All Turntable Discounts, Offers and Sale - June 2018
Ok for kids but these have terrible sound quality and will ruin your records.
Saw that in Faringdon today. (9 miles from Botley)
Agreed, Lidl/Aldi never seem to do national reductions now most sale stuff on HUKD are still sometimes reduced but different prices at my local stores
Before everyone rushes out to get one. It's store dependant and up to the manager what price it sells for. Not national.
You wanna replace a Sony with this? Really?? You get what you pay for. If your record collection means anything to you then... (skeptical)
What a load of garbage. Don't waste your money.
Out of stock
Well said (y)
All dependent on the tracking force. do you know what it is for this model? reckon its about 5-6g which was the standard weight at one time and if you have a lot of second hand records from years ago theyll probably be played by decks simiar in tracking force to this. id be more concerned over if the stylus is sapphire, if so change it to a diamond one and them crappy built in speakers, even so for £15 well worth it just a play a few old records now and again.
Thanks for this. Just got one for dad
For £15 this looks like fun.
24hrs in and all my bucks fizz singles are still intact i'm now off the the park to use them as frisbees then back home for some more "making your mind up" :D
I'm looking at 2nd hand duals now. Or the pro-ject 150 quid one at Richers.
I'm returning it tomorrow. Just doesn't sound good enough.
I've noticed the strobe does not remain still despite adjustment. It moves forward and backward a touch. Doesn't affect record but obviously the speed is not constant. The plate also moves up and down a touch when spinning which means it's not absolutely level. So not quite as good as I hoped for.
Argos owned brand.
Isn't the audio technica one a it better yet same price? Has better reviews?
nar it will get you one thats the same as many others, cheap and cheerful. few id look at for £250 is a sonyhx500/audio technica120 and a riga planer1. i still have my pioneer pl15 after 40 years of service its still going strong (y)
£150 will get you something decent enough £250 will get you a very nice deck.
Everyone I know who sold their SL1200’s regrets it now. I never bought a pair however all my decks are Technics as I love them. I have a SL2000 with black wood plinth upstairs and a SLD2 downstairs. I have another packed away as a spare.
Yeah it was, it was an idiotic thing to contribute, shouldn't have bothered mate...
I have this my only issue is there is no where to store The adapter plug and now I’ve misplaced mine
No, just trading.
What a ridiculous comment to make. Anyone interested in this wants to play their old vinyl discs on a record player.
The AT is a great turntable, no doubting that.... and whilst I haven't checked I have no reason to doubt it is reviewed at Juno as being the best DJ turntable.... but that doesn't necessarily make it great for everyone.... personally I'd love a couple of 1210's like you have but I don't. Instead and as I mentioned I have a Teac, I have a few other Sony AV bits at home but I am no Sony rep. If I had no turntable and was looking to buy then for me the Sony would just edge it I think over both the Teac and the AT...... 1210's??? now that's a whole different story :)
I own a pair of Technics 1210's, Pioneer mixer, and the AT turntable too in another room (they look almost the same), zero difference when playing records...and yes, lots of people buy the AT deck to DJ with, go look on youtube you a sony rep?
Yep..... "DJ" turntable
the Audio Technica is better, best selling DJ turntable at Juno, add a better pickup like an Ortofon pro stylus and it really shines
Direct drive adds noise. Thats one reason I never use my technics for digitizing.
Entry level with potentially a needle that has a heavy tracking force. Heat for the price but I'd spend the extra.
