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Crosley Cruiser Bluetooth Record Player £36 with code @ Urban Outfitters
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Crosley Cruiser Record player, reduced from £100 to £45. This price is available on two different holographic colours Rainbow Holographic Use code EXTRA20 to get another 20% o… Read more
skik083 h, 52 m ago

That review doesn't sound too convincing 😶


It's a Crosley. What do you expect? one of the worst brands to get as they ruin your records as the needle is too heavy.
That review doesn't sound too convincing 😶
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Really like the Rainbow version @Haus170 thanks for sharing.
Lenco L-84 record player from the Co-op on Ebay £69.99
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I have been looking for an inexpensive record player that wont chew the records. This deck has some really good reviews and this was the cheapest I could find it online. It has bee… Read more
I`v been meaning to get one for a while. Don`t want to spend a fortune, so will have a look at this...
Same price at Amazon
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Audio Technica LP3 (What HiFi Award 2017) £179 @ Richer Sounds
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One of the best sub £200 turntables on the market. To get anthing better it wont inlude a phono pre amp (as this does). What HiFi review 5/5 (2017) https://www.whathifi.com/audi… Read more
Its big brother the LP-5 is also a fantastic deal at the moment, £260 if using the RS 'best price guarantee' as Superfi are also advertising it at £265. Mine should be here before Christmas.
I would go for a Pro-Ject and a discrete photo stage, as they offer a (limited) upgrade path that this doesnt; but it is hard to beat this for the combination of sound quality and user friendliness.

One quibble, "Accessories" are optional extras, none of these meet that description, other than (perhaps), the lid; it is a bit like a car dealer advertising the engine, wheels and tyres as accessories.
Brilliant turntable, wouldn’t hesitate to recommend. Just wish it was this price when I bought it!
Lenco L-87 (White), L-88 (Walnut) and L-90 Turntables @ Lenco (fulfilled by Amazon) - from £112.99
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Updated to include L-90 at an even lower price... Now this is interesting.... not least because I noticed the prices had been dropped but also because this turntable looks to be a… Read more
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Looks like prices have now increased so going to expire....
busterdan12 h, 52 m ago

Each to their own, and whilst I agree that Project and Rega make good …Each to their own, and whilst I agree that Project and Rega make good turntables, it is perfectly possible to buy others that are not plastic tat and perform very well indeed.... Certainly no complains with my Teac.... this is a track ripped using the USB feature and Audacity.... (you might not like this track though) [Video]


Ohh, ouch.....
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Furyous39 m ago

"So these turntables are leagues ahead of the many crappy £70-£100 t …"So these turntables are leagues ahead of the many crappy £70-£100 turntables"I'm not so sure. This is not a 'real' Lenco - I'm not a particular fan of the marque, but it has a following and no Lenco aficionado would look twice. The real stuff died off in the 90s, at which point the company was sold, and it's really only existed since as a brand name.This particular model is just a generic budget Chinese turntable with some cosmetic customisation and a Lenco badge stamped on it.If you want a 'proper' budget belt-drive turntable, and you want to buy new, there are only two options: Project and Rega. Anything else is basically plastic tat. If it has a USB socket, or a line output, avoid.


Each to their own, and whilst I agree that Project and Rega make good turntables, it is perfectly possible to buy others that are not plastic tat and perform very well indeed.... Certainly no complains with my Teac.... this is a track ripped using the USB feature and Audacity.... (you might not like this track though)
"So these turntables are leagues ahead of the many crappy £70-£100 turntables"

I'm not so sure. This is not a 'real' Lenco - I'm not a particular fan of the marque, but it has a following and no Lenco aficionado would look twice. The real stuff died off in the 90s, at which point the company was sold, and it's really only existed since as a brand name.

This particular model is just a generic budget Chinese turntable with some cosmetic customisation and a Lenco badge stamped on it.

If you want a 'proper' budget belt-drive turntable, and you want to buy new, there are only two options: Project and Rega. Anything else is basically plastic tat. If it has a USB socket, or a line output, avoid.
Edited by: "Furyous" 19th Dec 2017
What Hifi review of l-90
whathifi.com/len…iew

Seems ok, and def a big price drop, but not a great review.

