Bush portable record player £24.99 @ Argos Reduced from £39.99
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Bush portable record player £24.99 @ Argos Reduced from £39.99

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Found 28th Dec 2016Made hot 28th Dec 2016
Posted previously at £29.99 so a further £5 off has built in speakers and comes in a carry case. It is cheap and plays records. In red, teal or brown.
Good reviews! out of 271 reviews 4+stars out of 5 and 93% would recommend to a friend. They cant all be lying

46 Comments

Suprised this is not on fire, i keep hearing bush is now the in thing again.

This is the worst piece of kit I have ever seen!
I had one of these for xmas, well I was like a 46 year old kid when I opened the box . . .I set it up in the kitchen to listen to my albums whilst cooking dinner, but was sent into spoilt bratt tantrum mode when it found it that useless it started skipping my tracks and the music quality / volume was terrible . . . So I thought lets plug it in to my speakers only to find the sound still terrible.
I checked a few LP's but still the same and it also made me see sick as the turntable was making the LP's go up and down like the ocean.
What do you expect I hear you say??? Well I expect something that plays albums and has sound I can hear!
Rant over as I've taken it back and ordered an ION . . . . . If that is bad too then I'll have to upset the wife and get the Denon out

Bigoggs

This is the worst piece of kit I have ever seen!I had one of these for … This is the worst piece of kit I have ever seen!I had one of these for xmas, well I was like a 46 year old kid when I opened the box . . .I set it up in the kitchen to listen to my albums whilst cooking dinner, but was sent into spoilt bratt tantrum mode when it found it that useless it started skipping my tracks and the music quality / volume was terrible . . . So I thought lets plug it in to my speakers only to find the sound still terrible.I checked a few LP's but still the same and it also made me see sick as the turntable was making the LP's go up and down like the ocean.What do you expect I hear you say??? Well I expect something that plays albums and has sound I can hear!Rant over as I've taken it back and ordered an ION . . . . . If that is bad too then I'll have to upset the wife and get the Denon out



I've just bought my first record player, I knew nothing when I started looking into them. Essentially you need to be spending £200+ on a Audio Technics, Rega or PRO-JECT turntable, or get an old and heavy turntable. Apparently everything else is inadequate at playing records and most likely damage them over time, these little portable things with inbuilt speakers being the worst offenders.

farmeruk1

Suprised this is not on fire, i keep hearing bush is now the in thing … Suprised this is not on fire, i keep hearing bush is now the in thing again.



Being on fire would be the best thing for it.

BulletRizz

I've just bought my first record player, I knew nothing when I started … I've just bought my first record player, I knew nothing when I started looking into them. Essentially you need to be spending £200+ on a Audio Technics, Rega or PRO-JECT turntable, or get an old and heavy turntable. Apparently everything else is inadequate at playing records and most likely damage them over time, these little portable things with inbuilt speakers being the worst offenders.



I've just picked up a Teac TN-300 for £250. It has a built-in pre amp and I am currently using it with a Marshall Woburn speaker. It sounds pretty good. Just another one to consider for anyone looking to get back into vinyl with a decent entry level turntable.

as the op posted "Good reviews! out of 271 reviews 4+stars out of 5 and 93% would recommend to a friend. They cant all be lying"

Thanks OP

Rich_T

as the op posted "Good reviews! out of 271 reviews 4+stars out of 5 and … as the op posted "Good reviews! out of 271 reviews 4+stars out of 5 and 93% would recommend to a friend. They cant all be lying"Thanks OP



​Ditto... Dad just got one (albeit, an Akai branded) and we can't fault it...
Simple to use, loud and clear and more importantly, nostalgic!

This Ion is out of stock online at wilko,but they are still in stores(may be marked at £25,but they scan at 12.50.)
wilko.com/com…c05

Edited by: "duke" 28th Dec 2016

farmeruk1

Suprised this is not on fire, i keep hearing bush is now the in thing … Suprised this is not on fire, i keep hearing bush is now the in thing again.



