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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Value Purchase, Sturdy Construction, Nice Sound, July 3, 2014
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This review is from: Jensen JTA-222 3-Speed Turntable (Electronics)
Overall this is a great little system. I highly recommend it for anyone who loves to hear their old records in a nice simple fashion. Obviously if you're an Audiophile you'll use a more proper turntable (Audio Technica, Pro-Ject, etc.) to fully enjoy the richness and depth of vinyl, but for those wanting to hear their old 45's and those classic garage sale LP's in a basic no-frills manner, this is a quality choice.

The system is designed to play the standard 3 speeds of records, each with the lid closed to eliminate stray sound. Some advice: give the turntable some speed time playing 45 or 78 rpm records. This gives the turntable a push to work through the "drag" of the lower 33 rpm speed. Initially, my 33 rpms were sluggish on this turntable, but after some time at higher speeds, they worked just fine.

Obviously the speakers will not blow you away, but they are still very good. There's not much bass as you would imagine, but the sound is strong and at higher volumes there is no crackling or distortion. I would put the sound on par with most "jam boxes" we grew up with in the 80's and early 90's. The radio dials are easy to operate (you have standard FM, FM Stereo and AM to choose from). This will come in handy listening to sports on the radio.

Cosmetically it has a nice antique feel. Nice wood finish and stylish controls. Everything is easy to operate and within 5 minutes of removing it from the box I was spinning my classic 45s from Genesis, Ambrosia, Hall & Oates and more. If that's all you need, something simple and easy to use, I highly recommend this.

Long live vinyl my friends!
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Initial post: Nov 4, 2014 11:59:22 AM PST
It looks as though there are only speaker hook-ups, but no actual RCA jack (line outs). Is this true.

Thanks for the pics, great review.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 10, 2014 5:35:13 AM PST
Your Ad Here says:
Hi Colin, glad the review was helpful. It has a headphone out jack, but no dedicated RCA line outs. If you wanted to attach speakers you could use wire tipped speakers in the wire out jacks.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 25, 2014 7:02:45 PM PST
Missa says:
Hey sorry I have a question, So this turn table can play both 45's and 78's?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2014 12:40:55 PM PST
Your Ad Here says:
Hi Missa, yes it does.

Posted on Dec 27, 2014 12:16:26 AM PST
Hi, So I see that you've had this record player for about 6 months now. Is it still working good? How often do you use it? I'm returning a different Jensen brand record player that seems to be defective. I'm hoping this could be a good replacement.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2014 12:23:43 PM PST
Your Ad Here says:
So far so good, still working fine.
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