Acoustic Sounds
By: Michael Fremer

November 2nd, 2022



After a 40 Year Pause Audio-Technica Brings Back The Sound Burger!

portable turntable updated with Bluetooth connectivity and USB-C charging cable

Audio-Technica just announced the return of the $199 AT-SB2022 "Sound Burger" portable record player. It's been bought back after 40 years away to help the company celebrate its 60th anniversary.

The Sound Burger is a belt driven portable 33 1/3/45rpm record player driven by a high-precision DC motor. It features a die-cast aluminum alloy platter with "damping design" and is equipped with the ubiquitous Audio Technica AT3600L moving magnet cartridge that tracks at around 3 grams.

The new edition features Bluetooth connectivity and USB-C battery charging. The built-in battery can play for upwards of 12 hours before requiring recharging.

I'd like to hear this thing through my RIVA Turbo-X Bluetooth speaker. Sadly that company has gone out of business but the Turbo-X plays on! will try to get a review sample and if not, we'll just buy one to review.



DC servo motor

Power Supply

DC 3.6 V lithium ion battery

Drive Method



33-1/3 RPM, 45 RPM

Turntable Platter


Wow and Flutter

< 0.25 % (WTD) at 3 kHz

Signal-to-Noise Ratio

> 50dB (DIN-B)

Cartridge Type


Output Level

150 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec (No phono-output)

Phono Pre-Amp Gain

36 dB nominal, RIAA equalized

Charging Specifications

5 V, 0.5 A

Power Consumption

1.5 W (when charging)

Charging Time

Approx. 12 hours*

Operating Time

Approx. 12 hours*

Input Jack

USB Type-C jack


100 mm (3.9") × 290 mm (11") × 70 mm (2.8") (W×D×H)