Forty years after introducing the Sound Burger portable turntable, and about a half a year after re-introducing it back into the market in a retro red model, Audio-Technica has decided to add the product back to its regular line-up due to the overwhelmingly positive response.
The limited-edition version of the Audio-Technica Sound Burger launched in the fall of 2022, in celebration of the company’s 60th anniversary. Audio-Technica says it sold out in a matter of days. The unit works with a belt-drive system for playing 33 1/3 and 45 rpm records.
The tonearm has a dynamic balance system in which stylus pressure is applied via a spring while a high-precision DC motor maintains stable rotation. For those who want a wired listening experience, it also comes with an audio cable. The entry-level turntable also offers Bluetooth connectivity and USB charging to last for up to 12 hours per charge.
Boasting a retro aesthetic with modern updates, the Sound Burger now comes in three colours: black, white, and yellow for US$199. It ships with a 45rpm adapter, RCA audio cable (3.5 mm male to dual RCA male), and USB cable for charging (USB Type-A / USB Type-C). It features a replaceable stylus.