicCast integration, the unmatched, vivid sound of the rotating black treasures fills every room.

Not only does the MusicCast VINYL 500 introduce phono sound to the local network, it also connects existing hifi systems to the worlds of streaming and multiroom. Integrating all popular streaming services as well as Apple Airplay and Bluetooth, it plays modern music sources as proficiently as it plays vinyl.

The love for vinyl: A new spin on record playersYamaha can look back on a long and successful hifi tradition, including amazing record players from decades ago. This love for vinyl sees an exhilarating comeback at this year’s IFA. Innovation is also an important part of the Yamaha tradition

– which is why the MusicCast VINYL 500 puts a new spin on the classic record player: Wonderfully analogue sound meets the nearly limitless possibilities of the Yamaha MusicCast multiroom system.

The outstanding phono technology plays throughout the entire home – with music from treasured records or from modern streaming services, internet radio or directly from computer and NAS.

Cutting-edge tradition: Wirelessly play records everywhere

Gone are the times of countless wires and cables dominating the home.

With MusicCast VINYL 500, Yamaha catapults the vinyl record into the wireless age.

The record player can easily be positioned wherever it looks best and where it can be operated most conveniently. Thanks to MusicCast, your favourite records are connected to every compatible device and can be played back in the whole house – no wires, no hassle. The advantages of cutting-edge music technology do not end there: As the first fully network-enabled and multiroom-compatible record player, the MusicCast VINYL 500 supports streaming services like Spotify and Tidal as well as a number of wireless transmission standards.

These features turn it into an entertainment centrepiece to enhance existing hifi setups with wireless possibilities. Easily control the system through the MusicCast App for iOS and Android, the integration of Amazon Alexa even enables voice control.

Phono in perfectionExperience and (re-)discover vinyl records – unaltered and uncompromised.

The Yamaha MusicCast VINYL 500 is a love letter to spinning turntables and is aimed at seasoned enthusiasts and beginners alike. Sophisticated, timeless design meets reliable phono mechanics: The straight arm provides perfect sonic accuracy, the belt drive minimizes irregularities caused by vibrations.

Whether to bring an existing record collection to new glory or to lay the foundation for a new passion, the MusicCast VINYL 500 encourages enjoying music with heart and soul. The time has come to put a record on, lay back and just relish your favourite music!

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