Though as the OP states, any of the 3 would be amongst the best turntables you will get for that price range. Other options at this price range would be one of the Audio Technica LP60 versions.
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Audio Technica AT-LP60BT Bluetooth Belt-Drive Stereo Turntable With Free Delivery - £119 @ Groupon
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Time limited (not sure when up, not clear) - next chepest price I can find is £139.99 Cheapest price I have found for this LP60BT (bluetooth version of LP60). I have seen the USB … Read more
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jcwheeler946 m ago

£109.99 in silver from amazon for usb version of lp60! Also offering prime …£109.99 in silver from amazon for usb version of lp60! Also offering prime delivery, which seems expensive as it wasn’t that long ago it was £99.99 on amazon



The USB version is currently 98.95 at richersounds (link below), but this deal is the cheapest for the Bluetooth version by £20. Though ofcourse would be better to go for the USB version of bluetooth not requried.

LP60 USB version
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Also avoid groupon unless you want around 10 routine emails a day
£109.99 in silver from amazon for usb version of lp60! Also offering prime delivery, which seems expensive as it wasn’t that long ago it was £99.99 on amazon
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joshm17 m ago

Looks good on paper but there seem to be lots of negative reviews …Looks good on paper but there seem to be lots of negative reviews regarding Bluetooth pairing. Buttons are also very flimsy apparently.


Thanks for the info. That said, this seams to be the cheapest good turntable that includes Bluetooth, so that might be the trade off.

Though I would be interested to know if sending the audio over Bluetooth negates the benefits of a record player (i.e. lossless analog audio)? Would be good to hear the opinion of some audiophiles out there.
Edited by: "barrjamy" 18th Dec 2017
Looks good on paper but there seem to be lots of negative reviews regarding Bluetooth pairing. Buttons are also very flimsy apparently.
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Low Cost storage boxes 2.99 each or 2 for £5 at LIDL
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UPDATE - please double check sizes before buying as these boxes may be just slightly too small for a full vinyl album size (annoyed) An alternative suggested further down t… Read more
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Heres a new LIDL option for records.... and they'll fit this time


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busterdan1 h, 7 m ago

From Wikipedia..... (I'll update my original post)The LP format remains in …From Wikipedia..... (I'll update my original post)The LP format remains in use for occasional new releases, though other formats have largely supplanted it. The size of the typical cardboard LP sleeve cover is 12.375 in (31.43 cm) square. Since the mid-1990s, the compact disc (CD) has become the most common form of physically-distributed music products.


Ikea boxes are 33x38x33, so more than ample
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I'm going to expire this.... just in case, due to the dimensions.
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banjomike18 m ago

I've just slapped a tape measure on my vinyl boxes and cases and cabinets …I've just slapped a tape measure on my vinyl boxes and cases and cabinets and all of them are at least 1.5 cm larger internally than the 31cm external measurement of the Lidl box. It might be worth taking a tape measure with you when you go to buy them just to check that your music will fit. Don't forget to buy a few Lidl jam doughnuts as well.


From Wikipedia..... (I'll update my original post)

The LP format remains in use for occasional new releases, though other formats have largely supplanted it. The size of the typical cardboard LP sleeve cover is 12.375 in (31.43 cm) square. Since the mid-1990s, the compact disc (CD) has become the most common form of physically-distributed music products.
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banjomike17 m ago

I've just slapped a tape measure on my vinyl boxes and cases and cabinets …I've just slapped a tape measure on my vinyl boxes and cases and cabinets and all of them are at least 1.5 cm larger internally than the 31cm external measurement of the Lidl box. It might be worth taking a tape measure with you when you go to buy them just to check that your music will fit. Don't forget to buy a few Lidl jam doughnuts as well.


oh.... that might be a bit of a problem..... I'm sure all my ones are just under 31cm, except for one box set... I'll double check

And yes doughnuts..... essential!
Teac TN-300 Turntable (Various Colours) £239 @ Richer Sounds
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This is a great price for a really nice looking and great sounding turntable, the TEAC TN-300 (I know because I bought one from Richer Sounds a year ago) :) All four colours are a… Read more
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MalAdjustedMal

Was this recording made using the stock AT95E cartridge or the Ortofon? I … Was this recording made using the stock AT95E cartridge or the Ortofon? I noticed some slight sibilance.I have a VMS30E MKII which I used on my old Aiwa LP-3000 deck and was thinking of using that on either this deck or the Sony PS-HX500. I haven't decided which I'm going to get yet.



