Edit 25/1 - Bush Classic Retro Turntable (various colours) was £29.99 then  £19.99 & now £14.99 @ Argos
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Edit 25/1 - Bush Classic Retro Turntable (various colours) was £29.99 then £19.99 & now £14.99 @ Argos

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Found 20th Dec 2017
Bush Classic Retro Turntable was £29.99 now £19.99 - now £14.99 - also in Red, Brown & Teal

Gift for Valentines?


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Give your home a retro touch with this Bush classic black turntable. The unique suitcase design is sure to stand out, and you can add to your music experience by connecting an amp. Great for those who love life retro. Features a 3 speed turntable, AUX-in and RCA output.

  • Black.
  • Line out socket to connect to any amplifier.
  • Magnetic cartridge.
  • Headphone socket.
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1950s ceramic cartridge will destroy your records in only a couple of years.

Keep posting this crap and I will keep down-voting this crap.

EDIT

I should have added, a bush is the best place for this, might be useful for some birds to make a nest in.
Edited by: "Gentle_Giant" 20th Dec 2017
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Almost certainly the same high quality Bush Turntable from "back in the day" but with handles LoL.
Hell No!
Turntable is 15 at studio saw one yesterday on there site
Remember folks this is not a linn sondek lp12 so you get what you pay for. As for the linn even though I could afford one I’m now to old to appreciate the so called sound quality. So for me bush may do.
Dr_lovegod8 m ago

Remember folks this is not a linn sondek lp12 so you get what you pay for. …Remember folks this is not a linn sondek lp12 so you get what you pay for. As for the linn even though I could afford one I’m now to old to appreciate the so called sound quality. So for me bush may do.


I supposed rather like the big TV effect, as long as it is loud, that would be enough for some people.
Still though, Bush were crap in my youth and have not done a Skoda. So they must at least be crap if not worse by now.
deanos13 m ago

Turntable is 15 at studio saw one yesterday on there site


Cheapest there seems to be £19.99 + £4.99 del with no guarantee it will be delivered before Christmas
it was £14.99 yesterday as had extra 25% off ,maybe that offer has finished cant check at moment
Edited by: "deanos" 20th Dec 2017
1950s ceramic cartridge will destroy your records in only a couple of years.

Keep posting this crap and I will keep down-voting this crap.

EDIT

I should have added, a bush is the best place for this, might be useful for some birds to make a nest in.
Edited by: "Gentle_Giant" 20th Dec 2017
Gentle_Giant8 m ago

1950s ceramic cartridge will destroy your records in only a couple of …1950s ceramic cartridge will destroy your records in only a couple of years.Keep posting this crap and I will keep down-voting this crap.EDITI should have added, a bush is the best place for this, might be useful for some birds to make a nest in.


Thanks!

Not risking my k-tel compilations and top of the pops albums, lucky escape!!
Thanks for posting I’ve had mine for nearly a year the Bush suitcase one and for that price I’ve just bought another as a gift. These are great for listening to a bit of nostalgia in fairness these are not very loud but do the job they are made for and picking up old vinyls in charity shops at 50p and £1 I’m not going to worry about ruining my Lps. Have some heat 🔥 oh don’t forget Quidco too makes it even cheaper
random_dude33 m ago

Thanks!Not risking my k-tel compilations and top of the pops albums, lucky …Thanks!Not risking my k-tel compilations and top of the pops albums, lucky escape!!



Years ago, when I could afford a decent turntable set up, I bought some "worn out" 1950's and 60's shellac albums that had been played on an old "Music Centre". Because the needle is so blunt, only to top part of the groove had been damaged, and the lower parts were still good enough to give a very acceptable experience.

Mind you, the cartridge I was using currently costs over £600 to get a re-tip, and nearly triple that to buy new.

The k-tels wouldnt sound any better; they compressed the music too much to squeeze more onto each LP, but the TotP albums probably would.
Take sandpaper to your vinyl, it'll be kinder to them!
Gentle_Giant1 h, 3 m ago

Years ago, when I could afford a decent turntable set up, I bought some …Years ago, when I could afford a decent turntable set up, I bought some "worn out" 1950's and 60's shellac albums that had been played on an old "Music Centre". Because the needle is so blunt, only to top part of the groove had been damaged, and the lower parts were still good enough to give a very acceptable experience.Mind you, the cartridge I was using currently costs over £600 to get a re-tip, and nearly triple that to buy new.The k-tels wouldnt sound any better; they compressed the music too much to squeeze more onto each LP, but the TotP albums probably would.


