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
- : Pioneer Home Audio PL-990 Fully Automatic Belt-Driven Turntable | $74 off at Adorama
- : Denon DP-300F Fully Automatic Analog Turntable | $21 off at Amazon
- : 1byone Wireless Turntable HiFi System | $55 off at Amazon
- : Victrola Aviator 8-in-1 Bluetooth Record Player & Multimedia Center | $51 off at Amazon
- : Crosley Cruiser Deluxe Vintage 3-Speed Bluetooth Suitcase Record Player | Up to $25 off at Amazon
- : Crosley T200 Hi-Res Turntable | $58 off at Best Buy
Pioneer Home Audio PL-990 Fully Automatic Belt-Driven Turntable | $74 off at Adorama
Pioneer's PL-990 Fully Automatic Belt-Driven turntable includes a low-mass straight tone arm and a built-in phono equalizer, along with a DC servo motor and a moving magnet cartridge. You can save nearly $75 off with today's deal at Adorama.
Denon DP-300F Fully Automatic Analog Turntable | $21 off at Amazon
Along with a built-in phono equalizer, this fully-automatic turntable features two playback speeds, an MM cartridge, and is powerred by a DC servo motor and belt drive system. Today's deal at Amazon saves you $21 off its regular cost.
1byone Wireless Turntable HiFi System | $55 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 Amazon to save $55 off its full price.
Victrola Aviator 8-in-1 Bluetooth Record Player & Multimedia Center | $51 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 $50 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 T200 Hi-Res Turntable | $58 off at Best Buy
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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