Victrola 6-in-1 Turntable Demo

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today i did something i really never
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why did i do that it got demonetized so
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we’re not supporting the channel so i
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that time you spend goes back into
supporting recordology and bringing
cool equipment and things for us to
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including a new intro and outro which
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for a time this was our number one video
i mean we were approaching a quarter of
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so hopefully we can build back up to
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until it was eclipsed
by the victrola suitcase player so it’s
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and victrola partnered with us when we
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i am the edison phonograph the more you
become acquainted with me
the better you will like me ask the
welcome back to recordology okay this is
gonna be
really really fun we have before us a
victrola phonograph and we are going to
unbox it and review it so
let’s go ahead and start
using our razor not going too deep we
don’t want to damage what’s inside we
don’t know how it’s packed yet
so being very gentle with that
just kind of perforating the edges so we
rip open the rest
oh yeah i already see something good
victrola logo oh look at that guys
look at that okay so it’s actually
another whole box
so look at that ladies
and gentlemen
victrola six in one turntable
three speed turntable 33 in the third
cd player cassette player bluetooth
fm radio with analog tuner aux input
built-in stereo speakers just look at
that even the box is beautiful
oh even the packaging
is just like high quality i can tell you
already this is going to be good stuff
just from the packaging
when a company takes pride in their
packaging you know that they take pride
in the pipe the
product as well okay
just beautiful that my friends
is a thing of beauty so
in the box
we have an owner’s manual and it looks
um some sort of audio lead
open that up
yep so we got rca stereo audio cable
find out exactly what that’s for
um here’s the owner’s manual
oh look at that okay guys i’m already
super impressed
it has the automatic
standing lid we got some spacers for
protecting the turntable
and some instructions regarding setting
it up and unlocking it they ship
with it in a locked position to protect
the mechanism
we got our 45 rpm spacer right there
high quality looking turntable stylus
we’ve got the gentle lowering mechanism
which is super excited always wanted to
have one of those yeah we’ll give it a
test here in a little bit
okay so looking at the back here we’ve
got the
plug wrapped up in this
plastic protective plastic so let me go
ahead and tear that off
i always end up getting these things
in a knot like that but you can just
tear it apart with your hands
maybe and then
they’ll be the little uh protector thing
on there
and then a twist tie around there
you just kind of open it up plug it in
there’s also a wire sticking out the
back here this is the fm antenna
so normally you can sort of unravel this
gently and just drape it down the back
of wherever you’re setting the stereo
but yeah that is your fm antenna which
you know you can adjust to get better
reception depending on what area you’re
on the back here uh you got typical
and then here is your line out
so if you want to connect it to a
larger stereo system you can do that and
that’s what
we’re going to use the audio leads that
they sent the rca cables left and right
if you want to do that it’s optional
because it has built-in speakers
left and right and i would say you know
looking at this
you know i can already tell this is a
very high quality unit
the labels just kind of the overall
manufacture of it it seems very high
and a lot of times um one of the best
ways in my opinion to tell the quality
of a product sometimes is with
you know looking at the back you know is
it finished on the back you’ll see this
is finished in the same finish that the
top and the front is and to me that you
know indicates that it is a quality
product that they took the time because
it does cost more money
to stain and finish the back even though
it’s rarely seen
you’ll also see this notch up here this
is very common for these types of
players um
