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Ok so as we all know, the holiday season is over.
But maybe your friend or relative got a cool looking Record Player for Christmas,and now you're starting to think about getting one for yourself.
But you alsodon't want to spend too much money.
So today I'm going to show you-5 Turntables that won't break the bank!Hey Friends welcome back to Vinyl Eyezz! I am Jarrett New, and today we're gonna betalking about the Top 5 Affordable Record Players on the market.
And if youguys want to check these Record Players out for yourself, and do your ownresearch.
I put the links to all of them down in the video description below.
Nowbefore we get to the turntables, I just want to let you guys know that today'sSong of the Day is "Black Hole Sun" by Soundgarden.
And if YOU have a suggestionfor a Song of the Day, Post it below and you might see it in a future video!Alright now getting back to the record players, the most important thing thatyou should know, is that you don't need to spend a mountain of money to getsomething that sounds pretty good.
BUT that being said, if your budgets' onlyaround 50 bucks.
don't expect miracles.
Also be sure to steer clear of those "All-In-One" suitcase style Record Players, because usually they sacrifice qualityfor convenience, and they might also ruin your records which is definitely no fun.
So starting us off as the MOST Affordable Record Player on our list, Wegot the Audio Technica LP-60.
Which is priced at around $100.
Now there's twoversions of the turntable.
One with a USB connection, if you want to hook it up toyour computer.
And the other one WITHOUT the USB.
So if transferring your VinylRecords to your computer is not important to you, I would suggest skipthe USB version, and save yourself a couple of bucks.
Now the LP-60 is a greatBeginners' Turntable, because it spins at both 33 & 1/3 RPM, and 45 RPM.
So youcan play the Normal 12-inch Albums, like the ones you see on the wall behind me,but also the 7-inch singles.
Also because it has a built-in Preamp, you won't needto buy one of those separately.
Which is convenient and it also saves you somemore money.
Now the only drawback to this Turntable is the build quality.
It'sdecent, it'll get the job done, but it's not thegreatest.
So if you're looking to upgrade- That brings us to our NEXT Turntable, TheAudio Technica LP-120.
Now this awesome Record Player is about $250, andsimply it's a HUGE Step Up in quality from the LP-60.
In fact, I made an entirevideo a while back, about this turntable and why I love itso much.
So you can check that out right up HERE.
But overall it can play at 33& 1/3 RPM, 45 RPM and also 78 RPM, just in case you want to play those olderShellac Records -if you happen to come across them.
Also compared to the LP-60,it has a much better Stylus, Cartridge, and Counterweight, which can all beupgraded.
And it also comes with a built-in Preamp, and USB connection, which ispretty cool.
And, like I said, the build quality is EXCELLENT because this thingis built like a tank! I've had mine for several years now, andit still performs exactly like the day I got it.
It's awesome! I love it!Now moving on to Number 3 on our list is the Fluance RT81, which is alsoabout $250.
Now when I was visiting Texas last year, Ihad the chance to check out this Turntable, and I was prettyimpressed by what I found.
First of all, I really like the fact thatthe Turntable's Cartridge is already aligned when you buy it, Which is reallycool because that saves you the trouble of having to do that yourself.
-Which isoftentimes one of the most frustrating, and painstaking parts of the entireRecord Player setup process.
Because we're talking about VERY tiny parts thatyou have to line up just right, or else your Records are gonna sound like crap!So I really like that they take that whole step out of the equation, and makethe process go a lot smoother! Now as far as looks go, this Record Player has areally beautiful Glossy Walnut finish, which is going to look nice, no matterwhere you decide to place it in your room.
However, you also need to keep inmind that this turntable only plays at 33 and 45 RPM, so if you plan on playingthose older Shellac Records, that we just talked about, you might want to lookelsewhere.
But, then again, if that doesn't botheryou, it also comes with a Dust Cover, Counterweight, Cartridge, Rubber Mat, allof the Cables to hook it up, and most importantly a built in Preamp.
Sobasically all you need to start spinning records, would be a good pair of "PoweredSpeakers" like the Micca PB42X's, or the Klipsch R-15PMs, and you're good to go!Okay so Number 4 on our list is the U-Turn Orbit,Which can be anywhere from $179, for the BASIC modelto over $500 for their high-end "Orbit Special".
So basically itall depends on which options you choose.
And that's the really cool thing that Ilike about this company.
They give you lots of freedom to decide exactly howyou want to build your Record Player.
So I think that's pretty cool.
Now this isalso another great "First Turntable" because just like the Fluance, everymodel that they ship, comes with the Cartridge perfectly aligned from thefactory.
So, yet again, you're not gonna have to worry about that.
And the U-TurnOrbit is also belt-driven, so as far as the sound quality goes, there's gonna bea lot less Rumble, which is definitely a good thing.
Also every model comes with aDust Cover, a Counterweight, a Felt Mat, all of the Cables you need to hook it up,and it also comes in 7 finishes: Blue, Green, White, Black, Red, Maple, and Walnut.
Now the most important thing to remember about this Turntable, is that the BasicModels' will not come with a built-in Preamp, so if you want to include that,it's gonna raise the price about $80.
Alright now Finally we have the last affordable Turntable on our list, whichis the Pro-Ject Debut Carbon.
Now it comes in at around $400, butfor that price you're actually getting a really good value.
Because the mostimportant thing about this turntable is the excellent sound quality.
And thereason it's called the Debut "CARBON", is because the Tonearm on the Record Playeris actually made from Carbon Fiber, and according to their website, this customcarbon fiber, increases the strength of the Tonearm, and it decreases unwantedresonance.
So basically it makes your music sound KICK ASS! And because it's abelt-driven Turntable, like I said earlier, there's gonna be a lot lessRumble, so yet again that translates to better sound.
And just like the otherTurntables I mentioned, it also comes with the Dust Cover, Ortofon 2M RedCartridge, which is a fantastic Cartridge.
It comes with a Felt Mat, the Cables tohook everything up, and it also comes in 7 different colors: Black, Blue,Red, Silver, Yellow, White, and Pink.
Now the most important thing to remember aboutthis Turntable, is that it does NOT come with a built-in Preamp, so you're gonnaneed to buy one of those separately.
However since you're still gonna need agood pair of Speakers, what I would recommend doing is pairing that Pro-JectDebut Carbon with the Klipsch R-15PMs.
Because those speakers actually have abuilt-in Preamp, and a built in Amplifier! So basically with just those two thingsyou'll be ready to rock and roll, and your sound is gonna be FLAWLESS.
Now whatdo you guys think about these Record Players? And what is your personal VinylSetup? Let us know down in the comments below! And if you love music, don't forgetto SUBSCRIBE and Smack that little NOTIFICATION BELL, so you won't miss thenew videos! And most importantly friends, Have an awesome day, and Keep Spinningthat Vinyl! -also if you were thinking about buying a Crosley .
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