Also interesting you mention about sibilance, (I had to look it up) hehe and found this thread HERE

I can't say I have noticed particularly high or sharp trebles, very crisp though.
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MalAdjustedMal

Was this recording made using the stock AT95E cartridge or the Ortofon? I … Was this recording made using the stock AT95E cartridge or the Ortofon? I noticed some slight sibilance.I have a VMS30E MKII which I used on my old Aiwa LP-3000 deck and was thinking of using that on either this deck or the Sony PS-HX500. I haven't decided which I'm going to get yet.



Good point.... I'm using the Ortofon on this recording... I have other video clips which are just recording the amplified sound happy to post a few if it helps.
busterdan

OK couldn't resist X)Here is a 12" I recorded using the USB output into … OK couldn't resist X)Here is a 12" I recorded using the USB output into Audacity running on my laptop. I didn't adjust the sound at all it's just as it comes out. I then recorded the 12" playing and added the sound track to the video.https://youtu.be/27xhA78T-9s


Was this recording made using the stock AT95E cartridge or the Ortofon? I noticed some slight sibilance.

I have a VMS30E MKII which I used on my old Aiwa LP-3000 deck and was thinking of using that on either this deck or the Sony PS-HX500. I haven't decided which I'm going to get yet.
FunkiestMonkey

Peter Tyson and Amazon first places I looked.The Sony PSX-500 does … Peter Tyson and Amazon first places I looked.The Sony PSX-500 does double-DSD rips and is 275 at Richer Sounds. As you say to each their own. Personally I prefer the Sony.



​Richer Sounds have the PS-HX500 not the PS-X500 (which is a much older model). Still good though.
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The Sony PSX-500 does double-DSD rips and is 275 at Richer Sounds. As you … The Sony PSX-500 does double-DSD rips and is 275 at Richer Sounds. As you say to each their own. Personally I prefer the Sony.



I did check Peter Tyson (as mentioned in my deal) but they were showing one open box and Amazon had just black.

The Sony is a nice turntable and gets good reviews, so certainly not going to knock it.
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Intempo Retro record player with Bluetooth £15 instore B&M
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In store, says £15 red label so end of line. they do have a newer version next to them with updated packaging for £40 probably why reduced. just noticed already posted but that was… Read more
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Don't **** buy this
So ... you buy records to enjoy their purer sound compared to digital music, only to then compress it into a digital Bluetooth stream to listen to it? Uh-huh.
If you buy this, I'd highly recommend spending £30 on getting a good needle, otherwise your £20 vinyl will be trashed after a few plays.
tomlewis007

Apparently the Audio Technica LP60 is a good buy for £99 ....... I think … Apparently the Audio Technica LP60 is a good buy for £99 ....... I think I'm going to go with the Pro-Ject Elemental due to space



As starter sets go they're perfectly fine. You could probably find a half decent one on eBay.
Does anyone know if this is all across the country?
Project Debut 3 SE turntable record player - £219 @ Richer Sounds
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Been on the lookout for a new turntable and this looks like a good deal to me. £66 discount on a rarely-on-sale decent quality player. Free standard delivery or £4.99 for next da… Read more
What if.... Give me some examples, I really doubt much gets recorded in analogue anymore. Sound engineers are not hipsters, they use digital whenever possible to preserve the original recording.

But hey ho....

As long as your vinyl sounds better to you on your acrylic upgraded platter turntable that's all that matters . Out of curiosity, in what way did the acrylic platter sound better? In my technical mind the only difference that could possibly make is alter the wow/flutter characteristics in some way.
madmal

Might be a cool or hip fad but it's not true that Vinyl has a better … Might be a cool or hip fad but it's not true that Vinyl has a better dynamic range, it's not possible! Infact they have to use dynamic range compression when mastering some records so that the cutter dosent bleed into the adjacent groove during loud passages. The crackles, pops and hiss (which would drive me crazy) mean that the signal to noise ratio is no where near a CD, a decent CD player will play pure silence when it's meant to, you can't say that for records.You might prefer the inferior sound for whatever reason but Vinyl cannot compete with CD or other digital formats in terms of quality.