that’s where it just gives a little bit
of room for large records to stick out
the back without having to have the
unit be so deep um but yeah there you go
that’s the back of the unit
and um you know just looking at the
little details here you know this is not
just a drilled hole this is actually got
a grommet around it
the types of hinges that are up here it
does seem very high quality
even something as simple as the way that
the wood
is assembled is something that’s
important to look for i mean look at
this you’re seeing
you know that this is assembled this
isn’t all cut from one piece these are
individual trim pieces
and framing pieces that are joined
together and to me
again this speaks of high quality you’ll
see how this is black and this is brown
this is the finished surface this is an
unfinished surface
so they even went through the the uh you
know the time and the expense to have it
so that’s a black stain to seal the wood
which protects it
but see the quality construction there
to me that speaks volumes for the
overall quality of the product
okay here’s the tape player on the side
this little white outline here actually
supposed to be the outline of the shape
of a cassette a compact cassette tape
so you just stick it in there and
it takes it like that and you’ll notice
this button sticks out when you do that
if you push it halfway that is fast
forward if you push it all the way
it’s eject and then the tape just comes
back out like that
you’ll notice that on this and all
modern tape players that there’s nothing
about dolby anymore
the reason for that is that dolby no
longer licenses its decoding technology
so no tape players that are manufactured
today have it
however if you have recorded quality
cassette tapes as i have
and they were recorded in dolby or for
another example would be uh
professionally pre-recorded
compact cassettes that are recorded in
dolby b
don’t worry because these
tape players even without the dolby will
play them at a very high quality rate
so the reason being a tape that’s
recorded in dolby
has a high bias and therefore will sound
on a tape player that doesn’t have dolby
decoding technology
okay so here’s the front panel of the
unit i really like
the style of how they’ve designed this i
love the knobs
you’ll see some of these vintage knobs
that look like something off of an old
radio perhaps or maybe a vintage plane
the whole front panel here is a glossy
it’s highly reflective which makes it
difficult to film
but is really cool to look at and
everything you need
to control the device is right here on
the front panel
the only thing not on this panel would
be the tape player on the side
and the auxiliary audio outputs on the
but basically your day-to-day operation
volume control
tuning input select is all going to be
so on the left here you’ve got a knob
where you can select phonograph
cd auxiliary which would be the aux
ipad ipod whatever you want and then fm
radio is the far right there
here you’ve got a switch that is fm or
bluetooth you’ve got the tuning
adjustment here and you just keep
turning it
as you can see the dial at the top
rotates to whatever frequency you want
you got your headphone jack here and
your auxiliary input right there
and here is your volume control
open and close cd player is right there
on and off to power the unit is right
your transport controls right here play
pause forward back
that would be for the cd player only
program and repeat so all of these
controls are for the cd
all of the controls and the way this is
laid out is very art deco i think it’s a
very very cool design
right here you’ve got a light that
indicates stereo or bluetooth depending
on how you’re connected
play for the cd player program
if you’ve got a program running for the
cd player and if you’re on repeat
the instruction manual shows you the
various options and how to connect
i have to say i’m very impressed with
the finish
of the wood the design of it i like the
fact that the lid has a lip
i like the fabric on the speaker grilles
i like the design of the front panel i
like the controls it’s just got a good
overall look and feel
kind of like an aviator kind of a theme
almost like a
spirit of st louis kind of a theme to it
very very very cool
i love the fact that the lid stays up by
itself when you lift it
if you don’t go fast like that sometimes
you need to make sure that this is
braced here
and then to let it go you just lift it
push back on it gently
and set it down really cool it just
feels solid everything feels very high
so the tone arm has a typical release
