Buying a record player

Buying a record player

Buying a record player is the first step to discovering the world of vinyl records. What's the difference between a record player and a turntable? Well in most cases, a record player will be a self-contained unit with its own speakers attached, and a turntable will be designed to connect up to your other hi-fi equipment (and this might be a music centre of some sort, or it might be a separates system where you have an amplifier, a tuner, a set of speakers, a CD player etc.). These new record players are a bit like an updated Dansette player - and you could always track down an original (ideally serviced and refurbished) Dansette as another alternative and these sound great, especially for older mono records. Some Dansettes for sale can be seen below.

Bedroom Record players

If you are new to vinyl records and you want to start somewhere with a record player for your bedroom or if you foolishly abandoned your record player many years ago thinking that CD's were the future, then all you need is a new record player. There are now plenty of new record players available which have built in speakers so you can literally plug them in and play your records. Many will also come with line out sockets, so you can connect them to better external speakers (though not necessarily "proper" hifi speakers) and this will normally make a big difference to the quality of the sound. These all in one record players have the advantage to parents that they won't normally go anywhere near as loud as a separates system so might be a better option if you want to prevent any over exhuberance from the vinyl fan upstairs.

Take a look below for some suggestions if you are buying a record player. These are sorted by customer feedback (highest positive feedback - highest listed) so there are lots of quality record players and turntables to suit all budgets.

Technics RP-DJ1200 E-K Headphones
Technics RP-DJ1200 E-K Headphones
List Price: £99.11
Sale Price: £86.00
You save: £13.11 (13%)
  Eligible for free shipping!
Availability: Usually dispatched within 2-3 business days
NAD PP 2e Phono Preamplifier
NAD PP 2e Phono Preamplifier
Sale Price: £99.00
  Eligible for free shipping!
Availability: Usually dispatched within 24 hours
Audio Technica AT95E Cartridge and AT-HS10BK Headshell Combo Kit
Audio Technica AT95E Cartridge and AT-HS10BK Headshell Combo Kit
Sale Price: £69.00
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Availability: Usually dispatched within 24 hours
Vinyl Record Player with Built In Speakers, Vintage Design Music Centre with Bluetooth / FM Radio / USB MP3 - Record Player LPs Vinyl Turntable with Stereo Speakers - Red
Vinyl Record Player with Built In Speakers, Vintage Design Music Centre with Bluetooth / FM Radio / USB MP3 - Record Player LPs Vinyl Turntable with Stereo Speakers - Red
List Price: £109.99
Sale Price: £74.99
You save: £35.00 (32%)
  Eligible for free shipping!
Availability: Usually dispatched within 24 hours
REGA Turntable Lid (fits all REGA Turntables)
REGA Turntable Lid (fits all REGA Turntables)
Sale Price: £47.00
  Eligible for free shipping!
Availability: Usually dispatched within 24 hours
Wooden Bull - Leather and Cork Audiophile Turntable Mat - BLACK
Wooden Bull - Leather and Cork Audiophile Turntable Mat - BLACK
Sale Price: £50.00
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Availability: Usually dispatched within 24 hours
Bluetooth Record Player Belt-Driven 3-Speed Turntable, Vintage Vinyl Record Players Built-in Stereo Speakers, with Headphone Jack/ Aux Input/ RCA Line Out, Wooden
Bluetooth Record Player Belt-Driven 3-Speed Turntable, Vintage Vinyl Record Players Built-in Stereo Speakers, with Headphone Jack/ Aux Input/ RCA Line Out, Wooden
List Price: £59.99
Sale Price: £48.99
You save: £11.00 (18%)
  Eligible for free shipping!
Availability: Usually dispatched within 24 hours
1byone Fully-Automatic 3-Speed Turntable Record Player with Adjustable Counterweight & Pitch Control, Vinyl-to-MP3 USB Computer Recording, Remote Control, Aux-In and Out
1byone Fully-Automatic 3-Speed Turntable Record Player with Adjustable Counterweight & Pitch Control, Vinyl-to-MP3 USB Computer Recording, Remote Control, Aux-In and Out
Sale Price: £99.99
  Eligible for free shipping!
Availability: Usually dispatched within 24 hours
Bluetooth Record Player Belt-Driven 3-Speed Turntable, Vintage Vinyl Record Players Built-in Stereo Speakers, with Headphone Jack/ Aux Input/ RCA Line Out, Brown Wooden
Bluetooth Record Player Belt-Driven 3-Speed Turntable, Vintage Vinyl Record Players Built-in Stereo Speakers, with Headphone Jack/ Aux Input/ RCA Line Out, Brown Wooden
List Price: £59.99
Sale Price: £48.99
You save: £11.00 (18%)
  Eligible for free shipping!
Availability: Usually dispatched within 24 hours
Nobsound High Precision Passive Preamp Volume Controller VOL Control HiFi Preamplifier ALPS (RCA&HiFi Version, Black)
Nobsound High Precision Passive Preamp Volume Controller VOL Control HiFi Preamplifier ALPS (RCA&HiFi Version, Black)
Sale Price: £46.00
  Eligible for free shipping!
Availability: Usually dispatched within 24 hours


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