​Sent mine to relatives in Oz it bush fire season oO

this looks very similar to the one Sainsburys do. was given it for Christmas. dug out a box of old 45s and it tends to cut out before the end . fun but I wouldn't recommend. the 12" one played OK . did stick and skip on some , but I guess some of the record's hadn't been touched for thirty year's

Good for Pokémon go players

Bigoggs

This is the worst piece of kit I have ever seen!I had one of these for … This is the worst piece of kit I have ever seen!I had one of these for xmas, well I was like a 46 year old kid when I opened the box . . .I set it up in the kitchen to listen to my albums whilst cooking dinner, but was sent into spoilt bratt tantrum mode when it found it that useless it started skipping my tracks and the music quality / volume was terrible . . . So I thought lets plug it in to my speakers only to find the sound still terrible.I checked a few LP's but still the same and it also made me see sick as the turntable was making the LP's go up and down like the ocean.What do you expect I hear you say??? Well I expect something that plays albums and has sound I can hear!Rant over as I've taken it back and ordered an ION . . . . . If that is bad too then I'll have to upset the wife and get the Denon out



​youre an idiot if you think you can get a decent sounding turntable for this price, you deserve what you got....

Bigoggs

This is the worst piece of kit I have ever seen!I had one of these for … This is the worst piece of kit I have ever seen!I had one of these for xmas, well I was like a 46 year old kid when I opened the box . . .I set it up in the kitchen to listen to my albums whilst cooking dinner, but was sent into spoilt bratt tantrum mode when it found it that useless it started skipping my tracks and the music quality / volume was terrible . . . So I thought lets plug it in to my speakers only to find the sound still terrible.I checked a few LP's but still the same and it also made me see sick as the turntable was making the LP's go up and down like the ocean.What do you expect I hear you say??? Well I expect something that plays albums and has sound I can hear!Rant over as I've taken it back and ordered an ION . . . . . If that is bad too then I'll have to upset the wife and get the Denon out


Prepare to be disapointed with the Ion, they all use much the same mechanisms (ie cheap and crap) - you already know this so you might as well get your old Denon out right now and avoid further tantrums

These cheapo decks are really just cashing in on the vinyl revival that's sweeping the supermarkets and Amazon (I was amazed to see Sainsbury's selling 12" records, especially the Sex Pistols 'Never mind the **** here's the Sex Pistols' album for all to see!

But a cheap deck will more likely ruin your cherished vinyl

Edited by: "spannerzone" 28th Dec 2016

Why is this hot ?

No talking about the quality, but it has been this price for a while.

spannerzone

Prepare to be disapointed with the Ion, they all use much the same … Prepare to be disapointed with the Ion, they all use much the same mechanisms (ie cheap and crap) - you already know this so you might as well get your old Denon out right now and avoid further tantrums :DThese cheapo decks are really just cashing in on the vinyl revival that's sweeping the supermarkets and Amazon (I was amazed to see Sainsbury's selling 12" records, especially the Sex Pistols 'Never mind the **** here's the Sex Pistols' album for all to see!But a cheap deck will more likely ruin your cherished vinyl



The ION ones have been around for a long while - they make tape ones too. They're not much to do with the vinyl revival - more offering a way to convert your old vinyl and tapes to mp3 - that's the reason I bought my 2 ION devices at least, as I needed a solution to get my 12" records preserved.

Elevation

The ION ones have been around for a long while - they make tape ones too. … The ION ones have been around for a long while - they make tape ones too. They're not much to do with the vinyl revival - more offering a way to convert your old vinyl and tapes to mp3 - that's the reason I bought my 2 ION devices at least, as I needed a solution to get my 12" records preserved.


