Possible Fathers Day Present - Vintage Suitcase Turntable - Just £29.99 -  From 9th June 2016 (Can Order Now  With Free Delivery)  @ ALDI
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Possible Fathers Day Present - Vintage Suitcase Turntable - Just £29.99 - From 9th June 2016 (Can Order Now With Free Delivery) @ ALDI

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Found 2nd Jun 2016
Can order online now - Free Delivery - will be dispatched on 9th June 2016.
The nostalgia factor always scores big in gift-giving, so transport Dad back to the good ol' days with this retro turntable. Designed for easy portability, it will give your music-mad Dad a magic blast from the past.
Features
Belt-driven turntable mechanism
Dynamic built-in stereo speakers
Plays at 3 vinyl speeds - 33, 45 and 78rpm
RCA Output with 3.5mm aux connection

On Sale Date
9 Jun 2016

Warranty Period
36

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37 Comments

Qualitat, or buy him something he really wants.

cheap rubbish that will make your records sound as poor as they did in the 80's. if he really wants a turntable but him a cheap Project or Rega. It's because of our quality turntables that people got suckered by the myth that cd was better.

that should be "poor" quality.

Moving over to vinyl from CDs? Why not heighten that drop in sound quality still further with the Aldi Dansette? One born every minute.

cheap rubbish that will make your records sound as poor as they did in … cheap rubbish that will make your records sound as poor as they did in the 80's. if he really wants a turntable but him a cheap Project or Rega. It's because of our quality turntables that people got suckered by the myth that cd was better.



Really depends what you want to use it for. I have something similar from an Amazon lightning deal a while back. My vinyl "collection" is random stuff from bargain basements. I'm not someone who can sit and listen to music as a thing to do, for me, music is something that hums in the background to make the time pass faster while doing other things (work, driving, tasks around the house etc.). It would be a waste to spend money on a big-name turntable and speakers because I honestly wouldn't notice the difference (most of the music that gets played in this house is off youtube, if that's an indication). Something cheap and easy like this is perfect to mess around with every so often and enjoy the manual nature of putting a record on - usually about 3 days later I realize I should probably take it off, too.
Edited by: "Muir" 2nd Jun 2016

Please don't, unless it's for display only. These cheap TTs damage records, sound awful and end up putting people off the whole experience. Yes, you might have to spend 10x this as a starting point but there are also plenty of 2nd hand TTs in good condition with a decent enough cartridge on that will get people back into playing their old records with more of a chance of being impressed.

Nice, why not. Have some heat

cheap rubbish that will make your records sound as poor as they did in … cheap rubbish that will make your records sound as poor as they did in the 80's. if he really wants a turntable but him a cheap Project or Rega. It's because of our quality turntables that people got suckered by the myth that cd was better.


Or some sl1210s and a mixer between

Just no, it will damage your records, sound crap and end up never used. Much better to buy second hand! Then it will already be set up for you or spend a bit more on the cheaper Project ones

This is a great price, so will vote hot, BUT, be warned, it will really only suit 45rpm singles. Try playing a new LP, or even one bought in the last thirty years, and the sound quality will be disappointing.

surely the only part that "damages" the record is the needle. So a £10k turntable with an old needle will cause more damage than a £20 new one.

cheap rubbish that will make your records sound as poor as they did in … cheap rubbish that will make your records sound as poor as they did in the 80's. if he really wants a turntable but him a cheap Project or Rega. It's because of our quality turntables that people got suckered by the myth that cd was better.



The CD versus Vinyl debate contains so much BS, it's like Brexit trying to figure what's best between the options.

pitchfork.com/the…er/

Vinyl generally is an inaccurate representation of the source material, due to the biology of hearing this can sound better to us than more accurate representations.

The whole Audiophile thing is huge BS as well. The Audiophile scene is cluttered with such pseudo scientific nonsense, it makes the whole subject a joke.

goodmath.scientopia.org/201…al/

I've actually got mates that have spent £20K-£100K on their audio systems, and they swear they can tell the difference, but when you go see them audition their latest gear, you can see them struggling to find a difference. "See, hear that. The trombone it sounds, well I dunno, more warm" No mate that difference you can hear is called b*ll*ks to justify how much you've spent. If you'd kept the same system and then changed a part and did a blind audition you wouldn't be able to point out a difference.

They change the tone arm, phono cartridge, they buy sound filters, stabilising platforms, they buy crazy priced cables, they're obsessed to the point of stupidity. They custom make monoblocs. I tell them would you actually just sit down and blind test your gear and I'll swap out components, nope not allowed to touch their gear, it cost too much. Reality is their fear, they're scared they won't be able to tell the difference, that their insane hobby that cost them so much time and money is in reality just a fallacy.

Edited by: "fishmaster" 4th Jun 2016

Good for a bit of fun, but as said already I wouldn't play anything on here of value.

Vinyl snobs are out in force...

It's cheap. It's a good start for people who want to try something new. Stop thinking you're better because you dropped a few grand on equipment; you're still an end of a bell if you think you're better than others for something so simplistic.
Edited by: "SteveDave4" 4th Jun 2016

They look like the Crosley turntables not the best but not bad for £30. johnlewis.com/cro…=73

Vinyl snobs are out in force..