​Ha ha whatever.What if the original recording was an analogue source and mastered to CD?For me all the original master versions sound better.I have CD and vinyl and for me I'll pick vinyl every time not to be cool but because I prefer it.Im hearing sounds on recordings I've never heard before on CD due to compression.Fact is buy what you like but for me I'll buy original cuttings not re mastered digital to analogue pressings.
​I understand that there are badly made recordings and get the whole loudness war. I generally avoid music that is badly produced and recorded, I find that some modern pop suffers from compression due to this. I guess my taste in music is bit more grown up, the genres I'm interested in are generally very well produced and recorded....and no way would they sound better on vinyl.

Music nowadays is digitally recorded, digitally mixed and then digitally mastered, so it's not like the analog vs digital argument holds up anymore. I can't help thinking the vinyl hipsters are being suckered, I even read something quite amusing recently, some vinyl releases used Cds as the master.

I'm curious about the records you say woop the equivalent CD release, please give me some titles I can go check out for myself.

Incidentally listening to music on cassette tapes now is also hip, go figure lol. Great for me as I managed to sell my old pioneer cassette deck for 150 quid on flea Bay the other week, I bought that in 1989!

We're in 2017 people, get with the times!


hcc27

Half the story is about dynamic range my son, dynamic range. Plus you … Half the story is about dynamic range my son, dynamic range. Plus you become a hipster overnight.


I bought vinyl from the age of 13 up till about about 23 then CD's became mainstream. I still have CD's from that era they have stood the test of time.

I recently achieved 60 so my oldest CD's have lasted a long time

A diamond tipped needle must have a detrimental effect on a piece of vinyl?

Edited by: "TheBiker" 11th Apr 2017
madmal

Might be a cool or hip fad but it's not true that Vinyl has a better … Might be a cool or hip fad but it's not true that Vinyl has a better dynamic range, it's not possible! Infact they have to use dynamic range compression when mastering some records so that the cutter dosent bleed into the adjacent groove during loud passages. The crackles, pops and hiss (which would drive me crazy) mean that the signal to noise ratio is no where near a CD, a decent CD player will play pure silence when it's meant to, you can't say that for records.You might prefer the inferior sound for whatever reason but Vinyl cannot compete with CD or other digital formats in terms of quality.


I understand where you're coming from but mastering (how you get the audio onto whatever medium you're selling it, CD, download, vinyl) has been plagued with something called 'the loudness wars', sure, a CD has a capability of a certain dynamic range BUT it doesn't mean that full range is getting used because for the last 25 years or so the main aim is making music louder and louder until dynamic range doesn't even factor into it.
There's plenty of good articles out there that explain this stuff.

And no, I have serious issues with vinyl playback, but sometimes in some cases, yes, the vinyl whoops the backside off the totally destroyed CD masterings.
Ion Photon LED USB Turntable - £49.99 @ HMV (Online)
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With the Vinyl resurgence in full swing, here's a sweet Turntable deal for you. Currently £99 everywhere else, so a good deal at £49.99 with free delivery from HMV! Oh yeah... And… Read more
People here are SO TIGHT! I just bought this (but it doesn't light up). At £130 000 it should be able to play my old Billy Joel LPs no probe...

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I would not get this. If you are getting into vinyl I would recommend the one linked below as a good quality starter deck instead
amazon.co.uk/Aud…FPQ
I've found these to be a bit cheap and nasty compared to the full size deck that they make (with pitch control and full size lid).
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therealclaireh

As an owner of an ION albeit quite an old one that can record straight to … As an owner of an ION albeit quite an old one that can record straight to USB & SD i think you'll get a decent piece of kit i haven't had any problems with mine ruining records, skipping or anything nasty, it just plays vinyl exactly as you expect to hear it, i think as long as you take good care of your vinyl don't and play them too often you won't have a problem with ruined records



Same here, had an Ion Classic for ~10 years and all records still play beautifully on it and always have.
Rich_T

whats the quality of equipment like? normally cheap turntables get slated … whats the quality of equipment like? normally cheap turntables get slated on hotukdeals!



