Victrola’s budget-friendly all-in-one turntables have made the audio tech company a household name. At this point, the briefcase record player is an iconic piece of gear in the vinyl community. Now, Victrola is breaking into the world of Bluetooth speakers with the ‘Music Edition Series.’
Unveiled at CES 2022, the Music Edition (ME) speakers will be available in two models the ME1 is a handheld, portable speaker that offers up to 12 hours of continuous play in a compact package. The ME2 is a larger, tabletop speaker that delivers more powerful sound and is compatible with Qi wireless charging devices. Additionally the ME2 features an auxiliary-in port so users can connect their speakers to wired devices like a turntable. Alongside the speakers, Victrola protective leather cases available in black and brown color options. The speakers themselves boast a variety of colors, an IP67 waterproof rating, and support multi-speaker pairing for a fuller audio experience.
“We wanted to make sure if we launched a Bluetooth speaker line that it fits our mission to bring music memories to everyone. While audio quality is paramount, we wanted to incorporate unique materials and design elements that compel people to share our product audibly and aesthetically,” said Scott Hagen, CEO of Victrola, in a press release. “Vinyl will always be at our company’s core, and record players become a conversation starter in the home. We believe ME1 and ME2 embody that experience in the Bluetooth speaker market.”
The ME Speakers are set to hit the market in Q2 of 2022 with availability online and at major retailers. The smalelr ME1 will be available for $100 in black, gray, blue, red, and green while the ME2 will be sold for $200 in black, gray, and blue.