Jumping into vinyl collecting isn't exactly an inexpensive hobby. Before you can start playing your records, there are a few components to buy and they don't come cheap. Speakers and a receiver may be optional or essential depending on the record player or turntable you purchase. While turntables are always recommended over all-in-one record players, the all-in-one models can be great picks for beginners or those who won't be listening too often.
A record player is generally an all-in-one device which features built-in speakers so you don't need to purchase any extra peripherals to play your music. Popular brands you might recognize are Crosley and Victrola. These might be suitable for beginners and casual listeners, though they can cause some records to skip or not play correctly. They're perfect if you want something portable or inexpensive, though they're not designed for the best audio output.
Meanwhile, a turntable is generally a bit more expensive and will need to be combined with a few other components to complete your setup. You'll need to acquire speakers and a receiver with a phono input, which also adds to the overall cost. However, if you're past the beginning stages of your collection and ready to get serious about playing vinyl, this is the only way to go.
Best record player deals
- : Audio-Technica AT-LP3BK Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Stereo Turntable | $51 off at Amazon
- : Denon DP-300F Fully Automatic Analog Turntable | $20 off at Amazon
- : 1byone Wireless Turntable HiFi System | $45 off at Amazon
- : Victrola Aviator 8-in-1 Bluetooth Record Player & Multimedia Center | $58 off at Amazon
- : Crosley Cruiser Deluxe Vintage 3-Speed Bluetooth Suitcase Record Player | Up to $25 off at Amazon
- : Crosley T400 Fully-Automatic Turntable | $30 off at Amazon
Audio-Technica AT-LP3BK Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Stereo Turntable | $51 off at Amazon
Save over $50 on Audio-Technica's AT-LP3BK today at Amazon while supplies last. This upgraded model has a few advanced features not typically found on automatic turntables. It even has a built-in switchable phono preamp with dual RCA output so you can connect it to your home stereo or powered speakers without needing a dedicated turntable input connecting them.
Denon DP-300F Fully Automatic Analog Turntable | $20 off at Amazon
Denon's fully automatic analog turntable is equipped with a built-in phono equalizer that allows you to connect it to an integrated amp or receiver without a phono input. It has two speeds, 33 1/3 and 45 RPM, and features an automatic startup feature that lets you play your records with the press of a button. It even takes the needle off when the record stops playing.
1byone Wireless Turntable HiFi System | $45 off at Amazon
1byone's wireless turntable is equipped with a built-in switchable phono line and pre-amplifier so you can connect directly to the included set of speakers or your own externally-powered speakers. It's also Bluetooth enabled so you can stream music wirelessly from your phone and other devices. Clip the coupon on its product page to save an extra $15 instantly.
Victrola Aviator 8-in-1 Bluetooth Record Player & Multimedia Center | $58 off at Amazon
This all-in-one record player features built-in speakers, a 3-speed turntable, Bluetooth connectivity for wireless streaming, an FM tuner, and even a CD player. You can also connect it to external speakers or an amplifier using its RCA Line outputs. Today's deal saves you more than $40 instantly.
Crosley Cruiser Deluxe Vintage 3-Speed Bluetooth Suitcase Record Player | Up to $25 off at Amazon
Crosley's portable Cruiser Deluxe record players come in a variety of fun colors and are a great budget choice for new vinyl fans and casual listeners. Right now you can save up to $25 off select models while supplies last.
Crosley T400 Fully-Automatic Turntable | $30 off at Amazon
This is one of the more affordable turntables that doesn't have built-in speakers, and even though that may seem like a detractor, it's a sign of a higher-quality model that could offer better sound than any portable "suitcase" Crosley record player — you'll just have to hook it up to your own speakers. It's also capable of transferring songs from vinyl into digital files.
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