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Dual CS 529 BT: Groundbreaking Bluetooth controlled turntable

Dual, the German audio company, has recently made a groundbreaking announcement that is set to revolutionize the way we interact with vinyl records. They have launched the world’s first mobile...

Dual CS 529 BT
Dual CS 529 BT

Dual, the German audio company, has recently made a groundbreaking announcement that is set to revolutionize the way we interact with vinyl records. They have launched the world’s first mobile application, compatible with both iOS and Android devices, designed specifically for controlling a vinyl player. This innovative app is already functional with their latest model, the Dual CS 529 BT.

The application transforms your mobile device into a comprehensive remote control for the turntable, offering an array of functionalities at your fingertips. Users can initiate playback, halt the music, switch between different speeds (33, 45, and 78 rpm), and pair the device via Bluetooth with ease. Bluetooth technology is not just for pairing; it’s primarily used for transmitting commands to the turntable, creating a seamless interaction where the turntable’s display mirrors the mobile screen.

The Dual CS 529 BT model itself is a marvel of modern audio engineering. It is a fully automatic turntable featuring a belt drive system, designed for audiophiles who appreciate the tactile experience of vinyl with the convenience of modern technology. A standout feature of this turntable is its ability to repeat one side of a vinyl record up to 10 times consecutively, catering to those moments when you just can’t get enough of your favorite tracks.

To minimize any potential disturbance, its automatic control mechanisms and motor are strategically placed under the disk and are vibration-isolated.

In terms of audio quality, the CS 529 BT doesn’t disappoint. It comes equipped with a high-quality Ortofon 2M Red MM cartridge, which is pre-installed on a tonearm featuring double suspension.

This setup ensures precise tracking and excellent sound reproduction. Additionally, the system includes a built-in phono stage, eliminating the need for external pre-amplification and simplifying the setup process.

Aesthetically, the Dual CS 529 BT is available in two finishes: a sleek black and an elegant walnut veneer, allowing it to complement a wide range of interior decors. Regarding pricing, the turntable is available in the UK for £900 in its black finish and £1,000 for the walnut veneer option.