Yep. I remember the golden days of vinyl, and back then most of us listened to records on cheap record players (usually with a 2p coin on the stylus to stop it jumping!) no better in quality than this.

fishmaster

The CD versus Vinyl debate contains so much BS, it's like Brexit trying … The CD versus Vinyl debate contains so much BS, it's like Brexit trying to figure what's best between the options.http://pitchfork.com/thepitch/29-does-vinyl-really-sound-better/Vinyl generally is an inaccurate representation of the source material, due to the biology of hearing this can sound better to us than more accurate representations. The whole Audiophile thing is huge BS as well. The Audiophile scene is cluttered with such pseudo scientific nonsense, it makes the whole subject a joke.http://goodmath.scientopia.org/2011/12/30/audiophiles-and-the-need-to-be-special/I've actually got mates that have spent £20K-£100K on their audio systems, and they swear they can tell the difference, but when you go see them audition their latest gear, you can see them struggling to find a difference. "See, hear that. The trombone it sounds, well I dunno, more warm" No mate that difference you can hear is called b*ll*ks to justify how much you've spent. If you'd kept the same system and then changed a part and did a blind audition you wouldn't be able to point out a difference.They change the tone arm, phono cartridge, they buy sound filters, stabilising platforms, they buy crazy priced cables, they're obsessed to the point of stupidity. They custom make monoblocs. I tell them would you actually just sit down and blind test your gear and I'll swap out components, nope not allowed to touch their gear, it cost too much. Reality is their fear, they're scared they won't be able to tell the difference, that their insane hobby that cost them so much time and money is in reality just a fallacy.



​great story bro

fishmaster

The CD versus Vinyl debate contains so much BS, it's like Brexit trying … The CD versus Vinyl debate contains so much BS, it's like Brexit trying to figure what's best between the options.http://pitchfork.com/thepitch/29-does-vinyl-really-sound-better/Vinyl generally is an inaccurate representation of the source material, due to the biology of hearing this can sound better to us than more accurate representations. The whole Audiophile thing is huge BS as well. The Audiophile scene is cluttered with such pseudo scientific nonsense, it makes the whole subject a joke.http://goodmath.scientopia.org/2011/12/30/audiophiles-and-the-need-to-be-special/I've actually got mates that have spent £20K-£100K on their audio systems, and they swear they can tell the difference, but when you go see them audition their latest gear, you can see them struggling to find a difference. "See, hear that. The trombone it sounds, well I dunno, more warm" No mate that difference you can hear is called b*ll*ks to justify how much you've spent. If you'd kept the same system and then changed a part and did a blind audition you wouldn't be able to point out a difference.They change the tone arm, phono cartridge, they buy sound filters, stabilising platforms, they buy crazy priced cables, they're obsessed to the point of stupidity. They custom make monoblocs. I tell them would you actually just sit down and blind test your gear and I'll swap out components, nope not allowed to touch their gear, it cost too much. Reality is their fear, they're scared they won't be able to tell the difference, that their insane hobby that cost them so much time and money is in reality just a fallacy.



​100k? seriously?

Vinyl snobs are out in force...It's cheap. It's a good start for people … Vinyl snobs are out in force...It's cheap. It's a good start for people who want to try something new. Stop thinking you're better because you dropped a few grand on equipment; you're still an end of a bell if you think you're better than others for something so simplistic.


If you buy 3 records that's 30 quid, no offence to OP but if one of my kids gave me this, and I'd need to get kids first, as someone who loves music, I'd rahter get literally anything. It's tat.

If you buy 3 records that's 30 quid, no offence to OP but if one of my … If you buy 3 records that's 30 quid, no offence to OP but if one of my kids gave me this, and I'd need to get kids first, as someone who loves music, I'd rahter get literally anything. It's tat.



But if you already had records you'd already have the full set up, or don't take it seriously.

Just because it's not for you it doesn't mean it's not for other people. I think it's good that people have a cheap means to listen to music in a physical format that hasn't been streamed to lessen the qualityz

But if you already had records you'd already have the full set up, or … But if you already had records you'd already have the full set up, or don't take it seriously.Just because it's not for you it doesn't mean it's not for other people. I think it's good that people have a cheap means to listen to music in a physical format that hasn't been streamed to lessen the qualityz


Like a CD, perhaps? But I'm sure listening to music through this piece of high quality equipment won't 'lessen the quality' in any way, will it?

The CD versus Vinyl debate contains so much BS, it's like Brexit trying … The CD versus Vinyl debate contains so much BS, it's like Brexit trying to figure what's best between the options.http://pitchfork.com/thepitch/29-does-vinyl-really-sound-better/Vinyl generally is an inaccurate representation of the source material, due to the biology of hearing this can sound better to us than more accurate representations. The whole Audiophile thing is huge BS as well. The Audiophile scene is cluttered with such pseudo scientific nonsense, it makes the whole subject a joke.http://goodmath.scientopia.org/2011/12/30/audiophiles-and-the-need-to-be-special/I've actually got mates that have spent £20K-£100K on their audio systems, and they swear they can tell the difference, but when you go see them audition their latest gear, you can see them struggling to find a difference.