As an owner of an ION albeit quite an old one that can record straight to USB & SD i think you'll get a decent piece of kit i haven't had any problems with mine ruining records, skipping or anything nasty, it just plays vinyl exactly as you expect to hear it, i think as long as you take good care of your vinyl don't and play them too often you won't have a problem with ruined records
Lenco L-3807 Professional Turntable Record Player £149.99 Sold by 3-Monkeys and Fulfilled by Amazon
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. It comes with a simplistic appearance and is affordable making it suitable for home listening turntables. The designers at Lenco have introduced a USB connection enabling you to … Read more
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LesD

[quote=Loxust] .I have a gut feel this description relates to the … [quote=Loxust] .I have a gut feel this description relates to the 3867 not the 3807!


to be honest i'm not into Vinyls , however there are some whom may be interested such as yourself
thanks
Looks very similar to my Technics sl-1200 bought 35 years ago and still works now residing in loft.
Loxust

. It comes with a simplistic appearance and is affordable making it … . It comes with a simplistic appearance and is affordable making it suitable for home listening turntables. The designers at Lenco have introduced a USB connection enabling you to connect directly to your laptop or computer and via the supplied Audacity software you can record your favourite vinyl and store your music digitally. The belt driven turntable is semi-automatic, MIDI compatible and has a built in pre amp to boost the signal directly from the source enabling direct play back or recording. It also has an auto return and auto shut off feature. It comes with the standard two rate play speeds of 33 and 45 rpm, has a moving magnetic cartridge and comes supplied with the needle.



I have a gut feel this description relates to the 3867 not the 3807!

looks like a great player, heat from me.
Conflict between description and features

says direct drive in features

Direct drive
Quartz-Stabilised
Quickstart 0.4 seconds
External lamp connection
Stroboscope


Also check the reviews and comments
"There is no usb or auto return on this particular machine, I was aware of this fact when I bought the Lenco3807 ."
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Retro Vintage 3 Speed Suitcase Turntable Aux & USB Sockets 7 8 10 12" Compatible +Free P&P Ebay / dmtrading2011 £14.99
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Found this record player on ebay for only £14.99 with free delivery! Many members will be wondering what on earth this device is for and if you need to ask you don't need one ;-) … Read more
There is an accessory you will need......a coin to put on the stylus to stop it jumping
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Sold out now
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Many members will indeed be wondering what this device is for and I will gladly answer that question......it's for knackering up any nice shiny new vinyl records you've just bought.
It will be awful quality and probably last a few days before breaking.
Retro Turnable/Record Player with Recharegable Battery, £59.99 delivered @ Aldi
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Obviously not going to be the best, but hard to turn down the Bauhn Dansette-styling at this price! Available in two colours. Play back at three speeds (33, 45 and 78rpm), with th… Read more
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PulisOut

OHH ! look at this fantastic … OHH ! look at this fantastic http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/KB-Minor-OG10-Radiogram-/311817613926?hash=item4899c73266:g:4QwAAOSw4CFYvo-x


Thanks. Does look good, although the description mentioning about checking the electronics does make me think it wouldn't be straight forward!
dean_brfc

Freestanding in this vintage/retro styling. Anything else won't go in my … Freestanding in this vintage/retro styling. Anything else won't go in my living room.



OHH ! look at this fantastic ebay.co.uk/itm…926?hash=item4899c73266:g:4QwAAOSw4CFYvo-x
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PulisOut

What does one like this mean ?



Freestanding in this vintage/retro styling. Anything else won't go in my living room.
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dean_brfc

I have looked in the past, I just find it hard to find one in the styling … I have looked in the past, I just find it hard to find one in the styling like this. Feel like I have to wade through loads of ones I don't want until I find something, then when I do loads of people are bidding or they've gone really quickly.



What does one like this mean ?
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PulisOut

No because the poor quality will spoil your records after a few plays. … No because the poor quality will spoil your records after a few plays. It's also things like alignment and weight that wear out the grooves. The records will still play but it'll be like listen to a little transistor radio. When these portables were first sold the vinyl used was a lot harder it's very sold today, back then you could hard bend an LP before it broke now you can fold them half easy. Best to get something upto the job it won't cost much more and if you check the local ads you might get a bargain.



I have looked in the past, I just find it hard to find one in the styling like this. Feel like I have to wade through loads of ones I don't want until I find something, then when I do loads of people are bidding or they've gone really quickly.
Bush portable record player £24.99 @ Argos Reduced from £39.99
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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 revi… Read more
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Right, after taking out the stylus on this I noticed how rubbish it was, I also noticed that the turntable wasn't spinning flat . . . So maybe I got a dodgy one?
Yes the build quality is rubbish on them but so are all the other portable turntables.
I returned mine and got a full refund and ordered the ION from Wilko's which I picked up today and I must say how impressed I am with it, not only is the build quality much better, but the arm is much gentler and although the stylus looks the same it is a lot better made (and straight), also the turntable spins flat and doesn't make me feel seasick (it also has a felt clip pad on there so not to scratch the other side of your vinyl.
I'm not saying the ION is brilliant, but it is miles better than the Bush.
Only wanted something to play vinyl on in the kitchen (and not my best vinyl either), but this also allows me to copy the vinyl to my computer . . . So win win . . . . (I'll brace myself for all the haters and the people that have thousands to spend on a deck)
horsepills

Am I missing something?



