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Not good, not bad
on August 13, 2014
I mainly bought this turntable because my five-in-one systems turntable would stop before a record was finished. So, looking for a relatively cheap alternative, i bought this. All in all, it's not a terrible turntable, but there are a few flaws in its initial design.
I'll start with the good stuff. It comes with a handy 45rpm adapter, as well as a function to turn off the auto stop feature. This allows you to play your records to the very end should the auto stop kick in before the record is finished. The sound quality is good for the price you're buying it for, but as other customers have said, it's not exactly the kind of music system you'd want for a loud party. Though it does come with an RCA out hook up for external speakers
The bad stuff: The stylus is complete crap. I tried a second hand record I bought at goodwill on it as a test and after the first song it began skipping. I tried the same record on my five-in-one turntable and it didn't have a problem with it. Mind you, the record was a little bent, but not enough for a decent stylus to have trouble. I also tried one of my rare red vinyl records, and although it played well, (it was in almost mint condition), about halfway through the first side, I noticed it was wearing the record out! Now, I thought it might just be the material the LP is made from, so again, I tried it on my five-in-one. No wear at all. I will be replacing the stylus as soon as possible.
In the end though, I don't completely hate it. If you're willing to invest between 10-20$ in a new stylus, or maybe some second hand speakers, this is a cheap and effective machine. It's decent looking, the radio is functional, it has a headphone jack, and it can actually play 45rpm's, unlike many new turntables. Also it has that autostop turn off function.
Again, if you're looking for something cheap but effective, buy this