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[Staples] Victrola Bluetooth Portable Suitcase Record Player [$39.99]

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[Staples] Victrola Bluetooth Portable Suitcase Record Player [$39.99]

Handy record player down 40% right before Christmas. Ordered one and got confirmation.
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IMO if you value your vinyl you wouldn't use this piece of ... equipment..
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towers229 wrote: IMO if you value your vinyl you wouldn't use this piece of ... equipment..
Why is that?
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Thanks OP for sharing a deal. I tried using the same model last week for sh_ts and giggles just to see how it works. It stopped working on first song with a 45 single. The autostop feature that stops the play after hits the end is junk. It stops before the song actually ends. Is it worth $39 in raw materials, shipping and profit. (maybe yes) Is it worth listening too? = no. If its for a child = maybe. To me its a toy. Read this link


I've been looking for a turntable for my daughter for 2 weeks. The reality is.... engineering a turntable worth listening too to get half decent sound out of it is going to be expensive. $200 and up min this day and age. A good needle (aka cartridge) is $50

Im going to end up giving her my old 1980's Dual Turntable with a preamp box to convert Photo to line so she can hook it up to the line input on a JBL BT speaker. . Way better.

There are quite a few things to get right in turntables to get good sound..
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NiHaoLeo wrote: Why is that?
If your turntable is cheaper than some of the vinyl you're putting on it...
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The needle is running on the surface of the record. These cheap units are like dragging a spike in your hand across your drywall - not going to have a good outcome. Basically every single time the unit is used it is taking another layer off the groove that holds the audio track on the surface of the record. The low price units doom the records longevity from day one. Basically the better the player (and cartridge) is the more plays you get before you have destroyed the record (acoustical properties). Probably better things to spend $40 on than this.
NiHaoLeo wrote: Why is that?
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Oct 24, 2015
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Thanks OP... kiddo picks up all kinds of nasty looking vinyl at the thrift shops that I do not want near the Pro-Ject Debut turntable, so happy to let her play them on one of these.
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The idea that cheap record players will destroy records has been greatly exaggerated. It takes hundreds of plays to cause any noticeable degradation. I doubt this player would not last long enough.

Anyone serious about vinyl should not be looking at sub-$100 players.

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