Our favorite vintage record player in terms of its looks. It's rather disappointing when it comes to the sound it produces however.
Type of drive: Belt
Tonearm operation: Manual (with auto-return)
Tonearm shape: Straight
In-built phono preamp: Yes
Reverse play support: No
USB interface: Yes
iPod dock: Yes
Recording types (33s, 45s, 78s): Yes, Yes, Yes
Dimensions in inches (length x height x width): 20.08″, 8.86″, 13.39″
Weight (pounds): 21.7 lbs
We haven’t really had the chance to truly test this record player for a prolonged period, so we can’t review it in detail. However, in the short span of time that we’ve tested it in the shop, the music quality was severely lacking. Plus, the record playing on it skipped quite a few times in just a span of a few minutes. We gave it the benefit of the doubt and tried playing another vinyl on it but with similar results. It was the last unit in the shop too so we didn’t get a chance to test another unit.
We wished it could have been otherwise because we really like how it looks. It definitely ranks as one of the top classical players purely from an appearance standpoint though. Then again, if you’re really considering getting this, make sure you test it extensively at the shop first just in case you’re given a faulty player.