Wurlitzer's 21st century jukebox gets a radical makeover

It's a Wurlitzer jukebox, but not as we know it!

It's a Wurlitzer jukebox, but not as we know it!

The latest incarnation of the famous jukebox, the Lyra, is a radical departure from its more traditional 'bubbler' designs.

Costing from £2995, the Wurlitzer Lyra uses touchscreen technology to stream and download music from the internet, including web radio stations.

Inside there's a 200W amplifier, and a 320GB hard drive gives space for up to 60,000 MP3s which can be uploaded via USB from CDs, DVDs or mobile devices.

It's also equipped with a CD/DVD burner, SD-MMC card reader and 10in subwoofer.

Opinions on the new design may differ, but Wurlitzer says "the wooden veneer finish, smooth lines and sleek look give the Lyra curve appeal".

Paddy Murphy, managing director of distributor Jukeboxes Direct, adds: "The Lyra is a classic for the 21st century... I am confident it will appeal to a younger generation."

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.