Yes you're right, the Ion ones have been around for some time and I shouldn't have suggested they're the same as all the other cheap 'brands' that have recently appeared selling this cheapo decks - but the Ion still have fairly basic mechanisms which might be good enough to transfer albums to a PC but they're still pretty basic in performance and not much of an upgrade from this Bush (it might even use the same mechanism as so many decks do)
Edited by: "spannerzone" 28th Dec 2016

I've seen these in Audio - T, Doug Brady & a few other high end audiophile shops so I reckon we must be missing a thing or two (_;)
Oh & Sainsbury's right next to the vinyl collection they now do!
Edited by: "Kulaak" 28th Dec 2016

why would anyone wanna destroy their vinyl with this

I recommend the Audio technica Lp120. Picked mine up for £200, amazing sound and zero damage to my records. You have to remember when buying a player, how long do you want your vinyl to last, are you buying it purely for the retro look and fashion trend of having a record player or do you actually want to get one to listen to the amazing quality you get with vinyl. If its the quality then you need a quality player, these cheap plastic, lightweight, portables should never be used. Sadly stuff doesn't come cheap, if you want the better sound, you gotta pay the higher price. I can't imagine spending £20 on new vinyl for it to be ruined on those esp if its rare vinyl.


Edited by: "drewbles82" 28th Dec 2016

Agreed, if you care about your vinyls, don't buy a cheap player. The weight of the stylus will damage the plastic over time (according to What Hi-fi)

jonboyuk

Agreed, if you care about your vinyls, don't buy a cheap player. The … Agreed, if you care about your vinyls, don't buy a cheap player. The weight of the stylus will damage the plastic over time (according to What Hi-fi)



And the friction of the arm (it may be low but probably not low enough), which would also send all kinds of unwanted resonances (vibration) down the arm to the stylus.

jonboyuk

Agreed, if you care about your vinyls, don't buy a cheap player. The … Agreed, if you care about your vinyls, don't buy a cheap player. The weight of the stylus will damage the plastic over time (according to What Hi-fi)


The stylus on this weighs nothing.

I got one of these for Xmas really! for £24.99 they are fine in fact better than expected. I picked up some vinyls from the charity shop for 50p each and I'm very happy with the sound that it has produced for such little money. A bargain if you ask me, if your looking for some nostalgia

tinman41

The stylus on this weighs nothing.



Actually, these portable record players often have a tracking force of 5g +.

Original Poster

Zoom_Zoom230

Why is this hot ?No talking about the quality, but it has been this price … Why is this hot ?No talking about the quality, but it has been this price for a while.


Where?

Original Poster

drewbles82

why would anyone wanna destroy their vinyl with thisI recommend the Audio … why would anyone wanna destroy their vinyl with thisI recommend the Audio technica Lp120. Picked mine up for £200, amazing sound and zero damage to my records. You have to remember when buying a player, how long do you want your vinyl to last, are you buying it purely for the retro look and fashion trend of having a record player or do you actually want to get one to listen to the amazing quality you get with vinyl. If its the quality then you need a quality player, these cheap plastic, lightweight, portables should never be used. Sadly stuff doesn't come cheap, if you want the better sound, you gotta pay the higher price. I can't imagine spending £20 on new vinyl for it to be ruined on those esp if its rare vinyl.


Post it as a deal then

jonboyuk

Agreed, if you care about your vinyls, don't buy a cheap player. The … Agreed, if you care about your vinyls, don't buy a cheap player. The weight of the stylus will damage the plastic over time (according to What Hi-fi)



What if you don't care about your vinyls?

Original Poster

spannerzone

Prepare to be disapointed with the Ion, they all use much the same … Prepare to be disapointed with the Ion, they all use much the same mechanisms (ie cheap and crap) - you already know this so you might as well get your old Denon out right now and avoid further tantrums :DThese cheapo decks are really just cashing in on the vinyl revival that's sweeping the supermarkets and Amazon (I was amazed to see Sainsbury's selling 12" records, especially the Sex Pistols 'Never mind the **** here's the Sex Pistols' album for all to see!But a cheap deck will more likely ruin your cherished vinyl


That record needs ruining anyway

My god "vinyl collectors" are a dull bunch! Let's see who can name the most obscure record player and bore the most people with half witted claims.

"Not as good as my technics tx435"
"Simply out performed by the demon dn567-a"
"The rotary flange cheap knock off and can't compete with a modern flux capacitor"
Etc etc etc!

Heat from me! Record dweebs- bore off!!