mechanism like that
you can select your three speeds right
down there below and it’s got this
assist so you can rotate the stylus
over the record and then using this
lever you can gently lower it like that
and here’s the 45 rpm spacer
sits in there just like that okay i’m
going to play a record now
when you put in a full size vinyl 33 rpm
disc make sure you edge it down in the
back like that
and then rest it gently on the turntable
make sure that the release
is released you can lift the lever here
and then rotate the tone arm over the
disc it’ll start automatically
then you can gently lower the stylus
onto the record
okay i can tell you just listening to it
for a few seconds the sound
is very warm it’s very full it’s very
well balanced
the speakers have a good frequency
response if you look at the
it for the vinyl i think it’s 60 hertz
to 20 000 hertz
so essentially the range of human
but again just great warm tone it’s got
a great
sound to it not only would this be a
conversation piece and a beautiful piece
of furniture
but it’s amazingly high quality sound as
well i’m very very impressed
i really like the gentle you know lift
and descend mechanism for the stylus and
it’s just got a great sound to it
everything seems very well built it
seems like they took pride in it
when i unpackaged it i was impressed
with the level of detail they went to
protect not only the stylus and the tone
the whole mechanism was locked they just
took good care that by the time it made
it to you
it was ready to be enjoyed for a
lifetime really a high quality unit
so far i love this thing okay now i’m
going to test the 45
so i’m going to put the 45 rpm spacer
right there i’m going to place my 45 rpm
right there i’m going to change the
to 45 then i’m going to play it just
like any other record
and here we go let’s listen to how this
now one thing that 45s have an issue
with on a lot of these players
is that the auto reject or the auto stop
stops before you get to the center of
the 45 so let’s go ahead and test this
and see if this will let us play to the
end of the 45 this will be a big
deal breaker for the other players and a
deal maker for this unit
will it play to the end or will it auto
stop before it gets to the end
all right you guys we got a winner on
our hands it made it all the way
to the run out groove and didn’t auto
reject and auto stop the disc
it auto stopped when it got to the run
out group which is exactly
what you want a lot of these players
will just stop
near like two-thirds into the 45
especially on these ep-45s
so that’s a really good sign that is a
deal maker right there
all right now let’s have a listen to
some digital audio we’ll turn it to cd
i’ve already got my cd in all the
controls are up here
let’s go ahead and play see how that
very impressive sound quality when
you’re tuning the radio you’ll notice
that the little light that says st
bt lights up when it gets stereo
that’s stereo slash bluetooth and in the
radio function
it’s telling you when it’s got a stereo
again this is a feature you only see on
high-end equipment this is very
which you can hear it you’re not going
to get an accurate representation until
you hear it for yourself
very full a lot of bass very rich
warm tone now let’s see how easy it is
to set up the bluetooth
so first we turn the knob to fm slash
then we flip the switch to bluetooth
mode i’m looking at my phone right now
you can use any bluetooth device
i’ve turned on bluetooth and it’s going
to search for available devices
so let’s see how long this take and what
pops up i just flipped the switch on
the bluetooth light on the display is
and now i get a device pop up saying
wooden music center
so i’m guessing that’s us and
it is connected it was as simple as that
now when i’ve got bluetooth
connected i can’t resist myself i really
really want to play some old time radio
on this old time radio
let’s see how it sounds the jello
program starring jack benny with mary
livingston phil harris dennis dangerous
julie don wilson
the orchestra opens a program with old
okay and leaving no stone unturned we’ve
turned the selector switch to auxiliary
we’re gonna play the tape player so
let’s go ahead and listen to how good
that sounds
sticking the tape in it’ll auto start
all right guys that’s gonna do it for
today’s episode that is the victrola
six in one nostalgic entertainment
center great unit
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can buy this unit for a lot less money
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Victrola 6-in-1 Turntable Specs

