At CES this week, Victrola announced the forthcoming Stream Sapphire, a new Works with Sonos turntable that can also stream records to thousands of devices, including your smartphone, soundbar, or laptop. Yet, at $1,499, it’s not exactly affordable. Luckily, Victrola sells two cheaper alternatives: the Stream Carbon and the Stream Onyx, both of which are on sale from Victrola thanks to promo code SPIN10. Right now, you can pick up the former for $630 ($170 off) and the latter for $360 ($240 off), which is an all-time low on the entry-level model.
Unlike the Stream Sapphire, you can’t use either of the two turntables to stream records to just about any device. However, you can use them to wirelessly transmit audio from your turntable to your Sonos system without the need for any extra equipment, unlike most other record players. The two-speed, belt-driven turntables are also small enough that you can fit them just about anywhere in your house. The main difference between the two is that the Onyx relies on cheaper build components than the Carbon, which features a more expensive Ortofon Red 2M cartridge in addition to a metal knob, faceplate, and inlay.
If you’re in the market for a streaming stick, right now, Amazon’s latest Fire TV Stick 4K Max is on sale for $44.99 ($15 off) at Amazon and Best Buy. That’s just $5 shy of the gadget’s all-time low price, which was first set during the Black Friday season.
Unlike its like-minded predecessor, the 4K streaming stick supports Wi-Fi 6E and offers double the storage at 16GB. At the same time, it retains a lot of the features that made its predecessor great, like Amazon Alexa support for voice control and a broad swath of HDR formats (including Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HDR10 Plus). What’s even cooler is that the streaming stick also displays artwork and widgets when idle, which essentially turns your TV into a massive Alexa-enabled smart display of sorts.