I don't think so. I guess some people care about their old vinyls more than others.

My original point would still stand if they did care about them. You're different and that's fair enough.
jonboyuk

So you'd either1. Go out and buy records, to digitise them? (Unlikely)2. … So you'd either1. Go out and buy records, to digitise them? (Unlikely)2. Take your old collection and digitise it? Understandable, but if they're old do you really want to ruin them?Just trying to understand the logic!



I have a load of old 7 and 12" singles that I wanted to hear again (mainly for some obscure b sides), but once I digitised them I couldn't care less about whether or not the vinyl was "ruined" - a moot point though, as one play through would hardly be enough to ruin them.

I don't see how its that hard to understand. Am I missing something?
Edited by: "horsepills" 29th Dec 2016
horsepills

To digitise them

So you'd either
1. Go out and buy records, to digitise them? (Unlikely)
2. Take your old collection and digitise it? Understandable, but if they're old do you really want to ruin them?

Just trying to understand the logic!

Edited by: "jonboyuk" 29th Dec 2016
horsepills

To digitise them


So you'd either
1. Go out and buy records, to digitise them? (Unlikely)
2. Take your old collection to digitise them? Understandable, but if they're old do you really want to ruin them?

Just trying to understand the logic!
Portable Bush Record Player - £29.99 @ Argos
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Best price I have seen for a non usb record player I have seen so far, has built in speakers. Closes into a nice case 3 colours teal, brown and red.
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banjomike

1) how would someone who has just bought a suitcase-type record player be … 1) how would someone who has just bought a suitcase-type record player be expected to know how to safely clean a dirty record? A quick spray of Stardrops perhaps?2) An inferior player will ruin the record groove and this can cause the record to be gritty/dusty etc. If the records in the charity shop came from a Crosley owner then they will be wrecked.Perhaps he should have said "Don't buy dusty records unless you have some sensible way of cleaning them".


I have no need to clean my Dusty records, but I know how.
For the benefit of the paranoid amongst us I have posted a screencap of the start of the Which? review. Hope it works.

Tinypic
Raptor71

Look folks it's really simple, it's a cheap record player use it with … Look folks it's really simple, it's a cheap record player use it with cheap records. If you decide you like vinyl invest in some decent kit to get the best out of your records. It doesn't have to cost a fortune, amps can be had for around £20-30 used, turntables can be found for roughly the same price and speakers too. I recently missed out on a full Kenwood seperates system for the princely sum of £40 .



Were have you seen turntables for this price, cheap old amps and speakers yes, but even the humble Garrard SP25 fetches almost 3 figures in case and lid. I'm looking at a set up now, cheapest new one I can find of any quality is £230 for turntable, £175 / £250 amp and £ 200 for speakers and stand, plus £25 speaker cable. Not cheap, is making me think again
Raptor71

Lol, your vinyl expert friend says "really don't buy" dusty records? Why … Lol, your vinyl expert friend says "really don't buy" dusty records? Why wouldn't you buy dusty records exactly?



1) how would someone who has just bought a suitcase-type record player be expected to know how to safely clean a dirty record? A quick spray of Stardrops perhaps?

2) An inferior player will ruin the record groove and this can cause the record to be gritty/dusty etc. If the records in the charity shop came from a Crosley owner then they will be wrecked.

Perhaps he should have said "Don't buy dusty records unless you have some sensible way of cleaning them".
thomasleep

Then please do not quote from something you have not verified, very … Then please do not quote from something you have not verified, very irresponsible and it just keeps getting votes, must be terrible infuriating

I don't need to verify the quote, it's from Which?. As to the votes, as I've stated previously, I've bought this product, why would I give a monkey's about the votes either way? May I suggest you be less defensive about the deals you post and more accepting of input from both sides of the fence? It is more beneficial for the HUKDs community as a whole to have holistic feedback.
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