Power RequirementsAC 120 V~60 Hz
Power Consumption40W
Dimensions (W X H X D)18.9 in x 15 in x 7.87 in (approx.)
Weight18.15 lbs (approx.)
Output Power5 W + 5 W
Frequency Response60 to 20,000 Hz
Speaker System Type2-way
Impedance8 ohms
Input PowerMax. 6W
Fm Radio Range88 to 108 MHz
CD Player Frequency Response60 to 20,000 Hz +/-4 dB
Signal-To-Noise Ratio55 dB (IEC-A)
Track System4 Track, 2 channel stereo
Tape Speed4.8 cm/sec
Wow And Flutter0.4% (WRMS)
Frequency Response125 to 6300 Hz +/-6 dB
Record Player MotorDC servo motor
Drive SystemBelt Drive
Speeds33-1/3rpm, 45 rpm and 78 rpm
S/N RatioMore than 50 dB
Cartridge TypeCeramic Stereo Cartridge
Bluetooth VersionBluetooth V4.2
Bluetooth ProfilesA2DP, AVRCP
Bluetooth Frequency Range2.402GHz-2.480GHz
Operating Distance10 meters

Victrola 6-in-1 Turntables

The Victrola 6-in-1 Turntable is a great investment for someone who wants a little more flexibility in their setup. At first, the thought of connecting a USB device to a turntable with a built-in compressor might not be the most intuitive of ideas. However, the simple fact is that most compressors on the market today either need to be wired into a computer or run on wireless radio (such as CDTA) to function at all. While it might not seem like much of a convenience, if you consider the value you get from listening to your vinyl information mixes over a wireless system – such as CDTA or Bluetooth – you’ll understand why the lack of a USB connection is such a nuisance.

Thankfully, the manufacturers of the Victrola 6-in-1 turntable make it as easy as possible to connect your device to your computer by using an electronic interconnect called the Constructar Bluetooth interface. The interconnect is designed to be used with a wide range of different brands of electronic musical instruments, including the Victrola 6-in-1 turntable. In addition, you won’t have to deal with wires or messy attachments to connect your laptop to the unit either.

To get the most out of your vinyl information mixing, you should try to use the best 6-in-1 turntable available. There are quite a few models with their own unique features, but most are constructed out of the same basic parts and work in similar ways. In order to get the most out of your system, you should use the internet (whether via wireless internet or through your home’s cable network) to search for the best unit that you can afford. Once you have found the best unit, read more to find out how you can wirelessly connect your Victrola 6-in-1 turntable to your laptop/ desktop.

Connecting the Victrola 6-in-1 Bluetooth record player to your laptop/ desktop via Bluetooth is not difficult. The easiest way to do it is via the internet because of all of the resources available to us. It is best to search for online tutorial websites to learn how to wirelessly connect the unit to your laptop/ desktop.

If you would prefer to buy a ready to use unit rather than one that has to be assembled, you will find that there are many online stores that offer this type of product. Many people are under the impression that wireless units are extremely expensive but in reality they are not. When you look at the cost of a used unit, you will notice that it is less than half of what you would pay in a retail store. You will also find that many times these units require absolutely no assembly at all and you can put it together yourself. Some people prefer to assemble their Victrola 6-in-1 Bluetooth mid-century turntable but many people feel that it is not necessary.

After you have determined which type of unit you would like to purchase, you will need to determine what type of LCD screen will be most suitable for you. In order to make the most of your purchase, think about purchasing a unit with a backlight. If you enjoy listening to your favorite nostalgic music and videos, you will definitely want to invest in a great unit like the Victrola 6-in-1 nostalgic record player. You will find that this product offers you everything you would want in a home unit including a record label, great sound quality, easy to use controls, and a beautiful LCD screen.

Victrola 6-in-1 Turntable FAQ

Victrola portable Bluetooth turntable

Victrola portable Bluetooth turntable is a very sleek and high-tech unit to record audio and video. It comes with a built-in rechargeable battery, allowing you to enjoy hours of music while traveling. This is perfect for people who love to travel but do not want to have to carry around an actual recording device while they are on the move. On the top of that, the Victrola also comes with an audio mixing feature which allows you to mix audio coming from up to eight different sources. This is great for events such as live concerts and other big events.

As the name implies, Victrola portable Bluetooth turntable has a built-in Bluetooth function which enables you to play audio from your portable device over Bluetooth without any interference. This means that if you have a compatible phone, radio or laptop, you can connect to the Victrola, change the songs you are listening to and have them on record without disturbing anyone else in the car or other surrounding areas. Along with the rechargeable lithium ion battery, the Victrola also came with an extra foot pedal and a power adapter ensuring that the unit can be used for long periods of time without getting recharged.