None in N.Ireland... ;( ;( ;(
there is (y)
wouldn't play my rare soul records on one of these, that's for sure
there's no subtitles and it's a half hour long, but skipping through i can't see any sign of a microscope or any equipment to properly measure the damage these players cause, so i'd be very wary of what he's saying. the damage to records caused by badly calibrated turntables isn't normally seen easily by the naked eye when the record is going round the turntable 45 times a minute with a stylus in the grooves, the vinyl heats up and the stylus cuts through the vinyl like a hot knife through butter, and instantly cools, trapping things like dust in the vinyl, which is why you get pops and clicks that you can't get rid off. if the turntable isn't calibrated properly, this is where most damage is caused. it's permanent damage that you can't easily see with the naked eye. it's not like taking a knife and making obviously visible surface scratches the problem with this is when people eventually get bored of the fad and the records end up on the second hand market, collectors won't easily be able to tell how bad a record is damaged by looking at pictures or descriptions by sellers who will base condition on looking at the vinyl http://www.audioappraisal.com/will-a-cheap-turntable-damage-your-records/ https://budgetvinylcollector.wordpress.com/2016/08/28/why-cheap-turntables-ruin-vinyl/ http://www.soundmattersblog.com/whats-wrong-cheap-record-players/
Alternatively why not just throw your records into a hedge?
false economy, this will scratch records very easily, If you're happy to spend £20 on a player, and then re-buy your collection once a year, crack on, I'd prefer the dearer playr & buying the cllection once, just adding to it each year.
Queue the usual "This will destroy your vinyl " claim, and then somebody giving an alternative that costs 10x the amount.
Better to buy an old Pioneer belt drive deck (PL-112) in good condition and pair with an Ortofon OM5 cartridge/stylus. First step into decent quality hifi.
If this is used to play any of the autotuned banality that clogs up the singles chart it's probably the stylus that will give up. I suppose it could be used to see if your vinyl is warped.
It's a Crosley. What do you expect? (lol) 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 😶
Really like the Rainbow version @Haus170 <3 thanks for sharing.
Now £60 in Dundee
Nice jacksamthompson, I keep meaning to get myself a new turntable
Can you return it for a refund? They may have extended returns policy over Christmas , like Argos. Just say it was a gift.
OOS at Tesco, ALDI and Morrisons. Quick search, then Asked for a price match at John Lewis - after consulting the manager they said I would have to apply online using their form. Unfortunately their "price match" form cant handle more than £9999.99! So missed out due to their cr4ppy website limitations. John Lewis need to up their game.
Just looked at several sites and no mention of built in pre-amp and in fact 2 reviews told of connecting to external pre-amp and amp, so don't know where you are getting your info from, certainly not SME who don't mention pre-amp.
Oh yes you do. It has a pre-amp built in,plus the whole set up is crucial to the tone and overall sound quality. Why else would anyone buy one. Looking for a decent dansette deck now.
Thanks OP, bought a few as stocking fillers for next year
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
Hmm, ours just turned up and only seems to play at 33 and 78... Anything REAL simple I'm missing? (Yes I have selected 45 where appropriate ;) )
Just got mine :P
Just arrived, better quality than I thought and such a bargain! Sound is great! Haven’t tried Bluetooth yet. Thanks for the heads up on the deal!
Owned one, first deck I owned along with an Amstrad amp. both had the wood surround, no remote controls in them days.
Garrard SP25 was the deck of choice for us poor people in the late '60s / early '70s.
If you don't mind your vinyl being ruined, then buy this by all means
Argos is overall more expensive than other stores, I agree with that. But with clearance and code sometimes you get a decent deal. However, I am no expert on it, just posted over here in case anyone was interested. I did however made a purchase in Argos when I wanted facility on payments. I have an Argos card but Amazon one I don't, so paying in full sometimes is hard.
Selection is pretty much for kids. Those few I have checked are 10 - 20% overpriced compare to richer sounds or amazon. So kinda no point to buy it from argos with discount.
I am not an expert on turntables, that is why I left the link to the full list of turntables. But let's say they have a Bush Turntable with Speakers - Black for £39.99, it was £69.99. With code goes to £34.
No deal no heat
no stock now expired
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.
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.
I came here for the "This will your ruin your record collection".
Use a sharp wood chisel and a paper cone.
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! (lol)