With the vinyl craze catching on, you may want to join in and listen to your vinyl collection or get a new collection. That means you will need a good record player, which you can use to indulge yourself to the clear sounds of a vinyl record. The Pyle PTCD4BT Bluetooth Classic style is such a record player.
Its classic look says it all. It has a vintage design that will bring back those old memories, and as for the current generation, it is an antique worth adding to your décor.
And it doesn’t stop there. The record player will help you relive the 80s with its cassette player and to enjoy current generation music using the CD player and MP3. Talk about having all music generations in one!
- Classic style and vintage design with its wooden box
- Bluetooth enabled and can pair with Bluetooth-enabled devices such as smartphones, tablets and computers.
- Built-in CD player
- Cassette deck located on the side, slot in.
- AM/FM radio
- Built-in stereo speakers
- Button controls that are easy to operate.
- Auxiliary input Jack, 3.5mm
- 3 speeds at 33 1/3, 45 and 78 RPM.
- It comes with auxiliary and RCA connector cables, headphone jack and 45-RPM adaptor.
- The first thing that comes to mind when you see this record player is its design. It has an antique design that can fit well with any décor based on the wooden box. Place it in your living room and it will make a good conversational starter.
- Other than the vintage look, the record player is modern. It has a CD player, a cassette player, AM/FM radio, and you can play music from your Bluetooth-enabled devices such as tablets, smartphones and computers by wirelessly streaming it using Bluetooth.
- You can listen to music from an MP3 or CD player even if it’s not Bluetooth enabled by connecting it using the auxiliary input. Therefore, you are not limited to only listening to music from vinyl, cassettes, CDs and Bluetooth devices, but you also can connect other external devices.
- The record player comes as one unit including the built-in stereo speakers. If you are satisfied with the volume they produce, then there is no need of connecting additional speakers, although this is possible using RCA input.
- It comes with the required cables. After you purchase the record player, you do not need go back to the market to look for the required cables. It comes with the auxiliary and RCA connector cables, 45 RPM adaptor and a headphone jack.
- It is easy to operate since it has button controls such as tuning, volume, choosing program, repeating songs and other operations.
- The inbuilt speakers produce sound enough for ordinary listening but not for parties. If you are looking forward to entertaining, then you may have to include additional speakers. Also, the sound is not for audiophiles.
- Because it does not support USB, you may have to transfer the music in your USB to a device such as the computer or tablet and play it from there, either by Bluetooth streaming or connecting the device using a cable.
- It does not support the conversion of the vinyl music to MP3.
Go back in time by listening to vinyl records using this modern, yet vintage looking record player. Not only that, the Pyle PTCD4BT Bluetooth Classic will enable you to also listen to digital music from your CDs and MP3 from your Bluetooth-enabled and non-enabled devices. It allows you to enjoy music from all generations all in one device. And if you don’t like the volume of the speakers, you can plug in external speakers.
When you purchase, you get the record player and cables you may need to connect external devices, removing the hassle of looking for them. The only thing you may not do is to convert your vinyls to MP3. With all these features, this record player is worth the money.
Before making a final decision to purchase, it would be prudent to check out other similar products so that you can make an informed decision. The market is flooded with record players ranging from analogue to digital and with different features. Two of these include the TEAC LP-P 1000 Turntable Stereo system and the ProduTrend VinylPal Turntable.
The Pyle PTCD4BT Bluetooth Classic style is no doubt the best considering its features and price. You can play your vinyl records, cassettes, CDs, MP3s, dial up the radio, while at the same time improving your décor with its classic style. However, the sound may not please an audiophile and it does not allow for conversion of vinyl music to MP3.
This is where you may consider the features of its counterpart, the TEAC LP-P 1000 Turntable Stereo system. If you are not stuck on with an antique design and you are willing to pay more, then this can be a good option. It supports Bluetooth, can play CDs and has an AM/FM radio. Some of the features that set it apart is the LCD display, the use of remote control, the two external speakers it comes with, and the auto return tone arm. To reduce vibrations, it comes with a rubber mat.
If price remains an issue, then you may consider the ProduTrend VinylPal Turntable. With its 3 speeds as well as a headphone jack and auxiliary input and RCA output, you can play your vinyls and also connect your MP3 player or phone. However, you will not get the antique design or Bluetooth connectivity.
Pyle PTCD4BT Bluetooth Classic style remains the best record player because while it has almost the same features as the TEAC LP-P 1000 Turntable Stereo system, it is not as expensive with TEAC being three times the price.
Although a little cheaper, the ProduTrend VinylPal Turntable does not have the antique look and does not have Bluetooth connectivity. With Pyle, you can enjoy your music, whether old or new, even using wireless technology.