There are many high-quality consumer products available on the market today and it is vitally important that you choose one that will last for the length of time you need it for. In this respect, the Victrola comes out top as it contains durable materials, a comprehensive feature set and a wide price range. When deciding on what to buy, it is always good to do some research so that you know what you are really buying. In this respect, you will find that the Victrola portable Bluetooth turntable is a good choice.

Victrola stereo record player

The Victrola stereo record player is manufactured by the Bell Sound Corporation. This company has been around since the early fifties and has a reputation for making quality products that last a long time. The Victrola stereo record player consists of a four-foot stereo with built in speakers, two preamps as well as one microphone. The control unit has a large display that displays speaker placement information. It also contains controls for bass, treble, equalizer as well as input selection.

There is a model called the Verde that is very similar to the Victrola, however it is equipped with separate preamp circuitry and incorporates a hot chassis. The Verde also has separate speakers as well as an effects section. The hot chassis makes this model very convenient for users who do not want to handle the tubes and have separate units for sound effects. The unit has four standard phono cartridges that can be replaced with the new ones available with this unit, but only three of the cartridges are included in the package.

The Victrola player is built to use all types of batteries and will work with any type of amplifier that is being used. The manufacturer offers models that are compatible with all types of computers and sound cards, even the newer cards that have USB interfaces. The device has also been certified by the Consumer Electronics Association. It comes with a user manual that has information on installation as well as troubleshooting tips. The user also has the option of buying an expansion kit that adds additional speakers and preamps to the soundboards.

Victrola suitcase turntable

The most impressive aspect of the Victrola suitcase turntables is how affordable they are for such high quality sound. I could never imagine myself buying one of these record players. After spending a good amount of time with it, began to learn why so many people love this little wonder. It can do so much more than just play music. It can also act as a wireless headphone for your computer or phone, play records, connect to microphones and serve as a Bluetooth headset for your cell phone or PDA.

These record players use a revolutionary technology called RFID technology. This means that you can use the same technology that is used in credit cards and electronic wallets to store and control your records digitally. What this means to the consumer is that you can preview a song on the turntables without having to pay the full price for it. You can then decide if you want to purchase it or not at that particular time. If you don’t like it you can simply return it for a no charge money back or exchange.

What makes this device stand out from other Bluetooth turntables is that it also serves as a radio. You can plug in your home radio and have fun listening to your favorite songs while you’re recording them. In addition to all the great features this turntables have, you can also get it with a built-in battery, so you won’t have to worry about running out of batteries while you’re performing your daily routine. With all these benefits, I can honestly say that the Victrola Suitcase Turntable will be one of my best purchases in years.

Victrola vintage turntable

With an average rating of 4.6 stars, many consumers state with a smile that the Victrola vintage turntables are the best in their class because it’s an all in one music player with a great sounding sound and great appearance. For others the black color recalls an old 50’s Chevrolet. The vinyl is a rich brown that almost looks black to the untrained eye. But to the discerning few this simple color is an eye catcher and the vinyl records feel solid due to their weight.

The most impressive aspect of the Victrola vintage turntable is its size. At only 47 inches long and 14 inches wide it’s very slim and light to carry. The result is an impressively compact unit that will allow for convenient transportation and storage. You can store it with ease under the bed or in a small space for travel. For safety, it comes with a shock absorbing shock absorber feet which are also located conveniently on the edges of the unit. To top it off it comes with a removable battery and also has a rechargeable battery in case of power failure.

It’s extremely lightweight and small enough to fit perfectly in the palm of your hand so you can take it anywhere. The built in speakers perform excellently compared to other models. For convenience the built in headphones make this a perfect unit to take with you anywhere. With so many advantages the Victrola is deemed to be the clear winner as the best small tabletop turntables available. If you’re looking for a quality compact unit with superior sound quality for less than a hundred dollars check out the Victory Belle model today.