I actually sold all my vinyl and went CD, heady days of marantz cd54, mission Cyrus, tannoy mercury. Happy days.

Love to go back to vinyl one day
OP means well but these players are so bad. Vinyl shredder would be a better description.

Due to the lack of a counterweight, the arm basically labours on your records grinding into the grooves.

For nostalgia and the odd cheap record from the charity shop, these are no problem, for the collector and enthusiast, these are a bad place to start.
These look good but had to take one back i bought as a gift as the handle was so light it just wouldn’t play with out constantly jumping
£14.99 too expensive. Biggest mistake I ever made was selling my Technics 1210s.
juicedtothegills20th Dec 2017

OP means well but these players are so bad. Vinyl shredder would be a …OP means well but these players are so bad. Vinyl shredder would be a better description.Due to the lack of a counterweight, the arm basically labours on your records grinding into the grooves.For nostalgia and the odd cheap record from the charity shop, these are no problem, for the collector and enthusiast, these are a bad place to start.



I agree, if you care about music don't buy one of these. These are the best way to ruin a vinyl experience and are just junk. Firstly you'll ruin your collection and secondly the sound reproduction will be so bad that you will not get any benefit out of the vinyl you purchased for the better sound quality.

The likelihood is that these are so far down the lower end most people have the common sense to avoid them and thus they have had to discount due to lack of sales.
I had to take two back to store. Horrid quality, don't kill your records with one of these
I will take a position of defending these *slightly*.

It should be obvious to anyone that has records that you’re not going to whack XTC’s Nonsuch or the test pressing of Dog Man Star on one of these.

However putting together a decent rig is expensive if you’ve never bought a record - and to some people 50+ quid is very expensive - and it shouldn’t be a barrier to entry in what is the most lovely of hobbies.

I was bought one of these (different name on the box, made by the same manufacturer) as a present a couple of years back. It is fairly rotten, I will grant you. However it’s been so much fun at parties bringing it out and attaching it to a portable Bose speaker. I let people play with a couple of dozen bargain bin LP’s that don’t sit on the shelves of my collection and they delight in poring over the sleeves and the inserts, reminiscing about whenever the record came out (it also has the advantage of not jeopardising your own setup which can be left safely in the other room where it is set up).

For another tenner, you can go down most high streets today and pick up half a dozen fairly listenable albums and you are set up with an ‘in’ to the world of wax.

If you were clever I’m sure you could pick up a better turntable on eBay, but this isn’t aimed at the sort of people who would know where to start.

It’s a very situational deal, but for some it might be the start of a great hobby which will last them a lifetime.

M
Looks identical to the red AKAI we bought from from amazon. First returned as turntable only spun at 33 and 78, second one received yesterday is going back due to two screws rattling around and just dreadful sound.
smudgelabsmate1 h, 6 m ago

Looks identical to the red AKAI we bought from from amazon. First returned …Looks identical to the red AKAI we bought from from amazon. First returned as turntable only spun at 33 and 78, second one received yesterday is going back due to two screws rattling around and just dreadful sound.


It is a more basic version. The Akai has a rechargeable battery to run off and also has bluetooth input, so still can be used after you have worn out your charity shop Mantovani albums. This one seems to have a larger platter so might be a bit kinder to albums.
Any idea if the cartridge/stylus conforms to any standard and could be replaced with something kinder to vinyl but still cheap ( obviously sound quality will still be poor)
Use a sharp wood chisel and a paper cone.
I came here for the "This will your ruin your record collection".
JohnIIIrd20 h, 21 m ago

I came here for the "This will your ruin your record collection".


I came here for the "When did we start calling records vinyl?", still waiting on it. I hadn't thought about it until I read that for the first time now, now it irks.

Voted cold for the product and the pasting of the drivel from the Argos site.
Edited by: "Gordinho" 26th Jan
smudgelabsmate25th Jan

Looks identical to the red AKAI we bought from from amazon. First returned …Looks identical to the red AKAI we bought from from amazon. First returned as turntable only spun at 33 and 78, second one received yesterday is going back due to two screws rattling around and just dreadful sound.



Does indeed look identical, just the name branding different, must all come from the same factory for different retailers.
Not tested my red Akai from amazon yet, a little cheaper than deal posted here but for £14.72 i am sure I will not be too disappointed with the extra features mentioned earlier.
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