Excellent post. Physics ceases to apply in the world of uberFi. Some years ago they claimed speaker cables sounded better one way round that another. Now some are prepared to pay £000's (yes really) for interconnects for digital streams. A fool and his money etc........

If any of my kids bought this for me i'd disown them

I cannot believe people are comparing this to high end record players. It is what it is! 30 quid is just within budget for a gimmick and looking at what some have said, it can actually play records as well. In addition to that, with this site being about saving money, check the prices elsewhere. Most people are charging £50 - 80 for something very similar to this.

I agree there is a lot of BS surrounding these arguments but there are legitimate points within them. 20-30k is excessive. It's also laughable that you see such setups in an untreated room. You cannot argue with using studio monitors over basic speakers, they will give you a flatter response and more accurate sound. You cannot argue with a correctly treated room (to dampen and diffuse reflections and remove standing waves) vs an untreated room. Also Vinyl will sound better to a great deal of people. It certainly won't sound more accurate but you do get that nostalgic light crackle at the start and end of records (in the middle of you've scratched them up with a deck like this one!), you do play things through in their entirety more often than if you were scrubbing through Spotify etc, you have a greater sense of ownership, it is generally a warmer sound (some might read duller?!) and most importantly for me you still get a greater dynamic range on vinyl releases (less compression) than you do on digital releases which I love

So please don't write off the vinyl/audiophile debate because there are so many nutters involved. Like all debates, the healthy middle ground is often the wisest position to take up. Hope that's helped cut through the BS.

The CD versus Vinyl debate contains so much BS, it's like Brexit trying … The CD versus Vinyl debate contains so much BS, it's like Brexit trying to figure what's best between the options.http://pitchfork.com/thepitch/29-does-vinyl-really-sound-better/Vinyl generally is an inaccurate representation of the source material, due to the biology of hearing this can sound better to us than more accurate representations. The whole Audiophile thing is huge BS as well. The Audiophile scene is cluttered with such pseudo scientific nonsense, it makes the whole subject a joke.http://goodmath.scientopia.org/2011/12/30/audiophiles-and-the-need-to-be-special/I've actually got mates that have spent £20K-£100K on their audio systems, and they swear they can tell the difference, but when you go see them audition their latest gear, you can see them struggling to find a difference. "See, hear that. The trombone it sounds, well I dunno, more warm" No mate that difference you can hear is called b*ll*ks to justify how much you've spent. If you'd kept the same system and then changed a part and did a blind audition you wouldn't be able to point out a difference.They change the tone arm, phono cartridge, they buy sound filters, stabilising platforms, they buy crazy priced cables, they're obsessed to the point of stupidity. They custom make monoblocs. I tell them would you actually just sit down and blind test your gear and I'll swap out components, nope not allowed to touch their gear, it cost too much. Reality is their fear, they're scared they won't be able to tell the difference, that their insane hobby that cost them so much time and money is in reality just a fallacy.



Edited by: "Kopite211" 7th Jun 2016

Also, if you have old vinyl that is worth a bit pleas for the love of God don't play them on a turntable like this. It will ruin your records!

Only get this if you want to make sure that you want to plough a furrow in the grooves of your vinyl and render them unplayable in a short time....... It's Past Times rubbishy tat.............

If you know anyone that likes vinyl, please please please do NOT buy them anything like this! Get them a voucher for vinyl (unless you really don't like them). You could also buy some record cleaning sandpaper from the same range. :-)

Why do these damage vinyl?

Why do these damage vinyl?


Because the weight of the arm, coupled with the poor quality of the stylus, will gouge the grooves.

Great, now we can have more people going on about how much better vinyl sounds whilst using gear that is so poor it will sound inferior to CD regardless of any potential merit to the argument!

fatdeeman

Great, now we can have more people going on about how much better vinyl … Great, now we can have more people going on about how much better vinyl sounds whilst using gear that is so poor it will sound inferior to CD regardless of any potential merit to the argument!



Calm down dear, it's only a toy record player for a bit of fun. No-one is buying this expecting audiophile quality.

skdotcom

Calm down dear, it's only a toy record player for a bit of fun. No-one is … Calm down dear, it's only a toy record player for a bit of fun. No-one is buying this expecting audiophile quality.




You obviously don't know any hipsters.

mickmack926

If you know anyone that likes vinyl, please please please do NOT buy them … If you know anyone that likes vinyl, please please please do NOT buy them anything like this! Get them a voucher for vinyl (unless you really don't like them). You could also buy some record cleaning sandpaper from the same range. :-)


Better make sure it's true Audiophile quality sandpaper though.

Newbold

Because the weight of the arm, coupled with the poor quality of the … Because the weight of the arm, coupled with the poor quality of the stylus, will gouge the grooves.



Could you change the stylus to a better one, would that improve the quality.
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