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JoseChupachup

My god "vinyl collectors" are a dull bunch! Let's see who can name the … My god "vinyl collectors" are a dull bunch! Let's see who can name the most obscure record player and bore the most people with half witted claims. "Not as good as my technics tx435" "Simply out performed by the demon dn567-a""The rotary flange cheap knock off and can't compete with a modern flux capacitor"Etc etc etc! Heat from me! Record dweebs- bore off!!


The like button is not enough love it button please

thomasleep

Posted previously at £29.99 so a further £5 off has built in s … Posted previously at £29.99 so a further £5 off has built in speakers and comes in a carry case. It is cheap and plays records. In red, teal or brown.Good reviews! out of 271 reviews 4+stars out of 5 and 93% would recommend to a friend. They cant all be lying

If you value your vinyl collection listen, this means for any cheap and nasty record player!youtu.be/_Wz…ZrY[/quote]
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I won't go into all pro's and cons, have a listen to the YouTube guy's advice! But if it doesn't have at least a counter weight then I wouldn't risk my vinyl collection!
Edited by: "Pateo" 28th Dec 2016

Bunch of mongs on here complaining about the quality of this record player. I got this for my niece who wants to get into collecting vinyl like her cool uncle

Obviously this is not for hi-fi buffs with new and valuable vinyl, but it's a great little player for all of the old records stored in the attic

jazzyman

Obviously this is not for hi-fi buffs with new and valuable vinyl, but … Obviously this is not for hi-fi buffs with new and valuable vinyl, but it's a great little player for all of the old records stored in the attic


Obviously not, however the joy of using this will soon wear off when you realize that the CD or even mp3 version of the same record sounds far,far superior (of which you'll probably have).

I got the one from sainsbury in the sale for £20,reduced from £50 apparently, wouldn't ever of payed that though. The one i have as bluetooth, which worked ok, i have yet to get the vinyl from the loft.

chegwin

I got the one from sainsbury in the sale for £20,reduced from £50 a … I got the one from sainsbury in the sale for £20,reduced from £50 apparently, wouldn't ever of payed that though. The one i have as bluetooth, which worked ok, i have yet to get the vinyl from the loft.


I can here it climbing up the chimney oO

Come on guys, lighten up, I was thinking what a great idea for the remaining 20/30 or so records I have, little nostalgia trip. I have my technics etc. for my cds and couldn't really justify the expense of a quality record player just for these few I have dotted around the house. I'm pretty sure serious collectors will already have they're wonderful denon bits of kit

Kulaak

Obviously not, however the joy of using this will soon wear off when you … Obviously not, however the joy of using this will soon wear off when you realize that the CD or even mp3 version of the same record sounds far,far superior (of which you'll probably have).


Well not in my wife's case, she is playing all of her old records from the attic and loving it! We are not all HI-Fi buffs and are happy with the nostalic tinny sound from the 60's..

archers1

Come on guys, lighten up, I was thinking what a great idea for the … Come on guys, lighten up, I was thinking what a great idea for the remaining 20/30 or so records I have, little nostalgia trip. I have my technics etc. for my cds and couldn't really justify the expense of a quality record player just for these few I have dotted around the house. I'm pretty sure serious collectors will already have they're wonderful denon bits of kit



I think most of us started out with something similar when we were young & our parents bought us that record player, so yea it does have a use. Sadly tho' new technology was not around then & we had fun, disappointment was a moons throw away. However, now we are all used to higher quality material these days so just don't expect to much. It's not gonna convert anyone or bring back a vinyl ressurection. Happy holidays
Edited by: "Kulaak" 28th Dec 2016

Original Poster

GoldenGaze

Bunch of mongs on here complaining about the quality of this record … Bunch of mongs on here complaining about the quality of this record player. I got this for my niece who wants to get into collecting vinyl like her cool uncle


If she finds somebody who calls anybody that cool, I pity her and her future

horsepills

What if you don't care about your vinyls?



Then why buy them in the first case?
Edited by: "jonboyuk" 29th Dec 2016
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