Victrola 5-in-1 turntable

The Victrola 5-in-1 Turntable is one of the newest models on the market. While some people may be put off by the name, it actually comes as a result of years of extensive research and testing. This is because the design of the unit was primarily developed to cater to the needs of those people who find themselves in a position where they need to mix a number of different types of music on their record player. This can include genres such as rock, classical, salsa and jazz. The Victrola 5-in-1 Turntable was designed so that it can be used to play all of these without having to worry about connecting up all of the separate components on the record player.

One of the first things that you will find is that the system is quite light and compact. This makes it perfect for use in small spaces. In addition to this, there are also a number of electronic features that make this model more desirable than some other record players on the market. One such great electronic feature that is featured on the Five-In-One Turntable is known as the “looping.” This allows the person playing to add additional tracks to a previously played track without having to stop the playback all together. This is a very useful feature for people who like to listen to a song several times through until they have gotten used to hearing it.

Many people will find that the built in headphones included on the Victrola 5-in-1 Turntable are quite comfortable. They are not overly bulky nor do they block out the sound from the speakers. In fact, they work quite well at blocking out all but the loudest of conversations. The built in speakers are also found to be quite accurate and clear when comparing them to those found in many high end home theater systems. While the overall quality of the turntables on the market has significantly improved over the years, the Victrola line offers some pretty good value for money.

Victrola 7-in-1 turntable

The Victrola 7-in-1 wood wireless Bluetooth record player offers the best in value for money. This small and neat little unit will fit any room that you wish to place it. This small miracle will allow you to record your favorite tracks without fear of damaging the surface. When deciding on your next piece of audio equipment, be sure to check out the built in battery and also that the unit is compatible with all of your needed cables. Remember, a quality unit will last a long time, while a cheap one will quit working before you know it!

The Victrola 7-in-1 turntable does not look like much, but that is the only good thing about this product. The unit is very small, but it has all the features of a larger model. One of the best parts of this unit is that it has an ability to read both CDMA and MMC memories, which make it great for people who like to listen to their records on more than one system. It can handle approximately two hundred records at one time, making it a very useful unit for anyone that has a large collection. Another great thing about this record player is that it has a built in battery that will last up to three hours. On top of that, the bright red color of this turntable is going to add some style to any room that it is placed in.

If you want to add some spice and style to your home audio system, then the Victrola 7-in-1 turntable with its sophisticated design, hi-tech components, and battery will do the trick. This record player will allow you to listen to your records as many times as you want. Plus, if you have several VTA-branded wireless devices, then you will not have to worry about recharging them when they run out of power. With this record player, you are going to get maximum performance and satisfaction from all of your VTA-branded wireless equipment. That is why this is one of the best sounding and performing record players on the market.

Victrola 8-in-1 turntable

The Victrola 8-in-1 Turntable is one of the most unique models available from the manufacturer. It is a high end, hi-tech professional sound system that gives you hi-fi quality and convenience. The system has four distinct settings: clear volume with no subwoofer or tone control, talk-through if you like to hear the vocals, another input called USB direct so you can listen to your favorite MP3 songs directly from your computer, and a hi-fi boost to bring your music through other speakers. There’s even a direct connect feature that connects the system to your home stereo system for listening to vinyl records. Along with all these features, the Victrola 8-in-1 Turntable also plays all the latest digital music formats such as CD, WAV and MP3.

This is an excellent model to add to your home recording studio or to your professional live performance set. The Victrola 8-in-1 Turntable has a well-balanced and accurate tone. The large, fully playable playing surface is perfect for performing or rehearsing. The front loading turntable also avoids the problems associated with “loosening” needle which can sometimes occur when you’re loading a vinyl record on to the deck. This problem occurs because the needle will often get so close to the edge of the deck that it begins to move and eventually comes free of its groove.

This is also a very good model to use to play music back in your home theatre system if you love listening to vinyl records. Even better, the vinyl record can be played directly on the unit with the direct connect feature. If you record your own music, this is a great way to save money because you don’t have to buy another machine to do so. It is also ideal for recording if you are concerned about running out of space when storing your records. There is also no worry about disturbing other people in the house. If you like listening to old records, then the Victrola 8-in-1 Turntable may be a great investment.

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  1. Though Victrola is a well-known brand, I’ve had other turntables with well-known brands that sounded tinny and weak. It’s difficult to find all-in-one systems with good sound quality unless you invest a lot of money on parts. I used to have a Jensen all-in-one unit that never sounded good, even after I upgraded to external speakers. But this Victrola sounds fantastic! It has a much broader, fuller spectrum, which amazed me! I’m not sure how they did it, but I like how the vinyl’s normal static fades to the background. Thank you for designing a reasonably priced, user-friendly self-contained device with all of the “things” I like – CD/Cassette/Radio dial (yes, I have Purple Rain on Cassette, don’t judge me, lol!). I like that you can close the lid to keep dust out while still playing, that the needle arm has a soft release, and that it has an old-fashioned radio look. Excellent work!

  2. This device reminds me of my family’s entertainment center when I was a child, right down to the wooden casing and light-up manual radio dial. The speakers are crystal clear and surprisingly strong, but I do appreciate the ability to connect to larger speakers as required. Really, it’s just cool to have one machine that can play almost any format I want again, from old albums, cassettes, and CDs to anything I can connect it up to with an aux cord or Bluetooth, and do it well.

    It’s a significant improvement over the Crosley systems I’ve used in the past.

  3. My father recently died, and I found myself inheriting his vinyl album. I was drawn to the Victrola brand because he still had an original model antique Victrola (with a hand crank, not a plug! ), but it was much too large to carry into my college apartment. I was also looking to replace my tiny waterproof bluetooth speaker with something a little more substantial, so I ordered this. Overall, it’s been good to me, but I’ve had a few problems. Let’s get started!

    4/5 for appearance
    This is a stunning machine! I ordered mine in espresso to fit my furniture, and I couldn’t be happier with the knobs, lights, and show. As long as you don’t look too closely, everything on the outside seems to be very clean and of good quality. The internal mechanics (the knobs and switches for vinyl) are made of plastic and have a cheap feel to them. Furthermore, the wood is just paneling, with a lightweight wood composite under the acrylic faux grain. When I opened the package, I was a little disappointed, but overall, not bad!

    4/5 for sound
    The speakers generate a warm, rich treble and patchy bass while playing something, vinyl or otherwise. As a fan of R&B, I was a little disappointed. The speakers, on the other hand, have a lot of power. The sound generated by this machine fills my apartment at quarter volume, which surprised me given its small size. The bass problem could be easily solved by purchasing a collection of bookshelf speakers, which I will do when I move to a larger space.

    3/5 for mechanics
    I mentioned earlier that the mechanics on the inside of the machine appeared cheap. At first, the device worked flawlessly, playing all of my father’s old records exactly as I remembered them. After a few weeks of regular use, I went out and bought a few new vinyls. When I started a new one, the arm began to skip around after a few seconds! I had no idea what was going on, but after some research, I discovered that the tone arm needed to be adjusted (set to a heavier weight so that the needle would stay in the grooves rather than move around), but this machine does not allow the player to balance the tone arm. After doing some more research, I discovered that many audiophiles consider Victrola to be in the Crosley group of low quality and cheap mechanics. Devastated that I’d wasted so much money on a subpar record player and had already discarded the package and receipts, I did what any poor college student would do: I piled two nickels on the shoulder. It sounded fantastic on the new album! I did end up wrapping the nickels in black electrical tape to make them blend in with the rest of the pieces. I’m still disappointed that I spent so much money on this for it to have such a major design flaw, but thankfully, there was an easy and fast fix.

    Overall, I’m satisfied with this product. I like how it feels, and I enjoy listening to my father’s old albums. I wish I’d done more homework before buying what looked good and shiny, but that’s what I get for jumping on the vinyl bandwagon so quickly.

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